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IASPM-US 2022 Call for Proposals

DEADLINE: October 16, 2021

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States chapter (IASPM-US) invites proposals for its annual conference, which will take place in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan on May 26–28, 2022. We welcome abstracts for individual papers, organized panels, roundtable discussions, and alternative (non-paper) presentations on all aspects of popular music, broadly defined, from any discipline or profession. We especially encourage submissions on the many rich popular music histories of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.

The theme for this year’s conference “Grooves and Movements” intersects with Detroit and its storied place in rhythm and blues, rock, punk, hip-hop, and electronic dance music, and is intended to connect the histories, philosophies, and practices of urban spaces to other historical and global popular music communities.

Submission Instructions:
Please submit proposals using the link below no later than midnight (EST) October 15, 2021. Individual presentations may last up to 20 minutes with a 10-minute question and answer period. Roundtables and organized panels can be allotted up to a two-hour time slot. Abstracts not adhering to the word count will not be considered.

For more information about the conference, including featured events, membership requirements, and detailed submission procedures please visit the full Call for Proposals, here>> (https://iaspm-us.net/2022-cfp/)

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Posted: August 24, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers

CFP: Digital GLAM Spaces: Building a Community of Practice for User Experience and Accessibility Conference

DEADLINE: November 11, 2021

The University of Oregon Libraries in partnership with Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are excited to call for proposals for the “Digital GLAM Spaces: Building a Community of Practice for User Experience and Accessibility” Conference. This one-day virtual conference will be held on November 10, 2021.

Conference submissions will be welcomed from August 9th–September 10th, 2021.

Proposals should be aligned with one or more of the conference goals:

  • Building community around web accessibility and user experience.
  • Sharing definitions and practices connected to UX and accessibility.
  • Communicate digital strategies for incorporating user research into digital projects.
  • Discuss people, skillsets, and support needed to make web accessibility and user experience designed as part of digital cultural heritage work instead of bolted on

Submission Formats:

  • Lightning Talks - 15 minutes
  • Individual Presentation - 25 minutes
  • Panel Presentation - 45 minutes.

Questions related to this announcement may be directed to:

Franny Gaede, Director of Digital Scholarship Services at the University of Oregon (mfgaede@uoregon.edu) or or Kate Thornhill, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Oregon (kmthorn@uoregon.edu)

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Posted: August 13, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia

Call for Proposals: 2022 Annual Meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians

DEADLINE: February 19, 2022

The Florida Conference of Historians (FCH) invites proposals for its 2022 annual meeting to be held on Saint Leo University's main campus. 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 December 4, 2021
Hotel registration due by January 7, 2022
Advance registration deadline is February 18, 2022

Those who present individual papers at the virtual 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).

The Florida Conference of Historians is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. For additional information or inquiries, contact the President-Elect, Dr. Daniel DuBois (Daniel.Dubois@saintleo.edu). You may also contact Dr. Jesse Hingson, Treasurer, by e-mail jhingso@ju.edu or by phone, 904-256-7215.

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Posted: August 3, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers

CFP: Radicalism & Reform | 19th-Century Studies Association Conference

DEADLINE: March 17, 2022

The 43rd Annual Conference
Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
Rochester, New York
March 16–19, 2022
Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2021

Inspired by the history of radicalism and reform in Rochester, New York, the NCSA committee invites proposals exploring the radical possibilities of the nineteenth-century world. From the aftershocks of the French and American revolutions to mutinies and rebellion in colonies across the globe, the nineteenth century was a period of both unrest and possibility. Abolition, suffrage, and reform movements reshaped prisons, education, and housing, marking this century as a period of institutional making and unmaking: a reckoning with ills of the past that was also profoundly optimistic about a more just and prosperous future.

Radicalism is also a generative term for considering transitional moments or social tensions: “radical” is often used interchangeably with “extreme,” but its earliest definitions describe not what is new or unusual, but what is foundational or essential. “Radical” is used to describe literal and figurative roots: the roots of plants, roots of musical chords, and the roots of words. To be radical is to embody tensions between origins and possibilities: to be anchored in what is foundational while also holding the potential for paradigm-shifting change. We welcome papers that consider these tensions in nineteenth-century culture, as well as those that consider possibilities for reforming nineteenth-century studies or academic life.

Topics on nineteenth-century literature, history, art, music, or other cultural forms might include political movements or divisions, activism, resistance, labor, collective and direct action, or mutinies and rebellion. We also encourage broader interpretations of the conference theme: outsiders and outcasts, visionaries, agents of change, utopias, breakthroughs, failed reforms, conformity, or stagnation.
Topics on the state of nineteenth-century studies might include politically engaged teaching and scholarship, academic labor practices, harassment or prejudice in the academy, or new approaches to humanities education.

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Posted: August 9, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers

CFP: Scientific and Technological Advances in the Navies of the Georgian Era at Trafalgar Chronicle

DEADLINE: May 2, 2022

Call for Papers
Trafalgar Chronicle
Publication Date: Fall 2022
Theme: Scientific and Technological Advances in the Navies of the Georgian Era

For three decades, the Trafalgar Chronicle has been the flagship scholarly publication of The 1805 Club, a non-profit organization with an international membership. The Club is an association of scholars and enthusiasts of the Georgian maritime era. The 1805 Club takes its name from the iconic Battle of Trafalgar which gave Nelson his acclaimed place in history and confirmed the role of the Royal Navy in asserting Britain’s sea power.

Through our program of commemorative initiatives, publications, research, and education, we are building a global community open to naval historians from all backgrounds. We recognize the role of the world’s sailing navies of the Georgian period and promote their legacy into the modern seafaring age. The Trafalgar Chronicle is an essential component of that mission. It is published annually by Seaforth Publishing, which maintains a global readership.

For the 2022 edition, the editors seek carefully researched articles on ‘Scientific and technological advances in the navies of the Georgian Era’. We want research and analysis of scientific discoveries and new technologies that changed maritime and naval operations during the Georgian Era, in terms of ship construction, armament, navigation, sea battles, communication, naval medicine, logistics, governance, and day-to-day life aboard a sailing ship.

Additional Topics: We also invite general interest articles with some unique perspective on the maritime and naval history of the Georgian era. We invite biographical portraits, articles about battles at sea, maritime economics, exploration of foreign shores, foreign relations, politics, etc. We also welcome well-documented reports on preservation efforts regarding the artefacts, graves, memorials, and monuments of the Nelson era.

Proposal Submission Guidelines: Please submit a proposal/abstract of no more than 500 words and a biographical synopsis (your background) of no longer than 150 words. Proposals are due by September 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by October 1, 2021. Submit all proposals and inquiries to tc.editor@1805Club.org. Detailed author guidelines are available upon request and will be sent to each author in any case when a proposal is accepted.

Article Guidelines: Articles should be 2000 to 5000 words long in MSWORD (unprotected). Authors are advised to use Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) format. Accepted articles are due February 1, 2022, at which point they will be edited and, in some cases, submitted to peer review. Articles will be returned to authors for revisions by March 1, 2022. Revised articles are due May 1, 2022. Publication will be Fall 2022.

All contributors should provide at least 1(but preferably at least one image per thousand words) high resolution illustration (photos, charts, graphs, reproductions of drawings and paintings). If possible, at least one illustration should be in color and sufficiently high-res to be used in a center color block. Submit each image in an individual file, not embedded in the text. In the text, do indicate where each illustration should go. All illustrations should be accompanied by a caption, date, originator, and source. Captions should be in a single separate file. We have a small budget if you need to pay an archive for the rights to an illustration. Be sure you have permission if your reproductions are not in public domain.

While we do not pay our contributors, each author who is a member of The 1805 Club will receive a copy of the Trafalgar Chronicle upon publication. All authors will also receive a PDF of their published article for their portfolio, reprint requests, or to feature on a website or a blog. To join The 1805 Club, submit a membership application at www.1805Club.org.

Our Contributors: We welcome articles from members of The 1805 Club and anyone with an interest in the history of the Georgian Navy and other navies of the period. Our articles have come from writers of varied backgrounds: historians, journalists, university students, military personnel, preservationists, and novelists. Please contact us with for additional information.

Journal: Trafalgar Chronicle
Sponsoring Organization: The 1805 Club, London, UK
Publisher: Seaforth Publications, Barnsley, UK
Readership: International – Historians of the Georgian Era of the Royal Navy
Editors: Dr. Judith E. Pearson, freelance writer/copyeditor, Virginia
Dr. Sean Heuvel, professor, Christopher Newport University, Virginia
Captain John Rodgaard, naval historian, Chair of The 1805 Club, US Navy Retired, Florida
Contact: tc.editor@1805Club.org

Posted: June 7, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers

CFP: The Conference on Women and the Civil War 2022

DEADLINE: July 25, 2022

The Society for Women and the Civil War
The Conference on Women and the Civil War 2022: Women of the Valley
July 22 – 24, 2022, in Harrisonburg, Virginia

The Society invites proposals for presentations examining the lives, service and contributions of Civil War-era women in the Shenandoah regional cultural area during intervals of peace, military campaigning, and occupation. It particularly welcomes presentations on the roles of women in agriculture; women replacing male labor on farms, in business, in education, and in transportation; the means by which educational systems continued despite disruptions; the effects of occupation on society and the economy; the protection and preservation of civilian resources during military campaigning and occupation; the impact of occupation and military rule upon civilians; defense of homes and property, and resistance against occupation; the roles of religious congregations in community assistance; relationships and interaction between different sociological groups in the area; women pacifists during the war; and the effects of technology upon women during the war. Proposals for presentations regarding other relevant topics will be welcomed for consideration.

Potential speakers should submit by electronic means:

  • A synopsis of the presentation, not more than three (3) pages. The synopsis must indicate why the presentation is related to the conference theme. It must also include a description of visual and physical aids used to illustrate and highlight the presentation, and identify the technology required to use the aids.
  • A bibliography of the sources used, with an emphasis on the primary sources.
  • A personal biography of not more than two (2) pages, including a listing of credentials, prior presentations (if any), publications (if any), and contact information. Links to on-line presentations made previously are considered quite useful.

Submissions will be evaluated principally upon the following criteria:

  • Originality of the topic.
  • Relevancy of the topic to the lives and efforts of women in the Civil War era and to the conference theme.
  • Quality of research, highlighting the use of primary sources.
  • Quality of the presentation, including the use of visual aids.
  • Presentation ability of the speaker.
  • Anticipated attendee interest level for the topic.
  • Originality of the presentation.

Submissions from graduate students are encouraged. Subjects examined from a micro-history perspective are also welcomed. Displays on topics related to the theme are welcome.

Please send submissions, and any questions or inquires, to: swcw1865@gmail.com
ATTN: 2022 Conference Speaker Proposals.

All Submissions must be received by November 1, 2021.

Posted: September 7, 2021
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.


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Posted: August 9, 2021
Tagged: Calls for Papers