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We welcome your call for proposals or papers for upcoming meetings, conferences, or writing projects within the field of US history. Please submit your announcement using this form.

Gone with the Wind

Submission deadline: November 15, 2017. The Southern Quarterly invites submissions exploring this iconic film, including responses to the film from reviewers and famous writers in non-English speaking countries; the film and World War II; the ways the film has been reinterpreted in other media; recasting gender/racial roles; etc. Submit manuscripts online at www.usm.edu/soq, where guidelines and the full call for papers can also be found. The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture, including the Caribbean and Latin America.

Posted: April 18, 2017
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Historians Tell Their Stories: Family and Nation during the F.D.R. Years

In today's United States, the conflict between conservatives and progressives, traditionalists and modernists, dominates politics and regularly paralyzes the governing process. The origins of this divide can be traced back to various times in American history, but were particularly resurgent during the periods comprising the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration (the Great Depression, New Deal, and to a lesser degree World War II). Even today, a split remains between members of families for whom Roosevelt personified the devil and those for whom he was a true hero, for whom Eleanor Roosevelt was a traitor to conservative visions of womanhood and those for whom she was an independent and strong individual who served as role model for young professional women. Seen through the dual prism that historians can bring to family history and national history, aspects of the Roosevelt presidency provide spaces in which the meaning of American conservativism and progressivism (with both small "p" and capital "P") can be explored. Through the telling of their family histories during these years what light can historians shed on some of the origins of this rift? Where are the intersections between the work of professional historians and family memories of life during the Roosevelt period?


One inspiration for this project comes from the late historians Roy Rosenzweig and David Thelen's 1998 book, The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life. Rosenzweig and Thelen sought to uncover what they called the American "popular historical consciousness at its most obvious source – the perspectives of a cross section of Americans." (5) In exploring attitudes towards professional history, they pointed out that Americans they interviewed "placed national events within their familial stories or made national personages into familiar figures in personal narrative.... Popular historical narratives veered off in different directions from the textbook narratives of linear progress associated with capital "H" history. Americans engaged larger pasts on their own terms." (116)


As professional historians themselves are members of the larger American public whose memories and attitudes Rosenzweig and Thelen investigated, this book explores the connections historians create between past and present, family history and the nation's history. How do professional historians tell family stories? What surprises do their tellings reveal? How has their disciplinary perspective been affected by their family history? My hope is that historians will use their knowledge of history to broaden and place into context their family stories. This would illuminate both sides of the historical narrative, both national and familial. It would allow professional writers and teachers of history to share their personal pasts. It would also demonstrate that in spite of Rosenzweig and Thelen's finding that the general public has little taste or even use for professional history, perhaps historians do know how to tell a good story after all.


Proposals of no more than 300 words should be sent to Marie Bolton (Associate Professor of American History, University Clermont Auvergne/CHEC, France) at marie.bolton@uca.fr along with a brief cv by July 1, 2017.

Posted: April 18, 2017
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Journal of Festive Studies

The Journal of Festive Studies, a new peer-reviewed journal published under the auspices of H-Net (the interdisciplinary forum for scholars in the humanities and social sciences located at Michigan State University), invites submissions for its first issue, scheduled for March 2018.

The journal's stated aim is to draw together all academics who share an interest in festivities, including but not limited to holiday celebrations, family rituals, carnivals, religious feasts, processions and parades, and civic commemorations. The editors in chief -- Ellen Litwicki, Professor of History at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Aurélie Godet, Associate Professor of US History at Paris Diderot University -- welcome submissions of original research and analysis from both established and emerging scholars worldwide. Besides traditional academic essays, authors may submit video and photo essays, archival notes, opinion pieces, as well as contributions that incorporate digital media such as visualizations and interactive timelines and maps. Academic essays should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words; other pieces should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. When submitting, please indicate whether the work is to be peer-reviewed as an article or whether yo u would like to offer something in a different format.

For its first issue, the journal will look at festive studies as an emerging academic sub-field since the late 1960s and seeks submissions that consider some of the methods and theories that scholars have relied on to apprehend festive practices across the world. The specific contributions of the historical, geographical, sociological, anthropological, ethnological, psychological, and economic disciplines to the study of festivities may be explored but, more importantly, authors should offer guidelines on how to successfully integrate them. Contributors may also choose to focus on some of the methodological issues faced by scholars doing qualitative research on festivities across the globe. Finally, authors may reflect on whether conclusions about festivities can be derived from the thousands of case studies that are produced every year by scholars, government agents, city officials, and various stakeholders. Can cross-cultural, interdisciplinary theoretical paradigms still be expect ed to emerge from this growing literature?

All texts should be sent by November 1 2017 to submissions-festive-studies@mail.h-net.msu.edu, complete with the author's bio and an abstract of c. 250 words. Please consult the guidelines for authors in advance of submission, and please contact Ellen Litwicki (litwicki@fredonia.edu) or Aurélie Godet (augodet@yahoo.com) for questions concerning the call for papers or suggestions about the journal.

For More Information: https://networks.h-net.org/h-celebration

Posted: April 18, 2017
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Trump, the Media, and Communities of Color

CFP: Long Beach Indie Film, Media, and Music Conference
Location: Long Beach, CA (Hilton Long Beach Hotel/Cinemark at the Pike Theaters)
Dates: August 30-September 3, 2017
Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2017

Embracing global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Conference invites individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, journalism, digital media, or the entertainment industry broadly defined.

We are also issuing a special call for papers interrogating or celebrating the following themes broadly defined:

• Gender, Race, and the Entertainment Industry
• Moonlight: Reflections, Imperfections, and Impact
• Narratives of Young Men of Color in Film, Media, and Music
• Trump, the Media, and Communities of Color

The conference takes place during the five-day Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival in Long Beach, California (August 30-September 3, 2017). A 20-minute drive from Hollywood and a 2-minute walk to the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach Indie brings together scholars, creative professionals, and entertainment industry leaders, for five days of screenings, panels, parties, concerts, and special events.

The official conference venues are the Hilton Hotel Long Beach, the Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, and select high end venues throughout scenic downtown Long Beach.

Individual paper proposals should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the professional credentials/affiliations of the author/presenter.
Panels should include a maximum 200-word abstract plus the specific titles of each individual paper and the professional credentials/affiliations of chair, presenters, and discussant/commentator. Chairs can also serve as a presenter on the panel.
Abstract Deadline: April 15, 2017
To submit go to: www.longbeachindie.com
Send direct inquiries to: info@longbeachindie.com

For More Information: http://www.longbeachindie.com

Posted: April 18, 2017
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OAH Receives Mellon Grant for 2018 Annual Meeting

The Organization of American Historians recently received a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to increase the reach of the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting.

The OAH Amplified Initiative will broaden the meeting's audience and continue conversations beyond the walls of the in-person meeting. The Mellon grant will allow the work presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting to become available to a broader audience, allowing instructors to engage with new ideas in their classrooms and researchers to access and cite the scholarship presented. Digital audio recordings of the sessions will provide the foundation for this amplified meeting initiative.

The OAH is excited to provide this opportunity to amplify the work of historians both inside the historical community and beyond it.

Read more about the grant and the changes to the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting here.

Posted: February 17, 2017
Tagged: News of the Organization, Calls for Papers, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Seminars at the Massachusetts Historical Society

The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston invites proposals for four of its 2017-2018 seminar series: the Boston Area Seminar in Early American History, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Boston Seminar in Modern American Society and Culture (formerly the Immigration and Urban History Seminar), and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, co-sponsored by the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe. Each series meets between 4 and 7 times during the academic year. Sessions typically focus on the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Topics may extend beyond the reach of the MHS collections. Papers must be available for circulation at least a month before the seminar date. Each committee would like to fill at least two sessions through this CFP. To be considered for a slot, please send your CV and a one-page précis of your paper by March 15 to Conrad E. Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or t o cwright@masshist.org. In your proposal, please indicate when your paper will be available for distribution. If there are special scheduling conditions, such as a planned trip to Boston or an extended period when you cannot make a presentation, please so indicate in your proposal. For additional information visit https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/seminars

Posted: February 13, 2017
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“Voices of Dissent”: Social Movements and Political Protest in Post-war America

On the evening of April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a historic speech before a crowd of 3,000 people at Manhattan's Riverside Church. In his speech, entitled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence," King condemned the Vietnam War and American Cold War policy and characterized the U.S. government as the "greatest purveyor of violence in the world". Describing Vietnam a "victim [of] deadly Western arrogance", King detailed the war's devastating effects on both America's and Vietnam's poor, and declared that it was a moral imperative for opponents of the war to use "every creative method of protest possible" to halt the war through non-violent means.

On June 2 2017, the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King's Riverside Church speech, the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford is holding a broad inter-disciplinary conference which considers the role that social movements and political protest have played in shaping post-war U.S. history. The conference welcomes papers from scholars at any stage of their career. Proposals are encouraged on topics relating to the politics and culture of protest and dissent in the United States since the 1960s. However, priority may be given to submissions that are broadly concerned with Dr Martin Luther King Jr., the Cold War, or the anti-Vietnam War movement.

Proposals of no more than 300 words, accompanied by a 2-page C.V., should be sent to the organizer (Daniel Rowe) at daniel.rowe@history.ox.ac.uk no later than February 24, 2017. Proposals for individual papers or full panels are welcome. Accepted participants will be notified by mid March.

For More Information: http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/CfP%20Voices%20of%20Dissent.pdf

Posted: January 26, 2017
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Oral History Association Annual Meeting 2017

The Oral History Association is accepting proposals for its 2017 meeting to be held October 4-7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme is Engaging Audiences: Oral History and the Public. Read the Call for Papers and instructions for submitting at http://www.oralhistory.org/annual-meeting/2017-call-for-papers/. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2017.

Posted: January 11, 2017
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'Techniques of the Corporation' Conference, University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Techniques of the Corporation"

4-6 May 2017, University of Toronto

How do corporations know themselves and their world? Over the last 150 years, corporations, like universities and laboratories, have generated an abundance of knowledge-making techniques in the form of psychological tests, efficiency technologies, scenario planning, and logistical systems. As dominant forms of the last century, corporations are assembled with instruments, infrastructures, and interventions that arrange and rearrange the dynamics of capitalism. These techniques of the corporation have filtered into our daily lives, influencing everyday understandings of self, inequality, environment, and society.

Techniques of the Corporation will assemble an interdisciplinary network of established and emerging scholars whose work contributes to the critical study of the techniques, epistemologies, and imaginaries of the 20th-century corporation. This conference aims to foster a timely conversation between Science and Technology Studies (STS) approaches and the recent histories of capitalism. We treat the corporation in the same way that historians of science and STS scholars have approached science, colonialism, and militarism as generative sites for knowledge production, value-making, and technopolitics. The conference takes as its starting place North American corporations with the understanding that corporations are multinational forms with complex transnational histories. Building from the recent history of capitalism, we attend to the entangled genealogies of corporations with slavery, exploitation, environmental destruction, colonialism, and inequality.

Hosted by the Technoscience Research Unit at the University of Toronto, this event will be an intimate multi-day conversation between established and emerging scholars in the fields of STS, history of science, and the history of capitalism. Techniques of the Corporation will be headlined by keynote speaker Joseph Dumit, and features invited talks by Dan Bouk, Elspeth Brown, Deborah Cowen, Orit Halpern, Louis Hyman, Michelle Murphy, Martha Poon, and Elise Thorburn. The conference will be an immersive experience in the Greater Toronto Area with meals and cocktails provided.

We invite emerging and established scholars in diverse fields (including business history; labour history; anthropology; geography; economic sociology; media studies; critical race studies; architecture studies; feminist and sexuality studies; environmental studies; and cultural studies) to explore the techniques, epistemologies, and imaginaries of corporations. Our overall goal is to crystallize a new field, culminating in a field-defining publication. We welcome work on corporate practices that exceed calculative logics, such as work on social relations, affective and psychological states, and speculative futurities. In addition to traditional papers, the conference encourages creative methods to query corporate forms, including art installations, videos, interactive multimedia projects, and role-playing games. Applications for travel assistance will be arranged after acceptance.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words and a CV to the conference organizers at corporatetechniques@gmail.com by 13 January 2017.

For More Information: http://corporatetechniques.com/

Posted: January 6, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers


2018 OAH Annual Meeting, Sacramento - Call for Proposals

"The Forms of History"--Encouraging proposals from all periods and subjects of American history, the program committee also encourages colleagues to address explicitly the form in which they conceive and present their work.

Read about the exciting changes to affect the Annual Meeting in Sacramento.

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Posted: January 3, 2017
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2017 NPS National Underground Railroad Conference - Call for Proposals

The OAH is pleased to be partnering with the National Park Service's Network to Freedom Program to help support the 2017 National Underground Railroad Conference. The conference, "On the Edge of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands," will be held in Cambridge, Maryland, May 18-21, 2017.

More information about this year's theme and the conference, including hotel and registration information, can be found at: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/call-for-proposals.htm

The deadline for the receipt of proposals is January 31, 2017, and proposals should be submitted online at: http://www.oah.org/ugrr/

Posted: December 20, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers


2017 Conference on Illinois History

Call for Papers and Proposals for Teacher Workshops
19th Annual Conference on Illinois History
October 5 & 6, 2017
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield

The Conference on Illinois History is accepting paper or panel proposals on any aspect of Illinois's history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology. The Conference especially welcomes submissions exploring the upcoming bicentennial of statehood. We encourage submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.

Proposals are also being accepted for teacher workshops. If you are a teacher who has created an innovative, comprehensive, or timely curriculum on an aspect of Illinois's history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology, please share your expertise with other teachers at the conference.

The deadline for proposals is May 1, 2017.

To submit your proposal for a paper, panel, or teacher workshop, please send:
• A one-page summary of the topic, including a description of the major primary and secondary sources used.
• A one-page resume for each participant.

Send proposals to: Christian McWhirter, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701, or Christian.mcwhirter@illinois.gov.

For more information, call 217-785-9132 or visit: https://www2.illinois.gov/ihpa/Involved/Pages/Conference.aspx

Posted: December 19, 2016
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Call for Proposals for November 2017 National Humanities Conference

National Humanities Conference
The Federation of State Humanities Councils & The National Humanities Alliance
Call for Proposals
Boston, Massachusetts
Thursday, November 2, 2017 through Sunday November 5, 2017

The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are pleased to announce the 2017 National Humanities Conference. The National Humanities Conference brings the humanities community together as a whole to explore how we can achieve broader public impact and advance the role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges.

The 2017 conference asks how humanities practitioners and scholars can deepen, expand, and even re-envision the public role of the humanities. Increasingly, humanists are working to ensure that scholarship, pedagogy, public programs, and preservation play a key role in addressing complex issues of public concern. Cutting-edge scholarship has engendered productive public conversation on divisive issues. Public humanities programs have addressed challenges ranging from climate change to closing the achievement gap. Preservation projects have created the foundations to explore community identity and placemaking. New trends in pedagogy—both at the K-12 and college levels—challenge students to integrate the humanities and STEM in order to think about social and scientific problems holistically and develop novel solutions. These projects take on a multitude of shapes, but they are all impact-driven and all have the humanities at their core.

Together, we will explore these practices and identify ways that a wide-range of collaborations might be drawn on to think even more expansively about the humanities and public life. Building on the 2016 conference's outcomes, we will explore how collaborative approaches can expand the ways that scholars work in a public context; showcase the importance of the humanities in addressing local and global challenges; redefine and expand audiences; and enable new approaches to case-making that draw on quantitative and qualitative data to tell the story of the humanities. We will also examine how collaborations that extend beyond the humanities community—to civic and community organizations, government agencies, STEM fields, and the private sector—create new areas of impact.

For More Information: http://tinyurl.com/gwbnqsv

Deadline for submitting proposals: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Posted: December 12, 2016
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Frank Lloyd Wright and the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts

At the turn of the century, the Buffalo, NY region was an innovative hub of U.S. industry as well as the epicenter of the American Arts and Crafts movement. The area boasted the lion's share of the most influential figures in American Arts and Crafts such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rohlfs, Gustav Stickley, Adelaide Robineau, Elbert Hubbard, Dard Hunter, Karl Kipp, among so many others—not to mention Buffalo Pottery, Heintz Metalwork, The Arts and Crafts Shop, etc. On the occasion of the 150th birthday of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this international conference seeks to address the relation between Buffalo's Arts and Crafts innovators, the industrial prowess and character of the region, and the forces that shaped the Buffalo School of Arts and Crafts in this country and abroad.

Please visit www.art.buffalo.edu/buffaloschoolconference for more information. We invite scholars and graduate students to submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) along with a CV by April 15th, 2017. Sponsored travel and accommodations available for selected participants.

Posted: December 9, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers


2017 Muted Voices Conference

Remembering Muted Voices:
Conscience, Dissent, Resistance, and Civil Liberties in World War I through Today
October 19-22, 2017
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Kansas City, MO, USA

On April 6, 1917 the USA entered World War I. A hundred years later in 2017 this Symposium nremembers the muted voices of those who resisted the Great War and the implications of these
stories for today.

Call for Papers
We are now inviting paper proposals for the World War I Symposium. Details of the Call for Papers can be found at https://www.theworldwar.org/remembering-muted-voices. The deadline for paper proposals is March 20, 2017. Please send proposals to John Roth johndr@goshen.edu.

Event Information
An overview of the whole project is available at: https://theworldwar.s3.amazonaws.com/prod/s3fs-public/MutedVoicesOverview.pdf

A draft program, with keynote speakers, is also available at https://theworldwar.s3.amazonaws.com/prod/s3fs-public/MutedVoicesShortProgram.pdf

Event Co-Sponsors
American Civil Liberties Union; American Friends Service Committee; Baptist Peace Fellowship; Brethren Historical Library and Archives; Bruderhof Communities; Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council; Historians against the War; Community of Christ Seminary; Hutterian Communities (3); John Whitmer Historical Association; Peace History Society; Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Tabor College, KS; Mennonite Central Committee, US; Mennonite Historical Society; Mennonite Quarterly Review; National World War I Museum and Memorial; Plough Quarterly; The Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College.

*Co-sponsors are supporting multidisciplinary scholarship on aspects of resistance and dissent in World War I and subsequent events. Co-sponsorship does not imply endorsement of any particular theological, ideological, or political perspective that might be aired at this academic conference.

Further information: Andrew Bolton abolton@cofchrist.org Cell: (+1 USA) 816 739 4986

Posted: December 7, 2016
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Inheritance Practices in the 20th Century

Workshop at the German Historical Institute Washington, DC
"Inheritance Practices in the 20th Century"

Tentative dates: 9/14/2017 – 9/16/2017
Conveners: Jürgen Dinkel (University of Gießen), Simone Lässig (GHI Washington), Vanessa Ogle (University of Pennsylvannia)

Topic
American baby boomers stand to inherit about $11.6 trillion in the coming years. The distribution of this wealth will be highly unequal, however. Households in the wealthiest decile will receive by far the biggest inheritances, an estimated $1.5 million per heir on average. By contrast, heirs in the poorest decile will receive an average of $27,000. Enormous and unequal intergenerational wealth transfers are expected in other regions of the world as well.
Despite the substantial contribution of inheritance practices to social inequality in societies and individual families, we know very little about the distribution of inherited money and assets in the period since the late nineteenth century. Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century has spurred heightened interest in the question of inherited wealth and its relation to rising inequality over the course of the past century.
Although historians have published extensively on inheritance law and practices in earlier periods in a variety of world regions and among different social groups, the twentieth century remains largely unexplored. This workshop thus seeks to bring together the history of inheritance and contemporary history. We want to examine and compare how property and property rights were distributed upon death in different world regions, urban settings, and social groups from the late nineteenth century to the present. We want to analyze how wealth transfers influenced family and kinship in terms of individual life plans, intra-family relations (including sibling and gender dynamics), intergenerational relations, questions of race, social inequality, notions of risk and entrepreneurship, and mobility (including transnational migration). While the legal frameworks for inheritance are important and will be considered in connection with the questions the workshop address, we are primarily interest ed in inheritance practices. Specifically, we seek to analyze what strategies (wills, trusts, inheritance agreements, etc.) testators used to distribute which parts of their property to which heirs and what factors determined their choice of heirs and the apportionment of property and assets among them. We are also interested in increasingly common strategies used to minimize different taxes on inheritances, such as the use of tax havens and low-tax jurisdictions for setting up trusts and the like. Additional questions include: What significance did kinship possess vis-à-vis personal relationships with persons who were not kin to the testator? What conditions were placed on inheritances and what role did inheritance play in the lives of the heirs?
By examining inheritance practices, the workshop aims to provide new insights into the structure and meaning of personal networks (like family and kinship relations) in the twentieth century. The workshop's focus on inherited property is also intended to shed new light on continuities and discontinuities in social inequality in families and in societies. Finally, the workshop will explore the interdependence between public, social, and economic welfare structures, on the one hand, and private family and kinship networks, on the other hand, in the modern age.

We seek papers that deal with one or more of the following groups of questions:

1. Social differentiation: Which kinds of relationships influenced inheritance practices (age, gender, social milieu, religion, generation, status, race, cultural, political, and legal context)? What impact did inheritance practices have on the structure of social milieus and family networks? In certain colonial and post-colonial contexts as well as in some countries, including the United States, anti-miscegenation laws at times prohibited passing on inheritances to spouses and offspring from interracial marriages. How did inheritance practices contribute to the growth and reproduction of social and racial inequality?

2. Property: How did the amount and composition of wealth to be passed down affect inheritance practices? What if there was no property? What about the inheritance of debts? How did the relative significance of different types of property change over the course of the twentieth century? What impact did the rise of finance and financialization have on inheritance?

3. Social actors: What forms did estate planning take over the course of the twentieth century? How did the outlooks of testators and heirs toward the future affect inheritance practices? How did expectations of an inheritance (or of not receiving an inheritance) affect the life planning of heirs? What organizations and professionals – so-called wealth managers – (lawyers, accountants, bankers, notaries, religious institutions) influenced the transfer of wealth in the twentieth century?

4. Periodization: The history of bequeathing and inheriting has barely been periodized. What continuities and/or discontinuities can we see in inheritance practices during the twentieth century? How might we periodize and explain possible changes?

Format
Papers will be pre-circulated four weeks in advance, and at the workshop participants will deliver short introductory remarks to start the discussion. These remarks will be no longer than ten minutes. A publication might follow. The language of the papers and the workshop will be English.
The GHI will provide a lump sum to participants for travel, and we are currently seeking further financial support. To apply, please send a 500 word abstract and a one-page cv to fabricius@ghi-dc.org by Feb 28, 2017. If you have further questions please contact Jürgen Dinkel: dinkel@ghi.dc.org

For More Information: http://www.ghi-dc.org

Posted: December 6, 2016
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Tustenegee Spring 2017 Journal Call for Papers

The Tustenegee, a history journal published by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, provides a platform for researchers, academics, professionals, students, and history enthusiasts to share articles with other history enthusiasts and the general public. Articles should explore historic events, people, places, and themes related to Florida and/or Palm Beach County. The Tustenegee and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County welcomes and invites the submission of original articles in the subfields of history with an emphasis on Palm Beach County history. Contributions from allied disciplines are encouraged when concerned with Florida history subjects and the geographical scope of Florida and adjacent regions.

Abstract submission: Please submit abstracts in PDF format by email to rgualtieri@hspbc.org and provide author's full name, email and Post Office addresses, phone number, and, if applicable, organization or other affiliation. Abstracts are due by January 20, 2017. Once the abstract has been reviewed, the author(s) will be notified by email whether it has been accepted for publication. If accepted, additional instructions will be sent about images, author(s) biography, and photographs. The Historical Society of Palm Beach County reserves the right to edit all articles. Submissions should follow the Chicago Manual Style for writing. Authors are not paid for their manuscripts; however, copies of the Tustenegee issue that includes the published article are provided to authors free of charge after the issue has been mailed to Historical Society members. Past published journals and additional submission requirements can be found at www.pbchistoryonline.org/page/history-online-journal.

Posted: November 30, 2016
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Transatlantic Studies Association 16th Annual Conference

University College Cork, Ireland

July 10-12, 2017

Established in 2002, the TSA is a broad network of scholars who use the 'transatlantic' as a frame of reference for their work in political, economic, cultural, historical, enviromental, literary, and IR/security studies. All transatlantic-themed paper and panel proposals from these and related disciplines are welcome.

This conference thus welcomes papers in the following areas:

  1. History
  2. International Relations and Security Studies
  3. Literature, Film and Culture
  4. Planning and the Enviroment
  5. Economics
  6. Proposals that investigate the 'transatlantic' and explore it through frames of reference such as ideology, empire, race, religion, migration, political mobilisation, or social movements
  7. Proposals that incorporate perspectives that involve north-south and south-south transatlantic connections, as well as north-north

Both panel proposals and individual papers are welcome. Panel proposals are encouraged to include a discussant. New members and junior scholars are especially welcome. 

Please send individual paper proposals (a 300 word abstract + brief CV) and complete panel proposals (300 word overview + 300 word abstracts for the papers + brief CVs) to the conference email tsacork2017@gmail.com

Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 3 February 2017

We aim to make a decision on your proposal within three weeks. 

The Conference Location: 

University College Cork is located in Cork, Ireland along the southern coast of the country. The Transatlantic Studies Association has been to Cork twice before in 2007 and 2012 which attracted above average numbers of delegates. The conference site and university is within walking distance of the city, and within short distances to beautiful seaside towns and beaches and coastal, forest and hill walks. Cork Airport is accessible from a number of European hubs and Dublin and Shannon serve as connections to flights from the United States and elsewhere. Train and bus services connect these airports with Cork. 

Accommodation:

Accommodation in Cork is affordable across the spectrum, including hotels, B&Bs and Student halls of residence. Cork can be busy in the summertime, so it is advisable to book your accommodation early. We have secured accommodation as part of the conference package. This will be available to delegates when registering for the conference on a first come first served basis. For those wishing to make their own arrangements, a list of B&Bs and other hotels will be made available on the conference website.

Conference proposals should be directed to the conference address:

tsacork2017@gmail.com

For further information or enquiries please contact the following:

Chair of TSA/Local Organiser: Professor David Ryan: David.Ryan@ucc.ie

Further details will soon be posted to the Association's website:

http://www.transatlanticstudies.com/

 

Posted: November 30, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Call for Papers: Revisiting the Summer of Love

Revisiting the Summer of Love, Rethinking the Counterculture:
An Academic Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love
July 27 - 29, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017
www.summerofloveconference.org

Northwestern University's Center for Civic Engagement and the California Historical Society invite scholars to submit paper proposals for this interdisciplinary conference celebrating and reexamining the Summer of Love and its associated events, contexts, and implications.

As an interdisciplinary meeting, the conference welcomes scholars from all interested fields and theoretical perspectives. Suggested topics include art, from drama and dance to poster art and music; writers and writing, including New Journalism and contemporary theorists; minorities and marginalized populations; GLBT and gender issues; urban studies; and implications of the Summer of Love on today's social movements.

Professors, independent scholars, students, and professionals working outside of the academy are welcome to participate. Adjunct professors and graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply. Limited assistance is available for graduate students and adjunct faculty to help defray the costs of conference participation.

Proposals include an abstract of up to 250 words and a brief bio of no more than 150 words and are due by January 15, 2017.

Learn More & Submit a Proposal: www.summerofloveconference.org

Posted: November 28, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers


U.S. Catholic Historian Issue on Athletics

U.S. Catholic Historian
Future Issue: Athletics

For thirty-five years the U.S. Catholic Historian has published theme-based issues relevant to the history of American Catholicism. An upcoming issue will address the theme of athletics. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, studies of the following:

• Historical studies of U.S. Catholic participation, ownership, or coaching of athletics, including professional and collegiate levels, etc.
• Biographical studies of Catholic athletes.
• Athletics at Catholic colleges and universities.
• Role of American Catholic ethnics in the development of sports.
• Catholic contributions to the "muscular Christianity" movement.
• Athletics at parish and diocesan level, i.e. Catholic Youth Organization teams and leagues and parish-based sports/recreation centers.
• U.S. Catholic involvement in the Olympics.

Scholars considering a submission are asked to contact the editor, Fr. David Endres at DEndres@Athenaeum.edu before preparing a contribution. Approximate length is 7,000-10,000 words. We ask for submissions by November 1, 2017 and look forward to hearing from potential contributors.

For More Information: http://cuapress.cua.edu/journals/usch.cfm

Posted: November 21, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers