The Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH) at The University of Memphis invites graduate students at all levels to submit proposals for its 13th Annual Graduate Student Conference in African-American History, to be held November 9-11, 2011, in Memphis, Tennessee. We welcome the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, workshops, and roundtables on all topics relating to the scholarship and teaching of the history of African Americans and blacks throughout the Diaspora. We hope to elicit the participation of graduate students who represent a broad range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.
Individual paper proposals should include a 300-word abstract, including a paper title; author contact information; postal address and e-mail address; and a brief curriculum vitae. The organizers of complete sessions should send, in a single submission, abstracts and cvs for each of the paper presenters; 200-word description of the session; and contact information for all participants. Please list audio-visual requirements, if any.
This year’s conference will feature a keynote address from Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University and the author of the award-winning Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America. Professors from area institutions will serve as panel commentators and participate in a workshop on professional development and the job market.
The submission deadline for proposals is September 1, 2011. A committee of University of Memphis professors will consider all papers for the “Memphis State Eight Paper Prize” which is awarded to the conference’s best paper. The first place prize includes a monetary award. Second and third place papers will also receive recognition.
Participants will be notified of acceptance by September 8, 2011, and completed 10-12 page papers must be received no later than October 15, 2011.
Please submit all proposals by e-mail to GAAAH President Kaylin Ewing: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions, you also may call Ms. Ewing at (901) 678-1744 or contact GAAAH faculty adviser Dr. Aram Goudsouzian at (901) 678-2520 or email@example.com.
University of Memphis
147 Mitchell Hall
(901) 678-1744 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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