Calls for Papers and Panels
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 2019 Society for History in the Federal Government Annual Meeting
“Federal History as Public History”
The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) will hold its annual meeting on April 25 and 26, 2019, at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Building in Washington D.C. The 2019 Annual Meeting will kick-off the Society’s 40th Anniversary commemoration and is presented in collaboration with the National Council on Public History (NCPH).
Federal historians, archivists, librarians, and curators perform a variety of activities: they research and write agency histories, respond to public reference inquiries, create interpretive exhibits, produce documentary histories, and maintain historical records, to name just a few. Ultimately, all of these activities serve the purpose of making federal history more accessible and useful to the public. Thus, this year’s SHFG Annual Meeting will explore the relationship between federal history and public history.
The program committee encourages a broad interpretation of the conference theme “Federal History as Public History,” and welcomes submissions that touch upon any aspect of the intersections between federal and public history. Topics may include: how federal history practitioners negotiate between internal and public audiences; historians’ roles and responsibilities in making classified information available to the public; the impact of the internet, social media, and other technology on the practice and sharing of public history; innovative methods for engaging the public with federal history; the ways elected officials, federal agencies, and other government institutions have used history to promote their actions and agendas; potential sites of collaboration between federal historians and other public historians.
The program committee invites proposals for entire panels and roundtables, as well as for individual papers. The Conference Program Committee will consider proposals for entire panels and roundtables before reviewing individual papers. Submitted proposals may also be reviewed by NCPH for inclusion in an NCPH sponsored conference session.
Panel and roundtable proposals should include a panel title and session abstract (200-300 words), brief abstracts of each presentation (200-300 words), and biographical paragraphs and contact information for each presenter. Individual paper proposals should include a brief abstract (200-300 words), a brief biographical paragraph for the presenter, and contact information. All proposals should be submitted by using this form.
The SHFG Annual Meeting is open to all scholars interested in federal history, including those working outside of the federal government and Washington, D.C. area. We encourage proposals from federal historians, graduate students, public historians, archivists from varied institutions, oral historians, digital archivists, and scholars from other disciplines. We also welcome panels composed of practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Deadline: November 16, 2018
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Irregular Ecologies: The Environmental Impact of Unconventional Warfare A Workshop
Florianopolis, Brazil, 20–21 July 2019
Conveners: Christof Mauch, Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich Javier Puente, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Warfare seldom affects humans alone. While inflicting devastating effects on societies, armed conflicts also shape economic, cultural, sociopolitical, and ecological transformations. As violence territorializes, armed conflicts begin to affect the ecologies and livelihoods that once sustained them. Environmental transformation thus emerges as an inextricable correlate of human conflict. With the dawn of the Cold War, the environmental impacts of human conflict unfolded alongside the same geopolitical trends that engulfed the Global South. Decolonizing movements, guerrilla warfare, rural insurrections, and other forms of intrastate conflict developed from within ecologically fragile areas and eco-sensitive zones, including savannahs, valleys, watersheds, islands, mangroves, forests, plateaus, and jungles. Over the years, emerging and consolidated republics such as Ethiopia, Colombia, the DRC, Vietnam, Peru, Liberia, Mexico, Myanmar, the Philippines, Nepal, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and Nigeria, among others, have become gruesome epicenters of armed conflict in sensitive ecosystems and precarious agrarian landscapes.
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) and the Armed Conflict and Environment Research Network (ACERN) invite paper proposals for a two-day workshop focused on the interaction between guerilla warfare and social and environmental transformations in the Global South, with a special focus on the last three decades. We invite papers on questions that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- How has irregular warfare transformed or conserved environments?
- How has it reconditioned everyday life?
- What impact has it had on livelihoods and food access?
- How were chemical cycles changed through irregular warfare?
Paper proposals (300 words) should be submitted by 15 December 2018 to CarsonCenter@lmu.de. Upon acceptance, full manuscripts (2000–3000 words) should be submitted by 15 June 2019 for pre-circulation. Successful applicants will receive travel support from the RCC. They will join a group of RCC alumni and ACERN members in Florianopolis, Brazil, on the eve of the Third World Congress of Environmental History (22–26 July 2019).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Imperial Legacies of 1919
Conference Date: April 19-20, 2019
Roundtable participant proposal deadline: 31 January 2019
Undergraduate Student Poster competition proposal deadline: 15 February 2019
Journalist and author Shrabani Basu will provide a distinguished lecture on Indian soldiers related to her recent work: For King and Another Country (2015). Prior to the conference, she will also host a screening of Victoria and Abdul, a film based on her book of the same name. Historian of the British Empire Dr. Susan Kingsley Kent will provide the keynote address. Her esteemed works include Aftershocks: Politics and Trauma in Britain, 1918-1931 (2009); The Women's War of 1929: Gender and Violence in Colonial Nigeria (2011) and The Global Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 (2012).
The year 2019 is the perfect opportunity to analyze the global consequences of war and peace. That year marks the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, which set the terms for peace after the First World War. Unfortunately, the meaning of “peace” was dictated largely by European Empires with limited visions for avoiding future conflict, not only in Europe but around the world. This conference will commemorate the 1919 centenary by hosting an international 2-day conference that explores the on-going legacies of war and imperialism.
Shifting our lens to colonial spaces and debates, “Imperial Legacies of 1919” explores the multiple and contending meanings of 1919. In South Asia, for example, the year 1919 was not known for international peace treaties but rather the 1919 Amritsar Massacre during which a British officer commanded troops to open fire on an unarmed crowd. This gave leading figures such as Mohandas Gandhi the moral imperative to fight against colonialism. At the same time, the year 1919 connotes important moments in anti-colonial revolutions in places like Ireland and Egypt. Meanwhile, strikes and labor activism intensified around the world in response to the Bolshevik revolution (1917) and the return of soldiers to the home front. Soldiers, veterans, and civilians coped with wartime traumas, postwar disabilities and demobilization well beyond 1919.
The terms of peace and creation of the League of Nations mandates led to the dismantling of the German, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires. This meant redrawing international borders, including in the Near East, in what became known as the “Middle East” in the United States. Aerial warfare in the League of Nations mandates and during the Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919) targeted civilians with ongoing violence across the imperial world. Pan-Asian, Pan-African, Pan-Islamic and anti-colonial activists attempted to find alternative sources of unity to challenge European imperialism.
While the year 1919 holds an important place in world history, issues such as economic inequality, unstable border relations, religious and linguistic identities, veteran and civilian relations, gender inequality, and the long-term traumas of war remain harsh realities for people around the world. This conference will be a timely reflection on pressing global issues that link past and present.
Paper and Panel CFP (Deadline December 31, 2018):
The conference organizers welcome individual paper or full panel submissions from junior and senior scholars at any stage of their academic career. We welcome proposals for both conventional 3-4 person panels and those that offer an unconventional approach to panel organization. Papers and panels may be on any region, theme, and topic related to “imperial legacies of 1919” but we especially welcome reflections on the following themes:
- Borderlands, Labor, and Migration
- Gendering War and Peace
- War Psychology, Health, and Trauma
- The League of Nations Mandate System
- Environment and Empire
- Capitalism and Imperialism
- Language and Identity
- Anti-colonial and peace movements
- Food, war, and empire
- War Reporting, Media, and Memory
Those interested in presenting an individual paper should send a 250-word abstract and current CV by December 31, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prospective panels should send a 200-word panel abstract, 150 word abstracts for each paper, CVs for each panelist, and, if available, names of prospective chairs and commentators. Deadline: December 31, 2018.
Graduate Student Roundtable CFP (Deadline January 31, 2019): We will also accept proposals for graduate students who would prefer to be considered for inclusion on one or more graduate student roundtable(s) on any time period or theme related to empire (Deadline January 31). We especially recommend this for MA students, pre-ABD PhD students, or PhD students who are exploring a new part of their research. Priority will be given to roundtable participants who engage with the themes of “identity and empire” or “war and empire.”
Graduate students who wish to be considered for the graduate student roundtable session should send a 100-200 word abstract for a 5-10 minute presentation that gives a general outline of what the scholar would like to contribute to a roundtable on war and empire. According to the AHA “The roundtable format—which can be used for the presentation of original research, work-in-progress, or discussion of professional concerns—offers short presentations, a fluid organization (not limited to the chair/presenter/commentator structure), and ample time for discussion with the audience. Roundtables foster a congenial exchange between audience and discussants.”
Graduate Student Ambassador: Kevin Broucke, UNT History, Military History Center Fellow
Undergraduate Poster Prize (Proposal deadline February 15, 2019):
Undergraduate students from all universities are encouraged to apply for a place in the undergraduate poster prize competition on any topic related to war and empire. All accepted and completed posters will be displayed at the conference.
