Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

March 17-18, 2017, University of Virginia

The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference gathered more than forty scholars, artists and activists to present recent research, creative works, and political organizing that places the emerging field of black girls’ history within a global framework.  Presentations focused on black girls’ pasts in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, addressing themes including kinship, bondage, activism, justice, pleasure, play, and representation.  The conference included a keynote panel on “Global Black Girl Politics,” an undergraduate research symposium, and a reading by Tayari Jones from her novel Silver Sparrow.

A video of the keynote panel is available here.

For more information on the conference please contact globalblackgirlhood@gmail.com

For more on the History of Black Girlhood Network, please visit https://historyofblackgirlhood.org

To view list of speakers please visit https://globalhistoryofblackgirlhood.org/conference-speakers/

Conference funding generously provided by the following programs and departments at the University of Virginia the Page Barbour Fund, the Center for Global Inquiry & Innovation, the Clay Endowment for the Humanities, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies, the Office of African-American Affairs, the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University, the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity, Youth-Nex, the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, the Office of the Provost, the Vice Provost for the Arts, the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Architecture, the Power, Violence and Inequality Collective, the America’s Center, the IDEA Initiative, the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, the Center for German Studies, College Council, the Black Law Students Association, Women of Color at the University of Virginia School of Law, the Departments of Women, Gender & Sexuality, History, English, Art, and French; at Harvard University, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and the NEA Big Read.