Deadline extended for Media & Civil Rights History Symposium proposals, award entries

19 Dec 2018 12:35 PM | Melony Shemberger (Administrator)

The deadline has been extended until Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, to submit proposals to the Media & Civil Rights History Symposium.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications of the University of South Carolina in Columbia will host the biennial symposium, scheduled for March 8-9, 2019.

The event welcomes scholars from various disciplines and approaches that address the vital relationship between civil rights and public communication from local/national/transnational contexts, perspectives and periods. The symposium will take place in conjunction with the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium.

Paper abstracts (up to 500 words) and panel sessions (up to 1,000 words) are being accepted on all aspects of the historical relationship between media and civil rights.

Abstracts for papers and research-in-progress must include a title, brief description of the research, and some primary sources.

Panel proposals must include a title, brief description of the panel and panelists. 

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/uofsc-sjmc-mcrhs or contact Dr. Kenneth Campbell, director, Media & Civil Rights History Symposium, at kcampbell@sc.edu. 

In addition, the call to submit entries for the Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History has been extended to Jan. 7.

The award recognizes the best journal article or chapter in an edited collection on the historical relationship between the media and civil rights.

Submitted articles or chapters should be works of historical scholarship and must have been published in 2017 or 2018. Submissions that address the media and civil rights from a range of local/national/transnational contexts, periods, and perspectives are encouraged.

Scholars may nominate and submit their own work or the work of others. A national panel of experts will judge the contest. 

The recipient of the award will receive a plaque and $1,000 and must present the scholarship in a featured address at the Media & Civil Rights History Symposium in March.

Email PDF of submission by Jan. 7, 2019, to the following:

Dr. Kenneth Campbell, Chair
2019 Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Email: kcampbell@sc.edu

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