Theme: Social Justice and the Media
The Media & Civil Rights History Symposium is accepting abstracts for research papers and panel sessions on all aspects of the historical relationship between the media and civil rights. We welcome scholars from various disciplines who address the vital relationship between civil rights and public communication. We invite work from a range of national contexts, perspectives, and periods. The symposium will be free and held virtually.
Call for Abstracts and Proposals
(Papers, Research-in-Progress and Panels)
We are accepting abstracts for papers (up to 500 words) and panel sessions (up to 1,000 words) on all aspects of the historical relationship between the media and civil rights.
Paper abstracts must include a title, a brief description of the research, the significance of the research, and examples of primary sources. Panel proposals must include a title, a brief description of the panel, the significance of the panel’s topic, and a list of confirmed panelists. The CV of the lead author or person proposing the panel is also requested.
Submission deadline: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Notification of acceptance will be made by February 1, 2021.
The Farrar Award
The symposium will also include the presentation of the 2021 Ronald T. and Gayla D. Farrar Award in Media & Civil Rights History, given biennially, to recognize the best journal article or chapter in an edited collection on the historical relationship between the media and civil rights published during the previous two years.
Registration is free, but required. Register here»
Dr. Kenneth Campbell
Media & Civil Rights History Symposium
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208