The American Historical Association’s Committee on Minority Historians (CMH) is issuing a call for CMH-sponsored panels, roundtables, and poster presentations for the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, which takes place January 5-8, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
The CMH’s charge is to advocate for a more inclusive profession by representing the interest and concerns of minority historians; to foster an inclusive scholarship that challenges and transforms the practice of history, both substantively and methodologically; to work with other committees within the Association and to support the Association’s outreach to public history organizations and K–12 teachers.
The theme of the 2017 meeting is Historical Scale: Linking Levels of Experience. The CMH would especially be interested in panels, round tables, and poster presentations that put the conference theme in conversation with any of the following: reflections on the scholarship of senior members of the profession; cutting edge historical research; scholarly engagement with public history; engaging undergraduates in research; engaging K-12 educators and curriculum development; supporting and promoting emerging scholars (i.e. graduate students and new faculty); supporting and promoting scholarship generated by faculty at minority serving institutions, community colleges and other two-year institutions; and successful diversity initiatives (recruitment, retention, and climate) in history departments. We will also consider panels that do not specifically fall within the above parameters.
The committee requests panel submissions only (except in the case of poster presentations). Please contact Melissa Stuckey, melissa.stuckey(at)gmail.com, and Reginald Ellis, reginald.ellis(at)famu.edu, if you have questions or need assistance in putting together a complete panel.
Deadline for submission: April 15, 2016. Please submit proposals to Amanda Moniz, amoniz(at)historians.org