Opportunities for Historians

Meetings, Conferences, Symposia

The McMullen Naval History Symposium

DEADLINE: September 25, 2021

The McMullen Naval History Symposium is the pre-eminent academic conference about naval and maritime history, and the largest regular meeting of naval and maritime historians in the world. This year, we are excited to announce that the 2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium will be a highly interactive, hybrid event.

We are holding our traditional, in-person conference at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on September 23–24, and invite all interested folks to join us. At the same time, we will be completely and fully virtual as well. This means that individuals who are unable to travel to Annapolis can participate in the Symposium remotely and still enjoy the entirety of the conference experience in real-time.

Virtual and in-person registrants can attend all 54 panels and interact with panelists; mingle with peers and colleagues at Symposium social events; attend a special luncheon event with the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael M. Gilday (virtual access to be determined); and watch the keynote lectures by Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (Ret.) and Dr. Kathleen Broome Williams, all in real-time. Please register today (no charge) to join us – either in-person or virtually or both -- for the 2021 McMullen Naval History Symposium.

For more information and to register, please go to the Symposium website. For all questions, please email navalhistorysymposium@gmail.com.

Posted: August 9, 2021
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


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)

Further information

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


Call for Applications | Institute for Constitutional History, Fall 2021 Seminar

DEADLINE: December 11, 2021

The New York Historical Society's Bonnie and Richard Reiss Graduate Institute for Constitutional History Seminar | Fall 2021 Session

“Constitutions in Conflict: Proslavery versus Antislavery”

Meeting Dates & Time: Fridays, October 29, November 5 and 19, December 10, 2021, | 2–5 pm ET

Presented in person at the New-York Historical Society:
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

The Constitution of 1787 was famously a compromise between proslavery and antislavery delegates. For that very reason, the supporters and opponents of slavery would go on to invoke the Constitution in support of their very different causes. In four discussions that span the Founding Era up through the Civil War, historians James Oakes and Sean Wilentz examine the critical points in the constitutional debate over slavery and consider how Congress and the courts grappled with constitutional contradictions.

Qualifications and Requirements:
The seminar is designed for graduate students, junior faculty, and teachers/instructors in history, political science, law, and related disciplines. There is no tuition or other charge for this seminar.

Applications due September 15, 2021. Visit the seminar webpage for more information about the course and how to apply.

Posted: August 13, 2021
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia