Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances, October 6-7, 2017

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
October 6, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show’s producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time.

;61ST Historical Society of Nigeria Conference on "Nigeria Counts: Issues of National Rebirth"

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 30, 2016
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The 61st Historical Society of Nigeria annual conference provides a platform for historians, academics, researchers, policy-makers and the civil society to engage in cross-cutting debate on issues of National rebirth.

Emancipations, Reconstructions, and Revolutions: African American Politics and U.S. History in the Long 19th Century

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 30, 2016
Location: 
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Political Science

Call for Papers

Emancipations, Reconstructions, and Revolutions: African American Politics and U.S. History in the Long 19th Century

A Conference to be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies of the University of Pennsylvania

[February 8-9, 2017]

Southern Comforts: Drinking and the U.S. South (edited collection) / CFP

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
May 31, 2016
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Literature, Sexuality Studies

Southern Comforts: Drinking and the U.S. South (edited collection) / CFP

Despite the fact that the South has long been identified as a region populated by hard drinkers,

moonshiners, and bootleggers, as well as the teetotalers and churchgoers who have long castigated them,

scholars have often ignored the cultural centrality that alcohol and drinking occupy in accounts of the

region. Southern Comforts, the first book-length collection of scholarship examining the role of alcohol and

CFP: Popular Romance: Midwest Popular Culture Association

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 30, 2016
Location: 
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Literature, Popular Culture Studies

Call for Papers: Popular Romance

 

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9, 2016

Chicago, IL

Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare

SFSU History Student Association Annual Conference

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 16, 2016
Location: 
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Rural History / Studies

I am the Vice President of The History Student Association at San Francisco State University and the Committee Chairperson of the Annual Conference Committee.  The History Student Association is seeking submissions for our yearly history conference to be held on April 16, 2016.

ASALH PANEL- WENCH!: The Male Characterization of Black Womanhood in Popular Culture

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 4, 2016
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Communication

“Called Matriarch , Emasculator and Hot Momma, Sometimes Sister, Pretty Baby, Auntie, Mammy and Girl, Called Unwed Mother, Welfare Recipient and Inner City Consumer. The Black American Woman has had to admit that while nobody knew the troubles she saw, everybody, his brother and his dog, felt qualified to explain her, to even herself.” Trudier Harris,1982 In 2013 the term “wench” reincarnated into American discourse through twitter, blogs and heated online debate, in reference to two main characters in popular television series, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder.

Deadline Extended to April 1 for Submission to Harriet Beecher Stowe Conference

Type: 
Call for Papers
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Graduate Studies, Literature, Slavery, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Society is organizing its 20th Anniversary conference on "Everyday Stowe" at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington from June 24-26, 2016.  The deadline for submissions has been extended until April 1, 2016.  We are happy to announce that Dr. Laura Korobkin will be our keynote speaker.  More information is available at our website: https://stowespokane16.wordpress.com.  The call for papers is below:

 

Simms Review Submissions -- Extended Deadline

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
April 1, 2016
Location: 
South Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Colonial America, Literature, Slavery, Humanities

Deadline Extension

Call for Submissions: The Simms Review

New Deadline: 1 April 2016

The Simms Review, the peer-reviewed journal of the William Gilmore Simms Society, is still accepting submissions for its next issue, due out in mid-2016.  This is an open-theme issue of the journal, so we are interested in work that examines any aspect of the life, work, or world of William Gilmore Simms.

Wide Open Town: Kansas City during the Pendergast Era

Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
April 1, 2016 to April 2, 2016
Location: 
Missouri, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, History Education, Local History, Women's & Gender History / Studies

The Wide Open Town Symposium, featuring presentations from professional historians and a keynote lecture at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch,

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