I want to use my post this month to share with all of you some information about our next conference and new initiatives that AAIHS will undertake this fall.
First, I am happy to announce that the CFP for our second annual conference is now available. The conference will take place on March 24-25, 2017 at Vanderbilt University. Titled “Exploring the Boundaries of Black Intellectual History,” this conference will seek to interrogate how, when, where, and by whom Black intellectual history is produced.
For next year’s conference we will once again offer the Du Bois-Wells Graduate Student Paper Prize. The first place award will be increased to $150 and the honorable mention will now receive $50. Additionally, we are now able to offer 4 travel grants of $250 for graduate students and contingent faculty who are AAIHS members.
AAIHS will also begin accepting applications for our C.L.R. James Research Fellowship. This award is designed to support and encourage research in black intellectual history, broadly defined. We will offer 2 fellowships of $1,000 each.
Lastly, AAIHS will also begin accepting nominations for the Maria Stewart Journal Article Prize. This $300 award will recognize the best article in the field of black intellectual history published during 2016.
I am excited about everything this organization has done to advance the field since we started the blog in 2014. I am especially proud of the impact we have been able to have on the careers of younger scholars. If you are not already a member of AAIHS, I encourage you to join today. Your support will ensure we are able to continue all these wonderful initiatives for years to come.