New Directions in Florida’s African American History: Deep South Patterns or Sunshine State Exceptionalism

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Call for Papers
November 8, 2016 to December 16, 2016
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Local History

Flagler College invites all scholars and researchers of Florida history to propose individual papers or group panels that explore aspects of the state’s African American past at a conference to be held between March 23-25, 2017, in beautiful St. Augustine.  The conference theme will emphasize new interpretive and/or research trends in the topic and will consider all eras in Florida history, but the conference committee especially welcomes those that address the issue of the state’s place within Southern history as a whole in the formation, progression, and evolution of the long black freedom struggle.  Conference organizers expect select presentations to result in an edited volume.

Submission guidelines:  Individual paper submissions should consist of a 250-word abstracts and one-page vita, sent to in PDF or Word format by December 16, 2016. Panel proposals on a common theme are also welcomed. Panel submissions should include a title and 250-word description of the theme, a 200-word paper abstract for each paper, a one-page vita for each presenter, and a suggested chair/discussant. All submissions should include presentation title(s), contact information, and institutional affiliation for all participants. All presenters will be notified by December 30.

In the coming months, the conference website ( will be updated with information regarding conference registration, the keynote address and speaker, lodging, the opening night reception, and other related activities. 

Contact Info: 

J. Michael Butler, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Flagler College

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