As the editor of the two-volume World of Jim Crow: A Daily Life Encyclopedia (forthcoming from Greenwood Press), I would like to invite experts in African American history to contribute to this collaborative, scholarly endeavor.
In spring 2016, Dr. Shannon Cochran and I put out a call for manuscripts for a special issue of the Journal of African American Studies examining the life and legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson. The response was overwhelming and we are happy to report that the special issue will be published fall 2017. While it is too late to submit entries to the special issue we’d like to encourage you to submit your work to an edited book on which we have embarked.
Panel Title “Living in a Material World: Objects, Capitalism and the Transatlantic Imagination”
This panel seeks papers that will explore the material history of objects as they are circulated between Europe and the Atlantic World (broadly conceived) during the long eighteenth century. Tied to the legacies of imperialism, slavery, and creolization, discussing material objects allows for an avenue of scholarly intervention onto the global markets that existed at the time and naturalized value systems that reverberate to this day.
The Michigan Historical Review announces a call for graduate papers exploring themes from Michigan's past for its Graduate Student Essay Prize. The lucky winner will receive $2000 and publication in our journal. Deadline is 1 July 2017. Papers must use original, primary source material and will be judged on style, research, originality and proper documentation.
Call for Authors: 50 Events that Shaped African American History
Scott E. Hendrix of Carroll University and Uchenna Okeja of Rhodes University are co-editing The Encyclopedia of World Religious Figures, which ABC-CLIO will publish. This encyclopedia is targeted at high school as well as college students and seeks to cover religious figures from a broad range of traditions. Due to authors dropping out of the project, we have three figures whom we need covered. We are looking for contributors with a minimum of an M.A. (or M.Div) who are able to write about one or more of these figures in as unbiased a manner as possible.
Institute of Historical Research
School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London
The University of North Carolina at Asheville invites proposals for panels, papers, posters, and roundtables on the African American experience in western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia. Presentations from a variety of disciplines—including sociology, history, anthropology, literature, and others—on western North Carolina will be prioritized, but scholarship on all Southern Appalachian communities will be considered. Our goal is to provide an open forum for scholars to engage each other and our community on the vital issues facing Appalachian communities of color.
The Mocombeian Foundation
Hope Outreach Productions (HOP)
The 1st Annual Symposium on Haitian History & Cultural Heritage
“Rethinking the Haitian Revolution and Haitian Intellectual History”
Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center