[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: H-Afro-Am: CFP: The Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Tue Mar 6 16:59:21 EST 2018

> CFP: The Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley <https://networks.h-net.org/user/login?destination=node/1470914>
> by Carla Lesh
> The Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center are seeking proposals for the Conference on Black History in the Hudson Valley, Saturday, July 14, 2018. The conference will be held at the Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401 and the Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center, 43 Gill Street, Kingston, NY 12401.
> The focus of this one-day conference with concurrent sessions is the history of Black and African-American residents in the Hudson River Valley of New York State, including communities and work along the canals and tributaries of the Hudson River.
> Presentations of topics from any historical era are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
> Slavery & abolition
> Afro-Dutch life
> Free Black communities
> Reconstruction
> Great Migration
> Industrial labor
> Waterfront histories
> Canal labor
> Transportation
> Fishing
> Food & agriculture
> Suffrage
> Black press
> Music & entertainment
> Art
> Civil Rights
> Proposal types may include:
> Lectures/Powerpoints with Q&A
> In-progress research presentations (15 mins or less)
> Live performances (performers please submit a sample recording with your proposal)
> Roundtable discussions (audience participation required)
> Workshops, such as genealogy, research, reading discussions, etc.
> Proposals should include: (1) title, (2) type of presentation, (3) content description of no more than 500 words, (4) name of presenter(s), including title and/or affiliation, and full contact information, (5) technology needs. All presentations should be geared toward a lay audience of all ages.
> Presenters are welcome to submit 40 minute individual presentations. Students and researchers with in-progress work are welcome to submit 15 minute presentations. Workshops, roundtable discussions, and performances may be no more than 75 minutes long. All locations will have projector & screen. Those needing audio equipment please note in your submission. Presenters interested in selling materials related to their presentation including authors interested in selling their books and/or doing a book signing, please include this request in your submission.
> Please submit all materials to conference at hrmm.org <mailto:conference at hrmm.org>.  Submissions are due Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Presenters will be notified by Friday, June 1, 2018.
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