Carolina Currents CFP

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Call for Papers
February 1, 2022
South Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

Carolina Currents: Studies in South Carolina Culture is an annual publication sponsored by Francis Marion University and published by the University of South Carolina Press. It provides current scholarly work related to the state of South Carolina. Carolina Currents seeks submissions from within and across a variety of disciplines, including history, archeology, anthropology, literature, political science, art history, religious studies, and sociology. Deliberately inclusive of all South Carolinians and all geographical areas of the state, the journal actively seeks submissions related to those populations and regions that have received little scholarly attention.

Although Carolina Currents welcomes submissions on any aspect of South Carolina culture, we are particularly interested in studies that focus on the roles faith communities have played in promoting social change. Reflecting the journal’s commitment to under-represented regions and populations, Carolina Currents seeks studies focusing on the rural areas of our state.

The journal defines social change broadly. It welcomes not only studies addressing large social movements, such as school integration, but also less-celebrated changes within individual communities. The journal also welcomes profiles of under-appreciated leaders, such as Rev. E. A. Adams, Rev. James Hinton, J. A. DeLaine, Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman, and Rev. Francis F. Reh. Carolina Currents recognizes that social change extends beyond matters of government and law and encourages studies that explore the intersections of faith communities and the arts.

Contributors should send abstracts to Christopher D. Johnson at

Completed essays will be due by 1 February 2022.

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Christopher Johnson

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