Calls for Papers and Panels

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CALL FOR PAPERS
New Directions in World War II History
2023 Workshop for Emerging Scholars

The National World War II Museum’s Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy in New Orleans is pleased to issue this call for papers for its workshop, “New Directions in World War II History.” This three-day workshop will take place at the Museum on February 22–24, 2023.

The Institute encourages early career historians (ABD through PhD since 2018) to submit proposals related to one of the following themes:
 
·      The War in Europe
·      The War in the Pacific
·      The Home Front in War
·      The Holocaust and Genocide

The selection committee will take a broad view of these four topics and invites applicants with interests in political, social, cultural, economic, military, technological and scientific, and gender history to indicate in their applications which theme or themes best reflect their current research. The goal is to inspire new conversations based on cutting-edge work that will foster a growing community of WWII scholars.

Applicants are to submit their proposals through Asana: https://form.asana.com/?k=BCDa_NF5mtvBX8rTf1uL5Q&d=8555302649859

The deadline for submission is November 20, 2022, at 11:59PM (CST).

The National WWII Museum’s mission encourages public engagement. The keynote lecture and all workshop presentations will be recorded and may be made available to the public.

Accepted participants will have three nights’ accommodations at the Higgins Hotel on the Museum campus and travel covered to attend the workshop.

Proposals should include the following in a single PDF file:
·      Abstract with title (300 words max)
·      Brief CV (1-2 pages)

The Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy is a community of scholars forming a national center for research, higher education, publications, and public programming, dedicated to promoting the history of World War II, the relationship between the war and America’s democratic system, and the war’s continued relevance for the world.

Any questions should be directed to andrew.good@nationalww2museum.org.


CALL FOR PAPERS
13th Annual Texas A&M University History Conference
“Between Conflict and Connection”
February 17-18, 2023

The History Graduate Student Organization at Texas A&M University is proud to announce our 13th annual graduate and undergraduate history student conference. This year’s conference will take place on February 17th and 18th, 2023. This conference is an opportunity for students to showcase their research in front of their peers, as well as experts from a variety of historical fields.

The theme for this year's conference is "Between Conflict and Connection." This conference seeks scholarly discussion on the significance of historical interactions, both peaceful and violent, and the ways in which these developments continue to impact our present time. In selecting this theme, the conference focuses on histories of struggle, compromise, and identity. Exploring the ways in which historical interactions of people and events generated both division and interrelation continues to shed valuable light on the nature of communal, national, and transnational relations. We welcome papers that examine how conflict has torn some nations and peoples apart, while bringing others together. Scholars whose research highlights nonviolent conflict, such as political strife, trade wars, embargos, and more are encouraged to apply as well. Papers that explore histories of conflict and connection centered on events, the environment, nonhuman actors, inventions, and processes are also welcome. Overall, this conference encourages conversations and research that explore human conflict, connection, and the middle ground in between.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in presenting at the conference must submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract, along with a curriculum vitae (CV), by Friday, November 18, 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by Friday, December 16, 2022. Accepted presenters will have until Friday, February 3, 2023, to submit completed papers, not to exceed ten pages. Any graduate students interested in participating in a "lightning- style" discussion (a short five-minute presentation of your research) on topics related to War and Society, Borderlands History, Transatlantic History, Race and Ethnicity, and Women and Gender Studies should express such interest when sending in their abstract. All submissions and correspondence should be emailed to: tamuconference2023@gmail.com.

Awards in recognition of excellence will be presented to the best overall PhD., M.A., and undergraduate papers. Travel grants will also be awarded on the basis of need and merit.


CALL FOR PAPERS
Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution
September 22-24, 2023
 
Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Nineteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2023.
 
The past couple of years appear to have widened political and cultural fissures in the United States. In reality many of these cracks date back to the creation of the nation. New perspectives on the war for American independence continue to reframe how we consider the origins of this country amidst a hotly contested, divisive, and bloody internecine war. Ticonderoga’s story is a microcosm of this, from military actions to the deeply personal choices made by individuals to affirm or assert their identities and futures in the context of a civil, as well as an international, war.
 
The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks proposals for new research on this critical period of the 18th century from a variety of perspectives and participants. Established scholars, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers broadly addressing the origins, conduct, or repercussions of the War for American Independence. We are especially interested in topics and approaches that engage the international nature of the conflict, representing the variety of peoples and places involved.
 
We welcome interdisciplinary backgrounds and approaches covering the period from the 1760s to the 1780s. Papers may include or engage:
 ·      Material Culture
·      Biographical Analysis
·      Social and Cultural Histories
·      Global Theatres of War
·      Archaeological Studies
·      Indigenous Perspectives
 
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 October 31, 2022, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org.


CALL FOR PAPERS
"Global and Local Perspectives on Military History" Scholarly Conference
April 14-16, 2023
Western Illinois University, Moline, Illinois

Does the transnational turn in historical scholarship suggest that all warfare is actually derivative of larger global patterns, or are there local, regional, or national “ways of war” that differentiate conflict within that certain geographical space, which historians should acknowledge? The new military history of the last several decades shifted attention away from traditional narratives that focused on generalship and troop movements on the battlefield towards the perspective of ordinary soldiers, and more recently, towards even broader social and cultural perspectives on warfare. How does the transnational turn in history affect the new military history?

This conference, which will be held in-person only at the Quad Cities campus of Western Illinois University, April 14-16, 2023, invites paper and panel proposals that explore intersections between global and local perspectives on warfare, on and off the battlefield, including campaign histories; biographical analysis; material culture; cultural, social, and political implications; and indigenous populations.

Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Lisa Brady, Professor of History at Boise State University, specialist on environmental and military history, especially of Asia and the United States, who will speak on “The Global Nature of a Local War: An Environmental Analysis of United Nations Logistics in the Korean War.”

Stephen Morillo, Professor of History at Wabash College, specialist on medieval military and world history, who will speak on “Medieval Warfare from a Global Perspective.”

Given the conference’s location near the historic Rock Island Arsenal, the only active U.S. Army foundry, the conference particularly welcomes papers exploring the role of military manufacturing and supply in warfare, ancient and modern. Conference participation includes a visit to the Rock Island Arsenal Museum.

Proposals for panels or individual papers are welcome. In addition to scholars of all fields, Secondary Education Teachers and Museum and Public History professionals are encouraged to submit proposals.

Please submit panel proposals of no more than 300 words, which will, ideally, identify topics of 2-4 papers (each with an abstract of 150-200 words and a one-page cv) with a commentator and/or chair.

Individual paper proposals are also welcome. These should include a 150-200 word abstract and a one-page cv with current address.

The firm deadline for panel and individual paper proposals is November 1, 2022. All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee, whose decisions will be final. Selected proposals will be announced before January 15, 2023. Proposals and CV should be sent as email attachments to History-Conf@wiu.edu.

A call for students’ proposals (current MA & BA students) will be circulated in the late autumn with a submission deadline of January 31, 2023. The conference hotel is the Radisson on John Deere Commons–Moline.

The conference may be affected by COVID-19 health, safety, and travel restrictions, and will abide by all COVID-19 safety guidelines.

For further information about the conference contact us at History-Conf@wiu.edu or write to Professor Lee L. Brice at ll-brice@wiu.edu.

The conference is sponsored by the Department of History and College of Arts and Sciences at Western Illinois University.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Announcing a New Series from Naval Institute Press
Studies in Marine Corps History and Amphibious Warfare
William A. Taylor, Series Editor
 
This series advances understanding of Marine Corps history and amphibious warfare by publishing original scholarship across a broad spectrum of innovative studies. The series analyzes an extensive array of vital aspects of the Marine Corps, amphibious warfare, and their collective role in global security, including battles, leaders, strategy, operations, tactics, doctrine, technology, personnel, organization, and culture. Incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives, this series publishes important literature about the Marine Corps and significant works relevant to amphibious warfare that span the globe, feature diverse methodologies, and reach general audiences. As a result, the series provides a professional home, central venue, and premier destination for the best and newest research on Marine Corps history and amphibious warfare.

William A. Taylor is the holder of the Lee Drain Endowed University Professorship, previous department chair, and award-winning professor of global security studies at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he holds an MA degree in history from the University of Maryland, an MA degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and MPhil and PhD degrees in history from George Washington University. Taylor is the author or editor of four books, including Military Service and American Democracy (University Press of Kansas) and Every Citizen a Soldier (Texas A&M University Press).

Send inquiries and proposals to william.taylor@angelo.edu.


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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