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Call for Papers and Chairs

Call for Papers and Chairs

The Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation (AAAHRP) is now accepting conference proposals for topics pertaining to Black history, culture and genealogy for its Fourth Annual Black History Conference, scheduled to be held Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington.

The primary purpose of the annual (and highly-respected) AAAHRP conference is to present important historical and genealogical information to the public. AAAHRP welcomes proposal submissions from scholars; professional and avocational historians; genealogists; teachers; community activists; and those engaged in the study or preservation of Black history at archives, libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.

The 2007 Conference Theme is “The Black Experience: Presenting History’s Hidden Pages (Previously Unknown, Forgotten, Dismissed, Avoided, or Submerged)”

AAAHRP is particularly interested in proposals for papers, panels, workshops and innovative presentations on the following subjects:

Black “Radical” Organizations
Black Women Unrecognized in History Books
European and American Influence in Africa
Forgotten Black Leaders of Past Centuries
Intellectuals and Literary Figures
Local Communities and Their Black History
Playwrights and Artists
Racism, Education, and Economics
The African Influence Throughout the World
The Latin American - African/African American Connection
The Media and the Black Community
The Native American - African/African American Connection
The U.S. Government and the Black Community

Proposals for other topics within the scope of the conference theme are welcome and desired.

General Information for Submission of Proposals:

Language: English

Proposals should be no longer than two double-spaced pages, abstracts no longer than 200 words. Please limit paper title to 15 words maximum. Personal bios should be no longer than 150 words. Message text rather than attachment is preferred for proposals and abstracts. The preferred program for attachments is Corel WordPerfect. Please include your name, title, institution or affiliation (if independent please indicate), mailing address, contact phone number and e-mail address with your proposal, abstract and short bio, and mail to Proposals and abstracts are due no later than September 15, 2006. Proposals will not be accepted after the deadline. Early submission is highly recommended, since proposals are reviewed upon receipt.

Papers that are accepted for presentation may be considered for publication in the AAAHRP Conference Proceedings Journal expected to be available for the AAAHRP 5th Annual Black History Conference in 2008.

Anyone wishing to participate as a Session Chair, should contact or call 206-547-5394 for details.

Additional information can be found at

Please feel free to pass this notice widely.

Thank you,

Ed Diaz
President, AAAHRP

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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