Calls for Papers and Panels

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Tenth SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Annual Conference
Women Waging War in the American Revolution
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 14-16, 2019

The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites proposals for papers to be presented at its Tenth Annual Conference on the American Revolution. The conference will examine women’s words, actions, and influence in the War for American Independence. The SAR, as part of its Congressional mandate to encourage historical research, is sponsoring this conference in alliance with the Museum of the American Revolution, which invites people to engage with the Revolution’s ideas, stories, and artifacts.

Mary Silliman wrote in 1776 that she had “acted the heroine as well as my dear Husband [General Gold Selleck Silliman, Connecticut militia] the hero.” Not all women – or men – acted heroically in the war, but they did act, not just react, and their agency informs this conference. How did women fight the Revolution: that is, fight for it, fight against it, and fight in it? Proposals for Women Waging War should introduce how the authors will explore women’s involvement with armies and militias or their actions in defense of persons and property on the home front. The conference intends to examine women warriors, followers, and activists with American, French, British, German, Loyalist, and Native American forces. It also invites comparisons to women’s martial engagements in the broader revolutionary Atlantic World between 1750 and 1800.

The SAR invites proposals from graduate students, scholars, and public history practitioners. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract and a short (two-page maximum) vita. Submit proposals by October 1, 2018, to Holly Mayer, Department of History, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at mayer@duq.edu, with the subject line “2019 SAR Conference Proposal.” Acceptances will be sent by early December 2018.

The SAR anticipates publication of the accepted, revised papers in an edited volume. To facilitate that, participants should submit their papers (approx. 5,000-6,000 words) for pre-circulation by May 10, 2019.

The SAR will offer a $500 honorarium and cover presenters’ travel and lodging expenses.

The 2019 SAR Annual Conference on the American Revolution will honor Dr. Carol Berkin, Presidential Professor of History, Emerita, Baruch College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. The SAR recognizes her distinguished scholarship and public service in history, especially her contributions to the history of women in colonial America and the early Republic.


CALL FOR PAPERS
2018 Thomas Fleming Awards for Outstanding Military History Writing

MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History is pleased and excited to announce the Thomas Fleming Awards for Outstanding Military History Writing.
Tom Fleming, who died in July 2017, was a valued contributor to MHQ and a prolific historian whose writing career spanned more than 50 years. He went to great lengths to encourage young writers and to advance his profession in the public eye.

MHQ aims to honor Fleming’s remarkable contributions to the field by inviting our readers—some of the world’s most knowledgeable professional and amateur military historians—to submit original, unpublished articles on any topic that relates to military history. The winner of the general prize will be awarded $5,000, with his or her article featured in a future issue of MHQ. We are also offering a $1,500 prize for the best article submitted by a student.

The article, on a topic pertaining to military history, must be original and must not have been published elsewhere in whole or in part. Articles must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. One submission per entrant. Those submitting articles for the student prize must be enrolled in a master’s-level program or lower at the time of submission (subject to verification). Articles submitted must note the entrant’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and whether the entry is for the general prize or the student prize. Entries must be emailed to MHQwritingawards@historynet.com with the subject line: Thomas Fleming Awards. The deadline for all submissions is June 30, 2018. Entries will be acknowledged by email.


CALL FOR PAPERS
Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars
Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario 8-9 November 2018

Raising armies is more than counting people, putting them into uniform, and assigning them to formations. It was, and remains, an exceedingly complex business. It demands efficient measures and processes for recruitment and selection in voluntary military systems and equally efficient measures for registration and assignment in armies built on conscription. It demands training establishments capable of transforming factory workers and farmers into riflemen, in addition to providing them with officers, staffs, and commanders to lead them.  It demands balance between the needs of the armed services, industry, and agriculture.  And, often overlooked, it demands medical services to mend soldiers when wounded, and programs and pensions to look after them when demobilised. How did the the British Empire and Commonwealth mobilize manpower for the armed services, agriculture, and industry during the two world wars?  And how did they care for veterans, both able-bodied and disabled, when the fighting was over?

“Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars” will bring together a diverse group of distinguished historians, junior scholars and graduate students to undertake a multifaceted examination of army mobilization for Britain, India, and the dominions. Confirmed speakers include: Gary Sheffield (University of Wolverhampton), Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London), Kent Fedorowich (University of the West of England), Peter Dennis (University of New South Wales), Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds), Kaushik Roy (Jadavpur University), Jonathan Fennell (King’s College London), Daniel Byers (Laurentian University), Ian McGibbon (Ministry of Culture and Heritage, New Zealand), Ian van der Waag (Stellenbosch University), and Meghan Fitzpatrick (Royal Military College of Canada). The conference organizing committee solicits proposals for papers along the lines of three basic themes: (1) recruitment/conscription and selection, (2) training, employment and the experience of soldiers, and (3) demobilization and veterans’ care. We would also welcome papers that examine manpower in relation to culture, class, gender, race, or disability. Proposals should include a 200-300-word abstract accompanied by a one-page CV. Proposals should be emailed to Symposium-Colloque2018@rmc-cmr.ca no later than 22 June 2018. Cornell University Press will publish the proceedings of the conference. 


CALL FOR PAPERS
War College of the Seven Years’ War at Fort Ticonderoga
May 17-19, 2019

The centennial of the Treaty of Versailles compels scholars to reflect on the transformative effects of the Great War of 1914-18. Similarly, the culmination of the Seven Years’ War in 1763 represents a watershed moment in the 18th century. The development of tactics and strategy, the effects of military and political actions, and the shift in the balance of powers was felt by all combatants and their subjects. Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for papers broadly addressing the period of the Seven Years War for its Twenty-Fourth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 17-19, 2019.

This call represents a new approach to this venerable conference hosted at one of the most important North American museums to engage the history of the conflict. We
are seeking out new research and perspectives on one of the most important military and political events of its era. We seek papers from established scholars in addition to graduate students and others that relate to the origins, conduct, or repercussions of the Seven Years’ War broadly speaking. We are especially interested in topics and approaches that engage the international quality of the conflict as well as representing the variety of peoples and places involved.

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives covering the period from the 1740s to the 1760s. Papers may include or engage:

• Material Culture
• Biographical Analysis
• Campaign Histories
• Archaeological Investigations
• Cultural, Social, and Political Ramifications
• Indigenous Populations

Sessions are 30 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes for audience questions. Fort Ticonderoga may provide speakers with partial travel reimbursement. Please submit a 300-word abstract and CV by email by June 1, 2018 to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org


CALL FOR PAPERS
The 3rd annual Symposium on Modern Warfare will take place at Texas Tech University’s International Cultural Center October 6, 2018. The theme of this year’s symposium is Modern Warfare through the Arts & Humanities.

Important Dates:
Proposal submission deadline: August 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2018
Accepted presenters must confirm presentations: August 31, 2018

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

  • The ways in which Arts & Humanities can help us understand modern warfare and the veteran experience
  • The ways in which Arts & Humanities can foster peace and reconciliation
  • The Arts & Humanities and veterans’ mental health and healing
  • The effect of modern warfare on the arts and/or humanities output of war torn nations (e.g. Iraq, Syria,
  • Afghanistan)
  • Analyses or case studies of particular conflicts from a humanities perspective
  • Presentations of arts and/or humanities projects by modern war veterans (including performance)
  • Any other topic relevant to the study of modern warfare through an arts and/or humanities lens

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 warfare through an arts or humanities lens. Acceptance is competitive.


CALL FOR PAPERS
34th Ohio Valley History Conference.

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host the 2018 Ohio Valley History Conference at the Boling University Center in Martin, TN on October 18-20, 2018
The OVHC is a general conference open to all historians and advanced graduate students. We welcome proposals on all periods and specializations including public history, digital history, and teaching history. We especially invite proposals related to the centennial of U.S. participation in the Great War and the semicentennial of 1968. Proposals can be submitted as individual papers or full panels. We also welcome volunteers to chair panels or provide comment.

Submission process: For a panel, please submit the panel title, a 100-word abstract of each paper, and a 1-2 page cv for each participant. For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract and a 1-2 page cv. Volunteers to chair sessions or provide comment should submit a 1-2 page cv indicating areas of interest and expertise. All proposals should be in a Word document and include the affiliation and contact information of each participant. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 29, 2018. Please send proposals to Richard Garlitz at rgarlitz@utm.edu.

Other information: The conference includes a banquet on Friday night. The speaker will be Thomas Bruscino, associate professor at the U.S. Army War College, who will present “From the Old World to the New: The Meuse-Argonne Campaign and the Birth of the American Century.” The conference also includes a luncheon on Saturday. The speaker will be Rebecca Price, founder and president of Chick History, who will present “The March to the 19th,” a collaborative venture with Humanities Tennessee to document women’s history in Tennessee, especially as it relates to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Location: We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn in Martin (731-587-5800). Directions to the Boling University Center can be found at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ucenter/directions.php.

Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah, KY (75 minutes from campus) offers daily flights to and from Chicago O’Hare Airport and car rental.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Garlitz, conference coordinator, at rgarlitz@utm.edu.


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
From Balloons to Drones

Established in 2016, From Balloons to Drones is an online platform that seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power history, theory, and contemporary operations in their broadest sense including space and cyber power. Air power is to be understood broadly, encompassing not only the history of air warfare, including social and cultural aspects but also related fields such as archaeology, international relations, strategic studies, law and ethics.

Since its emergence during the First World War, air power has increasingly become the preferred form of military power for many governments. However, the application and development of air power is controversial and often misunderstood. To remedy this, From Balloons to Drones seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power through the publication of articles, research notes, commentary and book reviews.

From Balloons to Drones welcomes and encourages potential submissions from postgraduates, academics, and practitioners involved in researching the subject of air power. Submissions can take the following forms:

  • Articles – From Balloons to Drones publishes informative articles on air power that range from historical pieces to the analysis of contemporary challenges. These well-researched articles should attempt to bridge a gap between the specialist and non-specialist reader. They should be around c.1,000 to 1,500 words, though From Balloons to Drones will accept larger pieces and we reserve the right to publish them in parts.
  • Air War Books – From Balloons to Drones publishes a series of review articles that examine the top ten books that have influenced writers on air power.
  • Commentaries – From Balloons to Drones publishes opinion pieces on recent news on either contemporary or historical subjects. These should be no longer than c.1,000 words.
  • Research Notes – From Balloons to Drones publishes research notes related to contributor’s current research projects. These take the form of more informal pieces and can be a discussion of a source or a note on a recent research theme. These should be c.500 to 1,000 words.
  • Book Reviews – From Balloons to Drones publishes occasional book reviews that aim to be an accessible collection of appraisals of recent publications about air power.

Submissions should be submitted in Word format and emailed to the address below with ‘SUBMISSION’ in the subject line. Also, please include a 50-100 word biography with your submission. References can be used, and please be careful to explain any jargon. However, if you are not sure if your idea fits our requirements, then please email us with ‘POTENTIAL SUBMISSION’ in the subject line to discuss.

If you are interested in contributing, please email our editor, Dr Ross Mahoney, at airpowerstudies@gmail.com or visit our webpage here:- https://balloonstodrones.com/


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.