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.
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.
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
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
Call for Papers: Popular Romance
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9, 2016
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O’Hare
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.
“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.
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:
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.
The Wide Open Town Symposium, featuring presentations from professional historians and a keynote lecture at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch,