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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 Potential authors should already have earned a Ph.D. All chapters should be previously unpublished.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
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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.


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.


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.


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:


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.)


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).


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.


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

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

Southern Quarterly Call for Papers: Photography and the Shaping of Southern Culture

The Southern Quarterly (SoQ) will publish a special issue on photography and the shaping of Southern culture in the summer of 2015. It seeks submissions that relate photography to any other aspect of culture in the South, with both terms broadly defined as in the new southern studies. Subject areas might involve considerations of photography and the other visual and performing arts in the South, photography and southern literature, as well as photography in relation to the geography, history, sociology, and anthropology of the region. Specific submissions could consider individual photographers in the South, particular photographs of southern subjects, vernacular and documentary photography, photos and popular culture in the South, the use of real and fictive photographs in southern poetry and fiction, as well as the photography of landscape and townscape, politics and conflict, or race and class in the South from the Civil War to the present. Submissions relating to these themes of the special issue may include scholarly essays of about 5,000 words plus documentation, reviews of pertinent publications, unpublished interviews with relevant figures, related archival materials, portfolios of southern photographs, and original poetry employing photographic tropes.

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. All submissions must arrive before January 1, 2015, and should follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: http://www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm.

Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery. For more information visit http://www.usm.edu/soq

Posted: May 28, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession

Southern Quarterly Call for Papers: The Mississippi River and Southern Icons

The Southern Quarterly (SoQ) invites submissions for a special issue to appear in Spring 2015 devoted to the lower Mississippi River as an icon for the twentieth century South. The SoQ is looking for scholarly articles, archival documents, and interviews—but no poetry—on the symbolic importance of the river for and in Southern poetry and fiction, film, music, popular culture, and art. Interdisciplinary articles that focus on more than one of these areas are especially welcome. Manuscripts should run between 20-25 pages (double-spaced) and follow the MLA style of documentation. Please query Philip Kolin (Philip.Kolin@usm.edu) with any questions about your submission.

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. All submissions must arrive before November 1, 2014, and should follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: http://www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm.

E-mail submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery. For more information visit http://www.usm.edu/soq

Posted: May 28, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers

The Southern Quarterly Call For Papers on Freedom Summer Anniversary

The Southern Quarterly (SoQ) has extended the submission deadline for a special issue celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project and the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It seeks interdisciplinary scholarly articles, interviews, art, unpublished archival materials, photo essays, and poems. In particular, they invite submissions in the following areas:

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. For consideration for this special issue, please submit original manuscripts by June 15, 2014, following the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: http://www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm.

Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery. Publication is planned for fall 2014.

Posted: May 27, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Humanities at the Crossroads

The Community College Humanities Association's Central Division invites proposals for the upcoming conference on the theme of "Humanities at the Crossroads."

The humanities are situated at the crossroads of numerous and oftentimes competing interests on community college campuses nationwide. What is the place of the humanities on the community college campus, both now and in the future? How can the humanities navigate the crossroads at which they find themselves? The city of Indianapolis—the
"Crossroads of America"—will provide the perfect setting for a discussion of these and related questions during the CCHA's Central Division Conference on November 20-22, 2014.

The conference organizers welcome teachers and students of the humanities to share ideas, experiences, research, or artistic creations that speak to our theme broadly construed.

Extended deadline for proposals: Deadlne for proposals is May 19, 2014. For more information visit http://www.ccha-assoc.org/conferences/central/Central-2014-CFP.pdf For online submissions go to the CCHA Conference Website: http://www.ccha-assoc.org/central.html.

Posted: April 25, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers

The World's Fair Since 1964

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., invites proposals for its workshop, "The World's Fair Since '64," which will be held October 24-25, 2014. This workshop proposes to examine world's fairs since (and including) 1964, a period marked by tremendous variability in the location and impact of the genre. Participants may wish to cover any of the fairs from 1964 to the present, as well as fairs planned for future dates. The themes below are of interest—Asian themes, and comparative Asian/western themes are particularly encouraged.

