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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/

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Posted: December 20, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Ohio Academy of Historians Annual Conference

The Ohio Academy of History seeks papers in all fields of history for its annual conference to be held at The Ohio State University March 31-April 1, 2017. Papers may deal with any area or time period. Proposals focusing on historiography, methodology, pedagogy, and public history are also welcome.

Proposals may consist of individual papers, sessions on a common theme, or discussion panels. Panels might address topics like the following, and we are open to other topics:

The Centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth
The Centennial of U.S. Entry into World War I
The Obama Administration as History
World-systems and Diversity: Time for deeper history on Mercosur, ASEAN and the African Union?
Technology and History

Paper sessions generally include three papers (20 minutes each) and a chair or commentator. In addition to traditional format sessions (scholarly papers with chair and commentator), the Ohio Academy welcomes non-traditional formats such as roundtables, discussion panels, or teaching-focused formats.

We do not at this time solicit or accept undergraduate papers.

Submit proposals no later than 1 December 2016 (updated deadline) to either Program Committee Co-Chairperson:

Marsha Robinson, PhD, Co-Chairperson
Department of Humanities and Creative Arts
Miami University, Middletown, OH 45042
e-mail: marsha.robinson@miamioh.edu
tel: 513-217-4015

Robert Waters, PhD, JD, Co-Chairperson
Department of History, Politics, and Justice
Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH 45810
e-mail: r-waters@onu.edu
tel: 419-772-2090

Proposals must include:

Those interested in chairing or commenting on papers should contact a committee co-chairperson with their areas of expertise.

Presenters must register for the conference by 1 March 2017 to be included on the program.

For More Information: http://www.ohioacademyofhistory.org/call-for-papers/

Posted: November 15, 2016
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Agrarian Reform and Resistance: The Euro-American World, 1815-1914

Call for Papers for an International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Resistance in an 'Age of Globalization': The Euro-American World, 1815-1914

National University of Ireland, Galway
2-3 June 2017

The purpose of this conference is to explore the myriad experiences of agrarian reform and resistance that characterized rural regions of Europe and the Americas, whether based on either free or unfree labour, between 1815 and 1914. In this period, the economic changes associated with the influence of the Industrial Revolution transcended national boundaries, profoundly affecting rural societies by transforming patterns of demand for agricultural commodities. In response to these global processes, 'progressive' landowners, serfowners and slaveholders throughout the Euro-American world endeavoured to rationalize their management of land and labour while embracing scientific farming techniques and technological innovations. The resulting drives for 'improvement' and better market integration typically exacerbated the fundamental economic, political and social inequalities that prevailed in most agrarian regions. In all those regions, the proprietors' effor ts were often resisted by the diverse range of unfree and free labourers who produced agricultural commodities for sale on the world market, including slaves, serfs, sharecroppers, tenants and peasant proprietors. This conference welcomes scholars of rural Europe and the Americas to discuss the possibilities for comparative and transnational research within and between the different agrarian regions of the Euro-American world focusing on the above issues.

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers on agrarian reform and resistance, with a special emphasis on the following themes:

- Links between agricultural reformers and landed interests in the Euro-American world.
- Economic, political and social implications of agrarian modernization in local, national or international contexts.
- Strategies of resistance and radical developments among agricultural workers, free and/or unfree.
- The relationship between agricultural improvement and modernity/capitalism in free and unfree labour systems.
- Free and unfree workers' displacement and migration.

We invite prospective speakers of all career levels, including doctoral students, to submit abstracts for 20 minute papers. Each paper proposal should include a 250 word abstract and a one page CV. Please send to agrarianworldconference@gmail.com by the deadline of 6 January 2017.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sven Beckert (Harvard University)

This conference is a joint initiative of Cathal Smith and Joe Regan at the Centre for the Investigation of Transnational Encounters (CITE) and the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class (ICHLC) and is hosted by the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Posted: November 2, 2016
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2018 Quatuor Coronati Conference: Freemasons in the Transatlantic Worlds during the long eighteenth century

September 14-16, 2018. Alexandria, Virginia, George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

The Academic Committee of the 2018 Quatuor Coronati Conference, co-sponsored by Quatuor Coronati Masonic Lodge No. 2076 of the United Grand Lodge of England, and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, invite proposals for papers presenting new research in the form of biographical or prosopographical findings in the history of Anglo-American Freemasonry during the long eighteenth century, including studies of freemasons in or from Britain, Ireland, all of North America and the Caribbean. Early and mid-career academics are particularly encouraged to apply, though proposals from senior and independent scholars are also welcomed.

Abstracts/proposals of up to 500 words along with a brief CV should be submitted in the body of an email to: susan.sommers@stvincent.edu with "QC 2018" in the subject line. The closing date for submissions is May 1, 2017.

Posted: October 31, 2016
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Legacies of the Manhattan Project at 75 Years

The Manhattan Project was, arguably, the defining event of the twentieth century. More even than the Second World War itself, the Manhattan Project and its Cold War legacy altered the course of world history. For decades shrouded in secrecy and nourished by fear, we are only now—some seventy-five years on—beginning to understand the full effects of that event and its complex aftermath.

Predictably, then, the various legacies of the Manhattan Project have been central to a remarkably diverse and cross-disciplinary body of scholarship. Moreover, ongoing declassification of Manhattan Project-era materials and opening of archives has allowed access to new sources that have forced reevaluations of key decisions and outcomes in virtually every field of research touching on the atomic and nuclear age.

"Legacies of the Manhattan Project" will bring these disparate academic conversations together at a key moment for understanding the origins and consequences of our nuclear past, present, and future.

We invite papers that deal with any aspect of this topic, regardless of disciplinary perspective. Possible themes include (but are not limited to) reconsiderations of

· the rise of the military-industrial complex
· the history of science and technology
· the sociology and politics of the Cold War
· environmental impacts and waste remediation
· literatures of the environment
· the impact of technology on the American West and its
indigenous and settler cultures.

We welcome submissions from both established and emerging scholars for 20 minute panel papers, panel proposals of 3-4 panelists, and plenary sessions of no more than 60 minutes.

Please direct abstracts (not to exceed 250 words) and inquiries to ourhanfordhistory@tricity.wsu.edu no later than January 6, 2017.

For More Information: http://www.tricities.wsu.edu/hanfordhistory

Posted: October 19, 2016
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U.S. Catholic Historian: Sacraments and Sacramentals

For more than thirty 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 sacraments and sacramentals. Contributions could include, but are not limited to, studies of the following:

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 September 1, 2017 and look forward to hearing from potential contributors.

Fr. David Endres
Editor, U.S. Catholic Historian
DEndres@Athenaeum.edu

Posted: September 22, 2016
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Critical Histories and Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence

Please see the attached call for papers regarding a conference titled "Critical Histories and Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence" at Yale University on February 24-25, 2017. This conference will focus on issues of science and racial violence as objects of historical study, as well as consider lingering inequalities and injustices within history as a discipline. We further hope to share strategies for deploying academic scholarship as activism and explore tactics for building alliances with communities of activists outside the academy.

In conjunction with the conference, we are co-sponsoring a panel with the Program for the Humanities in Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. The panel will feature Craig Wilder, the Barton L. Weller Professor of History at MIT, and a number of Yale faculty and community members. The panel will address Yale's historical links to slavery, the significance of naming the college "Calhoun" in the 1930s, the impact of racialized trauma on mental health, and the longer history of protest against names associated with slavery, such as "Calhoun," at American universities.

Please circulate this call for papers widely to any who might be interested.

https://goo.gl/sV2NUp

Posted: September 22, 2016
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Vernacular Architecture Forum 2017 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its 36th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 31-June 3, 2017. Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide. Submissions on all relevant topics are welcome but we encourage papers exploring western American themes, including ethnic settlement, landscapes of ranching, mining, and agriculture, urbanization, religious expression, Native American identity, and the creation of vacation and recreation landscapes. Additionally, the VAF is launching a multi-year program of inquiry into the distinctiveness of the VAF and the vernacular architecture movement. To this end, we encourage papers that consider this field over time. How does the wide range of VAF projects (tours, guidebooks, book and article awards, field schools, annual conference papers, publications, etc.) demonstrate how our questions, concerns, and methods have changed and evolved? Whe re do we see evidence of that history in our current work, and what might our future look like? Proposals might focus on a particular building type (i.e. houses, barns), a research strategy (fieldwork), political or theoretical convictions (Gender, Marxism, the Everyday, etc), or particular approaches to presenting our work and engaging colleagues and the public.

Students and young professionals may also apply for the Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowships offering support of up to $500 to presenting papers at VAF's annual conference.

SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT
Papers should be analytical rather than descriptive, and no more than twenty minutes in length. Proposals for complete sessions, roundtable discussions or other innovative means that facilitate scholarly discourse are especially encouraged. At least one session will be devoted to Field Notes – shorter papers (five to eight minutes in length) that introduce new techniques, innovations, and discoveries in documenting vernacular buildings and landscapes. Proposals should clearly state the argument of the paper and explain the methodology and content in fewer than 400 words. Make sure to indicate if it is a regular paper proposal or a shorter fieldwork proposal. Please include the paper title, author's name, email address, a one-page c.v. You may include up to two images with your submission. Note that presenters must deliver their papers in person and be VAF members at the time of the conference. Speakers who do not register for the conference by March 1, 2017, will be withdrawn. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not committed to attending the papers session on Saturday, June 3rd.

THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS OCTOBER 30, 2016. The abstracts and c.v. should be emailed as a PDF attachment to the VAF Papers Committee Chair, Daves Rossell, at papers@vafweb.org. For general information about the Salt Lake City conference, please visit the conference website at the www.vafweb.org/saltlakecity-2017 or contact Alison Flanders at saltlakecity@vafweb.org.

Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowships:
VAF's Pamela H. Simpson Presenter's Fellowships offer a limited amount of financial assistance to students and young professionals presenting papers at VAF's annual conference. Awards are intended to offset travel and registration costs for students, and to attract developing scholars to the organization. Any person presenting a paper who is currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, or who has received a degree within one year of the annual conference is eligible to apply. Awards cannot exceed $500. Previous awardees are ineligible, even if their status has changed. Recipients are expected to participate fully in the conference, including tours and workshops.

To apply, submit with your abstract a one-page attachment with "Simpson Presenter's Fellowship" at the top and the following information: 1) name, 2) institution or former institution, 3) degree program, 4) date of degree (received or anticipated), 5) mailing address, 6) permanent email address, 7) telephone number, and 8) paper title.

Posted: September 20, 2016
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2017 Cryptologic History Symposium

The Center for Cryptologic History invites proposals for papers to be delivered at the biennial Symposium on Cryptologic History which will take place October 19 - 20, 2017. The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. Following the Symposium, on Saturday, October 21, participants will be given an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum and participate in a workshop on sources for research in cryptologic history.

The theme for the 2017 Symposium will be "Milestones, Memories, and Momentum." There are many milestones to mark in 2017: the 160th anniversary of the first attempt to span the Atlantic with a telegraph cable, 100 years since both the entry of the United States into World War I and the Russian October Revolution, and 75 years after the World War II battles of Coral Sea and Midway. Our Symposium will take place just a few months before the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, and during the 25th year after the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Papers looking at these milestone events in cryptology and considering how we remember their significance are particularly encouraged, as are those examining how cryptologic advances from these times provided momentum to create the systems of today and the future.

We are also eager to have proposals on cryptologic topics that diverge from the theme. Submissions from those who are new to the field, particularly graduate students, are very welcome. This will ensure the variety and diversity of exchange that has been the hallmark of this event.

There will be a World War I-specific track to mark the centennial of American participation in that war and the birth of modern signals intelligence.

Proposals:
The proposals and papers must be unclassified. We encourage proposals for single presentations and full panels; the program committee may form panels from single presentations with like topics. Presenters should be prepared to speak for 15-20 minutes; proposals for a longer time slot should include a strong justification.

Your proposal package should include an abstract of no more than ONE page, a complete CV, a short biographical sketch (not to exceed 150 words) to be used in the program, the amount of time you require for your paper, and full contact details. Panel proposals should include the above for each presenter and a short explanation of the panel's theme.

Please submit your proposal by noon on Monday, February 6, 2017, to Program Chair Betsy Rohaly Smoot at history@nsa.gov or to her care at The Center for Cryptologic History, Suite 6886, 9800 Savage Road, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755. Please note that correspondence that does not include the suite number may not be delivered in a timely manner. Proposals received after noon on February 6 will be considered on a space-available basis. The program committee will notify you about the final status of your proposal by June 9, 2017, but may engage you in discussions before that date.

For More Information: https://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic-heritage/center-cryptologic-history/

Posted: September 20, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Historical Sociolinguistics Network 2017 Meeting

Historical Sociolinguistics Network 2017
CUNY Graduate Center/New York University
New York City, April 6–7, 2017
Examining the Social in Historical Sociolinguistics: Methods and Theory

The 2017 international meeting of the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) will be held April 6–7, 2017, to be co-hosted by the City University of New York's Graduate Center and New York University. This year's conference will feature plenaries by three noted scholars in the field: Anita Auer, Professor of English Linguistics at the Université de Lausanne; Nils Langer, Professor of North Frisian and Minority Issues at the University of Flensburg; and Donald Tuten, Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Emory University. For more information about the Historical Sociolinguistics Network, visit http://hison.sbg.ac.at/.

The conference welcomes submissions for roundtables, panels, individual presentations, and workshops on themes addressed by researchers working in historical sociolinguistics. We take a broad view of the field that includes the reconstruction of linguistic variation and change; the ideological analysis of linguistic history; the cultural and social history of languages; the relation between language and literary history; and the analysis or collation of linguistic corpora of various languages and historical periods. Scholars working with or on language within disciplines and theoretical frameworks other than those typically associated with sociolinguistics—such as linguistic anthropology, literary analysis, cultural studies or history—are encouraged to submit proposals.

The conference co-hosts particularly invite submissions focusing on the theme of "Examining the Social in Historical Sociolinguistics: Methods and Theory." One of the central intersections between the multiple disciplines represented by those working on the history of languages remains the social, a term with a complicated theoretical pedigree that has changed in its use and meaning significantly from decade to decade. This volatility in meaning and utility from a methodological standpoint stands in contrast to its importance to the field of historical sociolinguistics. The "social" is a term that offers both the opportunity for interdisciplinary and collaborative understanding of the relationship between communities and changes in the language they speak, as well as the risk of uncertainty and even obsolescence as a means of describing the bonds and functions of speech communities.

Given the unique position of scholars of the history of language to collaboratively define the social from both a linguistic and a historical standpoint, how might this concept be theorized going forward? How has our understanding of the social changed in the context of new findings brought by expanded access to historical corpora in digital form, the increasingly sophisticated focus by historians and literary scholars on the working of power in society, and more clearly defined methods of exploring internal and external linguistic change than ever before? We invite contributors seeking to understand this and other current research questions related to the history of language, broadly defined.

Panel and roundtable submissions should include 3 to 4 participants. Individual paper proposals should be 250 words in length, and should include a brief (50-word) bio of the submitter. Panel and roundtable proposals should be 500 words total in length and include a description of the session as well as brief descriptions of each paper and short bios (an additional 50 words) for each participant. The deadline for abstracts is 1 November 2016. Please upload proposals at http://hison2017.info/submissions.html. For questions, please contact the conference organizers at hison2017@gmail.com.

For More Information: http://hison.info

Posted: September 20, 2016
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers


Conference on Migrations and Borders, Grenoble, France, 29-31 March 2017

"Migrations and borders in the United States: discourses, representations, imaginary contexts." Grenoble, France, 29-31 March 2017

CFP: "Migrations and borders in the United States: discourses, representations, imaginary contexts." Grenoble, France, 29-31 March 2017

Migration studies are at the core of American history. Whether voluntary or involuntary, migrations peopled the continent. Waves of immigration have created an American identity which is continuously modified by new arrivals and changing patterns of cultural transmission and dominance. While cultural mobility seems to be an unstoppable global phenomenon, local resistance, mainly among minorities, is observed. Cultures—or cultural traits—also migrate on their own, disregarding borders.

The international borders of the United States have evolved from a moving 'frontier' line and have reached their present state in the 19th century. International borders have evolved from porous to tight, first on the Mexican border, and after 9/11, also on the Canadian border. 'Borderland' studies (Herbert Bolton) date back to the early decades of the 20th Century but experience a renewal. Other internal 'borders' are continuously shifting: borders between different land-use areas—protected vs unprotected, land lost or gained by Native American Nations, land claimed as Hispanic 'land grants', gentrified neighborhoods, urban sprawl and imploding cities.

The present conference aims to analyze the discourse, the representation and the imaginary contexts linked to migrations and borders in the United States. We welcome interdisciplinary proposals for papers in English and French from the fields of history, cultural, political and discourse studies, sociology, geography, and anthropology. The following themes may be discussed from an historic perspective or from a contemporary viewpoint:

- Migrations, temporary or permanent, economic as well as touristic and educational; the impact of migrants on American society and identity,
- New visions of border security; the cost of maintaining international borders,
- Shifting identities in America, from the colonial period to the 21st century; constructed and re-constructed identities, diasporas,
- Contact cultures, borderless cultures and local cultures; cultural mobility in the United States; the concept of cultural appropriation.

Deadline for proposals: December 15th, 2016; you will receive an answer on January 15.

Proposals are accepted in English or French (250 words maximum plus short bio 80 words maximum) are to be sent on one page with postal and email address to:

Susanne Berthier-Foglar (Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
susanne.berthier@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
and
Paul Otto (George Fox University, OR, United States)
potto@georgefox.edu

For More Information: http://ilcea4.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/fr/agenda/colloques/migrations-et-frontieres-aux-etats-unis-discours-representations-imaginaires-migrations-and-borders-in-the-united-states-discourses-representations-imaginary-contexts--86027.kjsp

Posted: September 20, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers