Event Date/Time: Feb 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Feb 03, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Dec 15, 2006
Report as Spam



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 Avoided, Dismissed, Forgotten, Submerged, or Unknown)”

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

Black History in Local Communities
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
Playwrights and Artists
The African Influence Throughout the World
The Latin American - African American Connection
The Media and the Black Community
The Native American - 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.


Proposals should be no longer than two double-spaced pages, abstracts no longer than 200 words. Please limit paper title to 15 words maximum. 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 (please indicate if independent), mailing address, contact phone number and e-mail address with your proposal, abstract and short bio, and mail to conferences@aaahrp.org. 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 publication expected to be available for the AAAHRP 5th Annual Black History Conference in 2008.

Presentation drafts should be submitted to conferences@aaahrp.org no later than December 15, 2006. Papers should be no longer than 20-25 double-spaced pages (not including citations) using 12 point fonts. The cover page should include the following information as shown below:

AAAHRP Fourth Annual Black History Conference
Conference Date
Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
“The Black Experience: Presenting History’s Hidden Pages (Previously Avoided, Dismissed, Forgotten, Submerged, or Unknown)”
Paper Title
Author’s Name
Author’s Affiliation

Conference Presentation

Voluntary pre-presentation meeting for chairs and presenters on Friday, February 2, 2007: Facilities, equipment and program familiarization followed by reception.
Papers will be grouped and presented by subject similarities.

The time allotted for individual paper presentations will, in most cases, be 20 minutes.

To meet AAAHRP’s objective of audience participation and interaction with presenters, there will be open discussions of the papers and their relevance to the conference’s theme after individual presentations. Presenters are expected to participate in the discussion session as well as the presentation session.


If you wish to participate as a Session Chair, please write conferences@aaahrp.org or call 206-547-5394 for details.


Additional Information

All presenters and chairs must register ($25 fee) by December 15, 2006. Please check this page often for updates. All correspondence concerning the AAAHRP Fourth Annual Black History Conference should be sent to conferences@aaahrp.org.