Sunday, July 25, 2010

Underground Railroad Conference proposal deadline extended

Call for Proposals submission deadline extended to July 31, 2010

Abolishing Slavery in the Atlantic World: The 'Underground Railroad' in the Americas, Africa, and Europe

The Tenth Anniversary Underground Railroad Public History Conference
April 8 - 10, 2011

Organized by Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.
Hosted by Russell Sage College, Troy, New York

Where there was slavery, there was resistance, escape, and rebellion. The
Transatlantic Slave Trade (1400s to 1800s) was a global enterprise that transformed the four continents bordering the Atlantic, and that engendered the formation of a multifaceted and international Underground Railroad resistance movement. The broad geographic nature of this freedom struggle is the theme of the 2011 UGR Public History Conference. We invite proposals that address capture, enslavement, and resistance within and across borders in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, historically and contemporarily, as well as proposals that address the preservation of the voices of the past and their relationship with us today.

Proposals should be submitted by July 31, 2010
Via postal mail to URHPCR, PO Box 10851, Albany NY 12201 or via email to
For more information, visit or call 518-432-4432

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