General Information

Theme: Black Thought Matters

The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) invites you to attend our third annual conference scheduled to take place on March 30-31, 2018 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Through a series of papers, panel sessions, roundtable discussions, films, and talks, this two-day conference will explore a wide-range of topics including religion, internationalism, slavery, sexuality, popular culture, and political thought. Please click here to view the CFP.


All participants must be registered for the conference by March 15, 2018. Early bird registration extends from January 1, 2018 to February 14, 2018 and is $20 for AAIHS members; $60 for non-members. Regular registration begins on February 15, 2018 and is $40 for AAIHS members and $120 for non-members. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.


Advertising and Book Exhibit

The conference committee is happy to offer advertising space in the conference program. We also have limited room available at a book exhibit to be held on both days of the conference. If your journal, press, organization, or department is interested in taking out an advertisement in our conference program or showcasing their catalog at our book exhibit, please email for more details.

2018 Conference Planning Committee
  • Gregory Childs (Brandeis University), chair
  • Ashley D. Farmer (Boston University), co-chair
  • Yesenia Barragan (Dartmouth College)
  • Garrett Felber (Harvard University)
  • Christopher Shell (Michigan State University)

Previous Conference Programs

AAIHS 2017 (Nashville, Tennessee)

AAIHS 2016 (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)