<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><div><blockquote type="cite" class=""><br class=""><div class=""><div id="center" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 18px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(248, 247, 242);" class=""><div id="main" class=""><div class="notify-lite-wrapper"><div class="notify-lite-header"><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Greetings Emilye Crosby,<br class="">A new item has been posted in H-Afro-Am.</p></div><div class="notify-lite-body"><div class="digest-row"><h2 style="font-family: 'PT Serif', 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 18px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48); text-align: left;" class=""><a href="https://networks.h-net.org/user/login?destination=node/1690892" style="color: rgb(50, 153, 187);" class="">CFP: "50 Years of Black Studies 1968-2018: Intellectual Histories and Institutional Demands" -- PURDUE University -- Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2018</a></h2><div class="node-author">by<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="username" xml:lang="" about="/users/marlo-david" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Marlo David</span></div><div class="node-body"><div class=""><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">On the 50<sup class="">th</sup><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>anniversary of the establishment of the first U.S. Black Studies department at San Francisco State University, we will convene an interdisciplinary group of scholars, activists, artists, and administrators to address the past, present, and future of our field. The symposium presents an opportunity to think about the shifting intellectual priorities within Black Studies and the institutional demands facing contemporary African American Studies departments and programs. Further, it provides an occasion to strategize ways to invigorate the discipline and address the challenges of our times. The symposium seeks to address two distinct, but overlapping themes.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><em class="">Intellectual Histories</em><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>addresses the movements, theories, schools of thought, and other scholarly contributions of the field.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><em class="">Institutional Demands</em><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>refers to the everyday politics of running Black Studies programs within the academy. This includes undergraduate and graduate curricula, hiring, fundraising, tenure and promotion, etc.</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">We seek individual papers and panel submissions from across disciplines related to the field of Black Studies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:</p></div><div class=""><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Activism</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Afrocentricity</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Afrofuturism</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Afro-Pessimism</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Black Feminism & Womanism</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Black Queer Studies</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Courses & Curriculum</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Fundraising</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Gender and Sexuality</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Graduate Programs</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Histories of the Field</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Institutional Pressures</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Interdisciplinary Research</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Negritude</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Nomenclature</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Pan-Africanism and Diaspora Studies</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Professional Development</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Self-Definition</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Student Recruitment and Retention</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Theory and Methods</p></div><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Abstracts for individual presentations should be 500 words or less. Panel submissions should include a panel title and abstracts for each presentation. Panel submission should be 1,500 words or less.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><strong class="">All submissions are due by June 1, 2018</strong><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>using this link:<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4TkuPtYS7TYCHv7" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(50, 153, 187);" class="">purdue_aasrc_symposium_2018</a></p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Or email individual paper and panel submissions to:</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Marlo D. David, Director</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Purdue African American Studies & Research Center</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class=""><a href="mailto:aasrc@purdue.edu" style="color: rgb(50, 153, 187);" class="">aasrc@purdue.edu</a></p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">[Include “2018 Symposium Abstract” in subject line]</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Website:<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="http://www.cla.purdue.edu/african-american/" style="color: rgb(50, 153, 187);" class="">http://www.cla.purdue.edu/african-american/</a></p></div><div class="more-link"><ul style="padding-left: 0px; margin-left: 0px;" class=""><li style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; margin: 6px 2em 6px 0px; list-style: none; display: inline-block;" class=""><a href="https://networks.h-net.org/user/login?destination=node/1690892" style="color: rgb(50, 153, 187);" class="">Read more or reply</a></li></ul></div></div></div><p class="sponsor" style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48); background-color: rgb(252, 246, 182); padding: 10px; text-align: center; box-shadow: rgb(210, 215, 234) 4px 4px 4px;">CELEBRATE H-NET'S 25 YEARS OF SERVICE:<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://networks.h-net.org/support-h-net" style="color: rgb(50, 153, 187);" class="">DONATE TODAY!</a></p><div class="notify-lite-footer" style="padding: 2px 20px 20px; border-style: solid; border-width: 1px;"><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class=""><img align="left" src="data:image/png;base64,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" alt="H-Net" class="">Please help us keep H-Net free and accessible.       $25 from each of our subscribers would fund H-Net for two years.        Click<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="https://networks.h-net.org/support-h-net" style="color: rgb(50, 153, 187);" class="">here</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>to make a tax-deductible donation online.</p><p style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48);" class="">Contact the Help Desk:<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><a href="mailto:help@mail.h-net.msu.edu" style="color: rgb(50, 153, 187);" class="">help@mail.h-net.msu.edu</a>.<br class="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