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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.

British Historians of Women in the Americas

The British Historians of Women in the Americas (BHWA) will hold their annual conference on Wednesday July 6, 2011 at Brunel University, West London, and will run in parallel with the Feminist and Women?s Studies Association?s Futures of Feminism conference. For more information, contact Rachel Ritchie rachel.ritchie@brunel.ac.uk

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Posted: April 8, 2011
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2011 National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Conference

The National Park Service and the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program invites proposals for its 2011 conference to be held in Clermont County, Ohio, June 15-18.

More information is available at: http://www.ugrconference.com

Posted: April 8, 2011
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White House History

White House History, the journal of the White House Historical Association, is published twice each year and features articles on the historic White House, especially those that relate to the building itself, its uses, and life as lived there through the years. Authors interested in submitting an article are asked to complete the White House History abstract submission form available online. Abstracts are due March 1, 2011. For more information, please visit:

More information is available at: http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_publications/publications_whitehousehistory-call.html

Posted: January 26, 2011
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Great Lakes History Conference

The 37th annual Great Lakes History Conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University, will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on October 7-8, 2011. The Great Lakes History Conference is a general history conference with an interdisciplinary emphasis. The program committee seeks panels and papers on the history of education broadly considered, from national and transnational perspectives, with particular focus on providing a historical context to current crises in education, whether at the elementary and secondary level or in higher education. For more information and a link to the conference, visit the Grand Valley State University History Department website at:

More information is available at: http://www.gvsu.edu/history

Posted: January 26, 2011
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Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

Expositions is an online journal where scholars from various disciplines gather as colleagues to converse about common texts and questions in the humanities. Expositions seeks to publish two types of contributions: articles that either have an interdisciplinary character and appeal or are exemplary in their respective disciplines while being of interest to those from other disciplines or notes, insights and reflections on Teaching the Great Books that benefit teaching, research, and the life of the academy. For submission guidelines contact managing editor Greg Hoskins (). For more information visit

More information is available at: http://expositions.journals.villanova.edu

Posted: January 26, 2011
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Historians of Twentieth Century United States (1890-present)

The Historians of the Twentieth Century United States has issued a call for papers for its fourth annual conference to be held at St. Anne?s College, University of Oxford, in July 2011. Proposals from scholars outside the United Kingdom as well as those undertaking postgraduate study are especially welcome.

More information is available at: http://www.hotcus.org.uk

Posted: December 6, 2010
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Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

The thirty-third annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) will meet in Philadelphia, July 14-17, 2011. The Program Committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of the history and culture of the early American republic. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2010.

More information is available at: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/ctfriend/SHEAR1.htm

Posted: November 12, 2010
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Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Writers of the Second World War

Contributors are needed for a monograph on American war correspondents during World War II. This monograph is already under contract (Dictionary of Literary Biography) and due for production by the end of 2010. Please direct proposals and inquiries to Professor Jeffery B. Cook, Department of History, North Greenville University, by e-mail at jcook@ngu.edu

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Posted: November 12, 2010
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Joint Journalism Historians Conference

The American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division invite submissions for completed papers, research in progress, or panel discussions for presentation at the Joint Journalism Historians Conference–the American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division joint spring meeting.

More information is available at: http://journalism.nyu.edu

Posted: November 12, 2010
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Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts

The Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts on all facets of the history of Illinois and its citizens. Contributions in social, political, economic, and cultural history are welcome, as are related midwestern and Civil War topics, the history of the Northwest Territory, and Illinois biography. Articles for publication are carefully chosen by the editors, who solicit the comments of at least two referees. Articles are judged on their quality and depth of research, originality, significance of the subject matter, and appropriateness for the JIH.

More information is available at: http://www.illinoishistory.gov/journal.htm

Posted: September 27, 2010
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Call for Papers: Southern Labor Studies Conference

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University, the 15th Southern Labor Studies Conference proposes to turn a similar self-critical gaze on the materials labor historians rely on to produce the field of labor history.

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Posted: August 26, 2010
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Call for Papers: Popular Music Histories

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music welcomes proposals concerning all facets of popular music in the United States. and abroad, but especially encourage submissions that address the themes: canonical histories; alternative histories; archival approaches; historical methods; and local histories. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2010.

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Posted: August 26, 2010
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Call for Papers: Heidelberg Center for American Studies 8th Annual Spring Academy Conference

The eighth Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) Spring Academy on American History, Culture, and Politics will be held from March 21—25, 2011. The HCA invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects.

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Posted: August 26, 2010
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Roger Williams University—Call for Papers

Roger Williams University is seeking papers for its third conference on religion and the state. Researchers are invited to submit from any academic fields, especially, though not exclusively, from history, political science, literature, and religious studies. The conference, entitled “Religion and the State in the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and America,” will be held April 13, 2011, at the university. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2010.

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Posted: July 19, 2010
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Pennsylvania History: A Call for Civil War Papers

Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, is seeking paper submissions for a 2011 special issue on the Civil War and Reconstruction in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. Papers concentrating on Pennsylvania history as well as papers on the broader Mid-Atlantic region are encouraged.

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Posted: July 19, 2010
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Vernacular Architecture Forum: Call for Papers

The Vernacular Architecture Forum invites paper proposals for its 2011 annual meeting in Falmouth, Jamaica. Papers should address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide. Submissions on all vernacular topics are welcome, but papers that explore topics related to the conference theme of heritage tourism are encouraged. The deadline for paper proposals is September 13, 2010.

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Posted: July 13, 2010
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International Conference on the History of Freemasonry

Call for papers: The Third International Conference on the History of Freemasonry.

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Posted: April 28, 2010
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Call for Papers: New Directions in Long Beach Studies

Papers are invited for the first annual Long Beach Community Studies Conference to be held September 11, 2010 at the Historical Society of Long Beach, California.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
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Submission deadline extended for the JAH special issue: “Borderlands”

The deadline for paper submissions to the “Borderlands” special issue of the Journal of American History has been extended to September 10, 2010.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
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Call for Papers: Conference on Slavery and the University

Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies is an international conference that will be held at Emory University in February, 2011. Prospective presenters are invited to submit panel and paper proposals by April 26, 2010.

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Posted: March 22, 2010
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