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CFP: Rochester and the Mid-Sized American City in the 21st Century

DEADLINE: December 2, 2022

Rochester, NY, often has been at the center of conversations about the distinctive character of mid-sized cities in the United States. In 2002, Rochester Mayor William A. Johnson, Jr. convened the “Rochester Conversation on Mid-Sized Cities” to bring together “mayors, academics, urban policy experts, writers and others” for an examination of the challenges facing urban centers that occupy the poorly understood middle ground between towns and metropolises. Such “Rochester conversations” have an even deeper history: In 1939, Rochester City Historian Blake McKelvey launched the Rochester History journal in partnership with the Rochester Public Library. Neither boosterish nor antiquarian, Rochester History offered a new model of urban history that allowed Rochesterians to reflect on their city’s present and future by more rigorously examining its past.

This 2023 conference reopens the “Rochester Conversation” on mid-sized cities that Johnson inaugurated two decades ago and marks a re-envisioning of Rochester History in partnership with the RIT Press. In both cases, we hope to use this moment to inspire new conversations about the meaning of America’s mid-sized cities now and in the future. What defines a mid-sized city in our time and what changes loom on the horizon for these essential urban environments? How does history frame the various issues faced by America’s mid-sized cities? How are mid-sized cities dealing with critical issues ranging from racial justice to immigration to economic dislocation? How do we teach, archive, and present to the public the diverse history of America’s mid-sized cities? Additional topics might include the significance of political leadership and political organizing; disinvestment and affordable housing; racial segregation; education in both urban and metropolitan con texts; health disparities; the “Meds, Eds, and Arts” economy and a critical appraisal of the role of regionalism in mid-sized cities.

We invite abstracts for papers and full panels on these and other topics on mid-sized cities in (and beyond) the United States. We also invite papers aimed at re-examining Rochester’s history, which may be featured in a special panel and roundtable. Proposals for creative interventions/non-traditional panels are also welcome. Select presenters will be invited to submit longer versions of their presentations for consideration for publication in the journal, Rochester History, or an edited volume on the mid-size city to be published by RIT Press.

The conference will take place at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County in downtown Rochester, New York, April 21–22, 2023. The program will consist of keynote lectures, panels, and moderated discussions.

We are honored and pleased to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr. Joe W. Trotter Jr., Giant Eagle University Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University and incoming president of the Urban History Association. In addition, the conference will feature a plenary conversation between the Hon. William A. Johnson Jr., former City of Rochester mayor, and the Hon. Malik Evans, current mayor, moderated by Erica Bryant, Associate Director of Writing at the Vera Institute for Justice and former Democrat and Chronicle columnist.

Proposals are due by October 15, 2022, and should include:

  • Title of proposed session and/or paper
    Session description (for full session proposals) (maximum 250 words)

  • Abstract of each individual paper (maximum 500 words each)

  • Biographical information (short CV)

  • Contact information (email, telephone, and postal address)

If you are submitting a proposal with multiple panelists, please include biographical and contact information for each panelist.

Submit a proposal

You will be notified if the paper/panel is accepted by December 1, 2022.

Posted: August 26, 2022
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Call for Papers and Posters: 2023 Vernacular Architecture Forum Annual Meeting

DEADLINE: December 19, 2022

Deadline: December 19, 2022

The Vernacular Architecture Forum invites paper and poster proposals for its 44th Annual Conference, May 17 to May 20, 2023, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The paper and poster sessions will be on Saturday, May 20. Papers may address topics relating to vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide and how people use these sites. We also welcome papers that explore new methodologies for researching vernacular architecture, or new pedagogies for engaging students in the analysis of everyday buildings and cultural landscapes. Submissions on all relevant topics are welcome. We encourage papers focusing on issues of migration, displacement, de/colonialism, segregation, resistance, gender, sexuality, identity, heritage, equity, and/or justice in the everyday built environment. Those focusing on the cultural landscapes of New England, including the contestations of heritage tourism, climate change and maritime environments, and indigeneity and territoriality are also encouraged.

Students and young professionals may apply for the Pamela H. Simpson Presenter’s Fellowships, which offer support of up to $500 for presenting papers and posters at VAF’s annual conference.

To be accepted, submissions must arrive first in the form of a proposal. Proposals should clearly state the argument of the paper and explain the methodology and content in fewer than 400 words. You may include up to two images with your submission, which can be text-wrapped into your proposal (if desired) or included on a separate sheet. Papers should be analytical rather than descriptive, and the conference presentation should be no more than twenty minutes in length. Proposals for complete sessions are also welcome; please make sure to indicate if your proposal is being submitted as part of a complete session. Be sure to include your paper title, the name of the author, email address, and a one-page c.v. (If there are multiple authors, please include a c.v. for each author.) Please be advised that accepted proposals require speakers to deliver their papers in person and be VAF members at the time of the conference. Speakers are also encouraged to attend the entire conference, including tours. Speakers must register by March 1, 2023, or their paper will be withdrawn. Please do not submit a proposal if you are not committed to attending the conference and delivering your paper on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

The proposals and c.v. should be emailed as a PDF attachment to the papers committee. All proposals received will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your paper within one week of its submission, please contact Papers Committee chair, Alec Stewart, at papers@vafweb.org.

VAF’s Pamela H. Simpson Presenter’s Fellowships offer a limited amount of financial assistance to students and young professionals presenting papers and posters at VAF’s annual conference. Awards are intended to offset travel and registration costs for students, and to attract developing scholars to the organization. Any person presenting a paper or poster who is currently enrolled in a degree-granting program, or who received a degree in 2022, is eligible to apply. Awards cannot exceed $500. Previous awardees are ineligible, even if their status has changed. Recipients are expected to participate fully in the conference, including tours and workshops. To apply, submit with your proposal a one-page attachment with "Simpson Presenter’s Fellowship" at the top and the following information: 1) name, 2) institution or former institution, 3) degree program, 4) date of degree (received or anticipated), 5) mailing address, 6) permanent email address, 7) tele phone number, and 8) paper title.

VAF 2023 Plymouth also will host the annual poster session to showcase recently completed research and works-in-progress. Students and emerging scholars are particularly encouraged to submit. The poster proposal may address any topic relating to vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide as described in the first paragraph of this document. Proposals should include a title, proposal (no more than 200 words), and a one-page c.v. Accepted presenters will be expected to follow general guidelines regarding poster dimensions but must design, print, and present their posters at the conference. If you have any questions about the posters session, please contact Posters Committee chair PJ Carlino, at posters@vafweb.org.


The proposals and c.v. should be emailed as a PDF attachment to the posters committee. All proposals received will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your poster within one week of its submission, please contact Posters Committee chair, PJ Carlino, at posters@vafweb.org.

GENERAL INFORMATION: For general information about the Plymouth conference, please visit the VAF website or contact Michelle Jones, VAF Conference Planner, at conference@vafweb.org.

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Posted: November 9, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers

CFP: Virginia Forum: "Crossroads"

DEADLINE: December 20, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Virginia Forum will hold its eighteenth annual conference March 16–18, 2023, at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This year’s theme is “Crossroads.” Nestled on the banks of the Potomac River, Shepherdstown has been a geographical and cultural crossroads for centuries. First Peoples utilized a nearby ford, now named Packhorse or Boteler’s Ford, on trading paths. White settlers later used the water passage as part of the Philadelphia Road. Enslaved Blacks passed through the area throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries on journeys of freedom, and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia played a critical role in the long civil rights movement. Both the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad cut through the region making it a transportation and shipping corridor. And in the middle of the American Civil War, the area not only witnessed numerous armies launching invasions or des perately retreating, but also saw the creation of West Virginia in 1863—the result of longstanding cultural differences and political fights. Indeed, 2023 will mark the 160th anniversary of West Virginia statehood.

The Virginia Forum is an interdisciplinary conference and welcomes work in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, anthropology, archaeology, economics, education, environmental studies, geography, history, law, literature, and politics. Each year the conference encourages proposals from and ultimately brings together academics, applied and public historians, archivists, historic site interpreters, librarians, museum professionals, teachers, writers, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history and culture. Throughout the weekend presenters and guests will share their knowledge, research, and experiences. The Virginia Forum welcomes a variety of presentation formats including complete panel sessions, demonstrations, roundtables, workshops, etc.

During the conference regional public historians will be offering tours of nearby Civil War battlefields (Antietam and Shepherdstown) and historic Harpers Ferry (the site of John Brown’s 1859 raid, Storer College, and the 1906 Niagara Movement). Moreover, the C&O Canal’s towpath (184.5 miles from point-to-point) affords ample opportunities for hiking, biking, and running, while numerous local outfitters offer kayaking and white-water rafting on the Potomac River. “Historians on Tap” will open the event.

While the theme is intended to inspire proposals, it should not restrict ideas or submissions outside of its folds. Potential topics might address:

  • Freedom and slavery
  • Geographical, political, or cultural liminality
  • Canals, railroads, roads, and related transportation infrastructure
  • Emigration, immigration, or migration
  • Social and political change
  • The long civil rights movement
  • Civil War/Reconstruction
  • Vast early America

Proposals are due by December 20, 2022

For Panels: Proposals for complete panel sessions, workshops, etc. are encouraged. Submissions should include: 1) a one-page description of the overall session; 2) a separate, one-to-two paragraph description for each individual presentation in the session; and 3) a curriculum vitae or resume for each panel member, including the moderator, not to exceed three pages in length. Please combine the information in a single Word/pdf document, and please be sure to include the email address and other contact information for the panel’s primary organizer.

For Those Interested in Moderating a Session: Please submit a brief description of your area(s) of interest/specialization and a one-page curriculum vitae or resume with up-to-date contact information in a single Word/pdf document.

Contact Information:
Dr. James J. Broomall, Associate Professor History and Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, Shepherd University and 2023 Virginia Forum Program Committee Chair

Program Committee:
Dr. Cicero Fain III, Visiting Diversity Scholar at Marshall University
Kate E. Gruber, Acting Director of Curatorial Services and Special Exhibits Curator, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Beth Parnicza, Public historian
Dr. Joe Rizzo, Executive director of Wilton House Museum
Dr. Nadine Zimmerli, Editor of History and Politics at the University of Virginia Press

Contact Email: virginiaforum2023@gmail.com

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Posted: September 19, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Call for Proposals: Florida Conference of Historians

DEADLINE: January 21, 2023

The Florida Conference of Historians (FCH) invites proposals for its 2023 annual meeting to be hosted by Indian River State College, January 27–29, 2023. All conference activity will be held at the Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf and Marina. Faculty, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates are all welcome. The organization's name reflects the geographic location of its annual meeting and does not reflect any limitation on subject matter. Organizers are accepting proposals on any and all areas of historical inquiry in the following categories: Individual papers, Panels, Posters, Media and Film.

Important Deadlines:
Proposals are due by October 28, 2022
Hotel registration due by December 1, 2022
Advance registration deadline is January 20, 2023

Those who present individual papers at the annual meeting may submit their work to the FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, the organization's peer-reviewed journal. Papers published in the journal are eligible to compete for prizes in several categories: the Thomas M. Campbell Award ($250 for the best Professional level paper, including faculty and independent scholars), the Blaine T. Blaine Browne Award ($150 for the best Graduate Student level paper), the J. Calvitt Clarke III Award ($100 for the best Undergraduate Student level), and the Douglas Astolfi Award ($50 for the best Poster).

Learn more by visting the Florida Conference of Historians website

Posted: August 26, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers

CFP: Association for Documentary Editing

DEADLINE: January 23, 2023

The Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) will meet in person, for the first time in four years, on June 22–25, 2023. The conference will be held in Washington, DC, and most sessions, streamed live online, will revolve around the theme “Modalities of Text and Editing.” The Program Committee invites proposals for presentations and panels on this theme or any topic related to the editing, publication, and recovery of historical or literary texts.

With the proliferation of digital editions and the diffusion of digital technologies in every area of editing, the multimodality of both texts and editions is increasingly defining editors’ work. Multimodal texts have always been a part of editing. Editors have long grappled with how to represent diverse texts and unique textual elements such as the long “s” in early modern print form, drawings in field books, poetry mixed with prose, and musical notes in a diary. The diverse actors whose texts we edit, including those with limited literacy or using distinct languages and dialects, require our attention to and navigation through many textual modes.

Both to accommodate the multimodality of the textual artifacts and to maximize their accessibility to widespread audiences, editors increasingly use multimodal digital and print tools in the editing and publication process. Some editions still feature letterpress volumes; others publish solely in digital form. Even within digital editions, the “mode” of editing varies depending on the tools we use: Omeka with rich Dublin Core metadata, TEI with robust tagging features, crowdsourced editions with highly involved audiences, or new tools being developed by individual projects or digital publishing cooperatives. These choices affect our work processes, the functionality and design of the editions, and the points of access and accessibility for people who use them.

The conference organizers aim to assess and expose the affordances and limitations of the editing processes in which we engage as a community, as well as the ways our texts (broadly defined) are multimodal artifacts themselves.

Presentations may address these, or many other, questions:

  • How has the concept of the “text” been opened by digital tools, and how might this broaden our process of editing and understanding of the text?
  • How does multimodality widen our readership? In what ways does multimodality change access for our audience members, particularly when considering the limitations of digital interfaces for visually or motor impaired individuals?
  • In what ways does multimodality affect the process of recovery?
  • The term “born digital” has become its own form of modality, but what does “born digital” signify?
  • Has multimodality changed how we teach texts in the classroom and how we train the next generation of editors?

C-SPAN has expressed interest in recording portions of the conference for later broadcast. They are especially interested in sessions relating to US presidents, first ladies, or vice presidents, so we invite proposals on any of these topics.

We also encourage submissions from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds and those working on topics currently underrepresented in the field of scholarly editing. We welcome proposals from projects and individuals in all disciplines and at any stage of their careers, including those who engage in public history, archival management, or the advancement of knowledge beyond the academy. Submissions for individual papers, panels, roundtables, posters or poster sessions, and alternative presentation modalities are welcome.

Submission Instructions:
For individual paper and poster submissions, send 300-word abstracts, brief (100 word) bios, and email addresses.

For alternative formats (workshops, unconference sessions, others) and panel formats (roundtable, traditional panel, multiple presenters), please submit 500–750 word abstracts and brief bios and email addresses for all presenters.

Please submit inquiries and proposals to the Program Committee Chair, Serenity Sutherland (serenity.sutherland@oswego.edu), by January 30, 2023. Please note in your proposal if you would prefer that your presentation not be live streamed or recorded.

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Posted: November 2, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Call for Papers - Big Feminism: The Fiftieth Anniversary Issue of Signs

DEADLINE: February 1, 2023

Signs was founded in 1975, as part of an emergent tradition of feminist scholarship and has been publishing continuously ever since, establishing itself as a preeminent journal in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. At the time of the journal’s conception, Signs’s founding editorial staff sought not only to raise consciousness and develop theories of women’s oppression but also to challenge the taken-for-granted and to strive for theoretical nuance and interdisciplinarity. To honor half a century of publication, our fiftieth anniversary issue aims to generate new questions and critical discussion about “Big Feminism” – about the role and power of feminist theory –today and into the future.

These fifty years have witnessed consequential feminist debates (over sexuality, over the category “woman,” over approaches to difference, over representations of “third-world” women) and the emergence of new analytical and theoretical frames (to analyze experience, identity, agency, desire, the body, violence, inequality, coalition, work, family, and relationships between self and other, and more). The Signs archive stands as a testament to the creativity, vitality, reach, and impact of feminists and feminist thinkers. Virtually no area of social life and no academic discipline has been untouched or unchanged by those who have contributed their work to the journal.

And yet, as the editors of a recent special issue have written: “The work in this field has never been richer, the future of our field never more imperiled.” [1] From the standpoint of 1975, 2025 may appear to be a feminist pipe dream. Rights that were once aspirational have been codified into law; there are women heads of state the world over; women have not only entered but have transformed the professions; LGBTQ rights, while very much a work in progress, have been achieved to a degree that even recently seemed unimaginable. At precisely the same time, the ground beneath our feet is collapsing. As we write this, we are facing the end of abortion rights and a global upsurge of fascism in which misogyny figures centrally. And #MeToo notwithstanding, violence against women continues unabated. From this moment of profound triumph and profound precarity, how do we, as feminists, imagine the next fifty years? What are our feminist visions (utopias and dystopias) for 2075? What work will it take to bend the arc toward gender justice?

This special anniversary issue of Signs seeks to engage with the big feminist questions that remain outstanding after all these years.

