BGHRA Call for proposals 2024

BGHRA Annual Conference Call for Proposals (CFP)

This year’s three-day, virtual event, JOY… and PAIN, will be held on February 22-25, 2024 and will be free and open to the public.“Frankie Beverly and Maze have never lied,” comments Dr. Keith Green, BGHRA Executive Director of Events & Publications. This moment, this life, in which the pairing of two simple words, joy and pain, succinctly articulates the human condition. This year’s annual BGHRA Conference: Joy…and Pain, invites us to consider what means to hold space for both, to understand that at the core, exists love.


February 22-25, 2024


We invite our collaborators and institutional partners to consider sponsoring keynotes, film screenings, and performances and welcome expressions of interest at info(at)


The BGHRA Review Committee invites proposals for panels and papers that engage the multiplicity and diversity of the transcultural experiences and cultural production of Black people of German heritage, as well as those reflecting Black experiences throughout Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe.

We invite submissions for potential twenty-minute presentations on one of three academic panels, or for presentations from graduate and undergraduate students delivered in poster format, or for participation on one of two sessions devoted to artistic and cultural activism, life writing, oral history, and memoir. Proposals for round table discussions, film screenings and performances are also welcome.

Please send a 250-350 word abstract and a CV or short biographical statement by November 20, 2023, to info(at)

Confirmations delivered by December 15, 2023.


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