Call for Papers: Young Scholars (BA & MA Students)
85th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History
“Landscapes of War and Peace”
April 5-8, 2018, Louisville, Kentucky
The Society for Military History (SMH) is pleased to call for papers for several special sessions by Young Scholars (B.A. and M.A. students) during the 85th Annual Meeting, hosted by the University of Louisville’s College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of History in Louisville, Kentucky.
For the 2018 meeting, the SMH hopes to present several panels or posters by B.A. and M.A. students. The goal of this new initiative is to highlight excellent research by students below the Ph.D.-level and promote them and their work for a future career in our field.
The program committee will consider proposals on all aspects of military history, especially encouraging submissions that reflect on this year’s theme, Landscapes of War and Peace.
We will mark two particularly important anniversaries in 2018, the centennial of the end of the First World War and four hundred years since the beginning of the Thirty Years’ War, one of the most destructive conflicts in history. The program committee invites submissions that explore the outbreak of warfare and the difficult ways out of fighting and towards peace. Because the conference will be hosted in the heart of the Ohio country, locale of many early American conflicts, the program committee is also interested in submissions that focus on the geography, environment, and spaces of warfare.
Submissions of pre-organized panels (three paper presenters plus chair and commenter) are strongly encouraged and will be given preference in the selection process. The Program Committee also accepts panel submissions without chair and commenter. In that case, if accepted, chair and commenter will be assigned by the conference organizers. The Program Committee will organize panels from excellent individual paper submissions. Posters will be presented in a separate poster session during the conference. M.A. students whose submissions have been rejected in the regular CFP are welcome to re-apply for the Young Scholars Sessions.
Excellent panel, paper, and poster submissions will clearly explain their topics and questions in ways that will be understandable to the broad membership of the SMH, not only to those interested in the specific topics in question.