AAAHRP 2011 Biennial Black History Conference

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Ed Diaz / Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation
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Call for Papers

The Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation (AAAHRP) is now accepting proposals for topics concerning Black history, culture and genealogy for its one-day Black History Conference which will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM), Seattle, Washington.

With this, our 6th Black History Conference, AAAHRP continues to narrow the gap between historians and the public by encouraging cooperation among university-based scholars, librarians, historic preservationists, museum professionals, students, and the general public.

The conference theme is "Black History at Home and Abroad: Uncovering the Past." We welcome the submission of proposals for individual papers, complete sessions, panels, workshops, and roundtables. The AAAHRP Conference Committee is particularly interested in proposals for innovative presentations about the African Diaspora Around the World. Other subjects of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

America and a Post Racial Society
Black Pioneers of the Pacific Northwest
Black Radical Organizations
Black Women Unrecognized in History Books
Blacks and the Military
Civil Rights Organizations: Are They Still Relevant?
Early Human Rights and Civil Rights Activists
Forgotten Black Leaders of Past Centuries
Intellectuals and Literary Figures, Playwrights and Artists
Marcus Garvey and His Movement

Presentation guidelines: Individual paper presentations should be approximately 20 minutes long and should be original works of scholarship that have not been presented or published elsewhere. Paper sessions should include 3-4 papers. Panels, workshops, and roundtables should be approximately 90 minutes long.

Proposals of 250-300 words are being accepted until October 15, 2010. They should be sent electronically to with "2011 Conference Proposal" as the subject.

All proposals must have a title page with the following information: The title and type of presentation (paper, panel, etc.), name(s) of presenters, affiliation,
e-mail address, and phone number.

Individuals wishing to chair a session should submit their CV.

Authors of selected proposals will be notified no later than November 15, 2010.

AAAHRP always welcomes participants from outside the United States, but please note that we cannot provide any financial support for travel or lodging.

Conference papers will be considered for inclusion in a special AAAHRP conference publication, so the conference, besides providing exciting rarely known and newly discovered historical information, will also serve as a basis for publishing an integrated body of articles.

For additional information contact Ed Diaz at To learn more about the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation visit For information about the Northwest African American Museum visit Please do not contact NAAM concerning this Call for Papers (CFP).