Going Back to Roots: Revisiting the Groundbreaking Miniseries

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2016
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Slavery

The broadcast of the miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley’s Roots, which aired in January of 1977, became a ratings bonanza, a cultural touchstone, and a defining moment in the representation of African Americans in popular media. 40 years later, the impact of Alex Haley’s novel and the ABC miniseries continues to be felt, most notably in the recent History Channel “reboot” of the miniseries, but also in less obvious but more profound ways.

Southern Studies Conference 10-11 Feb. 2017

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
February 10, 2017 to February 11, 2017
Location: 
Alabama, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Ethnic History / Studies, Literature

Now in its ninth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 10-11 February 2017. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for Papers: Examining the life of Prince Rogers Nelson: Known to the World as, Simply, Prince. Special Issue: Journal of African American Studies

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
July 7, 2016
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Music and Music History, Popular Culture Studies

 Call for Manuscripts

Examining the life of Prince Rogers Nelson: Known to the World as, Simply, Prince.

Special Issue: Journal of African American Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS> Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 1, 2016
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, African American History / Studies, World History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Black History / Studies
 

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is seeking papers with the following themes: The African University, Women and Africa, and Islam and Africa.  Please read each CFP below for more information.  Abstracts should be submitted to ufahamu@gmail.com by June 1st, 2016.

 

Ufahamu Call for Papers: “The African University.” (Due June 1st, 2016)

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Announce: 16 May - 23 May

Type: 
Home Office Notices (Jobs, Reviews)
Date: 
May 23, 2016
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Ancient History, Anthropology, Architecture and Architectural History
H-Net Job Guide

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 16 May 2016 to 23 May 2016. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Announce. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

Interview: "Photography of African Slavery in Qajar Iran, May 2016"

Type: 
Lecture
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Anthropology, Area Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

"Photography of African Slavery in Qajar Iran, May 2016"


Interview of Dr. Louise Siddons, Associate Professor of Art History (Dept. of Art, Oklahoma State University) with Dr. Pedram Khosronejad, Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (School of International Studies/School of Media& Strategic Communications, Oklahoma State University).

Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 1, 2016
Location: 
Connecticut, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Race Studies, Slavery

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.

Contributors sought for four-volume encyclopedia of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
June 30, 2016
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, Race Studies

ABC-Clio announces a new project in the history of race, ethnicity, and politics in North America. Race and Ethnicity in the United States: From Pre-Contact to the Present, is a four-volume work with about 700 entries and over 1,000,000 words to be published in 2018. The editor is Russell M. Lawson, Ph.D., Professor of History at Bacone College.

THE ECONOMY OF THE COTTON KINGDOM AND THE CONFEDERATE SOUTH

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
November 10, 2016 to November 11, 2016
Location: 
Mississippi, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Economic History / Studies, Public History

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 5th Annual

Cotton Kingdom / Sweat Equity Symposium and Cotton Pickers Ball

Conference website: http://cottonpickers.us/symposium/

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Creating Diverse and Inclusive Communities Conference

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
August 1, 2016
Location: 
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies

Thanks to generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Queens College has undertaken a three-year project led by faculty and students to advance understanding and formulate plans of action that foster diversity and inclusion in urban communities and higher education.  As part of this, the College will host a two-day conference to showcase research by emerging scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

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