CFP for Panel Collaborators: AAIHS 2018 and OAH 2019 conferences

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With apologies for cross-postings. I seek collaborators for panel proposals I am organizing for both the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) conference March 30-31, 2018 at Brandeis University, and the 2019 Organization of American Historians (OAH) conference, to be held April 4-6, 2019 in Philadelphia. The theme of the AAIHS third annual conference is “Black Thought Matters,” and this panel proposal will focus on the ways in which African American women engaged with print culture during the Progressive Era to, in the words of the conference CFP “confront efforts to curtail and contain the scope of Black critical analysis.” My paper will analyze the contributions of African American women to the AME Church Review, the quarterly publication of the African Methodist Episcopal church, from 1884 to roughly 1925. Other papers might consider, for example, the contributions of Black women to other late 19th or early 20th century periodicals; or to the intellectual contributions of Black women educators and reformers to Progressive-Era social movements via print culture. The 2019 OAH conference theme is “The Work of Freedom” and, in the words of the conference CFP, the conference “aims to capture the labor(s) involved in identifying and securing freedom, from the colonial era and founding of the Republic through the recent election of Donald J. Trump President of the United States.” Once again, my paper will analyze the Progressive Era contributions of African American women to the AME Church Review. Interested collaborators should send the following, via email attachment (.docx)  to Dr. Cynthia Patterson, at by Sunday, October 29, 2017: 1) 250 word paper abstract; 2) 1-2 page abridged CV; 3) 500-word biography; 4) AV needs; 5) Institutional affiliation and rank; 6) Contact information (mailing address, email address, phone number).