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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
Tagged: Calls for Papers


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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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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2012 Conference on the Civil War

The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi seeks papers for its 2012 Conference on the Civil War to be held October 19-20. With the theme \"The War at Home: Civilian Life During the American Civil War,\" the center encourages submissions that interpret the theme broadly, and suggests topics such as the civilian experience, women and men on the homefront, slavery and emancipation, churches and religion, wartime politics, irregular warfare, and Union and Confederate domestic policies. Deadline for proposals is August 15.

More information is available at: http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/conference2012.html

Posted: June 19, 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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