CFP: Ida B. Wells-Barnett, social justice

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From: Sachsman, David []

Dear Colleagues:


I am delighted to announce that the School of Journalism & Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host a special day-long, pre-conference event, Ida B. Wells and Beyond — featuring a keynote, peer-reviewed paper presentations, and panel sessions — in conjunction with the 40th Annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, March 26-28, 2015. Scholarship should focus on the life, career and legacy of Ida B. Wells-Barnett or the work of like-minded social justice crusaders in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. To have your manuscripts and panel proposals featuring original research considered for the pre-conference event, please send your 2-page extended abstracts and your 5-page panel proposals in a Word Document or PDF (sans identifying information) to Amber Roessner, the research chair, at<>, no later than November 15, 2014. All entries will be double-blind peer reviewed by a select committee of media history scholars on the Ida B. Wells Pre-Conference Steering Committee. Selected entrants will be notified no later than January 15, 2015, and will present their scholarship on March 26, prior to the Southeast Colloquium’s opening reception. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Best regards,

Amber Roessner




Amber Roessner, Assistant Professor,

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

College of Communication & Information, School of Journalism & Electronic Media

333 Communication Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996


Author of Inventing Baseball Heroes, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson & the Sporting Press in America,