[URBANTH-L]ANN: Manuscript Competition on the African Diaspora

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Tue May 26 13:57:34 EDT 2009

Manuscript Competition on the African Diaspora

Issues in Critical Investigation: The African Diaspora (ICI) is pleased to 
announce our inaugural 2009 competition for the best book manuscripts or 
manuscripts of linked essays written by an untenured professor on the 
general topic of the global African Diaspora and produced in any field of 
the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

Manuscripts will be read and closely evaluated by senior professors in the 
relevant fields and the winners announced each spring. In the fall, an 
annual symposium will be convened at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, 
Tenn. when winners and finalists will present seminars on their topics. The 
winners of the two prizes-the Anna Julia Cooper Prize in the Humanities and 
the Ida B. Wells Prize in the Social Sciences-will each receive $3,000 and 
the option for a book contract with Vanderbilt University Press.

All submissions must be emailed to ici at vanderbilt.edu, June 1 - 30, 2009 
with the subject line "Submission." Do NOT send full manuscripts at this 
time. Please include the following:
-cover letter
-proposal with a prospectus and book outline

Candidates will be notified by July 15 if they are invited to submit a full 
manuscript. All submissions must be exclusive submissions to ICI for the 
duration of the contest.

Hortense J. Spillers, executive director
Brenna Hansen, program coordinator
Vanderbilt University
Station B # 351654
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235

Email: ici at vanderbilt.edu
Visit the website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ICI 

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