CFP: Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (2/28/06; 10/26/06-10/29/06)

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 CALL FOR PAPERS

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)

 Annual Conference 2006
"The Legacy of our Roots: A Heritage for the Future"

    The Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS)
     announces the 2006 Conference Call for Papers to be presented at our=20
next annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, 26-29 October
     2006.

   The AAHGS Conference endeavors each year to provide the premier> =20
opportunity to explore standard and innovative methods, resources,
     and strategies centered around African-American, Caribbean, Native
     American genealogy and the expansive history of the African in the
     Diaspora.

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     Authors and possible candidates for general assembly gatherings
     may also submit their proposals.

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     The following focus areas are offered as suggestions for session
     topics:

     African-American History

         * African-American Migration
         * Periods of War
         * Use of Technology in Research (not product sales presentations)
         * Church/Religious History in the African-American Experience
         * The Civil Rights Movement
         * Research Methodologies (various levels)
         * State-Specific Research Resources; Adoption Records
         * Local history, i.e. town histories; institutions; industrial
           history
         * Native American/African-American experience
         * Blacks in the West; Black Cowboys
         * Black Inventors
         * Blacks in Antiquity

    The topics are merely suggestions. We are looking for presenters
     that have solidly researched their topic area, are able to inform
     a diverse audience and deliver insightful and enjoyable presentations.

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 Proposal Format

     I. Session Title

     II. Name(s) of session presenters--indicate lead

     III. Research skill level of audience

     IV. Purpose/learning objective

     V. Session description - Provide narrative of
     information to be covered in the presentation (this information
     will be included in the Conference syllabus).

     VI. Include presenter(s) biographical information

     VII. Include list of resources and/or bibliography.

     VIII. Audio/visual requirements (this must be included in
     your initial proposal): please indicate the type of audio/visual
     equipment that will be required for your presentation.

     Example: I will be using Power Point for my presentation. I will
     bring my own laptop, but will need a projector; OR I will u se
     Power Point and will provide my own equipment; OR I am using Power
     Point and will need a laptop and projector from AAHGS.

     Finally, indicate if you need an overhead projector; slide
     projector, TV/VCR/DVD, flip chart, portable sound system,
     microphone, table or podium.

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     Submissions should be made in Microsoft=AE Word format only,
     preferably via email, no later than 28 FEBRUARY. Proposals should
     not exceed six pages and must include all required information.=20
     Notice of acceptance or rejection will be made no later than 31
     March. Be sure to include complete name, email, postal mailing
     address and telephone number(s).

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     All presenters agree to participate at their own expense. A token
     of appreciation is offered; however, it does not cover Conference
    costs. Please take this into consideration before submitting or
     agreeing to participate. Session materials, bios, etc. will be
     included in the Conference syllabus.

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     For more information or to submit a proposal, contact Khadijah
     Matin (khadmatin_at_earthlink.net <mailto:khadmatin_at_earthlink.net>).=20
     Individuals can also submit proposals via postal mail (if
     submitting hardcopy, submission must include the file saved on
     computer disk): Khadijah Matin, Conference Co-Chair, 328 Flatbush
     Avenue, PMB 141, Brooklyn, NY 11238-4302.

     As mentioned, the 2006 AAHGS Conference will be held in Salt Lake
     City, Utah, 26-29 October 2006. The Conference co-chairs have
     already laid the ground work for fun pre-Conference activities in
     Utah and scheduled classes to assist you in your research at the
     LDS Family History Library, the world's largest free genealogical
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     The Conference hotel is the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown,
     which is located one block from the LDS Family History Library and
     Temple Square. The Marriott is also one-half block from the rail
     system that offers complimentary transportation to over 40
     restaurants, shopping malls, theaters, night clubs, etc. Room
     rates for the 2006 Conference will be $99 per night,
     single/double, triple/quad. Many of the major air carriers fly
     into Salt Lake City Airport, including Southwest, American and
     Delta Airlines.

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     Watch for further information on our website: www.aahgs.com
     <http://www.aahgs.com/>.

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