HBCUstory Symposium 2013

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HBCUstory Symposium 2013

Theme: "Inspiring Stories of the Past and Present, For Our Future"
Presented by: HBCUstory, Inc. and the Nashville Public Library
Date: April 27, 2013
Place: Nashville Public Library (Main), 615 Church Street Nashville, TN 37219

For well over a century, Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) have produced many of the American nation's most prolific African-American thinkers, professionals and leaders. Even so, the HBCU's historical mission and vision faces questions to its relevance by detractors who argue that these educational institutions are no longer needed in a post-segregation era. HBCUstory, Inc. offers a counter-narrative, one that reflects the good work HBCUs have done and are doing.

In partnership with the Nashville Public Library, HBCUstory, Inc. proudly presents the 2013 HBCUstory Symposium, featuring a two-part focus offering opportunities for academicians and advanced students to share their current work on HBCUs (theoretical), and shedding light on the most successful programs and best-practices currently underway at HBCUs around the nation (practical).

Call for Papers, Organized Sessions and Panel Guidelines
February 1, 2013 is the deadline for abstracts and sessions.
The Symposium's registration cost of $25 includes lunch.
An early-bird registration rate of $20 is available until February 15, 2013.

Registration is available online at: www.hbcustorysymposium.eventbrite.com.

Note: Each presenter is limited to one submission.

The 2013 HBCUstory Symposium Planning Committee invites proposals that meet one or both of the following criteria:

The presentation is related to a preeminent HBCU figure (alumnus, alumna, administrator, faculty member, etc.) or to a single, group and/or all HBCUs from their founding to today. Possible topics may be historical, investigative or scientific in nature. The presentation is related to a highly successful program, initiative or practice currently underway at a single, group and or all HBCUs.

The Committee accepts proposals for single papers but encourages session proposals that include two or three papers.
Single paper proposals and organized sessions must include:

-Paper Title
- Abstract (200 word limit)
- Submitted by (list name, institution, title, mailing address, email)
- HBCU, Nature of HBCU Affiliation (if applicable)

The Committee accepts proposals for panels of three to four persons.

-Panel Title
- Suggested Panel Chair
- Brief Panel Description (250 word limit)
- List of Panelists (list name, institution, title, email)
- HBCU, Nature of HBCU Affiliation (if applicable)
- Submitted by (list name, institution, title, mailing address, email)

Early-bird registration is strongly encouraged for favorable consideration. Please make all submissions and/or inquires to the HBCUstory Symposium Planning Committee via email at Symposium@HBCUstory.com.