Call for proposals: 6th Annual African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference

Sarah Judson's picture
Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
October 17, 2019 to October 19, 2019
Location: 
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Anthropology, Black History / Studies, Rural History / Studies

The University of North Carolina at Asheville invites proposals for panels, papers, posters, and roundtables on the African American experience in western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia. Presentations from a variety of disciplines - including sociology, history, music, anthropology, and literature - are invited. Original scholarship that sheds new light on the African Americans in Southern Appalachia is preferred.

The theme of the 2019 conference is “Existence as Resistance: Expressions of Resilience.” Related topics could include, but are not limited to, resistance to slavery, Jim Crow, and racism in the region; the centennial of Red Summer 1919; forced removal; a Black lens on tourism; and examples of community resilience.

The African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference illuminates the African American experience in Southern Appalachia including history, culture, community, and enterprise. Now in its 6th year, the three-day conference seeks to eradicate incomplete and false narratives about African Americans in this region, while creating new possibilities for the future.

The conference will be held on October 17, 18, and 19, 2019 at the YMI Cultural Center and on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Proposals/Abstracts, not to exceed two pages, with title of proposal/paper, presenter’s name, home and institution/organization address, and email should be forwarded to Darin Waters, PhD of UNC Asheville at darin@darinwaters.com.

Proposals are due Friday, August 2, with the program announced Tuesday, August 20.

For more information, visit aawnc.unca.edu.

Contact Info: 

Proposals/Abstracts, not to exceed two pages, with title of proposal/paper, presenter’s name, home and institution/organization address, and email should be forwarded to Darin Waters, PhD of UNC Asheville at darin@darinwaters.com.

Contact Email: