About the 2017 Symposium
The special focus of the 2017 Media & Civil Rights History Symposium is on the role of print and broadcast images in the African American freedom struggle and other civil rights struggles. While we welcome work that falls beyond the scope of the theme, we encourage scholars working in and with visual images to consider this theme as they prepare work to submit to the Symposium. We also encourage abstract submissions for work in other formats, including documentary work.
For the 2017 Symposium — our fourth biennial gathering — we have moved to our new building in the center of the campus. The historic, renovated building has state-of-the-art digital presentation technology.
Call for Paper and Panel Proposals
We are currently accepting abstract proposals for individual papers and panel sessions on all aspects of the historical relationship between media and civil rights and particularly on the Symposium theme of print and broadcast images in the African American freedom struggle and other civil rights struggles.
Submit proposals at the appropriate link below. Abstracts will be reviewed beginning on December 16 and then on a rolling basis. All decisions will be completed and notifications sent by January 16.
Deadline: January 9, 2017
Media & Civil Rights History Symposium
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208