Call for Papers | 2022 Research Symposium: Cemeteries in Context, Local to Global

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End: July 15, 2022
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The Woodland Cemetery and African American Burial Ground Historic Preservation Project and the Legacy Council at Clemson University are pleased to invite you to participate in our second annual Research Symposium. This year’s theme, “Historic Cemeteries in Cultural Contexts, Local to Global,” encompasses the broadest conception of burial grounds, from local cemeteries to shipwrecks on the seafloor.


We encourage proposals from the public, professionals, scholars, and graduate students of all disciplines. Proposals may be for panels or individual papers that address one or more of the following topics. We especially encourage submissions that are interdisciplinary and collaborative, incorporate diverse viewpoints, or feature projects working toward restorative justice.


  • Panel proposals should include a title, 50-word summary of the panel theme, a 250-word summary of each presentation or paper, and a 2-page c.v./resume for each participant. Panels will run 75 minutes and should include at least three presenters and a chair.
  • Individual paper proposals should include your name, a paper title, a 250-word summary of the paper and how it addresses the symposium theme, and a 2-page c.v./resume. Paper proposals will be grouped into panels if accepted.
  • Proposals should be sent to by July 15, 2022.