Global History of Black Girlhood Conference

March 17-18, 2017, University of Virginia


The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference will gather an interdisciplinary network of scholars to frame the emerging field of black girl history.  The project grows out of the History of Black Girlhood Network, an informal collaboration among scholars researching the experiences of black girls from the sixteenth century to present in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

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.