Call for Proposals | Slave Dwelling Project Virtual Conference

The Slave Dwelling Project (SDP), like so many museums, historic sites, and institutions of higher learning, entered 2020 with robust and ambitious plans. We were well on our way to celebrating our 10th anniversary by organizing a fall conference on the theme “Ten Years of Changing Narratives.” But the outbreak of COVID-19 dictated the postponement of those plans and the adjustment of our work to the realities of social distancing and remote communication.

During 2020, people around the world were also confronted with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others. An array of changes followed: Confederate monuments came down; iconic images of Aunt Jemima were removed from product packaging; and some notable names were changed. 

Museums, historic sites, institutions of higher learning, and the SDP have acknowledged our shared and urgent responsibility to continue contributing to the historical narrative and addressing the issues at the heart of the present-day social justice movement. Therefore, our sixth national SDP Conference will focus on this question: What are you doing now and what will you continue to do to change the narratives in changing times?

Click the link to submit a proposal for the SDP Conference Sepember 30-October 2, 2021.