Undergraduate students who wish to be considered for the undergraduate poster prize should send a 100-200 word description of their poster, with 1 to 3 sample images, related to any theme or topic relevant to this conference. For further guidelines on poster sessions please see: https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting/resources-and-guides/poster-resources/effective-poster- presentations Deadline for consideration: February 15, 2018
Undergraduate Student Ambassador: Savannah Donnelly, UNT History
The conference will be hosted in the new, state-of-the-art, Union facilities at the University of North Texas. UNT is a tier-1 research university of over 35,000 students in the Dallas-Forth Worth Metropolitan area. We are conveniently located in Denton, about 30-45 minutes from the DFW airport. Denton is center of arts and music with a growing independent restaurant scene in North Texas. The conference organizers welcome and encourage the participation of LGBTQIA+ presenters.
We will also host a screening of Victoria & Abdul and a Q&A with the original book’s author, Shrabani Basu, on the evening of April 18, 2019, for UNT and interested conference participants and members of the public.
Thanks to the generous support of the Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, UNT-International the UNT departments of History, Linguistics, Anthropology, Political Science, English, Communications Studies, World Languages and Literatures, and Women’s and Gender Studies, and the School of Journalism, we will be able to offer discounted registration to all presenters and participants. Travel assistance is not available.
- UNT undergraduate and graduate students: Free registration for panels, film screening and keynote (registration required, meals not included)
- UNT Faculty in History, Anthropology, Political Science, English, Linguistics, WGST: Free registration for panels, film screening, and keynote (registration required, meals not included)
- Non-UNT undergraduate and graduate students: $25 (includes all panels, invited talks, and conference meals)
- Under-employed researchers/post-doc/early career: $40 (includes all panels, invited talks, and conference meals)
- Tenured associate professors or equivalent: $60 (includes all panels, invited talks, and conference meals)
- Full professors: $75 (includes all panels, invited talks, and conference meals)
“Conference meals” include one lunch and one dinner and are included with paid registration. Please send all questions, inquiries, and proposals to email@example.com.
Kate Imy, UNT History (Principal Organizer)
Shobhana Chelliah, UNT Linguistics
Andy Nelson, UNT Anthropology
Nancy Stockdale, UNT History
Sadaf Munshi, UNT Linguistics
Geoffrey Wawro, UNT History, Director of UNT Military History Center
Waquar Ahmed, UNT Geography
Graduate Student Ambassador: Kevin Broucke, UNT History, Military History Center Fellow
Undergraduate Student Ambassador: Savannah Donnelly, UNT History
Special thanks to Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Information, UNT-International, the UNT Military History Center and departments of History, Linguistics, Anthropology, Political Science, English, Women’s and Gender Studies, Communications Studies, and World Languages and Literatures and the School of Journalism for sponsoring this event.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The People’s Conference: The Transnational Legacies of 1919.
La conférence des peuples : les héritages transnationaux de 1919.
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston (Ontario)
November 7-8 2019
Annual History Symposium
On the hundredth anniversary of the world changing Paris Peace Conference and of the Treaty of Versailles, the Department of History of the Royal Military College of Canada is hosting a conference to examine their impact on transnational and international movements and institutions. Most scholarship to date has focussed on what happened in Paris in 1919 from the perspective of the coming of the Second World War, and on the inability of the Treaty of Versailles and of the League of Nations to prevent a second global conflagration. Only recently has more attention been paid to the explosion of international and transnational institutions and organizations created in aftermath of 1919. The Paris Peace Conference was the first international conference to draw upon the input of individuals and private groups, while others met in parallel conferences to discuss what was happening or should be happening within the halls of Versailles. In that sense, Paris 1919 opened the door to popular participation in global treaty making that continues to this day.
The organizing committee solicits proposals for papers on the short and long term legacies that the Paris Peace Conference (1919) has had on international and transnational movements and institutions over the past century. Areas of study might include, but are not limited to:
• International, transnational, non-governmental organizations ;
• Human Rights ;
• Disarmament and Rules of Armed Conflict;
• Veterans’ Rehabilitation/Demobilization;
• Human migration (Refugees, Sanctuary);
• Peace (including peacekeeping and peace enforcement) ;
• Gender and international peace and security;
• Memory and memorials.
Preference will be given to historical studies highlighting new perspectives or new fields of study.
Proposals in French or English should include a 200 or 300 words abstract accompanied by a one-page CV.
Proposals should be emailed to symposium firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 November 2018.
For more information, please contact Dr. Kevin Brushett (email@example.com), Dr. Marie-Michèle Doucet (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Emanuele Sica (Emanuele.email@example.com) .
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Marine Corps History 2019 Call for Submissions
Marine Corp History magazine is accepting submissions for 2019 of scholarly articles focused on new and unique research into the Corps’ history, from its earliest actions to the Cold War and beyond. The editors also are interested in book reviews and in articles about how the Corps’ history is being used in the classroom or in the field to preserve it or to support lessons learned.
Articles should be 4,000 – 10,000 words long, properly footnoted, and formatted according to Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition). Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are encouraged to submit.
2019 Submission Deadlines:
Summer issue: 15 January
Winter issue: 15 May
Marine Corps History, published twice per year by MCU Press, is an editorial board-reviewed magazine. For author guidelines, books available for review, or to discuss the submission and selection process, contact the managing editor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Society for Military History at the 2019 Missouri Valley History Conference
The 62nd Annual Missouri Valley History Conference will be held February 28-March 3, 2019 at the Hotel Magnolia in Omaha, Nebraska. The theme for 2019 is “Human & Civil Rights Throughout History.” In 1948 the United Nations in Paris, France passed a resolution known as "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights"--the most translated document in the world. Well before the passage of this critical document, historic events around the globe were filled with examples of ordinary and extraordinary individuals who strove for freedom of expression, the abolition of slavery, equality, Indigenous sovereignty, and the right to education. These issues are further complicated by issues of environmental injustice, voting, nationalism, ethnicity, religion, race, sexuality, and gender. The 2019 Missouri Valley History conference invites historical papers that explore how colonization, imperialism, empires, and the rise of nation-states have impacted global human and civil rights throughout history.
The Society for Military History sponsors a full slate of sessions at the MVHC. SMH works to have panels 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., short one-page proposal, and contact information. For sessions, send one-page session proposal, short one-page proposal for each paper, and short c.v.’s for all participants. All proposals need to indicate A/V requirements. Send proposals, c.v.’s and inquiries to George Eaton at email@example.com. If you would like to volunteer to chair a panel or comment, please contact George.
***Deadline for proposals is Friday, November 30, 2018.***
For non-SMH sponsored panels, please find the overall conference call for papers at https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/history/news-and-events/mvhc.php. You can also contact the MVHC Coordinator, Dr. Kent Blansett, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is also 30 November for these non-military history proposals.
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 (email@example.com). We especially encourage faculty to make your undergraduate students aware f the McCormick Prize.
CALL FOR PAPERS
2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation invite proposals for the 2019 Symposium on Cryptologic History. The Symposium will be held on October 17-18, 2019 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, MD. The theme of the 2019 Symposium is "From Discovery to Discourse." Proposals are due February 4, 2019. For details please visit: https://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic-heritage/center-cryptologic-history/
CALL FOR PAPERS
Intelligence Community Forum (ICF)
Intelligence Support for Decision-Makers
18-20 June 2019 Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
Brécourt Academic and Mercyhurst University's Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences, in association with Global War Studies, are pleased to announce the first annual Intelligence Community Forum (ICF). An international conference, ICF 2019 will bring together intelligence community professionals from a wide array of disciplines, including academia, government, business, and students. Paper proposals dealing with one or more of the following topics are welcome, and while "Intelligence Support for Decision-Makers" is the general focus, papers and panels covering other related topics or taking thematic approaches are equally encouraged.
National Intelligence / Business Intelligence / Cyberwarfare / Cyber Security Military Intelligence / Naval/Maritime Intelligence / Indicators and Warnings Intelligence and Alliance Politics / Inter-Agency Cooperation / Science & Technology Multi-National Intelligence Sharing / Intelligence and Security Studies
History of Intelligence / Intelligence and Diplomacy / Industrial Mobilization Intelligence Methods and Data Analysis / Intelligence and Assymetric Warfare Problems of Intelligence Analysis in Early Post-War Planning Intelligence and Peacekeeping/Peacemaking / NGOs
Paper proposals must be submitted by 15 January 2019 and must include a brief (200 words or less) one-paragraph abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae. Panel proposals are welcome and should include a brief description of the panel's theme. Additional conference details and registration information will be available soon at: https://mercyhurst.edu/icf2019.
Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to:
Sharon von Maier E: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 202 875 1436 (US number)
The conference proceedings will be published by Brécourt Academic.
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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.