Event Date/Time: Feb 05, 2005 End Date/Time: Feb 06, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2004
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The AAAHRP Inaugural Conference, held on February 28, 2004, with its theme “Exploring the Expanse and Continuance of the African American Experience” was an unqualified success. Building on that success, the AAAHRP Second Annual Conference will offer additional enlightening presentations and further discussion on this important subject. The theme, "Continuing the Exploration of the African American Experience," denotes AAAHRP’s commitment to recording and disseminating African American history. The organizer anticipates that this conference will engage broad questions facing historians and those who study and research African American history. In particular, AAAHRP is striving to expand the dialogue, established at its Inaugural Conference, among scholars, historians, teachers, students, and the public.

AAAHRP is now accepting proposals for panels and for individual papers on all subjects within the realm of African American history, and welcomes submissions from professional and avocational historians; genealogists; graduate students; community activists; and those engaged in the study or preservation of African American history at archives, libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies. The Conference Committee is particularly interested in innovative and creative presentation formats that allow for useful discussions among participants.

Graduate students are highly encouraged to attend and present papers. Student papers should be submitted as a “Debut Paper" if it is the first submission that the author has made to a history conference. First and second place selections in the “Debut Paper” category will receive $100 and $50 respectively to help defray their costs of attending the convention.
Proposal Submission

Authors should submit a bio (250-word maximum) and a one-page abstract which presents the paper’s thesis, sources, and conclusion. The organizer strongly encourages the submission of abstracts via e-mail (conferences@aaahrp.org) Abstracts should be directed to the Program Committee.

Advance Notification
If you plan to submit a proposal, but are not prepared to do so yet, advance notification is recommended. Notify the Program Committee by e-mail as soon as possible that you plan to submit a proposal in the future. Include your name, address, affiliation, e-mail, and tentative title of your proposal.

Proposal Submission Deadline
The deadline for submitting proposals is September 30, 2004. Proposals should include a one-page abstract along with author's name, address, telephone, e-mail, and affiliation. Please address all inquiries and submissions via e-mail to Conference Committee at conferences@aaahrp.org. Authors of selected proposals will be notified by November 1, 2004.

Paper Submission Requirements
All papers must be in English. The detachable cover page must include: the author's name, address, phone number and e-mail. The cover page should also have the title of the paper, the conference theme “Continuing the Exploration of the African American Experience," and, if a graduate student submission, whether it is a "Debut Paper" entry. Any references to the author or affiliation should not appear anywhere else in the paper. The title should be printed on the first page of the paper and in an abbreviated form in running head on all subsequent pages. Papers should be no more than 10 to 12 double-spaced pages of 10-point or 12-point type, including references and tables. Presentations should be be designed to last no longer than 20 minutes. Each paper will receive commentary. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. Papers must be accompanied by an abstract not to exceed 250 words.

All participants (chairs, presenters, commentators) must register for the conference.


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