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The Gettysburg Magazine

Under its new editor, Professor James S. Pula of Purdue University North Central, The Gettysburg Magazine will be a peer-reviewed publication featuring articles and book reviews of interest to scholars, history buffs, and members of the general public interested in the Gettysburg Campaign, the Gettysburg Address, and the various personalities and controversies associated with these formative events. Scholarship from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences touching on its focus is welcome. Manuscripts may be submitted for review by the editorial board via e-mail attachments to the editor (jpula@pnc.edu). For more information, visit: http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/The-Gettysburg-Magazine,675907.aspx

Posted: January 13, 2014
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Seventh Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association

The Program Committee is pleased to announce that the University of Pennsylvania will serve as the host for the 2014 conference, which will be held on October 9-12. The Urban History Association Program Committee seeks submissions for sessions on all aspects of urban, suburban, and metropolitan history. We welcome proposals for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers, and are receptive to alternative session formats that foster audience participation in the proceedings. E-mail submissions by March 1, 2014 to Andrew K. Sandoval Strausz at aksandov@unm.edu and Victoria Wolcott at vwwolcot@buffalo.edu.  Read more > 

More information is available at: http://uha.udayton.edu/conf.html

Posted: November 25, 2013
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2015 OAH Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

The OAH Program Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals (CFP) for the 2015 OAH Annual Meeting to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, April 16-19. The conference is organized around the theme, "Taboos." During recent decades, historians have approached history from a wide range of perspectives and developed innovative methodologies that have opened up new fields of historical inquiry and understanding. In all fields of history, however, certain topics remain taboo. The courage to challenge such taboos, to offer fresh interpretations and to ask original kinds of questions marks the historical work that most inspires us and often signals important turns in historiographical approach. In the judgment of the program committee members, challenging taboos does not reduce the significance of familiar topics, but deepens and enriches their meaning by enlivening the conversation they inspire. Submissions will be accepted between December 2, 2013 and January 22, 2014. Read more > 

More information is available at: http://www.oah.org/meetings-events/meetings-events/call-for-proposals/

Posted: November 25, 2013
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Call for Papers: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2014 Annual Meeting

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its annual meeting in Galloway Township, New Jersey, May 7-10, 2014. The 2014 conference theme is "Down Jersey: From Bayshore to Seashore." Conference information is available at www.vafweb.org/conferences/current.html.  The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2013.

More information is available at: http://www.vafweb.org/conferences/current.html

Posted: October 21, 2013
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Sustainable Public History

In 2014 the National Council on Public History will meet in Monterey, California, March 19-22 at the Monterey Conference Center. Monterey is a city where nature and culture intersect in fascinating and challenging ways, an ideal place to explore issues of sustainability. The program committee invites panel, roundtable, workshop, working group, and individual paper proposals for the conference. The NCPH welcomes submissions from all areas of the field, including teaching, museums, archives, heritage management, tourism, consulting, litigation-based research, and public service. Proposals are due by July 15, 2013.

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Posted: June 6, 2013
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“Strategy and the Sea”: An International Conference in Honor of Professor John B. Hattendorf

A conference will be held in Oxford, UK, April 10-12, 2014 at All Souls College to celebrate Professor John B. Hattendorf’s leading contribution to naval history. For thirty years as the Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College, John Hattendorf has furthered historical understanding among naval professionals and reinvigorated maritime scholarship. Reflecting the breadth of Hattendorf’s historical perspective, this conference provides an opportunity for research students and recognized authorities to present the latest research in naval history that pushes traditional boundaries and asks innovative questions. Those wishing to present a paper should send a proposed title and abstract of no more than 300 words along with a one-page CV to the conference organizers at allsouls.navalhistory@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2013.

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Posted: May 29, 2013
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Society for Applied Anthropology

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 74th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 18-22, 2014. The theme of the Program is “Destinations.” The Society is a multidisciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2013.

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Posted: May 29, 2013
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Native Ground: Protecting and Preserving History, Culture, and Customs

The Tenth Native American Symposium at Southeastern Oklahoma State University will take place November 14-15 and will focus on the protection and preservation of Native American history, culture, and customs. Papers are invited addressing all aspects of Native American life and studies. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brad Lieb from the Chickasaw Nation’s Division of History and Culture, and currently president of the Mississippi Association of Professional Archaeologists. All papers presented at the symposium will be eligible for inclusion in a peer-reviewed volume of published proceedings, which will also be posted on our Web site. Deadline for proposals is July 15, 2013.

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Posted: May 29, 2013
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Call for Submissions: The Southern Quarterly

The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts & Letters in the South invites submissions of interdisciplinary scholarly articles, interviews with major Southern writers, composers, and artists, unpublished archival materials, photo essays, and poems anchored in the spirit of the South. The Southern Quarterly does not consider previously published work or work being considered elsewhere. Please follow the instructions on our submissions guidelines page (http://www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm). Celebrating fifty years of publication, the Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture.

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Posted: May 13, 2013
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World War I and the Jews: New Research

The Center for Jewish History with the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and the American Jewish Historical Society invite proposals for papers to be presented at a conference featuring original research on the experiences of Jews during the First World War and its immediate aftermath. The conference will be held in November 2014. For more information, contact Professor Judith C. Siegel, Director of Academic and Public Programs, Center for Jewish History. Deadline for proposals is May 24, 2013

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Posted: April 23, 2013
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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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