The program, spread out over three days (9-11 June 2021), consisted of five total sessions, each featuring two presenters. Due to circumstances, the seminar took place entirely online. It included the following papers:

Jessica DeJohn Bergen (University of Texas El Paso), The Cajun Man’s Burden: Empire, Race, Identity, and Historiography 1863-1873

 Katherine Burns (University of Edinburgh, ‘My mother very often told me that I called my father Daddy Jim’: “Information Wanted” Advertisements and Fatherhood, 1880-1900

Katie Taylor (Liverpool John Moores University), ‘I am all for the out-of-doors, and all the out-of-doors is mine!’: Effie Lee Newsome and the Black Child’s Claim to Nature

 Caleb Smith (Tulane University), Race, Law, and Aluminum: Harris A. Parson and Twenty Years of Workplace Struggle

McKayla Sluga (Michigan State University), ‘The Motion Picture is Being Studied’: The Film and Sprockets Society and Documentary Cinema Education in the United States

 Laurie Manson (University of Glasgow), Fictional Representations of the Twenty-fifth Amendment

Aija Oksman (University of Edinburgh), Black Literary Womanhood Under the F.B. Eye: African American Women Writers’ Counterliterary Experience under J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I

 Amber C. Coleman (University of Arizona), ‘The Past That Is Not Past’: Understanding Art Participation for Black Women at Spelman College, Or Why We Need More Histories of Black Women’s Art Education?

Amelia Flood (Saint Louis University), Lives Between Empires: Islanders, Agents, and Activists in the Transimperial Danish West Indies/U.S. Virgin Islands, 1917-1941

Avinash Hingorani (University of Edinburgh), A Clash of Color: A Dialogue on Race, Caste, and Class in the United States and India, 1893-1954