Monday, September 26, 2016

CFP: “Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World”

In partnership with various local, national, and international cultural heritage organizations, academic institutions, and historic sites, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Program (CLAW), and the Addlestone Library are hosting a conference on "Transforming Public History Practices from Charleston to the Atlantic World," to be held at the College of Charleston and other partner sites in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 15-17, 2017, with a pre-conference day of workshops on June 14. According to the call for papers,
The conference organizers welcome proposals for workshops, roundtables, panels, and individual papers from public history professionals, scholars, educators, librarians, archivists, and artists that address issues surrounding the interpretation, preservation, memorialization, and commemoration of, as well as public engagement with, underrepresented topics in major themes of local, regional, and Atlantic World history, including but not limited to: slavery and coerced labor; empire and resistance; economic, trade, and labor networks; race, class, and gender identities; cultural interchange; religious influences; social and political activism; music, performance, film, and visual art; art history and architecture; foodways; and rural and urban development.
For a larger discussion of the conference theme and organization, please consult the full call for papers. Proposals with session title, presentation title(s), contact information, and institutional affiliations for all participants in PDF or Word format should be submitted to Mary Battle at The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2016.