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A Special Issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies invites submissions for a special issue on women of color and gender equity. With this special issue, we commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the 1974 Women's Educational Equity Act which provided funds for Title IX and codified women's equality under the law in the US setting forth a foundation for antidiscrimination policies and remedies as well as cultivating a language and rhetoric for gender equity. All special issue submissions and questions should be directed to frontiers@osu.edu.

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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Fifteenth Annual 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, September 26-27, 2013 in Springfield. Conference organizers welcome 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. Deadline for submissions is March 11, 2013.

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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2013 Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting

The Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA) invites proposals for its 2013 Annual Meeting in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hosted by Gettysburg College, the PHA will convene October 17-19, 2013, at the Wyndham Gettysburg. The program committee is especially interested in proposals that examine any dimension of Pennsylvania's experience with the Civil War, including sectionalism, national reconstruction, or developments after the war related to memory or veterans' affairs. The program committee also welcomes proposals that address history and culture in Pennsylvania and the broader Mid-Atlantic region in general. Deadline for submissions is February 22, 2013.

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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Federal History

Federal History, a journal of the Society for History in the Federal Government, welcomes manuscript submissions for its 2014 edition. It features articles exploring the development of the federal government.

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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Activism and Scholarship: A Conference Honoring Amy Swerdlow

The fifteenth annual women's history conference at Sarah Lawrence College, March 1-2, 2013, honors Amy Swerdow's life and her work as a committed and indomitable activist/scholar by making issues of peace and justice its central theme. Conference organizers invite scholars, artists, writers, and activists to submit proposals for papers, readings, workshops, and performances. Proposals should be no more than two pages maximum. Deadline is December 3, 2012.

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Posted: November 19, 2012
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Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes

The 45th annual conference of the Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes (PAS: APAL) will be held in Utica, New York, October 9-12, 2013. The Mohawk Valley Conference Committee is soliciting proposals for papers, special sessions, and panel discussions relating to the conference theme beginning January 1, 2013. Visit the PAS: APAL web site for more information.

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Posted: November 5, 2012
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Women's History in the Digital World

Bryn Mawr College will host Womens History in the Digital World, March 22-23, 2013. Conference organizers will bring together experts and novices to share insights, lessons, and information on the landscape of women’s history in the world of twenty-first century technology. The program committee invites individual papers or panels on new projects, theoretical approaches, teaching, research and new challenges in the digital realm of historical and cultural research on women. Deadline for abstracts is December 14, 2012. Visit the conference web site for more information.

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Posted: November 5, 2012
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Call For Papers: Freedom, Rights and Power

A conference, “Freedom, Rights and Power: Recasting Women’s struggles across the Americas since 1900” will be held April 26-27, 2013 at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, London, UK. This two-day multidisciplinary conference seeks to explore the intersection between gender, revolt and power across the Americas. Proposals for papers should not exceed five hundred words and must be accompanied by a working title and CV. Abstracts should be submitted to the organizers by January 4, 2013. For more information, contact freedomrightspower2013@gmail.com.

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Posted: October 23, 2012
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Fighting Women: A Symposium on Women's Boxing

This two-day symposium seeks to explore the diverse ways women have participated in amateur and professional boxing. The purpose will be to investigate women’s involvement in boxing in its broadest sense, from historical, ethnographic, cultural, and artistic perspectives. This multidisciplinary approach hopes to take into account the multiple, often intersecting, aspects of this exploitative and dysfunctional, yet equally compelling and beautiful, sport. This symposium will be held June 21-22, 2013 at The Art Bar, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is hosted by Brock University. Proposal deadline is January 31, 2013.

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Posted: October 23, 2012
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Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities

Essays are wanted for Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, a new digital, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Nebraska Press. The journal's mission is to provide a forum for scholars from across Humanities disciplines to speak to one another about their shared interest in environmental issues, and to plot out an evolving conversation about what the Humanities contributes to living and thinking sustainably in a world of dwindling resources. The publishers are interested in narratives produced through or around objects, geographic spaces, information cultures, political agendas, and social movements central to environmental practices and ideas. We welcome essays of around 5K words that are written in a clear style, that attempt to make disciplinary knowledge accessible to a range of readers, and that pay attention to the intellectual commitments that drive their analyses. Resilience is also interested in photo essays and reports on community activism. Please send queries or essays to the editors (Stephanie LeMenager, University of California at Santa Barbara and Stephanie Foote, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) at resiliencejournal@gmail.com.

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Posted: October 23, 2012
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JAH Call for Papers: Civil Rights Struggles
of the 1950s and 1960s

Please join the Journal of American History in its exploration of the African American freedom movement, focusing on the history, meaning, and legacies of the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Over the next three years, we invite scholars to submit articles that address the events of those years and illuminate new ways of thinking about the historical significance of that momentous time. Specialists in all fields of history are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.

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Posted: October 19, 2012
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National Catholic Reporter History Research Award

The National Catholic Reporter will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its founding in 2014-2015. As part of the commemorative activities, a book-length scholarly historical study will be published of the newspaper's first fifty years. The NCR invites scholars, of both junior and senior standing, including doctoral students in the dissertation-writing phase, to submit a proposal. The deadline for the proposals is December 31, 2012.

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Posted: October 18, 2012
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17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, and Society in the American Northeast

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, in conjunction with its 15th anniversary, presents the conference “17th Century Warfare, Diplomacy, and Society in the American Northeast.” This interdisciplinary conference, October 17-19, 2013, examines the complexity of a changing cultural landscape, consequences of colonization and warfare by bringing together scholars in fields such as American studies, anthropology, archaeology, history, ethnohistory, geography, literature and Native American studies. Email abstracts to Dr. Kevin McBride (KMcbride@mptn.org), Director of Research, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Please include “Abstract Submission, October 2013 Conference” in the subject line. Deadline for submissions February 1, 2013.

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Posted: October 9, 2012
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Civil Rights Struggles of the 1950s and 1960s

Please join the Journal of American History in its exploration of the African American freedom movement, focusing on the history, meaning, and legacies of the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. Over the next three years, we invite scholars to submit articles that address the events of those years and illuminate new ways of thinking about the historical significance of that momentous time. Specialists in all fields of history are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.

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Posted: September 25, 2012
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NINE Conference on Baseball History and Culture

NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces its twentieth annual spring training conference on the historical and sociological impact of baseball, Wednesday, March 13-Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Tempe, AZ. Conference organizers welcome proposals for original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications. Deadline for proposals is December 3, 2012.

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Posted: September 7, 2012
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2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, on 19-20 September 2013. The 2011 symposium was extremely successful, with over 250 in attendance, and over 125 papers presented. Deadline for proposals is February 4, 2013

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Posted: August 31, 2012
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2013 UVA History Graduate Student Conference

The Corcoran Department of History at The University of Virginia is pleased to announce its Annual Graduate Student Conference on the theme, Historicizing the Present. The conference will be held at the University's campus on February 23, 2013, and will include a keynote address by Thavolia Glymph (Duke University) with a reception following. The Program Committee for 2013 invites proposals from graduate students nationwide for individual papers on all topics related to the theme, Historicizing the Present from its pre-colonial era to today. The deadline for proposals is October 1, 2012.

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Posted: August 31, 2012
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Society for the History of Women in the Americas Workshop

The Society for the History of Women in the Americas invites interested to facilitate one-off research training workshops with postgraduates and early career scholars, to be held in London during the week beginning 3rd December 2012. If you would like to be involved or have any further questions, please contact the organizers, Dr Dawn-Marie Gibson, RHUL; Dr Rachel Ritchie, Brunel University; Ms Imaobong Umoren, University of Oxford, via shawsociety@gmail.com.

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Posted: August 21, 2012
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SHFG Thomas Jefferson Prize

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) seeks entries for its 2013 Thomas Jefferson Prize for documentary histories published in 2011 or 2012. The prize recognizes the editor(s) of a single volume or one or more volumes in a project that contributes significantly to the understanding of the history of the federal government. It will be awarded at the SHFG annual meeting in College Park, Maryland in March 2013. Deadline for submissions is November 15.

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Posted: August 21, 2012
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2013 IASPM-US Annual Conference

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch (IASPM-US) invites proposals for its 2013 annual conference to be held in Austin, Texas, February 28-March 3. The conference will explore the ideas of liminality and borderlands in popular music, focusing on those things (artists, genres, textures, developments, etc.) that are neither and both at the same time. Deadline for proposals is Thursday, November 1.

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Posted: August 21, 2012
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