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New York History-Special Issue on Agricultural and Rural History of the Empire State

New York History will publish a special issue in 2016 devoted to the agricultural and rural history of the Empire State. Topics are unrestricted and include urban, gender, social, technological, scientific, and political histories, among others relating to agriculture and rural life. Doug Hurt will serve as the guest editor. Submit abstracts or manuscript proposals that do not exceed 500 words by October 16, 2015 to doughurt@purdue.edu.

Invitations to submit full-length articles ranging from 5,000 to 7,500 words will be sent by December 4, 2015.

Manuscripts will be due July 1, 2016.

For more information, click here.

Posted: August 26, 2015
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Call for Papers: The Southern Quarterly

Deadline: September 30, 2015

The Southern Quarterly solicits carefully documented scholarly essays for a general issue. We are particularly eager to receive manuscripts dealing with Southern literature, history (especially with the post bellum South), music, art, and foodways. Manuscripts should run between 20-25 pages (double-spaced) and follow the MLA style of documentation.

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been published in print or online elsewhere. Please follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm. For consideration for this general issue, please submit original manuscripts by September 30, 2015.

Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery.

The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture. For SoQ, "the arts" is defined broadly, and includes painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry, photography, and popular culture. We also publish studies of Southern culture from such disciplines as literature, folklore, anthropology, and history. "The South" is defined as the region south of the Mason Dixon Line, including the Caribbean and Latin America. Regular features include reviews of books and films, periodic reviews of exhibitions and performances, as well as interviews with writers and artists.

For more information, click here. 

Posted: August 26, 2015
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U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (USCAVC) Seeking Proposals

CONTENT
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (USCAVC) seeks proposals for a scholarly book on the history of the creation and the first 25 years of the Court. If the Court determines to publish such a book, the book will describe judicial review of veterans appeals and the effect of the Court upon veterans' benefits and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) claims and appeals process. Possible topics could include:

Efforts of veterans and organizations to obtain judicial review of veterans benefits decisions

Legislative history and the process involved in the creation of the Court

The Early Phase of the Court's History, including

Later Phases of Court history, including significant events since inception

Unique features of the Court and their impact

Significant decisions of the Court

Sources will include published records of the Court, other published accounts (such as journal articles, Congressional legislative records, and VA records), statistics, and oral histories.

FORMAT
The book will be a hard cover illustrated history of approximately 100-200 pages in length not including the table of contents, index and appendices. The book size is expected to be 6.75" x 10".

TERMS OF SERVICE
The Court will pay reasonable author's fees plus expenses. The Court will not pay any fees incurred for the preparation of any bidder's response to this Request for Proposals.

There will be a series of deadlines for deliverables and drafts to the Court for review, with the ultimate time for the author(s) to complete the draft to be approximately one year from the signing of a contract.

RIGHTS TO THE WORK
The Court will retain exclusive right to publish the materials. The author will be provided a specified number of copies for personal use and not for resale.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Selection is at the sole discretion of the Court but if a selection is made, it will be made based upon the Best Value. Factors considered will include:

Selection and any resulting contract will be in compliance with the Court's procurement policy and all applicable federal laws. Award of a contract is contingent on the absence of, or the absence of appearance of, any conflicts of interest, as determined by the Court, between the bidder and the Court.

PROPOSALS AND DEADLINE
All proposals should include the following:

Deadline for the submission of proposals is November 30, 2015.

Proposals should be sent as email attachments to:

Gregory O. Block
Clerk of the Court
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20004
Email: contracting@uscourts.cavc.gov

QUESTIONS
Questions should be directed to the Clerk of the Court care of the email address noted above. Answers to questions will be sent by reply email, and all questions and answers submitted will be published for review on our Court website (www.uscourts.cavc.gov) under "Employment" via the link titled "Court History Book Request for Proposals Q&A Summary."

Posted: August 24, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


International Writing Across the Currciulum Conference

The Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan requests session proposals from scholars and teachers in a wide variety of disciplines for the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference to be held in Ann Arbor, June 23-26, 2016.

For More Information, click here.

Posted: August 4, 2015
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2016 American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Minneapolis

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites abstracts for papers in any area of medical history for its 89th annual meeting, to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 28 April to 1 May 2016. The AAHM welcomes papers on the history of health and healing; the history of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and the history of illness, disease, or public health. Submissions pertaining to all eras and regions of the world are welcome. Papers and panels that expand the horizons of medical history and engage related fields are particularly encouraged.

In addition to single-paper proposals, the Program Committee, led by Co-Chairs Sarah Tracy and Scott Podolsky , encourages proposals for creatively structured panels and for luncheon workshops. Please contact one or both of the Program Committee Co-chairs if you are planning a panel or workshop. The Program Committee will judge individual papers in each of these venues on their own merits.

Presentations are limited to no more than 20 minutes. Papers must represent original work not already published or in press. Speakers are encouraged to make their manuscripts available to the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, the official journal of the AAHM.

This year, for the first time, the Program Committee also invites a limited number of poster presentations. Poster proposals likewise will be considered individually.

The AAHM uses an online abstract submissions system, accessible through the organization website at http://www.histmed.org/cfp2016. Guidelines for writing a successful abstract may also be found through this link. Abstracts must be submitted by 28 September 2015.

Posted: August 3, 2015
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The New England Journal of History : Call for Papers

The New England Journal of History is published twice a year by the New England History Teachers Association and is abstracted in Historical Abstracts. It is carried by University Microfilms and a number of libraries in the United States and abroad. The Journal seeks articles that promote scholarship of historical and educational significance authored by faculty and graduate students as well as independent scholars. The Journal is interested in works emphasizing research and pedagogy as well as museum and book review articles. Individuals whose book review or article is accepted for publication will receive a one-year subscription to The New England Journal of History.

Editor: Linda Morse, Foxborough Regional Charter School, Foxboro, MA

Email: editors@nejh.org

Style: The Journal uses the Chicago Manual of Style. Please use endnotes with notation in the traditional historical form.

Length including endnotes:

Research Articles: 3,000 to 7,000 words

Pedagogical Articles: 2,000 to 4,000 words

Review Articles: 1,000 to 3,000 words

Submission date: August 15 or February 15 for reviews

Submission format: Email as a word attachment to the attention of Linda Morse, Editor using: editors@nejh.org

Founded in 1897, the New England History Teachers Association (NEHTA) is the oldest association of history teachers in the U.S. and has published its journal since 1943. You can visit the journal website at www.nejh.org and the NEHTA site at www.nehta.org.

Posted: July 14, 2015
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SfAA Call for Papers

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 76th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, March 29-April 2, 2016. The theme of the Program is "Intersections."

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, 2015. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page at http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting-2016/forms/instruc/

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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

Posted: May 27, 2015
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ASEH 2016 Seattle Conference Call for Papers

The American Society for Environmental History invites proposals for its annual conference to be held in Seattle in late March/early April 2016. The theme is "Environmental History and Its Publics." Deadline: July 8, 2015.

For More Information: http://aseh.net/conference-workshops/seattle-conference-2016/call-for-proposals

Posted: May 18, 2015
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Chapter Proposals for “Women and Nature”

Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book "Women and Nature." Contributions are welcome from the range of humanities and social sciences, with proposals from historians especially encouraged. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to dvakoch@ciis.edu by May 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by May 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (9,000 – 10,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015. Potential authors should already have earned a Ph.D. All chapters should be previously unpublished.

"Women and Nature" will examine multiple historical and contemporary understandings of the possible links between sex, gender, and environment, including the limitations of emphasizing dichotomies such as woman/man and nature/culture.

The editor of "Women and Nature," D. A. Vakoch, is general editor of Lexington Books' Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series. Vakoch's earlier edited books include "Ecofeminism and Rhetoric: Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse" (2011), "Feminist Ecocriticism: Environment, Women, and Literature" (2012), and (with F. Castrillón) "Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature" (2014).

Posted: April 9, 2015
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American Journalism Historians Association 2015 Call For Papers

The American Journalism Historians Association invites paper entries, panel proposals, and abstracts of research in progress on any facet of media history for its 34th annual convention to be held October 8-10, 2015, in Oklahoma City. More information on the 2015 AJHA convention is available at ajhaonline.org.

The deadline for all submissions is May 15, 2015.

The AJHA views journalism history broadly, embracing print, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and other forms of mass communication that have been inextricably intertwined with the human past. Because the AJHA requires presentation of original material, research papers and panels submitted to the convention should not have been submitted to or accepted by another convention or publication.

RESEARCH PAPERS

Authors may submit only one research paper. They also may submit one Research in Progress abstract but only on a significantly different topic. Research entries must be no longer than 25 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, not including notes. The Chicago Manual of Style is recommended but not required.

Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word attachments. Please send the following:
• An email with the attached paper, saved with author identification only in the file name and not in the paper.
• A separate 150-word abstract as a Word attachment (no PDFs) with no author identification.
• Author's info (email address, telephone number, institutional affiliation, and student or faculty status) in the text of the email.

Send papers to ajhapapers@gmail.com.

Authors of accepted papers must register for the convention and attend in order to present their research.

Accepted papers are eligible for several awards, including the following:
David Sloan Award for the outstanding faculty research paper ($250 prize).
Robert Lance Award for outstanding student research paper ($100 prize).
J. William Snorgrass Award for outstanding minority-journalism research paper.
Maurine Beasley Award for outstanding women's-history research paper.
Wally Eberhard Award for outstanding research in media and war.

Research Chair Michael Fuhlhage (michael.fuhlhage@wayne.edu) of Wayne State University is coordinating paper submissions. Authors will be notified in mid-July whether their papers have been accepted.

PANELS

Preference will be given to proposals that involve the audience and panelists in meaningful discussion or debate on original topics relevant to journalism history. Entries must be no longer than three pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with one-inch margins. Panel participants must register for and attend the convention.

Panel proposals must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word attachments. Please include the following:
• A title and brief description of the topic.
• The moderator and participants' info (name, institutional affiliation, student or faculty status).
• A brief summary of each participant's presentation.

Send proposals to ajhapanels@gmail.com.

No individual may be on more than one panel. Panel organizers must make sure panelists have not agreed to serve on multiple panels. Panel organizers also must secure commitment from panelists to participate before submitting the proposal. Moderators are discussion facilitators and may not serve as panelists. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will lead to rejection of the proposal.

Panelists may submit a research paper and/or research in progress abstract.

Tracy Lucht (tlucht@iastate.edu) of Iowa State University is coordinating the 2015 panel competition.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

The Research in Progress category is for work that will NOT be completed before the conference. Participants will give an overview of their research purpose and progress, not a paper presentation, as the category's purpose is to allow for discussion and feedback on work in progress. RIP authors may also submit a research paper on a significantly different topic.

For research in progress submissions, send a blind abstract of your study. Include the proposal title in the abstract. The abstract should include a clear purpose statement as well as a brief description of your primary sources. Abstracts must be no longer than two pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with 1-inch margins, excluding notes.

Primary sources should be described in detail in another double-spaced page.

Entries that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.

The AJHA Research in Progress competition is administered electronically.
• Proposals must be submitted as PDF or Word attachments, saved with author identification ONLY in the file names and NOT in the text of the proposal.
• Each proposal must be submitted as an attachment, with author's info (name, project title, telephone number, email address, institutional affiliation, and student or faculty status) in the text of the email.

Send research in progress proposals to ajharip@gmail.com.

Authors whose work is accepted must register for and attend the convention.

Melita Garza (melita.garza@tcu.edu) of Texas Christian University is coordinating the 2015 Research in Progress competition.

For more information: http://ajhaonline.org

Posted: February 2, 2015
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Call for Proposals Massachusetts Historical Society Seminars

The Massachusetts Historical Society is now accepting proposals for 2015-2016 for four of the five seminar series we host each year, the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women and Gender (in collaboration with the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute).

Each series meets on a particular evening of the month and focuses on the discussion of a pre-circulated research paper. The essayist and an assigned commentator offer remarks, then the discussion is opened to the floor. Programs are not confined to Massachusetts topics.

If you would like to be considered for a slot, please send your CV and a one-page précis of your paper by March 15 to Conrad E. Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or to cwright@masshist.org

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Papers must be available for circulation at least a month before the seminar date. Please indicate the series for which you are submitting your proposal and state when your paper will be available for distribution. If there are special scheduling conditions, such as a planned trip to Boston or an extended period when you cannot make a presentation, please so indicate in your proposal.

For More Information: http://www.masshist.org/research/seminars

Posted: January 22, 2015
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Call for Papers--History of Education Society 2015 (St. Louis)

The Program Committee for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries. The Committee defines education broadly to include all institutions of socialization—mass media, voluntary organizations, and so on—as well as schools; universities; learned and/or scientific societies; libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions; vocational and/or corporate training enterprises; after-school and out-of-school learning environments; international organizations; educational technologies (children's literature, textbooks, other print and digital culture, fully online educational environments), etc. We invite proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions, panel discussions, or workshops.

At the 2015 Annual Meeting, we will mark several key anniversaries in the history of education, including the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 70th anniversary of the founding of UNESCO in 1945, the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Freedman's Bureau in 1865, and the 325th anniversary of the publication of John Locke's influential Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690. All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following themes:

1. Rights: The history of education and civil rights, freedom, equity, and/or "human rights" broadly;

2. Federalism: The history of the federal role—or federalism—in U.S. education, or debates concerning education and "the state" broadly;

3. Modernity: The history of education in the early modern era, or education and "modernity" broadly;

4. Internationalism: The history of education from an international, transnational, global, or comparative perspective.

5. Local histories/National discourses: Given the historic location of St. Louis, we also seek proposals related to the history of education in our host city. Topics might include education and American Indians before or after the Lewis and Clark Expedition; the educational contexts of the Dred Scott case, abolitionism, and the antebellum era; the Gilded Age reforms of William T. Harris and Susan E. Blow; the educational aspects of the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904 or the St. Louis race riots of 1917; or the history of race and education in St. Louis suburbs such as Ferguson, MO.

The society is also interested in proposal related to research methods and teaching practices in the history of education. We therefore encourage submissions in the following areas as well:

6. Research methods in the history of education (including archival research, quantitative research, oral history, digital humanities, new types of sources, historiography, etc.);

7. Teaching the history of education (including pedagogical strategies, primary sources and technology, the place of foundations of education in the disciplines of history, education, and other humanities and social sciences, etc.)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals can take one of four forms: (a) a complete session, (b) an individual paper, (c) a panel discussion, or (d) a workshop.

A proposal for a complete session provides a prospectus for a coherent collection of 3-4 papers, including a title for the session, a title and summary of each paper, and a chair and discussant, if possible. A complete-session proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should include the topic and an overview of the findings or conclusions, a discussion of how the session relates to other scholarship in the field, and the sources. Please remove personal identifying information from the proposal before uploading it, but include institutional affiliations and email addresses for all participants elsewhere as instructed on the website.

A proposal for an individual paper should spell out the paper's focus and rationale; if accepted, this paper and others related to it will be combined into a complete session. An individual-paper proposal should be single-spaced and no more than two pages long, not including references. It should include the topic and an overview of the findings or conclusions, a discussion of how the paper relates to other scholarship in the field, and the sources. Please remove personal identifying information from the proposal before uploading it, but include institutional affiliations and email addresses as instructed on the website.

A proposal for a panel discussion outlines a session in which a group of three or four qualified panelists presents a series of thought-pieces that discuss important issues, research, or books in the field. A panel-discussion proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should include an overview of the discussion topic, the major findings or conclusions, and how they contribute to the field. The identities of panel members need not be anonymous.

A proposal for a workshop explains the focus of the session (e.g., research methods or teaching practices), the number of leaders (no more than three), and how the session will proceed. A work-shop proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should describe the plan of the workshop, the intended audience, the activities, and the workshop's connections to larger issues in the field. The identities of panel members need not be anonymous.

The submission website will be available beginning January 1, 2015. Proposals are due on or before Sunday, March 15, 2015 (no later than 11:59 p.m., PT).

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

To submit a proposal, please go to https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HES2015. The website will accept proposals beginning January 15. (NB: you must use https; using simply http will not work.)

Simply click the "New User" button and create an account. Then click the "Create a New Paper Submission" button. The prompts will help you enter your proposal information (title, abstract, and author(s)) and upload your proposal.

The History of Education Society requires all presenters at the 2015 conference to be members of the Society. Invitations for membership will be sent to authors of accepted proposals along with details about the conference.

Please send questions to Adam Nelson, program chair, at anelson@education.wisc.edu; telephone: 608-263-2629, or mail: 205 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI, 53706.

If you have questions about payments or conference registration, please contact Ralph Kidder at rkidder@marymount.edu.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Please plan to join us in St. Louis! Our conference venue, the Hilton-St. Louis at the Ballpark, is right next to the Old Courthouse and overlooks Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, as well as the Cathedral of St. Louis of France, are just steps away. The hotel is surrounded by a wide range of eateries, and the renowned Missouri Botanical Garden—together with the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, and St. Louis Art Museum (all located in the beautiful 1,400-acre Forest Park)—are all less than three miles by taxi. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis contains the largest collection of mosaic art in the world, and the city is home to many prominent universities, including Washington University, St. Louis University, Webster University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For a quick overview of the city, see http://explorestlouis.com/

For More Information: http://www.historyofeducation.org/

Posted: January 5, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Southern Quarterly Call for Papers: Photography and the Shaping of Southern Culture

The Southern Quarterly (SoQ) will publish a special issue on photography and the shaping of Southern culture in the summer of 2015. It seeks submissions that relate photography to any other aspect of culture in the South, with both terms broadly defined as in the new southern studies. Subject areas might involve considerations of photography and the other visual and performing arts in the South, photography and southern literature, as well as photography in relation to the geography, history, sociology, and anthropology of the region. Specific submissions could consider individual photographers in the South, particular photographs of southern subjects, vernacular and documentary photography, photos and popular culture in the South, the use of real and fictive photographs in southern poetry and fiction, as well as the photography of landscape and townscape, politics and conflict, or race and class in the South from the Civil War to the present. Submissions relating to these themes of the special issue may include scholarly essays of about 5,000 words plus documentation, reviews of pertinent publications, unpublished interviews with relevant figures, related archival materials, portfolios of southern photographs, and original poetry employing photographic tropes.

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. All submissions must arrive before January 1, 2015, and should follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: http://www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm.

Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery. For more information visit http://www.usm.edu/soq

Posted: May 28, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


Southern Quarterly Call for Papers: The Mississippi River and Southern Icons

The Southern Quarterly (SoQ) invites submissions for a special issue to appear in Spring 2015 devoted to the lower Mississippi River as an icon for the twentieth century South. The SoQ is looking for scholarly articles, archival documents, and interviews—but no poetry—on the symbolic importance of the river for and in Southern poetry and fiction, film, music, popular culture, and art. Interdisciplinary articles that focus on more than one of these areas are especially welcome. Manuscripts should run between 20-25 pages (double-spaced) and follow the MLA style of documentation. Please query Philip Kolin (Philip.Kolin@usm.edu) with any questions about your submission.

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. All submissions must arrive before November 1, 2014, and should follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: http://www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm.

E-mail submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery. For more information visit http://www.usm.edu/soq

Posted: May 28, 2014
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The Southern Quarterly Call For Papers on Freedom Summer Anniversary

The Southern Quarterly (SoQ) has extended the submission deadline for a special issue celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project and the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It seeks interdisciplinary scholarly articles, interviews, art, unpublished archival materials, photo essays, and poems. In particular, they invite submissions in the following areas:

SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. For consideration for this special issue, please submit original manuscripts by June 15, 2014, following the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: http://www.usm.edu/soq/guidelines.htm.

Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery. Publication is planned for fall 2014.

Posted: May 27, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Humanities at the Crossroads

The Community College Humanities Association's Central Division invites proposals for the upcoming conference on the theme of "Humanities at the Crossroads."

The humanities are situated at the crossroads of numerous and oftentimes competing interests on community college campuses nationwide. What is the place of the humanities on the community college campus, both now and in the future? How can the humanities navigate the crossroads at which they find themselves? The city of Indianapolis—the
"Crossroads of America"—will provide the perfect setting for a discussion of these and related questions during the CCHA's Central Division Conference on November 20-22, 2014.

The conference organizers welcome teachers and students of the humanities to share ideas, experiences, research, or artistic creations that speak to our theme broadly construed.

Extended deadline for proposals: Deadlne for proposals is May 19, 2014. For more information visit http://www.ccha-assoc.org/conferences/central/Central-2014-CFP.pdf For online submissions go to the CCHA Conference Website: http://www.ccha-assoc.org/central.html.

Posted: April 25, 2014
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The World's Fair Since 1964

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., invites proposals for its workshop, "The World's Fair Since '64," which will be held October 24-25, 2014. This workshop proposes to examine world's fairs since (and including) 1964, a period marked by tremendous variability in the location and impact of the genre. Participants may wish to cover any of the fairs from 1964 to the present, as well as fairs planned for future dates. The themes below are of interest—Asian themes, and comparative Asian/western themes are particularly encouraged.

Though the core analytical focus will be historical, scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, and art/design fields are welcome to participate. Participants will prepare an essay (2500-5000 words) to circulate one month in advance of the workshop. The workshop will consist of brief presentations, followed by in-depth discussion of each paper, as well as thematic sessions looking at cross-cutting aspects of the works presented. Accepted participants may receive a subsidy to defray expenses. This workshop is supported by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian Institution, the College of Arts and Sciences of Drexel University, and the Department of the History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University.

Please send abstracts of 250 words to Scott Gabriel Knowles (sgk23@drexel.edu) and Robert H. Kargon (kargon@jhu.edu) by April 21, 2014.

Posted: April 7, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History

The Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware, along with its cosponsors—the Center for the History of Business, Technology and Society and the German Historical Institute-DC—invites proposals for its upcoming conference on Green Capitalism, October 30-31, 2014. Proposals may be up to 500 words in length, and should include a summary of the paper's argument, the sources on which it draws, and the larger historiographic context or contemporary debates with which it engages. A short c.v. or resume should accompany the proposal. The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 1, 2014 and should be sent via email to Carol Lockman (clockman@Hagley.org). Presenters will receive travel support to cover most costs to attend the conference. Read the complete call for proposals > 

Posted: February 24, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers


2015 Annual Meeting of the International Federation for Public History

The International Federation for Public History (IFPH), an affiliate of both the National Council on Public History (NCPH) and the Comité International des Sciences Historiques/International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH) invites your participation in the upcoming 22nd Congress of CISH that will take place in Jinan, China, August 23-29, 2015.

As an official International Commission of CISH, the IFPH has been allocated space to convene its own annual meeting on August 27-28, 2015. In addition to a business meeting and keynote speech, which we hope will introduce public history to the larger audience of 1,500 to 2,000 historians attending the conference, we will to offer sessions on "Teaching Public History," and "Digital Public History," and/or "Public History and Museums." Proposals and presentations may be in either English or French.

Proposals—either English or French—should be no longer that 350 words and include a brief biographical note. They should be sent to Program Chair Jean-Pierre Morin jeanpierre.morin@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca and Corresponding Secretary Arnita Jones arnitajones@gmail.com by March 31, 2014.

Posted: February 13, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers


The Life, Career, and Legacies of Richard M. Nixon

The Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST) is preparing a special Richard M. Nixon issue devoted to focusing on the meaning and legacies both inside and outside the United States of this controversial figure in American history and culture. August 2014 will mark the fortieth anniversary of Nixon's dramatic resignation as president of the United States, and still his place in American history is very much under dispute. This anniversary, four decades after Watergate, is timely for a fresh look at Nixon's career and legacy. Proposals for papers should be sent to the editor, Laurence Raw (l_rawjalaurence@yahoo.com) or the issue editor Roger Chapman (Roger_Chapman@pba.edu). The length is flexible; we invite longer papers (between 5,000-7,000 words) as well as "think-pieces" (1,500-2,000 words). Book reviews of material relating to Nixon are also welcome: any suggestions would be gratefully received. The due date for submission of proposals is April 30, 2014; the date for completed papers September 30, 2014. Read more >

Posted: February 3, 2014
Tagged: Calls for Papers