  • How has the definition of feminism evolved, and what does it encompass now?
  • How do we grapple with the relationships and nuances between feminism, gender, sexuality, race, and capitalism?
  • How might we imagine a feminist vision for the future, from where we stand now? How might we get there?
  • Whence the durability of patriarchy? Of violence against women? Of the denial of reproductive justice?
  • What are the new forefronts of feminist theory? Compulsory heterosexuality, intersectionality, and gender performance (among others) are concepts that have shaped our feminist thinking over the past fifty years. What are the emergent feminist theories of the fifty years to come?
  • Given the strength of the patriarchy in the 2020s, including but not limited to the shocking efforts to roll back long-standing reproductive rights, what will it take to dismantle this system?
  • Over the past fifty years, feminists of color, queer feminists, and disabled feminists, among others, have transformed the movement with critical attention to race, sexuality, nationality, ability, and age—and yet these inequalities remain. How do we attend to these disjuncture’s? What inequalities remain unrecognized? How can we transform our own movement while still working for transformation in the wider world?
  • Has the knowledge produced in field of women’s/gender studies managed to advance the work of social and political transformation?
  • What will it take to build better, stronger bridges between academic feminism and feminist activism on the ground? What new coalitions should we be building, and how?
  • How, finally, will feminist historians, writing in 2075, remember 2025? How do we understand our present from the standpoint of the (imagined) future?

Signs particularly encourages transdisciplinary and transnational essays that address substantive feminist questions, debates, and controversies without employing disciplinary or academic jargon. We seek essays that are passionate, strongly argued, and willing to take risks.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2023.

Please submit full manuscripts electronically through Signs’s Editorial Manager system at http://signs.edmgr.com. Manuscripts must conform to the guidelines for submission available at http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/author-guidelines/.

[1] Carla Kaplan, Durba Mitra, and Sarah Haley, “Outraged/Enraged: The Rage Special Issue,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 46, no. 4 (2021): 785-800, 786.

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Posted: October 4, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers

CFP: World History Connected “The American West in World History”

DEADLINE: March 20, 2023

CFP: World History Connected “The American West in World History”
Type: Call for Papers
Submission Date: March 19, 2023.
Contact for Inquiries: Marc Jason Gilbert, mgilbert@hpu.edu and Vera Parham, Vera.parham@mycampus.apus.edu.

World History Connected (ISSN 1931-8642), is a 17-year-old affiliate of the World History Association. While the submission of individual articles on any topic germane to world history are welcome at any time, the journal also invites papers suitable for a Forum, a set of 4 to 8 curated articles on a topic showcasing innovative approaches to this interdisciplinary field. This Call for Papers invites contributions to the summer of 2023 issue’s Forum devoted to “The American West in World History,” Guest Edited by Vera Parham. Contributions may include archival research, field work, and the scholarship of teaching--while WHC does not publish lesson plans, it does feature articles that are rooted in pedagogical analysis and data gathered from classroom activities, which may contain lesson plans and examples of student activities and exercises.

Proposals for this Forum should be received by Sunday, March 19, 2023, for potential publication in Summer, 2023.

About the Forum:
While the history of the American West is an important topic for historians of the United States, it plays a much broader role in World History that is often overlooked. The landscape represents stewardship for its Indigenous people, opportunity for thousands of immigrants, conquest for empires, exploitation for those seeking its natural riches, and spheres of cultural devastation as well as struggles for cultural preservation and political representation. The American West has played an enormous role in the development of our global world economically, culturally, and socially. As of today, the state of California is the fifth largest economy in the world.

This forum seeks to situate the American West in a broader global view, highlighting the role the lands and people have played in global change. This forum focuses on all communities in the American West, broadly defined in geographic scope. Submissions can be varied but should focus on the impact of Western North America and the Pacific on World History. Submissions might utilize the lenses of economics, trade, colonization and post-colonialism, cultural revitalization, gender and identity and beyond. Submissions can include original research, articles on pedagogical approaches for using the American West in world history courses, and research-based explorations of current events and struggles in the American West. Teaching plans, embedded in broader historical research and means of gaining access to research are also encouraged. Submissions that focus on marginalized voices in history are highly encouraged.

As envisioned by Guest Editor Vera Parham, this Forum will assist in the ongoing effort to broaden the scope of World History by decentralizing the narrative from major nation states and empires to the impact the region of the American West has had on the globe. In both research and practice, histories located in the West can be used to highlight individual agency and decision-making, challenge meta narratives, and identify how communities and individuals understood and reacted to broad global-scale events. Focusing on the American West supports broader world historical research and builds pedagogical creativity in the world history classroom.

