EMERGING SCHOLARS WORKSHOP:
NEW PERSPECTIVES ON RACIAL AND STATE VIOLENCE
IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
A workshop for junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students sponsored by the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center
Keynote Address by Dr. Kidada Williams, Wayne State University
April 1-2, 2016: The Pennsylvania State University
(University Park Campus)
Recent events across the country – from Ferguson to South Carolina and more – have called into question the triumphalist narrative of American history and encouraged deeper reflection on the persistence of racial and state violence. This year’s Emerging Scholars Workshop New Perspectives on Racial and State Violence in the African Diaspora provides the opportunity to explore the historical roots of such violence, including the violence of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction; lynchings; political exclusion of black people from New Deal Era benefits; and violent opposition to Civil Rights activism.
The Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State invites paper proposals on racial and state violence in the African diaspora, ranging from slavery to Civil Rights from early career scholars within three years of earning their PhD and advanced graduate students who are writing their dissertations. Workshop papers should be no more than twenty pages and feature work in progress. Submissions will be pre-circulated, but restricted to workshop attendees and Penn State faculty, including scholars chosen to provide commentary on papers.
Interested parties should submit a complete CV and a proposal of no more than 500 words to Emily Seitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 4, 2015. Travel funding and accommodations are available courtesy of the Richards Civil War Era Center. Questions or inquiries should be directed to Matthew Isham, Richards Center managing director, at email@example.com.
Matthew Isham, Richards Center managing director, firstname.lastname@example.org