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Benjamin A. Quarles Humanities and Social Science Institute

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6TH Annual Quarles Poster

2023 Conference Dates

Thursday, October 26 - Undergraduate High School Opening Presentation - 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, October 27 -  Keynote Conversation & Workshops - 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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Call for Proposals


The James H. Gilliam, Jr. College of Liberal Arts Students and faculty are invited to submit paper/panel/poster proposals for 6th Annual Quarles Conference scheduled for October 26 – 27, 2023 at Morgan State University. The deadline to submit proposals is September 1, 2023 by 5:00 P.M. EDT The theme of the conference is Lynching, Resistance, and the Pursuit of Justice. We invite all disciplines in the humanities to submit proposals. Generally, proposals should explore: • Racial Imbalance in the Constitution/American justice system • The Politics and Extended Definition of Lynching • The Class-Based Structure of White Supremacy • The Politics of Anti-Black Racism • Lynching as a Tool of Racial Terror • Stereotypes of the “Negro” Rapist and Murderer • The Depiction of Lynching in Art, Music, and Literature • Current research trends in Social Justice • Archival and/or digital research Morgan State University is the premier public urban research university in Maryland, known for its excellence in teaching, intensive research, effective public service, and community engagement. Morgan prepares diverse and competitive graduates for success in a global, interdependent society.