Graduate Association for African-American History

20th Annual GAAAH Conference

Roots: The Ties That Bind, October 23-25, 2019


Proposal Guidelines:

We invite graduate and undergraduate students at all levels to submit proposals. We welcome the submission of individual papers, complete sessions, workshops, and roundtables on interdisciplinary topics relating to the scholarship and teaching of the history of black people throughout the African Diaspora. We hope to represent a broad range of disciplinary and methodological approaches.

The individual paper proposals should include a 300-word abstract, including a paper title; author contact information; postal address and e-mail address; and brief curriculum vitae.

The organizers of complete sessions should send, in a single submission, abstracts and CVs for each of the paper presenters; 200-word description of the session; and contact information for all participants. Please list audio-visual requirements, if any.


The deadline for proposals is July 31, 2019. Participants will be notified of acceptance by August 7, 2019. Completed 10-12-page papers must be received no later than October 6, 2019

Memphis State Eight Paper Prize:

Graduate Papers will be evaluated by a committee of University of Memphis professors for the Memphis State Eight Paper Prize, which is awarded to the conference's best paper. The paper prizes include a monetary award.

Contact Information:

Please submit all proposals by e-mail to GAAAH President, Danyel Clark: gaaahuofm@gmail.com

For any questions, comments, or concerns, please email, Danyel at drclark4@memphis.edu