Friday, March 12, 2004

Call for Authors -- African American National Biography

African American National Biography

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Editors

The African American National Biography (AANB), a joint project of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Oxford University Press, will comprise eight volumes containing approximately 6,000 biographies.

We are commissioning articles on a diverse range of African Americans, both living and dead, renowned and unheralded, from all walks of life and from all time periods.

Biographies are signed by the author and are typically 1,000-1,500 words in length, with an honorarium of $100-$150.

If you are interested in contributing to the AANB, and are planning to attend the Organization of American Historians annual meeting in Boston, March 25-28, 2004, please visit the AANB editors at the Oxford University Press exhibit (booths 328-332).

African American Lives--the project's first publication--a one-volume collection of 600 biographies of notable African Americans, will be available at the conference.

For More Information, Contact:

Dr. John K. Bollard
Managing Editor
African American National Biography
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Harvard University
69 Dunster Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Phone: (617)-496-9547