Calls for Papers and Panels
CALL FOR PAPERS
Medical History of WWII
San Antonio, Texas, US
Proposal Deadline: 3 September 2013
On 6-8 March 2014, 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 WWII. It will be hosted at the Army Medical Department Museum in San Antonio, Texas.
Presentations on all facets of medicine and the war are welcome, including consideration of the repercussions of the war on the practice of medicine, medicine in various campaigns, effects on the home front, and related topics. Presentations should be 30 minutes long, and two-paper panels are welcome.
Contact: Dr Sanders Marble, Office of Medical History, US Army, email@example.com.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Role of the Neutrals and Non-Aligned in the Global Cold War, 1949-1989
13-15 March 2014
Organizers: Sandra Bott, Jussi Hanhimäki, Janick Marina Schaufelbuehl, Marco Wyss
University of Lausanne, Institute of Economic and Social History and History Department
The Graduate Institute, IHEID, Geneva
This international conference aims at shedding new light on the role Neutrals and the countries of the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) played in the East-West conflict in the Third World, from the establishment of the People’s Republic in China to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The aim is to study and compare foreign policy choices made by the five neutral European countries and the NAM in the context of the Cold War and the decolonization process in the Southern hemisphere, as well as the ensuing national and international consequences.
The countries that had chosen neutrality or neutralism during the four decades of East-West rivalry and those that refused to join either bloc were nevertheless directly affected by the numerous US and Soviet interventions and machinations. From the beginning of the Cold War, the Third World was a privileged field of confrontation and these political tensions and wars often had fierce consequences for local societies and brought crucial economic, social and cultural changes. However, it is important to keep in mind that the interventionist policies of the two superpowers and their allies also provoked resistance and sometimes failed, as illustrated by the Soviet-Chinese split at the beginning of the 1960s or the division between Washington and Tehran after the Iranian revolution of 1979.
The analysis of the causes, dynamics and consequences of the implication of Neutrals and NAM countries in these Cold War conflicts and crises in the Middle East, South-East Asia, Africa and Latin America will be at the heart of our conference. We will question not only the positioning of these countries towards the main players of the Cold War, but also consider the bilateral relations these countries had with the Third World countries involved and the transnational dynamics that shaped those armed conflicts and political crises.
Possible paper topics include:
- Neutrals/NAM’s diplomatic role in these conflicts and crises
- political, economic and security ties
- cultural exchanges between Neutrals/NAM and Third World countries
- role played by arms transfers, natural resources, trade, etc.
- Neutrals/NAM’s and international institutions during the Cold War (e.g. in the context of peacekeeping)
- Development, the Cold War and NAM
Brief proposals (350 words max.), accompanied by a short CV, should be sent to Sandra Bott (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 June 2013. Conference language: English and French. The selected participants will be informed by 1 July 2013. Papers will be considered for a peer-reviewed publication.
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In conjunction with the annual McMullen Naval History Symposium occurring 18-20 September, 2013, at Annapolis, MD, the Naval Order of the U.S. (NOUS), National Capital Commandery (NCC), is sponsoring a separate panel to review issues pertinent the 1939-1945 Battle for the Atlantic. A prize for best presentation will be awarded by the NOUS, National Capital Commandery.
Topics presented should focus on issues related to anti-submarine warfare (ASW) tactics, techniques, procedures against the German U-boats, ASW research and development, psychological factors, ASW doctrine and training, command and control, the role of intelligence, naval leadership during the ASW campaign (tactically, operationally and strategically) , Allied/coalition/joint contributions to the U-boat campaign, etc. during the period 1939-1945.
Authors selected will be given a 45-minute period to present their research/findings during the Panel discussions. Papers must not exceed twenty-five (25) pages and be in standard graduate paper/publishing style and format.
Deadline for submission of Paper Proposals and Abstracts (not to exceed 250-words) and a one-page Curriculum Vitae is 30 May, 2013. Email proposals to CAPT John Rodgaard, or CDR John Hooper, at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org respectively. Selectees will be notified by 15 June with the deadline for Paper submissions being 1 August, 2013.
Information on the 2013 McMullen Symposium can be found on line at http://www.usna.edu/History/symposium.htm. Specific inquiries can be directed to CAPT Rodgaard/CDR Hooper, Dr. Lori Bogle, or CDR Chris Rentfrow at email@example.com.
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The Civil War Study Group will hold its 6th Annual Symposium at The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Participants in this informal symposium should read Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government’s Relations to Slavery (2001), in preparation for discussion of the book and its themes.
With the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation in mind, the organizing committee seeks proposals for papers that investigate such topics as wartime anxieties about emancipation and constitutionalism in the western border states, Kentucky Unionism and slavery, the draft, African American soldiers, and the coming of the Thirteenth Amendment in the border states.
Please send a one-page proposal and a curriculum vita by mail to: R. Darrell Meadows, Director Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition Kentucky Historical Society 100 W. Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601, or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2013. Presenters will be notified by May 1.
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Histoire sociale / Social History Special Issue on “Canada’s Great War: 100 Years On”
Social historians in Canada have increasingly come to see the Great War as a significant social phenomenon, nationally, imperially, culturally, politically, economically, demographically and globally. As we approach the centenary of the Great War in 2014, Histoire sociale/Social History would like to publish a special issue that integrates military studies with social history to interrogate the effects of the Great War on men, women, children, families, labourers, ethnic minorities, and Aboriginal peoples. We invite papers from any subfield of social history, whether studies of home, work, volunteerism, or life on the European battlefield, for this special issue entitled “Canada’s Great War: 100 Years On”, to be published in May 2014.
Through this special issue, we hope to revisit the complex social worlds of wartime Canada, welcoming studies on wartime mobilization, internment, reconstruction, women’s war work, Veteran’s Affairs, or the gendered underpinnings of the Military Voters and Wartime Election Acts. Any paper that is innovative in interpretation, sources, and method and that interrogates the social history of the Great War will be considered. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013.
Authors are invited to visit the journal’s website for presentation guidelines and send their submissions in electronic format – an e-mail attachment in Word is preferred – to the following address: Histoire Sociale / Social History Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.hssh.uottawa.ca. Guest Editors: Jeffrey Keshen and Jarett Henderson, Mount Royal University.
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The experience of minorities in the First World War is one of the most significant, yet least developed aspects of the conflict’s history. It is now over twenty years since the major conference on ‘National and Racial Minorities in Total War’ which spurred the highly influential volume: Minorities in Wartime. With the centenary of the First World War fast approaching, it seems a particularly appropriate time to revisit this subject.
Over the preceding decades, there have been massive shifts in the writing of ethnic and minority histories, which have started to excavate areas of convergence as well as departure. At the same time, our understanding of the social and military history of the First World War has expanded massively. No longer is the history of the conflict confined largely to the trenches of the Western Front. It now encompasses everything from non-combatants and the home front through to occupation and the memory of war.
The aim of this two-day conference is to mesh recent developments in the military history of the First World War with those in the field of minority studies. We welcome proposals covering any ethnic or national minority group involved in the conflict. There is no limit to geographical area, though we are aiming to focus primarily on the main belligerent nations.
Potential themes and questions may include, but are by no means limited to:
- Minorities as both opponents and enthusiastic supporters of the conflict
- Minorities as prisoners of war
- Racism, antisemitism and exclusionary politics during the conflict
- Religious and ritual practices during the First World War
- The experience of minorities in the armed forces
- The decoration and promotion of soldiers from minority groups
- Responses to colonial troops and their wartime experience
- The treatment of minorities in territory occupied during the war
- Enemy aliens: Internment, repatriation and social hostility
- The remembrance (and forgetting) of minority combatants
Keynote Speakers: Professor Tony Kushner (University of Southampton) Professor Humayun Ansari OBE (Royal Holloway)
Venue and Conference Information: The conference will take place on the 14th and 15th April 2014 at the University of Chester.
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Cryptologic History Symposium
The biennial Cryptologic History Symposium will be held 17-18 October 2013. Historians from the Center, the Intelligence Community, the defense establishment, and the military services, as well as distinguished scholars from American and foreign academic institutions, veterans of the profession, graduate and undergraduate students, and the interested public all will gather for two days of reflection and debate on relevant and important topics from the cryptologic past.
Past symposia have featured scholarship that set out new ways to consider out cryptologic heritage, and this one will be no exception. The intended goal is to foster discussion on how cryptology has impacted political, diplomatic, economic, and military tactics, operations, strategy, planning, and command and control throughout history. Any serious researcher whose work touches upon the historical aspects of cryptology defined in its broadest sense is encouraged to participate. The conference will provide many opportunities for interaction with leading historians and other distinguished experts. The mix of practitioners, scholars, and interested observes always precipitates a lively debate promoting an enhanced appreciation for the context of past events.
The theme for the upcoming conference will be “Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges.” The practice and application of cryptanalysis and cryptography have been radically altered as the evolution of technology has accelerated. Conference participants will delve into the technical, scientific, methodological, political, and industrial underpinnings of signals intelligence and information assurance as presented throughout a broad swath of history. While presenters may choose to focus on purely technological topics, the theme is not meant to be exclusionary; the panels will include papers on a broad range of related operational, organizational, counterintelligence, policy, and international themes. The audience will be particularly interested in new findings on the intersection of technology and cryptology as signals systems evolved from manual to machine-assisted to digital formats.
The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center, in Laurel, Maryland, a location central to the Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., areas. For more information on this conference, contact Dr. Kent Sieg, the Symposium Executive Director, by telephone at 301-688-2336 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first round of consideration will begin with papers received by mid-January.
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The Journal of Chinese Military History, edited by David A. Graff and David Curtis Wright, is a peer-reviewed semi-annual from Brill that will begin publication in 2012. It publishes both research articles and book reviews, aiming to fill the need for a journal devoted specifically to China's martial past. It takes the broadest possible view of military history, embracing both the study of battles and campaigns and the broader, social-history oriented approaches that have come to be known as "the new military history," and it covers all of the Chinese past, from prehistory through the pre-imperial and imperial periods down to the present day, aiming to publish a balanced mix of articles that represent a variety of different approaches and address both the modern and pre-modern periods of Chinese history. The Journal of Chinese Military History also welcomes comparative and theoretical work, as well as studies of the military interactions between China and other states and peoples, including East Asian neighbors such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
Manuscripts for articles should be between 7,500 and 20,000 words, double-spaced, and submitted electronically as MS Word documents.
Article submissions may be sent to either of the editors:
David A. Graff (Kansas State University): email@example.com
David Curtis Wright (University of Calgary): firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in reviewing books for the journal, please contact the Book Review Editor, Kenneth M. Swope (Ball State University): email@example.com
Yingcong Dai (William Paterson University)
Nicola Di Cosmo (Institute for Advanced Study)
Xiaobing Li (University of Central Oklahoma)
Peter Lorge (Vanderbilt University)
Arthur Waldron (University of Pennsylvania)
Peter Worthing (Texas Christian University)
Robin D.S. Yates (McGill University)
Xiaoming Zhang (U.S. Air War College)