Calls for Papers and Panels

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CALL FOR PRESENTERS
Second World War Research Group, North America (SWWRGNA)

The Second World War Research Group, North America (SWWRGNA) is a regional branch of a larger global organization (https://www.swwresearch.com) dedicated to promoting scholarly work on the long global Second World War across an international community.

The co-directors, Jadwiga Biskupska and Mary Kathryn Barbier,  are seeking chapter- or article-length work in progress (as yet unpublished) from scholars of the war to present at our monthly virtual reading group, which meets on the first Wednesday evening during the academic year. Participation is free for all members and only requires that those interested read the pre-circulated material beforehand and be ready to give feedback. 

Those who have work on which they would like feedback, or who would like to join the virtual reading group, should contact the SWWRGNA co-directors at swwresearchgroupna@gmail.com.


CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
TRAFALGAR CHRONICLE
PUBLICATION DATE: FALL 2022
THEME: SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN THE NAVIES OF THE GEORGIAN ERA

For three decades, the Trafalgar Chronicle has been the scholarly flagship publication of The 1805 Club, a non-profit organisation with an international membership of scholars and enthusiasts of the Georgian maritime era. The 1805 Club takes its name from the iconic Battle of Trafalgar which gave Nelson his acclaimed place in history and confirmed the role of the Royal Navy in asserting Britain’s sea power.

Through our programme of commemorative initiatives, publications, research and education, we are building a global community open to naval historians from all backgrounds. We recognise the role of the world’s sailing navies of the Georgian period and promote their legacy into the modern seafaring age. The Trafalgar Chronicle is an essential component of that mission. It is published annually by Seaforth Publishing, which maintains a global readership. 

For the 2022 edition, the editors seek carefully-researched articles on ‘Scientific and technological advances in the navies of the Georgian Era’. We want research and analysis of scientific discoveries and new technologies that changed maritime and naval operations during the Georgian Era, in terms of ship construction, armament, navigation, sea battles, communication, naval medicine, logistics, governance, and day-to-day life aboard a sailing ship.

Additional Topics: We also seek general interest articles with some unique perspective on the maritime and naval history of the Georgian era. We invite biographical portraits, articles about battles at sea, maritime economics, exploration of foreign shores, foreign relations, politics, etc. We also welcome well-documented reports on preservation efforts regarding the artefacts, graves, memorials, and monuments of the Nelson era.

Proposal Submission Guidelines: Please submit a proposal/abstract of no more than 500 words and a paragraph about your background (a biographical sketch).  Proposals are due by 1 September 2021.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by 1 October 2021. Submit all proposals and inquiries to tc.editor@1805Club.org. Detailed author guidelines are available upon request and will be sent to each author in any case when a proposal is accepted.

Article Guidelines: Articles should be 2000 to 5000 words long in MSWORD (unprotected). Authors are advised to use Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) format. Accepted articles are due 1 February 2022, at which point they will be edited and, in some cases, submitted to peer review. Articles will be returned to authors for revisions by 1 March 2022. Revised articles are due 1 May 2022. Publication will be Fall 2022.

All contributors should provide at least 1(but preferably at least one image per thousand words) high resolution illustration (photos, charts, graphs, reproductions of drawings and paintings). If possible, at least one illustration should be in colour and sufficiently high-res to be used in a centre colour block. Submit each image in an individual file, not embedded in the text. In the text, do indicate where each illustration should go. All illustrations should be accompanied by a caption, date, originator, and source. Captions should be in a single separate file. We have a small budget if you need to pay an archive for the rights to an illustration. Be sure you have permission if your reproductions are not in public domain.

While we do not pay our contributors, each author who is a member of The 1805 Club will receive a copy of the Trafalgar Chronicle upon publication. All authors will also receive a PDF of their published article for their portfolio, reprint requests, or to feature on a website or a blog. To join The 1805 Club, submit a membership application at www.1805Club.org.

Our Contributors: We welcome articles from members of The 1805 Club and anyone with an interest in the history of the Georgian Navy and other navies of the period. Our articles have come from writers of varied backgrounds: historians, journalists, university students, military personnel, preservationists, and novelists. Please contact us with for additional information.


CALL FOR PAPERS
NASIH CFP


CALL FOR PAPERS
War College of the Seven Years’ War at Fort Ticonderoga
May 20-22, 2022

The world is only just emerging from a shared experience of trauma. The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that the historical events of the past too were often experienced globally, and the Seven Years’ War is no exception. The global experience, and implications, of this conflict have shaped our world and provide a useful way to reflect on how global events play out at local scales. Considering the macro and the micro of the global conflict, Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for papers broadly addressing the period the Seven Years’ War for its Twenty-Sixth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 20-22, 2022.

We seek new research and perspectives of one of the most important military and political events of its era, covering a diverse range of topics and perspectives from across the global Seven Years’ War. We welcome paper proposals from established scholars in addition to graduate students, museum professionals, and others that relate to the origins, conduct, and repercussions of the Seven Years’ War. 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 July 15, 2021 to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org.


CALL FOR PAPERS
The National Council on Public History invites proposals for its 2022 Annual Meeting, March 23-26, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. If the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that we are currently standing at a crossroads. We have all witnessed monumental changes in society that have fundamentally altered how we see one another, how we interact with each other, and how we will go forward together in the future. Being at the crossroads allows us to reckon with the past while seeking solutions for repair and contributing to a more equitable society. As public historians, our work is critical in defining turning points, meaningful direction, and inspiring movement on paths toward progress. To learn more about the conference theme, “Crossroads,” and to fill out the proposal form, visit us at https://ncph.org/conference/2022-annual-meeting/calls-for-proposals/. Final submissions are due July 15, 2021. Please email NCPH at ncph@iupui.edu with any questions.


CALL FOR PAPERS
The Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) and the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) invite proposals for papers to be presented at the 18th Cryptologic History Symposium, May 11-13, 2022. The Symposium will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. The theme for the symposium is "Icons and Innovation." Proposals are due September 7, 2021. For more information visit, https://cryptologicfoundation.org/what-we-do/educate/conferences/symposium.html or contact cchevents@nsa.gov.


CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society of Civil War Historians will host its biennial conference at the Double Tree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, from June 2-4, 2022. The SCWH welcomes panel proposals or individual papers on the broadly defined Civil War era—chronologically, geographically, and topically. The goal of the conference is to promote the integration of social, cultural, military, and political history, as well as the history of memory, from the period of slavery and westward expansion to the end of Reconstruction. The conference also brings into conversation academic historians, graduate students, independent scholars, and professionals who interpret history in museums, national parks, archives, and other public history sites.  

The deadline for receipt of proposals is September 20, 2021. Please complete a submission form (panel proposal: https://richardscenter.la.psu.edu/panel-submission/ or single paper proposal: https://richardscenter.la.psu.edu/single-paper/) 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 (1-2 pages) from each participant. Panel submissions should have an overall title and statement about the thrust of the session.

We also welcome proposals that depart from the traditional panel format and instead experiment with other forms, such as workshops, PechaKucha presentations, roundtables, or other means of engaging with the audience.

We encourage panels with diverse participants, including race, gender, career stage, and professional track. 

The 2022 conference will include some roundtables and panels from the cancelled 2020 event. These participants chose to wait until the 2022 in-person conference to make their presentations. We welcome sessions throughout the Civil War era, though because the sessions from 2020 mostly focus on the war years, we particularly encourage proposals incorporating the period of slavery and westward expansion and the period of Reconstruction.  

For more information, see the Society’s website at https://sites.psu.edu/scwhistorians/, or contact the Society at SCWH@psu.edu. Final decisions on submissions will be made at the Southern Historical Association meeting in New Orleans on November 3-6, 2021.


CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS
New Series – Vernon Press Series in Classical Studies

Vernon Press invites proposals on the history, literature, art, philosophy, political or social structures, religion, languages, or archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for its new Series in Classical Studies.

The classics are the earliest branch of the humanities, with a long history of scholarly value, but the field continues to evolve. The past two decades have seen exciting developments in key research areas, especially material culture, reception studies and gender studies. The books in this series will examine such growth areas, while also being open to more traditional approaches.

Comprising edited volumes, co-authored books and single-author monographs, the series will be useful for senior researchers, scholars and practitioners with an interest in this field of study, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

To receive more information about submitting a proposal or to discuss your idea, please contact James McGovern: james.mcgovern@vernonpress.com

Information also available on: https://vernonpress.com/proposal/47/24ac37c606272b4a01c1bcc8b4b15627


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.

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