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

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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

   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


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

     The following focus areas are offered as suggestions for session

     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
         * 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.



 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.


     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).

     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.


     For more information or to submit a proposal, contact Khadijah
     Matin ( <>).=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


     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.


     Watch for further information on our website:

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