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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.

New York History-Special Issue on Agricultural and Rural History of the Empire State

New York History will publish a special issue in 2016 devoted to the agricultural and rural history of the Empire State. Topics are unrestricted and include urban, gender, social, technological, scientific, and political histories, among others relating to agriculture and rural life. Doug Hurt will serve as the guest editor. Submit abstracts or manuscript proposals that do not exceed 500 words by October 16, 2015 to doughurt@purdue.edu.

Invitations to submit full-length articles ranging from 5,000 to 7,500 words will be sent by December 4, 2015.

Manuscripts will be due July 1, 2016.

For more information, click here.

Posted: August 26, 2015
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Call for Papers: The Southern Quarterly

Deadline: September 30, 2015

The Southern Quarterly solicits carefully documented scholarly essays for a general issue. We are particularly eager to receive manuscripts dealing with Southern literature, history (especially with the post bellum South), music, art, and foodways. Manuscripts should run between 20-25 pages (double-spaced) and follow the MLA style of documentation.

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been published in print or online elsewhere. Please follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm. For consideration for this general issue, please submit original manuscripts by September 30, 2015.

Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery.

The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture. For SoQ, "the arts" is defined broadly, and includes painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry, photography, and popular culture. We also publish studies of Southern culture from such disciplines as literature, folklore, anthropology, and history. "The South" is defined as the region south of the Mason Dixon Line, including the Caribbean and Latin America. Regular features include reviews of books and films, periodic reviews of exhibitions and performances, as well as interviews with writers and artists.

For more information, click here. 

Posted: August 26, 2015
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U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (USCAVC) Seeking Proposals

CONTENT
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (USCAVC) seeks proposals for a scholarly book on the history of the creation and the first 25 years of the Court. If the Court determines to publish such a book, the book will describe judicial review of veterans appeals and the effect of the Court upon veterans' benefits and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims and appeals process. Possible topics could include:

Efforts of veterans and organizations to obtain judicial review of veterans benefits decisions

Legislative history and the process involved in the creation of the Court

The Early Phase of the Court's History, including

Later Phases of Court history, including significant events since inception

Unique features of the Court and their impact

Significant decisions of the Court

Sources will include published records of the Court, other published accounts (such as journal articles, Congressional legislative records, and VA records), statistics, and oral histories.

FORMAT
The book will be a hard cover illustrated history of approximately 100-200 pages in length not including the table of contents, index and appendices. The book size is expected to be 6.75" x 10".

TERMS OF SERVICE
The Court will pay reasonable author's fees plus expenses. The Court will not pay any fees incurred for the preparation of any bidder's response to this Request for Proposals.

There will be a series of deadlines for deliverables and drafts to the Court for review, with the ultimate time for the author(s) to complete the draft to be approximately one year from the signing of a contract.

RIGHTS TO THE WORK
The Court will retain exclusive right to publish the materials. The author will be provided a specified number of copies for personal use and not for resale.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Selection is at the sole discretion of the Court but if a selection is made, it will be made based upon the Best Value. Factors considered will include:

Selection and any resulting contract will be in compliance with the Court's procurement policy and all applicable federal laws. Award of a contract is contingent on the absence of, or the absence of appearance of, any conflicts of interest, as determined by the Court, between the bidder and the Court.

PROPOSALS AND DEADLINE
All proposals should include the following:

Deadline for the submission of proposals is November 30, 2015.

Proposals should be sent as email attachments to:

Gregory O. Block
Clerk of the Court
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20004
Email: contracting@uscourts.cavc.gov

QUESTIONS
Questions should be directed to the Clerk of the Court care of the email address noted above. Answers to questions will be sent by reply email, and all questions and answers submitted will be published for review on our Court website (www.uscourts.cavc.gov) under "Employment" via the link titled "Court History Book Request for Proposals Q&A Summary."

Posted: August 24, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


International Writing Across the Currciulum Conference

The Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan requests session proposals from scholars and teachers in a wide variety of disciplines for the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference to be held in Ann Arbor, June 23-26, 2016.

For More Information, click here.

Posted: August 4, 2015
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2016 American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Minneapolis

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites abstracts for papers in any area of medical history for its 89th annual meeting, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 28 April to 1 May 2016. The AAHM welcomes papers on the history of health and healing; the history of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and the history of illness, disease, or public health. Submissions pertaining to all eras and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and panels that expand the horizons of medical history and engage related fields are particularly encouraged.

In addition to single-paper proposals, the Program Committee, led by Co-Chairs Sarah Tracy and Scott Podolsky , encourages proposals for creatively structured panels and for luncheon workshops. Please contact one or both of the Program Committee Co-chairs if you are planning a panel or workshop. The Program Committee will judge individual papers in each of these venues on their own merits.

Presentations are limited to no more than 20 minutes. Papers must represent original work not already published or in press. Speakers are encouraged to make their manuscripts available to the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, the official journal of the AAHM.

This year, for the first time, the Program Committee also invites a limited number of poster presentations. Poster proposals likewise will be considered individually.

The AAHM uses an online abstract submissions system, accessible through the organization website at http://www.histmed.org/cfp2016. Guidelines for writing a successful abstract may also be found through this link. Abstracts must be submitted by 28 September 2015.

Posted: August 3, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


The New England Journal of History : Call for Papers

The New England Journal of History is published twice a year by the New England History Teachers Association and is abstracted in Historical Abstracts. It is carried by University Microfilms and a number of libraries in the United States and abroad. The Journal seeks articles that promote scholarship of historical and educational significance authored by faculty and graduate students as well as independent scholars. The Journal is interested in works emphasizing research and pedagogy as well as museum and book review articles. Individuals whose book review or article is accepted for publication will receive a one-year subscription to The New England Journal of History.

Editor: Linda Morse, Foxborough Regional Charter School, Foxboro, MA

Email: editors@nejh.org

Style: The Journal uses the Chicago Manual of Style. Please use endnotes with notation in the traditional historical form.

Length including endnotes:

Research Articles: 3,000 to 7,000 words

Pedagogical Articles: 2,000 to 4,000 words

Review Articles: 1,000 to 3,000 words

Submission date: August 15 or February 15 for reviews

Submission format: Email as a word attachment to the attention of Linda Morse, Editor using: editors@nejh.org

Founded in 1897, the New England History Teachers Association (NEHTA) is the oldest association of history teachers in the U.S. and has published its journal since 1943. You can visit the journal website at www.nejh.org and the NEHTA site at www.nehta.org.

Posted: July 14, 2015
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SfAA Call for Papers

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 76th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, March 29-April 2, 2016. The theme of the Program is "Intersections."

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2015. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page at http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting-2016/forms/instruc/

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
405-843-5113
405-843-8553 (fax)
info@sfaa.net

Posted: May 27, 2015
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ASEH 2016 Seattle Conference Call for Papers

The American Society for Environmental History invites proposals for its annual conference to be held in Seattle in late March/early April 2016. The theme is "Environmental History and Its Publics." Deadline: July 8, 2015.

For More Information: http://aseh.net/conference-workshops/seattle-conference-2016/call-for-proposals

Posted: May 18, 2015
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2016 Annual Meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians

The Florida Conference of Historians (FCH) invites faculty, independent scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the 56th annual meeting to be held at The University of Central Florida in Orlando, February 18-20, 2016. The FCH welcomes panels and individual papers on all historical subjects, including those that relate to our various Special Interest Sections. The Media, Arts, and Culture Special Interest Section is accepting film, video, animation, and interactive media submissions. Starting this year, the FCH has added undergraduate poster sessions to encourage undergraduates to engage and present their research.

Important Deadlines:
Individual paper, panel, media and poster proposals are due by December 12, 2015
Hotel reservations at the conference rate are due by January 9, 2016
Advance registration deadline is February 13, 2016

Selected papers will be considered for publication in the FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, a peer-reviewed journal. Papers published in the journal are eligible to compete for prizes in several categories: the Thomas M. Campbell Award (faculty and independent scholars), the Blaine Blaine Browne Award (graduate student), and the J. Calvitt Clarke III Award (undergraduate students).

We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Connie Lester. Dr. Lester is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, where she also serves as the Director of the digital project, the Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences, and Stories (RICHES) of Central Florida (2009 – present) and is editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly (2005-present).

Traditionally, the FCH has welcomed in-state, out-of-state, and international participants. This year's meeting will offer an opportunity to explore central Florida and participate in one of the nation's most rewarding regional history conferences.

For additional information, contact Patricia L. Farless, University of Central Florida, at Patricia.Farless@ucf.edu or call 407-924-7024 or go to http://www.floridaconferenceofhistorians.org

Posted: May 8, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


National Council on Public History 2016 Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals - "Challenging the Exclusive Past"
NCPH and Society for History in the Federal Government Joint Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland, March 16-19, 2016

The Call for Proposals is open through July 15 at http://ncph.org/cms/conferences/2016-annual-meeting/.

March 16-19, 2016, the National Council on Public History and Society for History in the Federal Government will meet jointly in Baltimore, Maryland, and we need YOUR ideas to make this meeting a success! Public history work is built on the work of others (YOU!) so this conference needs YOUR presentations, papers, projects and ideas so we can share our knowledge and advance the field.

Formal preservation and interpretation of the past began as a movement to celebrate great men and elite spaces. Slowly, and with difficulty, this is becoming a more democratic and inclusive effort. We believe that public historians have an important role to play in the ongoing work to expand national, state, local, and global narratives. What are the most effective and engaging means for expanding interpretive practices and professional spaces in order to promote full inclusion of previously marginalized peoples and places? To what extent have new, more democratic and engaged public history practices changed museum collections and exhibits, preservation practice, law, and public commemoration? And what happens when formerly disenfranchised publics assert their right to tell their own histories? These questions get at the very meanings of public history and citizenship. As 2016 will mark the centennial of the National Park Service and fifty years of the National Historic Preservation Act, in Baltimore we invite public historians to explore the promise, the successes, and the challenges of developing a more inclusive public history landscape in the twenty-first century.

Questions to consider:
• How are successful collaborations between public historians and under-represented communities built?
• How do new practices including digital history open up narratives and collaborations for public historians that challenge the exclusive past?
• How do government historians and agencies work with communities, such as Indigenous nations, that share traumatic histories with the government?
• How do historians establish the trust necessary to work with and within communities of which they are not members? Conversely, how do historian who are community "insiders" experience and navigate the issue of trust?
• How do we reach public historians practicing outside of established institutions and build a more diverse guild?
• To what extent have government historians influenced public policy makers? And should they?
• What are the risks of using traditional great men and great event narratives when highlighting the histories of under-represented groups? Do we ignore or obscure important counter narratives when we follow this course?
• What role can historic preservation play in revitalizing communities?
• How can public historians contribute to the preservation of previously marginalized places?
• How and should activism and public history meet? Can such intersections lead to more inclusive histories?
• How do public historians weave together local, national, and global narratives to create meaningful histories for all communities?

We welcome submissions from all areas of the field, including teaching, museums, archives, heritage management, tourism, consulting, litigation-based research, and public service. Proposals may address any area of public history, but we especially welcome submissions which relate to our theme. Sessions are 1.5 hours; significant time for audience discussion should be included in every session. We urge participants to dispense with the reading of papers, and encourage a wide variety of forms of conversation and session format options, including, but not limited to:

• Experiential
• PechaKucha
• Point/Counterpoint
• Roundtable
• Structured Conversation
• Traditional Three-person-plus-chair/commentator Panel
• Working Groups (2 hours)
• Workshops (half or full day).

NCPH and SHFG encourage collaborative sessions between members of NCPH and SHFG. See the NCPH website at www.ncph.org for details about submitting your proposal and be sure to peruse past programs for ideas about new session/event formats.

For the 2nd time, NCPH is offering an optional, Early Topic Proposal deadline. This is for people who are interested in presenting on a certain topic, but are looking for ideas to more fully develop their proposal or are looking for collaborators/co-panelists. Fill out the topic-only proposal form online by June 1, 2015.

Topics received by that date will be distributed to NCPH/SHFG members via email, and posted to the Public History Commons for feedback and offers of collaboration. Respondents can contact the original submitter directly with their ideas or offers, and the submitter may choose to select additional participants, refine the proposal, and complete a full proposal form online by the July 15 deadline.

Final Proposal Deadline: Submit your fully formed session, working group, individual paper, or workshop proposal online by July 15, 2015.

All presenters and other participants are expected to register for the annual meeting. If you have questions, please contact the program committee co-chairs or the NCPH Interim Executive Director.

2016 Program Committee Chair and Co-Chair
Gregory Smoak, The American West Center, University of Utah (Chair) & Carl Ashley, U.S. Department of State (Co-Chair)

NCPH Interim Executive Director
Stephanie Rowe
rowes@iupui.edu

Posted: May 7, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Chapter Proposals for “Women and Nature”

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book "Women and Nature." Contributions are welcome from the range of humanities and social sciences, with proposals from historians especially encouraged. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by May 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by May 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (9,000 – 10,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015. Potential authors should already have earned a Ph.D. All chapters should be previously unpublished.

"Women and Nature" will examine multiple historical and contemporary understandings of the possible links between sex, gender, and environment, including the limitations of emphasizing dichotomies such as woman/man and nature/culture.

The editor of "Women and Nature," D. A. Vakoch, is general editor of Lexington Books' Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series. Vakoch's earlier edited books include "Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse" (2011), "Feminist Ecocriticism: Environment, Women, and Literature" (2012), and (with F. Castrillón) "Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature" (2014).

Posted: April 9, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Global Garveyism Call for Manuscripts

Global Garveyism: Diasporic Aspirations and Utopian Dreams
Edited by Ronald J. Stephens and Adam Ewing
Call for Manuscripts
Established by Marcus Garvey with the assistance of Amy Ashwood in Jamaica in 1914, the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL, hereafter UNIA) emerged as the largest and most influential Black Nationalist organization of the twentieth century. During a period of global instability and political reorganization, the UNIA's injunction to challenge European colonial rule, racial discrimination, and global white supremacy resonated with millions of black men and women around the world. Promoting racial unity, cultural pride, and economic cooperation and development, the organization eventually spread to approximately one thousand chapters in more than forty countries. Its influence was also manifest in political organizations, trade unions, welfare associations, immigration societies, churches, and millennial religious movements that did not maintain a formal association with the UNIA.
Despite the pioneering and essential work of scholars like Robert A. Hill, Tony Martin, Rupert Lewis, Barbara Bair, and others, Garveyism has until very recently remained a subject of scholarly neglect. This volume—the first edited volume on Garvey studies in nearly thirty years—seeks to showcase the new and dynamic attention given to Garveyism by scholars working in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, North America, and elsewhere. Conceived as a contribution to global studies, the volume will highlight the influence of Marcus Garvey's teachings across the African diaspora. In addition, the volume will highlight Garvey's political strategies, successes, and shortcomings; examine the enduring legacies of the Garvey movement beyond the 1920s; and capture the voices of the diverse women and men whose lives were deeply shaped by Garvey's teachings. The editors seek historical essays on the UNIA's activities in African and the African Diaspora that em ploy, transnational, national, local, and trans-local frames. Scholarly essays exploring the political lives of UNIA leaders, including rank-and-file activists, are especially welcome.

Focus and Format
Manuscripts should be original works not previously published or concurrently submitted elsewhere. Manuscripts should follow the current guidelines of the Chicago Style Manual (16th edition). Essays should not exceed 35 typed, double-spaced, consecutively numbered pages, including all endnotes and bibliography. Illustrations should be indicated in text and labeled as an insert. Charts, tables, figures, etc., should consist of a minimum of 1 and ½ inch margins.

Submission Guidelines
Global Garveyism will emerge out of a multi-stage process. In April 2016 (dates TBD), the editors will host a conference at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Papers presented at that conference will be submitted for publication in an edited volume. Submit paper abstracts (up to 250 words) to stepher87@purdue.edu and aewing2@vcu.edu by May 1, 2015. Abstracts should include the paper's title; the author's full name, title, department, institutional or professional affiliation, return mailing address, email address, and telephone number; and the full names of co-authors, along with their titles, departments, institutional or professional affiliations, mailing addresses, and email addresses. Accepted authors will be contacted promptly and invited to participate in the conference. Full manuscripts should be submitted by March 10, 2016, and will be circulated prior to the conference.

Posted: February 11, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


American Journalism Historians Association 2015 Call For Papers

The American Journalism Historians Association invites paper entries, panel proposals, and abstracts of research in progress on any facet of media history for its 34th annual convention to be held October 8-10, 2015, in Oklahoma City. More information on the 2015 AJHA convention is available at ajhaonline.org.

The deadline for all submissions is May 15, 2015.

The AJHA views journalism history broadly, embracing print, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and other forms of mass communication that have been inextricably intertwined with the human past. Because the AJHA requires presentation of original material, research papers and panels submitted to the convention should not have been submitted to or accepted by another convention or publication.

RESEARCH PAPERS

Authors may submit only one research paper. They also may submit one Research in Progress abstract but only on a significantly different topic. Research entries must be no longer than 25 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, not including notes. The Chicago Manual of Style is recommended but not required.

Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word attachments. Please send the following:
• An email with the attached paper, saved with author identification only in the file name and not in the paper.
• A separate 150-word abstract as a Word attachment (no PDFs) with no author identification.
• Author's info (email address, telephone number, institutional affiliation, and student or faculty status) in the text of the email.

Send papers to ajhapapers@gmail.com.

Authors of accepted papers must register for the convention and attend in order to present their research.

Accepted papers are eligible for several awards, including the following:
David Sloan Award for the outstanding faculty research paper ($250 prize).
Robert Lance Award for outstanding student research paper ($100 prize).
J. William Snorgrass Award for outstanding minority-journalism research paper.
Maurine Beasley Award for outstanding women's-history research paper.
Wally Eberhard Award for outstanding research in media and war.

Research Chair Michael Fuhlhage (michael.fuhlhage@wayne.edu) of Wayne State University is coordinating paper submissions. Authors will be notified in mid-July whether their papers have been accepted.

PANELS

Preference will be given to proposals that involve the audience and panelists in meaningful discussion or debate on original topics relevant to journalism history. Entries must be no longer than three pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with one-inch margins. Panel participants must register for and attend the convention.

Panel proposals must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word attachments. Please include the following:
• A title and brief description of the topic.
• The moderator and participants' info (name, institutional affiliation, student or faculty status).
• A brief summary of each participant's presentation.

Send proposals to ajhapanels@gmail.com.

No individual may be on more than one panel. Panel organizers must make sure panelists have not agreed to serve on multiple panels. Panel organizers also must secure commitment from panelists to participate before submitting the proposal. Moderators are discussion facilitators and may not serve as panelists. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will lead to rejection of the proposal.

Panelists may submit a research paper and/or research in progress abstract.

Tracy Lucht (tlucht@iastate.edu) of Iowa State University is coordinating the 2015 panel competition.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

The Research in Progress category is for work that will NOT be completed before the conference. Participants will give an overview of their research purpose and progress, not a paper presentation, as the category's purpose is to allow for discussion and feedback on work in progress. RIP authors may also submit a research paper on a significantly different topic.

For research in progress submissions, send a blind abstract of your study. Include the proposal title in the abstract. The abstract should include a clear purpose statement as well as a brief description of your primary sources. Abstracts must be no longer than two pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with 1-inch margins, excluding notes.

Primary sources should be described in detail in another double-spaced page.

Entries that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.

The AJHA Research in Progress competition is administered electronically.
• Proposals must be submitted as PDF or Word attachments, saved with author identification ONLY in the file names and NOT in the text of the proposal.
• Each proposal must be submitted as an attachment, with author's info (name, project title, telephone number, email address, institutional affiliation, and student or faculty status) in the text of the email.

Send research in progress proposals to ajharip@gmail.com.

Authors whose work is accepted must register for and attend the convention.

Melita Garza (melita.garza@tcu.edu) of Texas Christian University is coordinating the 2015 Research in Progress competition.

For more information: http://ajhaonline.org

Posted: February 2, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Call for Papers for "Gendering the Trans-Pacific World" Anthology

Call for Papers
Anthology: Gendering the Trans-Pacific World

Editors: Catherine Ceniza Choy (University of California, Berkeley) and
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu (University of California, Irvine)

Choy and Wu, editors of a new book series with Brill, are inviting submissions for an inaugural anthology on the topic of "Gendering the Trans-Pacific World." The new book series and proposed anthology seek to make two important intellectual interventions. First, taking our cue from "Atlantic World" scholarship, we call for a "Pacific World" framework to understand the connections between the lands, people, cultures, and environments that are in and border the Pacific Ocean. Second, we call for a gendered analysis of the Pacific World. Gender and sexuality have been and continue to be integral aspects of diaspora, militarism, empire, race, and community formation.

"Gendering the Transpacific World" seeks scholarship that offers innovative approaches to understanding these complex trans-Pacific power relations. We invite interdisciplinary scholarship that frames historical and contemporary phenomenon through feminist, critical race, and post-colonial analyses. We welcome social and cultural history; biography; as well as interdisciplinary works that examine art, photography, film, and literature.

Interested authors should submit the following in English to Cathy Choy (ceniza@berkeley.edu) and Judy Wu (wu.287@icloud.com) by July 15, 2015.

* a cover page with your name, institution, and email
* a 500 word abstract
* an essay of up to 10,000 words with the author's identification removed (please submit a Microsoft World document, double-spaced and formatted with 1" margins and 12 point font)
* please use footnotes (see the Chicago Manual of Style) to cite sources

Please contact us with questions or to receive feedback on an abstract before the due date. For more information about the Brill book series, please see the following URL:

http://www.brill.com/forthcoming-series-gendering-trans-pacific-world

Posted: January 28, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Call for Proposals Massachusetts Historical Society Seminars

The Massachusetts Historical Society is now accepting proposals for 2015-2016 for four of the five seminar series we host each year, the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women and Gender (in collaboration with the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute).

Each series meets on a particular evening of the month and focuses on the discussion of a pre-circulated research paper. The essayist and an assigned commentator offer remarks, then the discussion is opened to the floor. Programs are not confined to Massachusetts topics.

If you would like 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 to cwright@masshist.org

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Papers must be available for circulation at least a month before the seminar date. Please indicate the series for which you are submitting your proposal and state 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 More Information: http://www.masshist.org/research/seminars

Posted: January 22, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Call for Papers--History of Education Society 2015 (St. Louis)

The Program Committee for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries. The Committee defines education broadly to include all institutions of socialization—mass media, voluntary organizations, and so on—as well as schools; universities; learned and/or scientific societies; libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions; vocational and/or corporate training enterprises; after-school and out-of-school learning environments; international organizations; educational technologies (children's literature, textbooks, other print and digital culture, fully online educational environments), etc. We invite proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions, panel discussions, or workshops.

At the 2015 Annual Meeting, we will mark several key anniversaries in the history of education, including the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 70th anniversary of the founding of UNESCO in 1945, the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Freedman's Bureau in 1865, and the 325th anniversary of the publication of John Locke's influential Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690. All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following themes:

1. Rights: The history of education and civil rights, freedom, equity, and/or "human rights" broadly;

2. Federalism: The history of the federal role—or federalism—in U.S. education, or debates concerning education and "the state" broadly;

3. Modernity: The history of education in the early modern era, or education and "modernity" broadly;

4. Internationalism: The history of education from an international, transnational, global, or comparative perspective.

5. Local histories/National discourses: Given the historic location of St. Louis, we also seek proposals related to the history of education in our host city. Topics might include education and American Indians before or after the Lewis and Clark Expedition; the educational contexts of the Dred Scott case, abolitionism, and the antebellum era; the Gilded Age reforms of William T. Harris and Susan E. Blow; the educational aspects of the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 or the St. Louis race riots of 1917; or the history of race and education in St. Louis suburbs such as Ferguson, MO.

The society is also interested in proposal related to research methods and teaching practices in the history of education. We therefore encourage submissions in the following areas as well:

6. Research methods in the history of education (including archival research, quantitative research, oral history, digital humanities, new types of sources, historiography, etc.);

7. Teaching the history of education (including pedagogical strategies, primary sources and technology, the place of foundations of education in the disciplines of history, education, and other humanities and social sciences, etc.)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals can take one of four forms: (a) a complete session, (b) an individual paper, (c) a panel discussion, or (d) a workshop.

A proposal for a complete session provides a prospectus for a coherent collection of 3-4 papers, including a title for the session, a title and summary of each paper, and a chair and discussant, if possible. A complete-session proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should include the topic and an overview of the findings or conclusions, a discussion of how the session relates to other scholarship in the field, and the sources. Please remove personal identifying information from the proposal before uploading it, but include institutional affiliations and email addresses for all participants elsewhere as instructed on the website.

A proposal for an individual paper should spell out the paper's focus and rationale; if accepted, this paper and others related to it will be combined into a complete session. An individual-paper proposal should be single-spaced and no more than two pages long, not including references. It should include the topic and an overview of the findings or conclusions, a discussion of how the paper relates to other scholarship in the field, and the sources. Please remove personal identifying information from the proposal before uploading it, but include institutional affiliations and email addresses as instructed on the website.

A proposal for a panel discussion outlines a session in which a group of three or four qualified panelists presents a series of thought-pieces that discuss important issues, research, or books in the field. A panel-discussion proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should include an overview of the discussion topic, the major findings or conclusions, and how they contribute to the field. The identities of panel members need not be anonymous.

A proposal for a workshop explains the focus of the session (e.g., research methods or teaching practices), the number of leaders (no more than three), and how the session will proceed. A work-shop proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should describe the plan of the workshop, the intended audience, the activities, and the workshop's connections to larger issues in the field. The identities of panel members need not be anonymous.

The submission website will be available beginning January 1, 2015. Proposals are due on or before Sunday, March 15, 2015 (no later than 11:59 p.m., PT).

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

To submit a proposal, please go to https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HES2015. The website will accept proposals beginning January 15. (NB: you must use https; using simply http will not work.)

Simply click the "New User" button and create an account. Then click the "Create a New Paper Submission" button. The prompts will help you enter your proposal information (title, abstract, and author(s)) and upload your proposal.

The History of Education Society requires all presenters at the 2015 conference to be members of the Society. Invitations for membership will be sent to authors of accepted proposals along with details about the conference.

Please send questions to Adam Nelson, program chair, at anelson@education.wisc.edu; telephone: 608-263-2629, or mail: 205 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI, 53706.

If you have questions about payments or conference registration, please contact Ralph Kidder at rkidder@marymount.edu.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Please plan to join us in St. Louis! Our conference venue, the Hilton-St. Louis at the Ballpark, is right next to the Old Courthouse and overlooks Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, as well as the Cathedral of St. Louis of France, are just steps away. The hotel is surrounded by a wide range of eateries, and the renowned Missouri Botanical Garden—together with the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, and St. Louis Art Museum (all located in the beautiful 1,400-acre Forest Park)—are all less than three miles by taxi. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis contains the largest collection of mosaic art in the world, and the city is home to many prominent universities, including Washington University, St. Louis University, Webster University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For a quick overview of the city, see http://explorestlouis.com/

For More Information: http://www.historyofeducation.org/

Posted: January 5, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


2015 Conference on Illinois History

Call For Papers and Proposals for Teacher Workshops

Seventeenth Annual
Conference on Illinois History
September 24–25, 2015
Springfield

Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History. The Conference welcomes 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 for teacher workshops. Are you a teacher who has created an innovative, comprehensive, or timely curriculum on some aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, or archaeology? Share your expertise with other teachers at the Conference on Illinois History. The conference is accredited by the ISBE for Professional Development Hours.

To submit your proposal for a paper, panel, or teacher workshop, send:
1. A summary of the topic
2. A one-page resume of participant(s)
3. Paper summaries should include a description of major primary
and secondary sources used.

The deadline for proposals is March 11, 2015.
Send proposals to:
Conference on Illinois History
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

For More Information: http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Involved/Pages/Conference.aspx

Posted: October 27, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Media & Civil Rights History Symposium 2015

Abstracts for papers and panel proposals are invited for the third biennial Media & Civil Rights History Symposium at the University of South Carolina, April 2-4, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. Submissions on all aspects of the historical relationship between media and civil rights are encouraged.

The theme of the 2015 symposium is "Black Power, Political Imagination, and the Media," and Black Power scholar Dr. Peniel Joseph of Tufts University will serve as the keynote speaker.

The deadline for online abstract submission is November 1. The website is available by browser or mobile device.

For more information

Posted: October 10, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Call for Papers: International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch

The deadline to submit proposals for the 2015 annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch (IASPM-US) is 15 October 2014. The conference will be held 19-22 February 2015 at the University of Louisville (KY) and will include a one-day symposium on the 19th that revolves around the work of Stuart Hall and will include a panel of scholars connected to the Birmingham cultural studies center.

For more information: http://iaspm-us.net/2015-iaspm-us-annual-conference/

Posted: October 8, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers


2015 Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts for sessions, papers, and posters for the 2015 annual meeting to be held in in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28. The theme of meeting is  "Continuity and Change." The SfAA is a multidisciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. It welcomes papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/

Posted: June 9, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers