Who Owns This? Communities, Heritage, and Preservation - International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 25, 2022 to February 26, 2022
Location: 
South Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African History / Studies, Atlantic History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Historic Preservation

The Joyner Institute for Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University invites your participation at its third International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference, themed Who Owns This? Communities, Heritage, and Preservation. This hybrid conference will take place at Coastal Carolina University and online over February 25-26. The conference will bring together scholars, archivists, community practitioners, performers, and artists to explore inclusive projects and challenges that seek to break the cycle of exploitation and commodification in cultural, historical, and preservation work across the Gullah Geechee Corridor and global African Diaspora. 

This year, we are seeking proposals for interactive workshops and discussions, as well as posters and project presentations. We are especially interested in cultivating conversations and skills around inclusive oral history practices, community-engaged archaeology, physical preservation techniques, community-driven archives, grant-writing workshops. 

Community practitioners and participation are at the heart of the conference, and so the Saturday will take place in the historic downtown Conway, South Carolina. The day will combine performances and film screenings with public-facing workshops and short presentations. 

We are also pleased to have a specific call for small art pieces, multimedia work, and installations for an embedded showcase within the Saturday Community Day. 

Priority deadline for both of these calls is November 12, but we will continue accepting submissions until our programming slots are filled. 

Submit your proposals here: https://athenaeumpress.submittable.com/submit 

More information: gullahconference.com

For questions or comments, please reach out to Alli Crandell, Interim Director of the Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies at acrandell@coastal.edu or (843) 349-2947.

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Alli Crandell
Interim Director, Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies

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