Call for Papers | "The Great Strike: Slavery During the American Civil War" at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

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End: June 15, 2021
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The Center welcomes proposals for panels, individual papers, roundtables, video content, digital projects, and other formats such as posters and exhibits covering slavery during the Civil War. Topics may include how enslaved people experienced the war on battlefields, in hospitals, military camps, and their homes. We are interested in projects that consider enslaved people as central actors in Civil War histories, and welcome applications from undergraduate and graduate students, and encourage early-stage scholars to apply.

Professors Crystal Feimster (Yale University) and Jaime A. Martinez (UNC-Pembroke) will deliver keynote presentations.

Please submit your paper proposals (max. 500 words) and CV as well as any questions to Caroline Wood Newhall ( by June 15, 2021. Presenters will be asked to submit written papers or precís of their projects in advance, and papers will be considered for publication in an edited volume or special journal issue. A limited amount of funding to cover lodging is available for scholars without access to departmental funds. Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered.