2022 Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

The 46th annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS) will take place in Charleston, SC on May 12-14, 2022 in conjunction with the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program (CLAW) and the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Conference events will take place on the campus of the College of Charleston and conference associated activities will occur in historic downtown Charleston.

This year’s theme will be “Transatlantic Diasporas,” which invites participants to reflect on the diasporic networks that defined the French colonial world. These might include religious diasporas and networks such as the Huguenots; political dissident groups like the émigrés who fled the French Revolution; or planters who fled the Haitian Revolution; or diasporas of Africans or indigenous people who scattered around the French colonial world and interacted in various ways with colonial and imperial power structures. We are especially eager to receive proposals connected to Africa, the French Caribbean, and connections of these places to other colonies in the Americas. The Society encourages students, scholars, and educators from all disciplines to submit proposals. Papers may be delivered in English or French.

Individual paper proposals should include a 100-200 word summary with the title of the paper, name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number, and a brief curriculum vitae, all integrated into a single file, preferably in MS-Word.

Proposals for complete panels or round tables will contain the same information for each participant, as well as contact information and a short C.V. for the moderator if one is suggested. The program committee can help find moderators, if necessary. Individuals wishing to moderate a session should send a statement of interest, contact information, and a brief c.v. as well.

Please indicate in your proposal whether audiovisual equipment is required. Given the higher than normal anticipations of travel restrictions and potential of traditional in-person presentations, please indicate if you/your panel would be willing to adapt your presentation to a strictly digital format using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Individual or panel proposals will be accepted between September 30 and November 15, 2021. Please send proposals to frenchcolonial2022@gmail.com

Graduate students who wish to be considered for the Shorrock Travel Award should indicate so on their proposal, and should include an estimated budget of travel expenses and other anticipated sources of funding with their application.

Given the specific partnerships between the three institutions, conference fees include one free annual membership to any of the three participating institutions and receipt of access and privileges associated with those specific affiliations.  During registration, you will be able to selection a membership of your choice.  Lifetime members of each organization will be required to submit the conference fee to cover organization and execution of the conference.

Additional information about the Society’s scholarly activities, fellowships, and past conferences is available at www.frenchcolonial.org.

International Conference on Romanticism 2021: “Bonds”

From the Organizer’s Website:

The notion of bonds has always had particular significance in Charleston, South Carolina, a city that bears the scars of being the capital of the American slave trade: in fact, forty percent of the enslaved Africans brought into the United States passed through Charleston’s harbor.  For this reason, the International African American museum will open here in 2022, allowing for people across the world to rediscover their own histories and family connections.

Of course, bonds were also severely tested in 2020 in the wake of COVID-19 and the cancellation of many events, including our own conference; this is a chance for us to reestablish bonds—connections—with one another. We also interrogate our connections to our historical past, connections made clear by the racial trauma brought to light by the murder of George Floyd and subsequent BLM marches all over the world.  Bonds can bring us together but, just as easily, pull us apart, and we look forward to exploring what this might mean to the traditionally termed Romantic era.  The conference theme is intended to accommodate a wide range of papers across such disciplines as art history, cultural history, literary studies, musicology, anthropology, and philosophy. ICR prizes interdisciplinary and comparatist approaches, and we welcome work in American and global literatures.

The conference will include an interdisciplinary panel presentation about Charleston and slavery, optional tours of the Slave Mart Museum and the Old Exchange and Provost’s Dungeon, and two keynotes: Manu Samriti Chander, Rutgers University and Deborah Jensen, Duke University.

The International Conference on Romanticism was founded in 1991 and aims to further the study of Romanticism across linguistic, national and political disciplines. Conference attendees and participants must be members of ICR.  Please visithttps://www.oakland.edu/languages/international-conference-on-romanticism/ to become a member or renew your membership.

CFP: “Transatlantic Diasporas” at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society

The 46th annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society (FCHS) will take place in Charleston, SC on May 12-14, 2022 in conjunction with the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program (CLAW) and the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Conference events will take place on the campus of the College of Charleston and conference associated activities will occur in historic downtown Charleston.  

This year’s theme will be “Transatlantic Diasporas,” which invites participants to reflect on the diasporic networks that defined the French colonial world. These might include religious diasporas and networks such as the Huguenots; political dissident groups like the émigrés who fled the French Revolution; or planters who fled the Haitian Revolution; or diasporas of Africans or indigenous people who scattered around the French colonial world and interacted in various ways with colonial and imperial power structures. We are especially eager to receive proposals connected to Africa, the French Caribbean, and connections of these places to other colonies in the Americas. The Society encourages students, scholars, and educators from all disciplines to submit proposals. Papers may be delivered in English or French.

