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.