Though the core analytical focus will be historical, scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and art/design fields are welcome to participate. Participants will prepare an essay (2500-5000 words) to circulate one month in advance of the workshop. The workshop will consist of brief presentations, followed by in-depth discussion of each paper, as well as thematic sessions looking at cross-cutting aspects of the works presented. Accepted participants may receive a subsidy to defray expenses. This workshop is supported by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution, the College of Arts and Sciences of Drexel University, and the Department of the History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University.

Please send abstracts of 250 words to Scott Gabriel Knowles (sgk23@drexel.edu) and Robert H. Kargon (kargon@jhu.edu) by April 21, 2014.

Posted: April 7, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History

The Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, along with its cosponsors—the Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society and the German Historical Institute-DC—invites proposals for its upcoming conference on Green Capitalism, October 30-31, 2014. Proposals may be up to 500 words in length, and should include a summary of the paper's argument, the sources on which it draws, and the larger historiographic context or contemporary debates with which it engages. A short c.v. or resume should accompany the proposal. The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 1, 2014 and should be sent via email to Carol Lockman (clockman@Hagley.org). Presenters will receive travel support to cover most costs to attend the conference. Read the complete call for proposals > 

Posted: February 24, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers

2015 Annual Meeting of the International Federation for Public History

The International Federation for Public History (IFPH), an affiliate of both the National Council on Public History (NCPH) and the Comité International des Sciences Historiques/International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH) invites your participation in the upcoming 22nd Congress of CISH that will take place in Jinan, China, August 23-29, 2015.

As an official International Commission of CISH, the IFPH has been allocated space to convene its own annual meeting on August 27-28, 2015. In addition to a business meeting and keynote speech, which we hope will introduce public history to the larger audience of 1,500 to 2,000 historians attending the conference, we will to offer sessions on "Teaching Public History," and "Digital Public History," and/or "Public History and Museums." Proposals and presentations may be in either English or French.

Proposals—either English or French—should be no longer that 350 words and include a brief biographical note. They should be sent to Program Chair Jean-Pierre Morin jeanpierre.morin@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca and Corresponding Secretary Arnita Jones arnitajones@gmail.com by March 31, 2014.

Posted: February 13, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers

The Life, Career, and Legacies of Richard M. Nixon

The Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) is preparing a special Richard M. Nixon issue devoted to focusing on the meaning and legacies both inside and outside the United States of this controversial figure in American history and culture. August 2014 will mark the fortieth anniversary of Nixon's dramatic resignation as president of the United States, and still his place in American history is very much under dispute. This anniversary, four decades after Watergate, is timely for a fresh look at Nixon's career and legacy. Proposals for papers should be sent to the editor, Laurence Raw (l_rawjalaurence@yahoo.com) or the issue editor Roger Chapman (Roger_Chapman@pba.edu). The length is flexible; we invite longer papers (between 5,000-7,000 words) as well as "think-pieces" (1,500-2,000 words). Book reviews of material relating to Nixon are also welcome: any suggestions would be gratefully received. The due date for submission of proposals is April 30, 2014; the date for completed papers September 30, 2014. Read more >

Posted: February 3, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers

2014 National Underground Railroad Conference

The National Park Service, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Project, and its partners will host the 2014 National Underground Railroad Conference in Detroit, Michigan, July 16-20.  The conference organizers welcome panels and single-paper proposals on this year's theme, " 'I Resolved Never to Be Conquered' Women and the Underground Railroad." The deadline for submissions is March 1. Follow this link to submit a proposal.  

Read more >

Posted: January 21, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers

2014 Conference on Illinois History

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 to be held on September 25-26, 2014. Proposals for teacher workshops are also requested. The deadline is March 11, 2014. See website for details: http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Involved/Pages/Conference.aspx

Posted: January 13, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers