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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 Conference organizers welcome proposals for original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications.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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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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International Bibliography of Military History

The Bibliographical Committee of the International Commission of Military History encourages submissions to the International Bibliography of Military History. The deadlines for the two issues (due to be published in summer and in winter) are 1 April and 1 September, respectively.

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Posted: August 2, 2012
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Envisioning Peace, Performing Justice: Art, Activism, and Cultural Politics in the History of Peacemaking

The Peace History Society seeks proposals for panels and papers for its upcoming meeting October 25-27, 2013 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The program committee seeks proposals from across the humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts disciplines that reveal both the artistic and performative dimensions of peacemaking and the vital roles that artists and activists have played as visionaries, critics, interpreters, and promoters of peacemaking efforts around the world.

More information is available at: http://www.peacehistorysociety.org/phs2013/

Posted: July 6, 2012
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Alabama Historical Association

The Alabama Historical Association invites proposals for individual papers and themed panels to be given at its 66th annual meeting in Eufaula, Alabama, on April 11-13, 2013. This meeting is open to scholars, educators, public historians, students, local historians, and members of the general public who share an interest in the history of Alabama from its founding through modern times. Proposals must be submitted by October 10, 2012.

More information is available at: http://www.alabamahistory.net

Posted: July 6, 2012
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2013 NCPH Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

The program committee of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) has issued its call for proposals for the 2013 annual meeting. The meeting is scheduled for April 17-20, in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit: http://ncph.org/cms/conferences/2013-annual-meeting/ The program committee of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) has issued its call for proposals for the 2013 annual meeting. The meeting is scheduled for April 17-20, in Ottawa, Canada.

More information is available at: http://ncph.org/cms/conferences/2013-annual-meeting

Posted: May 10, 2012
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New Materials: Their Social and Cultural Meanings

Historians of science, technology, and medicine as well as scholars in science and technology studies, anthropology, the visual arts, cultural studies, and related fields are invited to submit essays for an edited volume on the historical and cultural meanings of new materials. The resulting collection of essays, focused on the creation, testing, and definition of materials in all historical settings, will be published in the Hagley Perspectives on Business and Culture series of the University of Pennsylvania Press and edited by Amy Slaton (Drexel University). Essays should not exceed 10,000 words (exclusive of endnotes), and must be received for consideration by November 1, 2012. Please address inquiries to Amy Slaton at slatonae@drexel.edu.

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Posted: May 10, 2012
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The Presidential Election of 2012

On November 16 and 17, Hiram College will host a two-day conference featuring panels on many aspects of the 2012 presidential election: voting behavior, demographic trends, and the election outcome; general election strategies of the two nominee’s campaign organizations; the role of the media and public opinion; the role of economic policy; the role of domestic policy; the role of foreign and national security policy; and the makeup, policy inclinations, and relationship of the new 113th Congress with the president. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2012.

More information is available at: http://thehiramcollege.net/garfieldinstitute/conference-2012/the-presidential-election-of-2012/

Posted: May 10, 2012
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Smithsonian Symposium on Technology and the Civil War

Proposals are sought for a symposium on technology and the American Civil War, as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s contribution to the war’s sesquicentennial commemoration. It will be hosted by the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, November 9-11 2012. For more information, contact the symposium organizer, Bart Hacker, at: hackerb@si.edu, no later than June 30, 2012.

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Posted: May 9, 2012
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Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies will move its editorial offices to The Ohio State University for the next five years starting in May 2012. Frontiers explores the critical intersections of gender, race, sexuality, and transnationalism. In celebration of its fortieth anniversary in 2015, Frontiers will publish a special issue per year for the next five years reflecting on significant events and topics from forty years ago, with the first issue commemorating Roe vs. Wade. The editors welcome scholarly, creative writing, and visual art submissions on reproductive rights, reproductive justice, and reproductive technologies. For more information contact the editors at .

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Posted: February 21, 2012
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Examining World War II and Religion

The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience and the Department of Religion at the Florida State University seek paper proposals for a conference examining “World War II and Religion” to take place in Tallahassee, Florida (November 30-December 1, 2012). Scholars who focus on Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and the Soviet Union, as well as Europe and North America are encouraged to submit paper proposals by March 15, 2012. For more information about the conference or the Institute please contact G. Kurt Piehler at .

More information is available at: http://ww2.fsu.edu/

Posted: February 7, 2012
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Northwest Ohio History

The journal Northwest Ohio History is actively seeking unpublished scholarship addressing northwest Ohio’s political, military, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic history. Submissions, letters of inquiry, or other questions may be sent to: Larry L. Nelson, Editor, Northwest Ohio History, Department of History, Bowling Green State University, 128 Williams Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43404, or e-mail: .

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Posted: February 7, 2012
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The Cosmopolitan Metropolis: Urban History Association Conference

The sixth biennial conference of the Urban History Association will be held in New York City, October 26-28, 2012. Its program committee seeks submissions for panels, roundtable discussions, and individual papers on all aspects of urban, suburban, and metropolitan history. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012.

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

Posted: January 12, 2012
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2012 International Conference of the Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

The 2012 International Conference of the Graduate School of North American Studies, Freie Universit․t Berlin, will be held May 11-12, and invites papers on a range of diverse topics around the theme, “Making It Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Belonging and Displacement in America.”

More information is available at: http://www.gsnas.fu-berlin.de/en/conference/2012/

Posted: December 19, 2011
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Conference on Illinois History

Proposals are invited for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois’ history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology for the 2012 Conference on Illinois History, October 11-12, in Springfield, Illinois.

More information is available at: http://www.IllinoisHistory.gov/conference.htm

Posted: December 19, 2011
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National Council for Public History Call for Proposals

The National Council on Public History (NCPH) invites panel, roundtable, workshop, working group, and individual paper proposals for its 2013 conference to be held in Ottawa, Canada. The Call for Poster sessions will be issued in fall 2012. Deadline for proposals is July 15, 2012.

More information is available at: http://ncph.org/cms/

Posted: December 2, 2011
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Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

The 2102 Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association annual conference will be held April 11-April 14 at the Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of popular culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Prospective presenters should email a one-page abstract with full contact information by December 20, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

Posted: October 4, 2011
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Converse College Conference on Southern Culture

Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Converse College Conference on Southern Culture, April 12-14, 2012. The focus of this conference is the “big picture” of southern culture, from okra to opera. We invite papers that examine the unique qualities of diverse southern cultures, interrogate the threads that bind these cultures together, and, we anticipate, propose divergent ways of thinking about the South.

More information is available at: http://www.converse.edu/academics/school-humanities-and-sciences/englishcreative-and-professional-writing/southern-culture-c

Posted: October 4, 2011
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International Conference on the History of Records and Archives

ICHORA 6: International Conference on the History of Records and Archives 6 invites proposals for papers for its upcoming international conference to explore work in progress, theoretical perspectives, and needs and opportunities for research in the broad area of the history of the shared, conflicting, and complementary heritage of archival enterprise with these related fields. Deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, December 12, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~ichora6/

Posted: October 4, 2011
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