The Roberson Project also invites undergraduate and graduate students, public historians, preservationists, and community organizers to submit proposals for a poster session at our symposium, Memory Works: A Symposium on Remembering and Reckoning with Slavery's Legacies (October 6-8). The symposium will spotlight ongoing initiatives that community organizations, colleges, and universities have undertaken, often in innovative partnerships, to identify, confront, and alter the legacies of slavery that still resonate in their local environments. It will bring together community leaders, museum professionals, scholars, and students in a small and friendly setting designed for generating conversations, sharing experiences, and workshopping new approaches to commemoration for a region that still reflects a century of fealty to the "Lost Cause." These proposed posters should address research, curricular and other campus activities, or community organizing that connects with the symposium theme of how "memory works" to preserve or disrupt slavery's legacies in memory and commemoration. Applicants for the Poster Session should submit proposals, including a 250-word abstract and 100-word maximum brief bio. Selected presenters will receive travel funding to attend the symposium. All submissions are due no later than September 6, 2022.
For any questions, please feel free to reach out to Dr. Andrew Maginn.