Submission of proposals for this Forum should be sent directly to its Guest Editor, Vera Parham

All submissions for Forums, as with prospective individual articles, must follow the user-friendly “Submissions and Style Guide” at https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu/submissions.html. Please note, World History Connected is in the process of moving from its long-time publisher, the University of Illinois Press, to George Mason University, known for its support of world history. As a result, the journal’s web address may change or be temporarily interrupted, in which case those seeking the “Submission and Style Guide” may write directly to the Editor, Marc Jason Gilbert at mgilbert@hpu.edu with the subject line beginning “WHC” for this and any other inquiries.

The “Submission and Style Guide” specifies that all email to the journal email should include the subject line “WHC Submission” and manuscripts should be prepared double-spaced, with one-inch margins and subheads at the left-hand margins in bold, with endnotes (no bibliography), a short biography (250 words) similar to that found at the end of published WHC articles, and include a mailing address and phone number. Submitted articles should be more than 3,000 words, with the upper limit as appropriate (usually not more than 10,000 words). All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review. World History Connected reserves the right to decline to publish any submission. Copyright free images are encouraged; MP3 and audio files are also welcome.

World History Connected annually reaches 1.85 million readers (scholars and practitioners who read more than two articles) and attracts 6 million visits to its website. It publishes Forums, individual articles, book reviews, special features (such as its “Interview with a World Historian”), and a list of books available for review. Book reviews are welcome via preliminary contact with the journal’s Book Review Editor, Cynthia Ross, at Cynthia.Ross@tamuc.edu.

The journal is published 3 times a year (Winter, Spring and Fall), with additional material shared on social media through its social media editors, Angela Lee (mrsleehistory@gmail.com), Suzanne Litrel (suzannemlitrel@gmail.com), and Joe Snyder (jsnyderwvu@gmail.com).

Posted: August 31, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Call for Papers - White House History Quarterly

DEADLINE: July 31, 2023

White House History Quarterly features articles on the historic White House and its occupants. With the knowledge that the White House is one of the most richly documented houses in the world and the premier symbol of the American presidency, we publish original research that draws from these resources as well as first-hand interviews, secondary accounts, and the vast wealth of illustrations of all kinds, from drawings to photographs, in exploring the many aspects of so extensive a past. We serve a varied readership, both popular and academic, interested in history, architecture, and biography, all of which we present in the context of the White House and its ongoing traditions.

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit proposals for articles, in the form of abstracts, for the editor’s review. Please refer to the Call for Papers for a list of topics currently being considered for general thematic issues. These include: The White House that Wasn’t; Pets and Working Animals at the White House; Military Roles in the White House; The White House During World War II; White House Traditions; The White House and Philadelphia; The White House in Literature and Poetry; Faith and the White House, America 250; White House History in Historic Cemeteries. Topics for other issues may include presidential biography; first family biography; and studies of documentary letters, journals, diaries, and illustrations that relate to the White House.

Authors interested in submitting an article are asked to complete the White House History Quarterly abstract submissions form or contact the publications office at books@whha.org.

Download the abstract form

Posted: April 21, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Call for Proposals: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

DEADLINE: August 1, 2031

Cambridge Scholars Publishing are inviting proposals for academic books and edited collections in Humanities and Social Sciences. We would be pleased if you would consider submitting a proposal.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing are committed to supporting long-form research dissemination in all our fields of academic and scholarly publishing, through the publication of monographs and edited collections. This is, and will remain, our core focus in the years ahead. We publish in all major fields of academic research and practice, including Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Health Sciences. You can read more about our approach to ‘Doing Simple Things, Well’ in the No Shelf Required online magazine.

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of our foundation in Cambridge, UK. Over that time, we have grown to be one of the world’s leading scholarly book publishers, with a backlist of more than 8000 titles, and more than 700 academic books due to publish this year. Cambridge Scholars Publishing Limited is not affiliated to, or associated with, Cambridge University Press or the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing aim to put our authors at the heart of everything we do. We bring that ambition into our publishing operations with our Author Promises:

  • Fast, fair, and friendly proposal review.
  • Publication in handsome hardback, as well as eBook formats, for our academic library customers.

  • Worldwide distribution to research and study centers across the globe, via our international network including Amazon, Ebsco/GOBI, ProQuest, and Ingram.

  • A book published with us is always in-stock, and always available for sale, thanks to our unique Print on Time global distribution system.

  • An escalating royalty payment—the more titles sold, the higher the royalty rate, from the first copy sold.

  • No charges for publication.

Our authors also can contribute to our unique Book in Focus series, which you can read about on our website.


Submit a book proposal and for further information

Posted: August 9, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers