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14th Annual African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD) Conference: “Reckoning” (James Madison University)

February 7-10, 2024

The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Center at James Madison University invites proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference, to be held from Wednesday, February 7 to Saturday, February 10, 2024.  The conference brings together scholars, archivists, and practitioners from a wide variety of overlapping and intersecting fields. This year’s theme is “Reckoning,” a term that evokes the multitudinous ways responsibility and accountability may be linked to forms of measurement, methodology, and knowledge-constitution.

Proposals for both virtual and in-person presentations from scholars from all relevant disciplines at any point in their scholarly careers are welcome. Find out more here.

Deadline: October 15, 2023

Monument Lab is seeking applications for another round of their Re:Generation initiative, which supports teams of two or more individuals working together to create a new or expand an existing public-facing project. Each selected Re:Generation team will receive a total of $100,000 in unrestricted funding towards their commemorative campaign or project.

Please visit monumentlab.com/projects/regeneration to learn more about past projects.

Monument Lab Re:Generation seeks applications from teams of two or more individuals working together. Each team may propose a new or expand upon an existing public art, public history, or public humanities project. We are committed to growing and sustaining our field by supporting and collaborating with grassroots artists, educators, organizers, researchers, and memory collectives while building purposeful relationships across locations.

Applications for Re:Generation open August 15, 2023. with an informational webinar on September 15, 2023 at 5pm EST. The initial application will consist of basic contact information and a 500-1,500 word essay about your proposed project due before October 2, 2023. Teams that are selected to move forward after staff review will be asked for more information to round out the jury review in November. Re:Generation teams will be selected by a jury of Monument Lab staff, board, and advisors including external artists, educators, researchers, and practitioners.

Apply here.

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Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellowships (2023–2024)
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University

The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. They especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The GLC offers two types of residential fellowships: one-month and four-month. To apply and for more details, please visit: https://glc.yale.edu/Fellowships/postdoctoral-and-faculty-fellowships.

Highest priority is given to applications that are fully complete by March 15, 2023.

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Conference/Workshop (April 6—7, 2023)
Monumental Opportunities: Or, How to Make Your Campus a Laboratory for Investigating the Legacies of Slavery in American Higher Education
Sewanee: University of the South (meets in Atlanta, GA)

The Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation at the University of the South (Sewanee) and its partners are hosting a small conference at Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA, on April 6-7, 2023, to share information about their Locating Slavery’s Legacies database initiative.

Sewanee is looking for new participants and contributors to join the project to contribute information about their campus memorials to their database. If you’re interested in joining the conference and contributing to the database, Sewanee is able to offer $300 travel stipends and one night of accommodations (April 6) at an Atlanta hotel, if needed. If interested, please visit https://www.locatinglegacies.org/teach-in.

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Conference (April 15, 2023)
“‘So Tired & Exhausted’: In Battle’s Aftermath”
McCormick Civil War Institute, Shenandoah University (VA)

Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute will hold its annual Spring conference, “So Tired & Exhausted”: In Battle’s Aftermath,  on Saturday, April 15, 2023. The conference will be held from 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium, Shenandoah University. Presentations by Brian Matthew Jordan (Sam Houston State University); Jonathan Jones (Virginia Military Institute); Jonathan Noyalas (Shenandoah University), and Melissa Winn (HistoryNet).

The conference will explore how what occurred on the battlefield impacted soldiers and civilians in the immediate aftermath of battle and for decades after the conflict. A $30 registration fee includes lunch. To register or for more details please visit https://www.su.edu/mcwi/upcoming-mccormick-civil-war-institute-events/mccormick-civil-war-institute-spring-conference/

A limited number of scholarships are available for students and educators. If you are interested in learning more about scholarship opportunities please email MCWI’s director, Prof. Jonathan A. Noyalas, at jnoyalas01@su.edu.

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Conference (April 7–8, 2023)
Virginia Conference on Race
Roanoke College

In Spring 2022, the Center for Studying Structures of Race sponsored the inaugural Virginia Conference on Race (VCR)—an annual event that includes a keynote speaker and a student conference with both undergraduate and graduate students presenting on topics of race and anti-racism activism.

For details about the 2023 conference, scheduled to take place on April 7–8, 2023, visit this link or contact Carrie Murawski at murawski@roanoke.edu.

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Faculty Institute (Summer 2023)
“Reconstructing the Black Archive: South Carolina as Case Study, 1739-1865”
Furman University (SC) and Clemson University (SC)

Faculty members from Furman University and Clemson University will lead a three-week summer institute on “Reconstructing the Black Archive: South Carolina as Case Study, 1739-1865.” Designed for scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, the institute will feature a week at Clemson University, a week of travel to historically significant spaces throughout South Carolina, and a week at Furman University. This institute is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Click here to learn more. Applications will not be accepted after March 3, 2023!