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The North Carolina Association of Historians is an organization of historians in North Carolina rather than of North Carolina.  It offers opportunities for historians in all fields — American, World, European, state and local — to meet, discuss research and exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the state of North Carolina.

In addition to participation by faculty and graduate students from colleges and universities, the association welcomes individuals whose careers are in public history as well as Social Studies teachers in public and private schools. Membership is affordable, and members receive the annual Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians.

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CFP: 2018 North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting (Cullowhee, 2 March 2018)

North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting
North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in cooperation with Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC
2 March 2018

Call for Papers

The Program Committee of the North Carolina Association of Historians invites submissions of one-page proposals for papers to be presented at its March 2018 meeting:

– Panels (up to 3 panelists, one chair, and optionally one discussant)
– Single papers
– Roundtables (between 4 to 6 participants) – 5-minute opening
statements from participants and then conversational dialogue with the
audience
– Workshops on specific teaching techniques or practices
– Mixed panels of K-12 teachers, students, university professors, and independent scholars examining cutting-edge scholarship and its classroom
applications
– Panels devoted to research in progress (and potential for classroom
integration)

Each proposal should include: a maximum 250-word abstract for each paper, a brief curriculum vitae for each participant, and biographical details for use in the introduction by the chair. Presenters will have a maximum of 15 minutes; papers should be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, excluding notes. Presenters are encouraged to submit a written paper to their moderator prior to the conference.

The North Carolina Association of Historians offers opportunities for historians in all fields — American, World, European, state, and local — to meet, discuss research and exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the state of North Carolina as well as with individuals with research, spiritual, and other connections with the state. In addition to participation by faculty and graduate students at post-secondary institutions, the association welcomes individuals whose careers are in public history as well as Social Studies teachers in public and private schools.

Papers presented at the Spring NCAH meeting are eligible for the association’s annual award for the best student or faculty paper; all papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians.

Send proposals to conference@nchistorians.org by 26 January 2018.

Further questions can be directed to the program chair, Brian Edwards bedwards@albemarle.edu.

CFP: 2017 North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting (Pembroke, 7-8 April)

North Carolina Association of Historians Annual Meeting
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
April 7-8, 2016
Call for Papers

The Program Committee of the North Carolina Association of Historians invites submissions of one-page proposals for papers to be presented at its April 2017 meeting:

  • Panels (up to 3 panelists, one chair, and optionally one discussant)
  • Individual papers, maximum of 15 minutes in length
  • Roundtables (between 4 to 6 participants) – 5-minute opening statements from participants and then conversational dialogue with the audience
  • Workshops on specific teaching techniques or practices
  • Mixed panels of K-12 teachers, students, university professors, and independent scholars examining cutting-edge scholarship and its classroom application
  • Panels devoted to research in progress (and potential for classroom integration)

Each proposal should include: a maximum 250-word abstract for each paper, a brief curriculum vitae for each participant, and biographical details for use in the introduction by the chair. Presenters will have a maximum of 15 minutes; papers should be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length, excluding notes. Presenters are encouraged to submit a written paper to their moderator prior to the conference.

The North Carolina Association of Historians offers opportunities for historians in all fields — American, World, European, state, and local — to meet, discuss research and exchange ideas with colleagues throughout the state of North Carolina as well as with individuals with research, spiritual, and other connections with the state. In addition to participation by faculty and graduate students at post-secondary institutions, the association welcomes individuals whose careers are in public history as well as social studies teachers in public and private schools.

Papers presented at the Spring NCAH meeting are eligible for the Association’s annual award for the best student or faculty paper; all papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians.

Send proposals to conference@nchistorians.org  by February 28, 2017.

Further questions can be directed to the program chair, Brian Edwards bedwards@albemarle.edu

St. John’s at Colonial Williamsboro in Vance County

Source: St. John’s at Colonial Williamsboro in Vance County

The church in 1961. Image from N.C. State University Libraries.

The church in 1961. Image from N.C. State University Libraries.

On September 30, 1956, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Williamsboro was reconsecrated by the Right Reverend Edwin A. Penick, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, following the building’s careful restoration.

The Anglican church building, constructed in 1773, is one of only three intact Colonial era churches remaining in North Carolina and the only one of frame construction.

The simple but well-crafted rectangular gable-front building rests on a Flemish bond brick foundation, is sheathed in molded weatherboards and features a modillion cornice and tall 16-pane-over-16-pane double-hung sash windows that illuminate the bright interior characteristic of the auditory Anglican church model.

The interior has an arched ceiling, original gallery with turned posts and boxed pews.

Master carpenter John Lynch built the church according to specifications drawn up in 1771, but it took two years of sporadic effort to complete. It originally was named Nutbush Church and was consecrated as St. John’s in 1825.

The small town of Williamsboro sprang up around the building at the heart of the wealthy plantation community in what would become northern Vance County.

 

CFP: The Underground Railroad in Northeastern North Carolina

Call for Papers

The Underground Railroad in Northeastern North Carolina
Museum of the Albemarle
501 S. Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC  27909

www.museumofthealbrmarle.org

As part of the museum’s 50th anniversary, a symposium on the Underground Railroad is being held at the Museum of the Albemarle, October 6-8, 2017.  The symposium will explore issues surrounding the role played by the Albemarle region as well as delving into broader, national events and personalities.  The subject of the Underground Railroad is underrepresented in academic scholarship about North Carolina, and the museum is seeking to increase the body of research particularly on those subjects closely associated with the Albemarle region.

Graduate and undergraduate students in history and related fields are encouraged to pursue original research on a topic of their choice linked to the Underground Railroad and northeastern North Carolina.  The museum will accept papers until June 1, 2017, for review by an academic panel composed of Dr. Freddie Parker, Dr. Jeffrey J. Crow, and Dr. Glen Bowman.  From the papers submitted, three or four will be selected by the panel for presentation at the symposium.

Winning scholars will receive a stipend from the Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle to cover participation in the symposium, travel expenses, and per diem.  Papers delivered at the symposium will then be published on-line through the museum’s website.

Questions concerning the call for papers may be directed to:  William J. McCrea, Director, Regional Museums, 919-807-7889, or bill.mccrea@ncdcr.gov.  Electronic versions of papers should be sent to Mr. McCrea on or before June 1, 2017.