2022 Conference: Reconstructions

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables, Florida (Discount & Reservation portal),OR Marriott, Courtyard Miami, Coral Gables (Discount & Reservation portal)

The registration portal for the 2022 C19 conference, Reconstructions, to be held in Coral Gables, FL March 31-April 2 is now open on the ExOrdo site. This year the Ex Ordo registrationportal is a one-stop shop for everything conference related (a first in C19 history): registration, special events, donations to our travel fund. Along with panels and seminars, the 2022 conference will again feature Common Table — a chance for C19ers to socialize and eat dinner together with our customary bonhomie — and cluster lunches (all listed on the registration site).

The conference will be held at the Coral Gables Hyatt Regency hotel, located at 50 Alhambra Plaza Coral Gables, FL 33134. Please book your room by March 2, 2022 to ensure that you receive our discounted rate. Our group discount code is G-SNCA. To book your room, click here.

All attendees must be C19 members in good standing. To become a member, or renew your membership, click here.

Looking forward to seeing you in Coral Gables!


Program Committee

Sarah E. Chinn, Program Chair, Hunter College, CUNY
Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut
Autumn Womack, Princeton University

Onsite Coordinators

Martha Schoolman, Florida International University
John Funchion, University of Miami

CFP Update (6/16/21): The Executive Committee and Program Committee will take the occasion of the 2022 “Reconstructions” conference in Coral Gables to showcase scholarship and special events that, among other things, draw attention to and challenge the history of voter suppression in the state and question its recent ban against the instruction of critical race theory in classrooms. We encourage submissions that draw upon the rich multicultural context of the conference’s location in Miami-Dade County as well as the Black and Indigenous histories of the state.

The decision to hold C19 in Florida was made in 2019, when a substantial non-refundable deposit was placed at the Hyatt, Coral Gables for a conference in 2020. The pandemic forced us to postpone and then go virtual with the 2020 conference, but we were contractually bound to hold the next conference at the Hyatt. It would be financially disastrous for an organization of our size to lose this deposit. The original choice of location was informed by C19’s commitment to holding conferences in different regions. The last time we held a conference in the southeast was Chapel Hill in 2014. Further details on site-specific and site-responsive programming will be posted on our conference website as plans are developed and confirmed.

For more information on the conference banner, check out the Hugh Mangum Photographs collection in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, the source of the aged, but unaltered image above. For more on designer Tré Seals’s Vocal Type Co., devoted to creating typefaces that amplify “a piece of history from a specific underrepresented race, ethnicity, or gender—from the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Argentina to the Civil Rights Movement in America,” see the Vocal Type “Manifesto.”