Fourth Annual New Perspectives on African American History and Culture Conference at the
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Presented by the Triangle African American History Colloquium
February 26-27, 2010
The Conference Committee invites proposals for single papers or complete session panels from faculty and graduate students related to power and place in African American history across a range of time periods and areas. The Conference seeks to address the question: “How does location enhance, circumscribe, or otherwise shape power and power relations among individuals, groups, or organizations?” Location can be broadly defined as geography or status and could include specific communal, imperial, colonial, or national contexts.
Topics of exploration on power and place in the black historical experience might include: migration patterns across time and place, comparative models of Afro-Caribbean and North American slave resistance, rural and urban manifestations of black religion, gender and power in African American communities, modes of education in black-operated schools, the role of regionalism in black music, sexuality and power in black popular culture, urban black political ideology, transnational struggles for civil/labor rights, and black power on the international stage. Papers on a variety of other related topics that adhere to the conference theme are welcome.
Eligibility: Faculty and graduate students.
Deadline: The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 13, 2009. Respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, institution, title, email address, proposed paper title, a 150 word abstract, and curriculum vitae. Please put “Conference Proposal” in your subject line. The conference paper itself should have a historical focus and be a maximum of ten pages in length, not including endnotes and/or bibliography. Presentations will be limited to twenty minutes, inclusive of any time needed for audio-visual setup.
Robert H. Ferguson
Department of History
UNC - Chapel Hill
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