This international symposium was devoted the work and legacy of Nathan Irvin Huggins (1927-1989) a distinguished American historian, author and educator. As a leading scholar in the field of African-American studies, he was W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of History and of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University as well as director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research.
2009 we shall commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nathan Irvin
Huggins’s death. In 1993 a group of leading scholars in
African-American Studies from the United States and Europe met in
Olomouc for a conference in tribute of the past Director of the DuBois
Institute of African American Research at Harvard University; at the
same time the conference participants took part in the opening of the
Nathan I. Huggins Library, for which the personal library of the Harvard
scholar, donated to Palacky University by the widow, Brenda C. Smith,
became the core and building stone.
Huggins Library has been continuously expanded through new donations and
purchases, and represents a major center of resources for anyone
interested in African-American Studies in the country and the whole
region. In 1993 Olomouc was one of the venues where the Collegium for
African American Research was shaping up in the early stage of its
symposium can help to map and sum up the development in the field of
African-American studies and consider new needs and design new
strategies and new forms of cooperation and coordinating research of the
scholars from various countries.”
Keynote speaker: Leon F. Litwack is an American historian and professor of history at the University of California Berkeley. He is the 1980 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history for his book Been In the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery.
Registration form available here.
Further information on the location, symposium format and accommodation see "Venue" section
This year's Symposium poster is available for download here.
Photo gallery available here.
Stylesheet for formatting your papers here.
Last update: November 20