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NCPH Call for Proposals

NCPH invites proposals for its 2019 conference in Hartford, Connecticut, that explore how public history intersects—sometimes purposefully, sometimes with unintended consequences—with the ongoing task of making and remaking places, communities, and polities. To learn more about the conference theme, “Repair Work,” and to fill out the proposal form, visit us at http://bit.ly/ncph2019CFP. Final submissions are due Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Please email NCPH Program Manager Meghan Hillman at meghillm@iupui.edu with any questions.

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Posted: June 1, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Call for Papers: WEB DuBois and Liberal Education

The Villanova Center for Liberal Education (VCLE) at Villanova University is sponsoring a one-day conference on W.E.B. DuBois and Liberal Education. We have chosen to celebrate the work of DuBois because he is the exemplary interdisciplinary, engaged scholar, not merely a practitioner of the liberal arts but also an ardent defender of them. His writings encompassed and bridged philosophy, sociology, literature, political science, history, music, economics, Africana Studies, and cultural studies. He was also a journalist, editor, organizer, and political activist. 2018 is the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Read more about this call for papers here.

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Posted: June 1, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

Registration is open for the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, June 22-24, 2018, at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an optional Bus Tour of Quaker historical sites following the conference, June 24-26, which will be based out of Providence, Rhode Island. Further information about the program, dining options, accommodations, registration, and the optional tour, is available on the conference website.

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Posted: May 31, 2018
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Call for Proposals: James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project

The James K. Polk Project and the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invite paper proposals for "James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project," to be held at the East Tennessee Historical Society, in Knoxville, on April 12–13, 2019.

Read here for more information about this event.

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Posted: May 30, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference

The 2019 ANZASA Conference, "Community, Conflict, and 'the Meaning of America'" will be held at the University of Auckland on July 14-16, 2019.

In 1939, Perry Miller published the first volume of The New England Mind, a foundational text in American Studies. Looking back, he regarded this book as part of his life’s study of “the meaning of America.” Eighty years later, the 2019 Australian and New Zealand American Association (ANZASA) Conference will engage with Miller’s intellectual endeavor.

Read more about the conference here.

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Posted: May 30, 2018
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Watch the 2018 OAH Presidential Address | "Everyone Their Own Historian"

Edward Ayers has been named National Professor of the Year, received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama at the White House, won the Bancroft Prize and Beveridge Prize in American history, and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He has collaborated on major digital history projects, including the Valley of the Shadow, American Panorama, and Bunk, and is one of the cohosts for BackStory, a popular podcast about American history. He is Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond as well as former Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. His most recent book is The Thin Light of Freedom, winner of the 2018 Lincoln Prize from the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Avery Craven Prize from the OAH.

 

Posted: May 2, 2018
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Call for Proposals - ECCSSA East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association 2018 44th Annual Conference Roundtable

ECCSSA East Coast Colleges Social Sciences Association 2018 44th Annual Conference Roundtable
Call for Papers, Research and Proposals
Open to all disciplines and regions
Rethinking Leadership in Higher Education: Cultivating the Leadership of Learning

April 6-7, 2018
Center for Innovative Technology (Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area)
2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon, VA 20170

2018_44th_Annual_Conference_Roundtable-Conference_Overview_and_Call.pdf
ECCSSA_Proposal_Form_2018.doc
ECCSSA_2018_Conference_Round_Table_Registration_Form.pdf

 For information contact: roking@nvcc.edu

A Note on the Roundtable Format:
A select group of presenters and participants will gather for two days to present their research and to discuss the work of other presenters. All participants will gather in the same room to hear and discuss each presentation. It is imperative that all presenters and participants be in attendance and fully participate for both days of the roundtable.

 

Posted: December 22, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, 17 – 21 June 2018, Olympia, Washington

Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, 17 – 21 June 2018, Olympia, Washington

The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) welcomes applications for the 47th Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, to be held 17 – 21 June 2018 at the Red Lion Inn in Olympia, Washington.

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, known informally as "Camp Edit," is an annual five-day workshop for individuals new to the field of historical documentary editing. With the needs of the participants as a guide, experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the principles and practices of documentary editing and insight into the realities of work on a documentary edition.

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Posted: December 22, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


New Approaches to Gender and Migration in the U.S. since 1900, A Graduate Symposium

The History Department at Bates College invited papers on the topic of gender and migration to and/or within the United States since 1900. Presentations will be part of a day-long graduate symposium showcasing the work of emerging scholars (recent PhD or ABD) from historically underrepresented groups. (African Americans, Alaska Natives, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.) Of special interest is work that considers gender and sexuality intersectionally with other markers of social difference; or that employs a transnational or translocal framework; or that raises the historic visibility of women migrants.

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Posted: December 15, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers


New Badge Possibilities at the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting

With the well-meaning intent of creating networking opportunities, academic conferences ask that all attendees wear a name badge prominently displayed on their person. To further help attendees navigate the many faces and names, they also traditionally ask for each person's affiliation. The OAH Annual Meeting has been no exception.

The blog post 'Hey Academics, Please Stop Calling Me an "Independent Scholar"' by Megan Kate Nelson recently prompted an important conversation about the way in which we label ourselves, and thereby each other.  Conference attendees increasingly identify themselves as more than their affiliation, and those without a current affiliation increasingly feel on the outskirts of an ever-shrinking group.

We encourage all attendees to reconsider what they list on their badge during the registration process. We invite you to list your specialty, twitter handle, or, if you prefer, your affiliation. We want all our attendees to feel comfortable and to use the information on the badges of their peers to help build relationships and make new connections.

Join the conversation at OAH Crossroads or tweet us using #OAH18.
Register and update your badge here!

 

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Posted: October 10, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Symposium on Cryptologic History - Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for "Milestones, Memories, and Momentum," the 2017 Symposium on Cryptologic History. The Symposium will take place October 19 - 20, 2017 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. Following the Symposium, on Saturday, October 21, participants will be given an opportunity to tour the National Cryptologic Museum, participate in a workshop on sources for research in cryptologic history, and enjoy presentations about William and Elizebeth Friedman

Agenda highlights include sessions on Cyber Conflict, Cold War cryptology, and mulitiple sessions on World War 2. There will be a World War 1 track on October 20th which will include a performance of the one-woman show "The Hello Girls" by Ellouise Schoettler. Other sessions of note include "Writing about Cryptology & Intelligence" (featuring Steven Aftergood, Mark Bradley, Stephen Budiansky, and Michael V. Hayden); "Breaking Engima: The Anglo-French-Polish Effort" (the panel includes Sir Dermot Turing); "Writing the History of GCHQ;" "Vietnam Re-examined;" and "Pencil-Pushing Mammas: Women in Cryptology" which will feature both oral histories as well as talks by four authors of books about female cryptologists (G. Stuart Smith, Jason Fagone, Jackie Uí Chionna, and Liza Mundy).

Please join us! Complete information and registration links can be found at http://bit.ly/OCT2017CCH; the preliminary program can be found here: https://cryptologicfoundation.org/file_download/f539ed6b-cedd-4d0a-bd64-1c858fe4bbee

Posted: July 18, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Announcing OAH Crossroads - an online community for U.S. historians

The OAH Annual Meeting Crossroads, in partnership with H-net, is an online forum where U.S. historians can collaborate to form panels for upcoming Annual Meetings, connect ahead of the conference to find room or travel mates, or converse about the profession.

As opposed to a traditional H-net network, Crossroads posts OAH related conversations from other H-net area specific networks on one page. So, if you are searching for collaborators in H-AfroAm then, by using certain keywords, it will show up in OAH Crossroads making it easier for potential Annual Meeting participants to find.

View OAH Crossroads

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Posted: July 12, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Organization


Society for Applied Anthropology

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018. The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2017. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net/annual- meeting/).

If you have a webpage for links, please add the following:

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018.  For meeting information visit www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Trish Colvin
Society for Applied Anthropology
PO Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
405-843-5113
405-843-8553 (fax)
info@sfaa.net

Posted: July 6, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


The Princeton & Slavery Project Symposium

The Princeton & Slavery Project, a scholarly investigation of Princeton University's historical engagement with the institution of slavery, will launch its website and host a scholarly symposium on November 17-18, 2017. Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison will deliver the keynote address. Other featured speakers include Project director Martha A. Sandweiss (Princeton University), Ruth Simmons (Brown University), Leslie Harris (Northwestern University), Eric Foner (Columbia University), and Danielle Allen (Harvard University).

Weekend events will also include McCarter Theater's world premiere of "The Princeton and Slavery Plays," seven newly-commissioned short plays based on historical documents uncovered as a part of the research project. Playwrights include: Nathan Alan Davis, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Dipika Guha, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins '06, Kwame Kwei-Armah, McCarter Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann, and Regina Taylor.

In addition, the Princeton University Art Museum will host a public conversation with Titus Kaphar related to a new sculpture commissioned for the Project that explores the ways in which we create identity, racial structures, and economies in visual form. In the Museum's galleries, artworks from Kaphar's existing body of work will be featured in an exhibition that relates more broadly to representations of history in the United States, and in particular how African American identity is constructed and reinforced by their visual representation and/or absence in art.

Registration for the symposium will open in mid-September. Check back in the coming months for the most up-to-date information.

For More Information: https://slaverysymposium.princeton.edu/

Posted: May 23, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


2017 National Underground Railroad Conference – Please Join Us!

The OAH is pleased to be partnering once again with the National Park Service's Network to Freedom Program to help support the NPS National Underground Railroad Conference.
This year's conference, "On the Edge of Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands," will be held in Cambridge, Maryland, May 18-21, 2017. 

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Posted: April 25, 2017
Tagged: News of the Profession, News of the Organization, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Poland in the Heart of European History

Poland in the Heart of European History is open to professionally active history teachers and educators working at schools and other education institutions.

The Institute of National Remembrance covers accommodation costs, meals, museum tickets etc. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to € 300. Insurance is not included.

Apply online at www.pamiec.pl/pheh until 28th of May 2017

Application results will be sent to all applicants on the 1st of June 2017.

For more information visit www.pamiec.pl/pheh or contact the coordinator: anna.brojer@ipn.gov.pl

Posted: April 20, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


OAH Receives Mellon Grant for 2018 Annual Meeting

The Organization of American Historians recently received a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to increase the reach of the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting.

Read more about the grant and the changes to the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting here.

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Posted: February 17, 2017
Tagged: News of the Organization, Calls for Papers, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


K-12 Teachers' Day at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History

The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University and the Department of History, University of North Florida invite pre-collegiate teachers to attend the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida (March 30-April 2, 2017). In an effort to encourage the study of war and society, teachers will have the opportunity to attend the meeting on Saturday, April 1, 2017, for the discounted rate of $35. The 84th Annual Meeting will feature historians from 42 states and several foreign countries presenting new scholarship on a diverse range of topics including the American Civil War, the world wars, and the response to the Holocaust. Several panels will specifically focus on teaching military history. Special registration includes access to a book exhibit featuring over 20 publishers, two coffee breaks, and special luncheon exclusively for K-12 teachers with a discussion moderated by Professor David Silbey of Cornell University focusing on the challenges of integrating military history into the classroom.

For a complete conference schedule and for a registration form for the K-12 Teachers' Day, please visit ww2.fsu.edu/smh-conference or contact Professor G. Kurt Piehler, Director, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, kpiehler@fsu.edu or (850) 644-9541. Registration closes on March 20, 2017 for the discounted rate and checks must be payable to Institute on World War II, Florida State University. In memo line note "SMH Teachers' Day."

The Society for Military History (SMH), founded in 1933, strives to advance the study of military history and stimulate interest in the subject. The annual meetings of the SMH serve to expose members and non-members to the latest research in military history from the ancient era to contemporary events. The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society is being hosted by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Posted: February 16, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


'Techniques of the Corporation' Conference, University of Toronto

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Techniques of the Corporation"

4-6 May 2017, University of Toronto

How do corporations know themselves and their world? Over the last 150 years, corporations, like universities and laboratories, have generated an abundance of knowledge-making techniques in the form of psychological tests, efficiency technologies, scenario planning, and logistical systems. As dominant forms of the last century, corporations are assembled with instruments, infrastructures, and interventions that arrange and rearrange the dynamics of capitalism. These techniques of the corporation have filtered into our daily lives, influencing everyday understandings of self, inequality, environment, and society.

Techniques of the Corporation will assemble an interdisciplinary network of established and emerging scholars whose work contributes to the critical study of the techniques, epistemologies, and imaginaries of the 20th-century corporation. This conference aims to foster a timely conversation between Science and Technology Studies (STS) approaches and the recent histories of capitalism. We treat the corporation in the same way that historians of science and STS scholars have approached science, colonialism, and militarism as generative sites for knowledge production, value-making, and technopolitics. The conference takes as its starting place North American corporations with the understanding that corporations are multinational forms with complex transnational histories. Building from the recent history of capitalism, we attend to the entangled genealogies of corporations with slavery, exploitation, environmental destruction, colonialism, and inequality.

Hosted by the Technoscience Research Unit at the University of Toronto, this event will be an intimate multi-day conversation between established and emerging scholars in the fields of STS, history of science, and the history of capitalism. Techniques of the Corporation will be headlined by keynote speaker Joseph Dumit, and features invited talks by Dan Bouk, Elspeth Brown, Deborah Cowen, Orit Halpern, Louis Hyman, Michelle Murphy, Martha Poon, and Elise Thorburn. The conference will be an immersive experience in the Greater Toronto Area with meals and cocktails provided.

We invite emerging and established scholars in diverse fields (including business history; labour history; anthropology; geography; economic sociology; media studies; critical race studies; architecture studies; feminist and sexuality studies; environmental studies; and cultural studies) to explore the techniques, epistemologies, and imaginaries of corporations. Our overall goal is to crystallize a new field, culminating in a field-defining publication. We welcome work on corporate practices that exceed calculative logics, such as work on social relations, affective and psychological states, and speculative futurities. In addition to traditional papers, the conference encourages creative methods to query corporate forms, including art installations, videos, interactive multimedia projects, and role-playing games. Applications for travel assistance will be arranged after acceptance.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words and a CV to the conference organizers at corporatetechniques@gmail.com by 13 January 2017.

For More Information: http://corporatetechniques.com/

Posted: January 6, 2017
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers


Historical Sociolinguistics Network 2017 Meeting

Historical Sociolinguistics Network 2017
CUNY Graduate Center/New York University
New York City, April 6–7, 2017
Examining the Social in Historical Sociolinguistics: Methods and Theory

The 2017 international meeting of the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) will be held April 6–7, 2017, to be co-hosted by the City University of New York's Graduate Center and New York University. This year's conference will feature plenaries by three noted scholars in the field: Anita Auer, Professor of English Linguistics at the Université de Lausanne; Nils Langer, Professor of North Frisian and Minority Issues at the University of Flensburg; and Donald Tuten, Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Emory University. For more information about the Historical Sociolinguistics Network, visit http://hison.sbg.ac.at/.

The conference welcomes submissions for roundtables, panels, individual presentations, and workshops on themes addressed by researchers working in historical sociolinguistics. We take a broad view of the field that includes the reconstruction of linguistic variation and change; the ideological analysis of linguistic history; the cultural and social history of languages; the relation between language and literary history; and the analysis or collation of linguistic corpora of various languages and historical periods. Scholars working with or on language within disciplines and theoretical frameworks other than those typically associated with sociolinguistics—such as linguistic anthropology, literary analysis, cultural studies or history—are encouraged to submit proposals.

The conference co-hosts particularly invite submissions focusing on the theme of "Examining the Social in Historical Sociolinguistics: Methods and Theory." One of the central intersections between the multiple disciplines represented by those working on the history of languages remains the social, a term with a complicated theoretical pedigree that has changed in its use and meaning significantly from decade to decade. This volatility in meaning and utility from a methodological standpoint stands in contrast to its importance to the field of historical sociolinguistics. The "social" is a term that offers both the opportunity for interdisciplinary and collaborative understanding of the relationship between communities and changes in the language they speak, as well as the risk of uncertainty and even obsolescence as a means of describing the bonds and functions of speech communities.

Given the unique position of scholars of the history of language to collaboratively define the social from both a linguistic and a historical standpoint, how might this concept be theorized going forward? How has our understanding of the social changed in the context of new findings brought by expanded access to historical corpora in digital form, the increasingly sophisticated focus by historians and literary scholars on the working of power in society, and more clearly defined methods of exploring internal and external linguistic change than ever before? We invite contributors seeking to understand this and other current research questions related to the history of language, broadly defined.

Panel and roundtable submissions should include 3 to 4 participants. Individual paper proposals should be 250 words in length, and should include a brief (50-word) bio of the submitter. Panel and roundtable proposals should be 500 words total in length and include a description of the session as well as brief descriptions of each paper and short bios (an additional 50 words) for each participant. The deadline for abstracts is 1 November 2016. Please upload proposals at http://hison2017.info/submissions.html. For questions, please contact the conference organizers at hison2017@gmail.com.

For More Information: http://hison.info

Posted: September 20, 2016
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers