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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.