Individual paper proposals should include a 100-200 word summary with the title of the paper, name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number, and a brief curriculum vitae, all integrated into a single file, preferably in MS-Word.

Proposals for complete panels or round tables will contain the same information for each participant, as well as contact information and a short C.V. for the moderator if one is suggested. The program committee can help find moderators, if necessary. Individuals wishing to moderate a session should send a statement of interest, contact information, and a brief c.v. as well.  

Please indicate in your proposal whether audiovisual equipment is required. Given the higher than normal anticipations of travel restrictions and potential of traditional in-person presentations, please indicate if you/your panel would be willing to adapt your presentation to a strictly digital format using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Individual or panel proposals will be accepted between September 30 and November 15, 2021. Please send proposals to frenchcolonial2022@gmail.com

Graduate students who wish to be considered for the Shorrock Travel Award should indicate so on their proposal, and should include an estimated budget of travel expenses and other anticipated sources of funding with their application.  

Given the specific partnerships between the three institutions, conference fees include one free annual membership to any of the three participating institutions and receipt of access and privileges associated with those specific affiliations.  During registration, you will be able to selection a membership of your choice.  Lifetime members of each organization will be required to submit the conference fee to cover organization and execution of the conference.

Additional information about the Society’s scholarly activities, fellowships, and past conferences is available at www.frenchcolonial.org.

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Conference

The College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting the 8th Biennial Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, “African Diaspora Circularities: Forging Communities, Cultures, and Politics.”

The ASWAD members and affiliates have recognized the great significance of holding this conference in Charleston at this time. ASWAD’s official response to the Emanuel murders can be found at the following web address: http://www.aswadiaspora.org/

The African Diaspora is defined in great measure by the movement and circulation of African peoples, their cultures, and their ideas. African peoples in diaspora have created their own meanings and social-ideological geographies, forming new communities, dialogues and autonomous spaces within the global Black world and larger transnational communities. Whether it is the birth of Gullah culture in the Carolina Sea Islands from far-flung Atlantic colonial spaces or communities navigating the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class, African peoples have been generating circuits that constitute intertwined histories with increasing dialogue among each other. ASWAD’s 8th Biennial Conference, hosted by the College of Charleston, will focus on related themes of circulation and migration, and the importance of locality and place in shaping the human experience of Africans and African descendants around the world.

This event requires conference registration. For more information, please visit the following website: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aswad/aswad15/

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Conference

The College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting the 8th Biennial Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, “African Diaspora Circularities: Forging Communities, Cultures, and Politics.”

The ASWAD members and affiliates have recognized the great significance of holding this conference in Charleston at this time. ASWAD’s official response to the Emanuel murders can be found at the following web address: http://www.aswadiaspora.org/

The African Diaspora is defined in great measure by the movement and circulation of African peoples, their cultures, and their ideas. African peoples in diaspora have created their own meanings and social-ideological geographies, forming new communities, dialogues and autonomous spaces within the global Black world and larger transnational communities. Whether it is the birth of Gullah culture in the Carolina Sea Islands from far-flung Atlantic colonial spaces or communities navigating the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class, African peoples have been generating circuits that constitute intertwined histories with increasing dialogue among each other. ASWAD’s 8th Biennial Conference, hosted by the College of Charleston, will focus on related themes of circulation and migration, and the importance of locality and place in shaping the human experience of Africans and African descendants around the world.

This event requires conference registration. For more information, please visit the following website: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aswad/aswad15/

Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Conference

The College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will be hosting the 8th Biennial Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, “African Diaspora Circularities: Forging Communities, Cultures, and Politics.”

The ASWAD members and affiliates have recognized the great significance of holding this conference in Charleston at this time. ASWAD’s official response to the Emanuel murders can be found at the following web address: http://www.aswadiaspora.org/

The African Diaspora is defined in great measure by the movement and circulation of African peoples, their cultures, and their ideas. African peoples in diaspora have created their own meanings and social-ideological geographies, forming new communities, dialogues and autonomous spaces within the global Black world and larger transnational communities. Whether it is the birth of Gullah culture in the Carolina Sea Islands from far-flung Atlantic colonial spaces or communities navigating the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class, African peoples have been generating circuits that constitute intertwined histories with increasing dialogue among each other. ASWAD’s 8th Biennial Conference, hosted by the College of Charleston, will focus on related themes of circulation and migration, and the importance of locality and place in shaping the human experience of Africans and African descendants around the world.

This event requires conference registration. For more information, please visit the following website: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aswad/aswad15/