Call for Papers: African American Intellectual History Society Conference

.W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida Wells

Here is the call for papers:

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) invites proposals for its first annual conference scheduled to take place at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on March 10-11, 2016Proposals are due on November 15, 2015.
Through a series of papers, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, films, and talks, this two-day conference will explore the vital contributions that black artists, writers, activists, and thinkers have made to U.S. and global intellectual history. Focusing on theorizing black intellectual history, forging community connections, and integrating the digital humanities into historical research, the conference will explore the individual and group contributions of black intellectuals and black institutions to national and global politics, racial ideologies, social justice movements, popular culture, and more.
AAIHS welcomes proposals from scholars at all career stages (from graduate students to senior faculty), as well as independent scholars. We welcome submissions for scholarly papers (20-minute presentations), organized panels of four papers, poster sessions, lecture-demonstrations, film/video screenings, or workshops. Proposals should be submitted via email ( as a Microsoft Word attachment no later than November 15, 2015.The conference organizers will notify participants of acceptances by December 30, 2015.
Paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and an abridged C.V. (1-2 pages). Panel proposals should include a 250-word abstract and abridged C.V. for each presenter in addition to a 250-word panel description. All submissions should include the name(s) of presenter(s), institutional affiliation, title of presentation, format of presentation (paper, panel, poster, workshop, etc.), e-mail address, phone number, and A/V equipment requirements.
All participants must be registered for the conference by February 1, 2016 ($20 for AAIHS members; $60 for non-members). For all further inquiries, please contact aaihs10@gmail.comor visit our website for more information:
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