Calls for Papers and Panels

CALL FOR PAPERS
Society for Military History at the 2018 Missouri Valley History Conference

The 61st Annual Missouri Valley History Conference will be tentatively be held March 1-3, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. The theme for 2018 is “Resistance and Activism Throughout History.” The Society for Military History sponsors a full slate of sessions at the MVHC. SMH panels can be related to the theme, but proposals for all types of military history papers are accepted.  Individual proposals are welcome and session proposals are encouraged. For individuals, send a c.v. and short one-page proposal. For sessions, send one-page session proposal, short one-page proposal for each paper, and short c.v.’s for all participants. Deadline for proposals is November 1st, 2017. Send proposals, c.v.’s and inquiries to George Eaton at smhatmvhc@gmail.com. If you would like to volunteer to chair a panel or comment, please contact George.

For non SMH sponsored panels, please contact the 2018 Program Chair at the Department of History, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182-0213 or mvhc.coordinator@gmail.com    The website for the conference is http://www.unomaha.edu/mvhc/index.php

The Society for Military History and the First Division Museum Cantigny sponsors the Kevin J. Carroll award for the best graduate student paper in Military History at MVHC. This prize is valued at $800 dollars.  In addition to the graduate student prize, the Society for Military History and the First Division Museum Cantigny sponsor the Colonel Robert R. McCormick Prize for the Best Undergraduate Paper in Military History at MVHC, valued at $400. For information on competing for these prizes please send inquiries to George Eaton.

In addition to the panels the SMH will again be sponsoring a social “huddle” for Society for Military History participants on Thursday evening, 1 March.


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2017 Symposium on Modern Warfare

The second annual Symposium on Modern Warfare will take place at Texas Tech University’s International Cultural Center on Friday October 6, 2017. The theme of this year’s symposium is Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in the modern era of warfare.

Important Dates:
Proposal submission deadline: August 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2017
Accepted presenters must confirm presentations: August 31, 2017

Symposium organizers are accepting proposals that consider the following topics within the context of the modern era (circa 1975 to the present):

  • The historical conditions (political, societal, economic, cultural etc.) that have led to insurgency
  • Lessons learned from America’s previous encounters with insurgency
  • First-hand accounts from veterans who have participated in counter-insurgency missions
  • The ways in which insurgents gain internal support or foreign allies
  • The counter-insurgency efforts of civilian populations
  • Current theories on insurgency/counter-insurgency and the evolution of counter-insurgency practice
  • Any other topic relevant to insurgency and counter-insurgency, as well as their historical underpinnings.
Symposium organizers welcome both individual presentation proposals as well as pre-organized panel proposals that include two to three presentations. Symposium sessions will follow a 90-minute format to include one hour for presentations (divided equally among 2-3 presenters) and 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Presentations by veterans are especially encouraged as are presentations by graduate students.

Submissions for individual papers and panel sessions must include:
  • Paper/Session title
  • Presenter’s CV/resume (maximum 2 pages)
  • A summary of the proposed presentation (approximately 500 words) – This abstract will be used by the symposium organizers to evaluate your proposal.
  • Specific technology or other presentation requirements
Please send submissions to andrew.hinton@ttu.edu. If submitting a panel proposal, please include separate abstracts for each proposed presentation and CVs/resumes for each speaker.

All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance understanding about modern insurgency and counter-insurgency, as well as their historical underpinnings. Acceptance is competitive.


CALL FOR PAPERS
“Legacies of the Manhattan Project at 75 Years”

The Hanford History Project at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Washington State University Press invite submissions for a multidisciplinary collection of essays titled “Legacies of the Manhattan Project: Reflections on 75 Years of a Nuclear World.” This peer-reviewed volume will be published by WSU Press in Fall 2018.

The Manhattan Project was, arguably, the defining event in twentieth century global history: After Hiroshima and Nagasaki the world could never be the same again. Yet only now, nearly seventy-five years later, are we really beginning to understand the cataclysmic impacts of that seminal event. With the ongoing declassification of governmental records, increased access to historical archives, and the recent creation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, it is an opportune time for a historical reconsideration of the key roles, decisions, outcomes and effects of this critical moment in history.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Environmental legacies of nuclear materials production
  • The politics of science, national security and the state
  • Atomic diplomacy and the Cold War
  • The Manhattan Project National Historical Park: Memory, commemoration, and the challenges of public history
  • The Manhattan Project in popular culture
  • Diversity and difference: The contested spaces of the Manhattan Project and Cold War
Manuscripts must not exceed 7,000 words (including notes) and should conform to the guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style. Please submit finished papers electronically as Word e-mail attachments along with a 250 word abstract and brief academic biography to Michael.Mays@tricity.wsu.edu.

We welcome original essays from both established and emerging scholars.

Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2017.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS
“Power Lines” NCPH Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, Nevada, April 18-21, 2018
 
The call for proposals is open through July 15 at http://ncph.org/conference/2018-annual-meeting/
Access the full CFP at http://bit.ly/ncph2018CFP
 
Public historians want our work to matter. We use our skills at uncovering, sharing, facilitating, and collaborating to advance a vision of a rich, variegated collective past that contributes to shared interests in the present. For decade, “community” has been our catchphrase and our aspiration. How does our field’s longstanding embrace of the collective stand up in a time of divineness? Do our commitments to individual agency, group identity, social justice, and civic engagement reinforce or strain against each other?
 
In drawing lines between past and present, delineating distinctive communities, and underlining the contributions of overlooked actors, how can public history bring us together and when does it pull us apart?
 
NCPH invites proposals for its 2018 conference that address the power of public history to define, cross, and blur boundary lines—work that explores public history’s power in all its complexities, idealism, and, perhaps, unintended consequences.
 
Proposals are due by 11:59 PM local time on July 15, 2017.


CALL FOR PAPERS
Medical History of WWI
San Antonio, Texas, US
Proposals Deadline: 10 November 2017

Over 22-25 March 2018, the Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences will be co-sponsoring a conference on the medical history of WWI.

It will be hosted at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School in San Antonio, Texas.

Presentations on all facets of medicine and healthcare related to the war are welcome, to include: historical understandings of military medicine as practiced by all participants and in all geographic regions; consideration of the repercussions of the war on the practice of medicine; medicine in various campaigns; effects on the home fronts; postwar medical issues; mental health issues; the pandemic influenza; and related topics.

Presentations should be 30 minutes long, and two-paper panels are welcome.

As with the 2012 conference, we anticipate publication of selected papers.

Contact: Dr Sanders Marble, Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage, william.s.marble.civ@mail.mil


CALL FOR PAPERS
The Many Faces of War - Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict
New Research in Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early-career Historians

St John's College, Cambridge
17th and 18th November 2017

Since ancient times war has been conceived of not only as a means of destruction but also as a generative process that demands expertise and innovation. This ambivalence is exemplified by the Greek goddess Pallas Athene, who represented not only war but also the arts and sciences. This complex goddess reflects the theme of this year's New Research in Military History Conference, which is concerned with exploring multi-dimensional perceptions of warfare.

We invite historians in many fields, from those interested in the study of military technique to those more concerned with depiction and art,to present their research on the different perspectives on war over the centuries. Possible themes might include:
- The role of war in international relations
- War as a means or as a failure of politics
- The difference between pre- and post-Enlightenment perceptions of warfare
- The difference between victory and defeat, in the perception of soldiers and civilians, or in terms of remembrance culture
- Ways to cope with a "lost cause;" for instance by the armed forces and the political leadership
- Intelligence, understanding and war
- War as a means of social change
- Insurgency, resistance and de-colonisation
- Tactical and technological change
- War and the history of science
- Gender, war and identity

This is the 9th conference organised by the British Commission for Military History. Its purpose is to bring together current research by postgraduate and early career scholars in the field of military history and related disciplines. Its philosophy is to offer an open and supportive forum for people with a broad range of interests - from material culture to those interested in intelligence or military technique - to meet up and share their research.

Proposals (c.300 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be submitted, along with a current CV, to the organisers at bcmhnrc@gmail.com by the deadline of 1st September 2017.

Proposals for panels would be very welcome but please include a panel rationale of no more than c.250 words.

Convenors: Adam Storring (University of Cambridge), Arthur Kuhle (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Tobias Roeder (University of Cambridge), Lucia Staiano-Daniels (UCLA), Matthew Ford (University of Sussex).


CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society of Civil War Historians will host its biennial conference at Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, from May 31 through June 2, 2018. The SCWH welcomes panel proposals or individual papers on the Civil War era, broadly defined.  The goal of the conference is to promote the integration of social, military, political, and other forms of history on the Civil War era among historians, graduate students, and professionals who interpret history in museums, national parks, archives, and other public facilities. 
 
The deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15, 2017. Please complete a submission form (panel proposal: http://richardscenter.la.psu.edu/conference-papers/panel-submission-form/; single paper proposal: http://richardscenter.la.psu.edu/conference-papers/single-paper-submission/) and upload a single PDF file.  Proposals should include a title and abstract for the papers (approximately 250-300 words) and a short curriculum vitae from each participant. Panel submissions should have an overall title and statement about the thrust of the session.
 
For more information, see the Society’s website at http://scwhistorians.org/, or contact the Richards Center at (814) 863-0151. Final decisions on submissions will be made at the Southern Historical Association meeting in Dallas, Texas on November 9-12, 2017.


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CALL FOR PAPERS
The 2017 Ohio Valley History Conference will be hosted by The Department of History, Murray State University in Murray, KY October 19-21, 2017.

We invite proposals related to the centennial of US entry into World War I, broadly understood to include the debate over entry and the home front as well as papers addressing military topics, and the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses and the events that flowed from that. We also welcome papers and panels on topics before 1500 CE, public history programs and activities, digital history, and teaching history. Papers and panels on any other aspect of history from any time period are, of course, also welcome. The OVHC is a general conference for all historians. We will continue the OVHC tradition of welcoming papers by advanced graduate students.

Proposals can be submitted for full panels or individual papers. Offers to chair sessions or comment on papers are welcome.

Submission Process:
For a panel, please submit a title and 100-word summary of each paper and 1-2-page cv for each participant. For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract and 1-2-page cv. Session chairs and commentators should submit a 1-2 page cv indicating areas of interest and expertise. All proposals should include affiliation and contact information. Submit proposals as attachments in Word to: wmulligan@murraystate.edu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: June 15, 2017. We anticipate notifying those who submit proposals of decisions by August 1.

Other Information:
The conference includes a banquet on Friday night with a speaker. The banquet speaker will be Lesley J. Gordon, Professor and Charles G. Summersell Chair of Southern History at the University of Alabama, and immediate past editor of Civil War History. She will discuss her current research on cowardice and courage in the American Civil War.

The conference website will have more details and will be launched in February and updated as new information is available.

Murray is in southwest Kentucky readily accessible by car from Nashville and Paducah (through Chicago) by air. Driving directions to MSU: http://www.murraystate.edu/campus/PlanVisit/DirectionsToMSU.aspx

If you have any questions contact: Conference Chair wmulligan@murraystate.edu.


CALL FOR ARTICLES
International Bibliography of Military History
of the International Commission of Military History
Published by Brill (Leiden and Boston)

In existence since 1978, the International Bibliography of Military History (IBMH) has traditionally published historiographical articles, review articles, and book reviews. Since its recent move to Brill, however, it has been undergoing a transformation into a fully-fledged military history journal. As a next step in this process, the portfolio will be enlarged to include also original research articles.

The IBMH thus invites scholars to submit articles on any military historical topic that can appeal to an international readership, e.g. a topic involving more than one nation and, preferably, based on multi-archival research. There is no chronological limitation. The journal publishes articles ranging from antiquity to the contemporary period, as long as the research method is historical.

The articles should be based extensively on primary research, not have been published in another form or outlet, and not currently be considered by another journal. The submitted work should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes), and be thoroughly referenced. For further information on style and referencing, please visit the journal’s website.

Submitted articles will – after a first editorial screening – be sent out for peer-review (double-blind). This process, from submission to decision, normally takes six to eight weeks. Please submit your article directly to the Scientific Editor, Dr Marco Wyss (m.wyss@chi.ac.uk), who is also available for any potential preliminary queries.


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
The Council on America’s Military (CAMP) past is calling for papers for its Journal. We welcome submissions of interesting, original articles on American military history, especially topics that deal with significant sites (which could include installations, battlefields, ships and airplanes).  We also welcome articles on biography and historic preservation, especially if they are related to particular sites.  Maps and photos are strongly encouraged.  We ask that authors submit manuscripts by e-mail to our editors, using a system that is compatible with Microsoft Word.  The length of the articles that we publish varies roughly between 2,500 and 7,500 words.  The author is responsible for obtaining permission to publish any copyrighted material, and for bearing the costs of obtaining or reproducing illustrations. Interested parties should refer to the CAMP website or contact the editor, Vincent Rospond at EditorJamp@yahoo.com.

A non-profit educational association, CAMP was founded in 1966, representing diverse professions from historians to archeologists, museologists to architects, engineers to authors, active and retired military of all ranks, genealogists to archivists, and just plain hobbyists, the Council on America’s Military Past has only one requirement for membership: commitment to its objectives.

Its focus is on the places and things from America’s military past, and their stories. CAMP looks to all types of military and naval posts, from stockade forts of early New England to adobe presidios of the Southwest, from temporary camps and battlegrounds of a military on the move, to elaborate coastal defense installations along America’s coastlines. For CAMP, old ships and airplanes are also posts.

The Journal of America’s Military Past is a scholarly publication with interesting, illustrated articles on historic posts and battlefields and their people. The journal includes a robust book review section that, by itself, makes it worth reading. It is published three times a year.