Calls for Papers and Panels
CALL FOR PAPERS
Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines
The Contemporary History Institute (Ohio University), The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience (Florida State University), and Stars and Stripes are inviting papers for a symposium at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on April 23-24, 2020 titled: “Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-Lines.” We are especially interested in newspaper reporting, magazines, and soldiers’ newspapers, but we would also consider scholarship on radio reporting and other forms of media. Participants should be prepared to present a paper at the symposium and provide a roughly 8,000-word chapter contribution for a planned book volume with Fordham University Press by the end of summer 2020 (jointly edited by G. Kurt Piehler and Ingo Trauschweizer). Themes and issues can be comparative in nature, but some aspect of every paper/chapter should focus on American media.
If interested in being considered for the symposium, please submit a 500-750 word abstract and a cv by October 15, 2019 to Professor G Kurt Piehler at email@example.com. Please place in the title line: Reporting World War II Conference. Conference conveners will provide hotel accommodations for those presenting papers. When submitting your proposal, please indicate whether you request a stipend to help defray travel costs. The organizers will be able to provide limited grants for travel with first preference going to those who lack any institutional support.
The Reporting World War II conference is funded in part by Iron Mountain, which is undertaking the digitization of the Cornelius Ryan Collection at Ohio University’s Vernon R. Alden Library. Cornelius Ryan was a journalist and the author of The Longest Day, which documented the history of Operation Overlord (D-Day), the opening of the Second Front in France on June 6, 1944. The Ryan Collection contains an extensive range of first-hand accounts from military and civilian participants in D-Day and other pivotal events.
The Institute on World War II and Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University maintains one of the largest archives documenting the human dimension of World War II. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming, and the foremost collection of aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history and ground breaking technology. Fordham University Press currently publishes seventy interdisciplinary books annually, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, including the World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension series edited by G. Kurt Piehler. Stars and Stripes is an independent and First-Amendment protected U.S. Department of Defense media organization composed of military and civilian reporters whose mission is to provide unique and military-centric news and information to the U.S. military community.
Contact Professors G. Kurt Piehler (firstname.lastname@example.org; 850-644-9541) or Ingo Trauschweizer (email@example.com; 740-593-4349) with questions or requests for more information.
CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED
War College of the Seven Years’ War
at Fort Ticonderoga
May 15-17, 2020
In 2020 Fort Ticonderoga will open a new exhibit focusing of the institution of the militia and its development over the long 18th century. The topic prompts discussions about the role of the citizen, the subject, and the soldier in the broader Seven Years’ War. Even more than previous conflicts, the global Seven Years’ War called thousands more men into military service. The expansion of recruitment into regular, provincial, and militia service in various theatres across the globe made the impact of the war felt much more broadly as the soldiers themselves, as well as their families and communities, dealt with the impact of war. Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for papers broadly addressing the period of the Seven Years’ War for its Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 15-17, 2020.
Fort Ticonderoga seeks 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 August 15, 2019, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Many Faces of War V: An annual interdisciplinary symposium on the experience and impact of war throughout history
October 17th-18th, 2019 at South Dakota State University
The study of warfare is often restricted to the sphere of military history and rarely allowed to transcend the artificial boundaries of historical study, namely those limited by geography and periodization. Throughout the ages war has had the greatest impact, not on the political elite who declare wars but on those who fight and die and their families and friends.
This annual interdisciplinary conference aims to address both the experience and impact of war for those fighting as well as for those on the periphery of combat.
Alongside traditional avenues of military historical study, subtopics of particular interest are:
Women in war; the social stigma of retreat or cowardice; war and agriculture; the impact of scorched earth policy on populations; The depopulation of villages; war’s effect on birth or marriage rates of the loss of male citizens; prisoners of war; camp-followers and non-military personnel; displacement of populations; arms production; social security systems for war widows and orphans; the effect of training on a soldier’s mindset and actions (before, during and after combat); the social position of soldiers; peacetime relations between soldiers and civilians; wartime relations between civilians and occupying armies; war as spectacle; laughter in war; literature and poetry of war; the art and architecture of war and remembrance. This year we encourage a focus on veterans and associated studies or experiences.
The conference is aimed equally at postgraduate students, researchers in the early stages of their careers and established academics. There are no specific geographical or temporal parameters regarding the subject matter of papers, and scholars and students of ancient, medieval and modern warfare are encouraged to submit proposals. We would also encourage the proposal of panels of three papers.
Proposals/abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be sent to: Graham Wrightson (email@example.com)
It is a self-funded conference so there will be a small $25 registration fee for all participants to cover room rental and refreshments. The fee is waived for students.
The deadline for submission of proposals is August 31st, 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com), 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.