Black History Month Interdisciplinary Conference

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Langston University- Black History Month Committee

Reclaiming My Roots Conference


This interdisciplinary conference seeks abstracts that deal with the theme of reclamation. How have African Americans, Black Americans, Caribbean Americans or Diasporic Peoples attempted to reclaim aspects of identity, community, and nationhood? How have social movements such as BLM, Feminism, Womanism, and literary movements such as Afrofuturism advanced reclamation narratives or reclamation motifs.


Abstracts  are welcome that deal with the following areas:

-Black Literature, Digital Humanities, and How Technology reclaims a “Black” space

-History, Herstory, and Feminist Narratives

-Public Policy and Reclamation

-Black Life Matters Movement



Conference seeks creative artists, dancers, performers, poets, storytellers, literary critics and authors.

Prospective participants are invited to submit abstracts of 200-250 words in Word (not in PDF). Proposals must include name, institutional affiliation (if relevant), a short bio (no more than 150 words), and an e-mail address.

Proposals for panel discussions (organized by the participants) will be considered.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is Wednesday January 31 2018

Send emails with BHM 2018 in subject line to: by 12pm Wednesday January 31 2018.