Calls for Papers and Panels

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution
September 23-25, 2022

Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Eighteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday-Sunday, September 23-25, 2022.

Many states, as well as national entities, are already beginning the process of planning for the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of American Independence. Current events, from the end of America’s longest war of Afghanistan, to fundamental questions about the democracy that was created nearly 250 years ago provide new context to explorations of one of the longest, bitterest, and most consequential conflicts in American history.

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks proposals for new research on this critical period of the 18th century from a variety of perspectives, participants, and methodologies. 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 roughly 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 January 31, 2022, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org.


CALL FOR PAPERS
The Irish Civil War National Conference:
University College Cork, 15-18 June 2022

On 15-18 June 2022, University College Cork (UCC) will host the Irish Civil War National Conference, to mark the centenary of the opening of hostilities at the Four Courts in Dublin. Working with the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, this conference will align with the core principles of the Irish government’s Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations by encouraging, ‘multiple and plural’ perspectives on complex and contested events. The four-day conference will seek to explore political, social, cultural, military, and economic dimensions to the Irish Civil war. It will also locate the Irish experience within the broader context of similar national, imperial and European political realignments following the end of the Great War. Wider historiographical and theoretical perspectives on the phenomenon of civil war, as experienced both before and since 1922-23, will also be invited to place the Irish Civil War within broader chronological and geographical frameworks. The conference will seek, neither a single agreed narrative, nor indeed a sense of ‘closure’. Instead it will attempt to gather the fruits of on-going historical research in what the Expert Advisory Group describes as, ‘meaningful engagements with a difficult and traumatic time’.

Short papers of 20 minutes’ duration are invited on topics related to the Irish Civil War and its broader contexts, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Theoretical and comparative perspectives on civil war: Civil wars of the early twentieth century in comparative perspective; the collapse of empires, the winning of independence and the risk of civil war; the concept of a ‘European civil war’ and its contested intellectual genealogy.
  • High politics and diplomacy of the Civil War: The Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Dáil and the Civil War; the foundation of the Irish Free State; party politics and the Treat split; the British state and the Civil War; Northern Ireland and partition; the Civil War overseas – expatriate communities, republican and Free State foreign policy; diplomacy and relations with foreign governments.
  • The military history of the Civil War: conventional and guerrilla phases; military leaders; the National Army, the anti-Treaty IRA, Cumann na mBan, and Cumann na Saoirse; tactics and technologies; atrocities of the Civil War; the culture of paramilitarism; neutrality, war-weariness, and public apathy; the Civil War in the localities; the Civil War in Ulster; urban experiences of the Civil War; prisoners and executions.
  • The Irish Civil War and gender: Female TD’s and the Treaty divide; masculinities and militarism; sexual violence; Gender politics and propaganda; women-led peace movements; female participants and combatants.
  • Land, Labour and Class in the Irish Civil War: Class divisions of the Civil War; labour campaigns against ‘militarism’; trade unions, strikes, and workers’ soviets; big farmer and farm labourer experiences; trade union leaders and rank-and-file; agrarianism and the land question; the ‘Big House’ experience.
  • Childhood and the Family during the Civil War: children and the Civil War; divided families; fratricide; homes as conflict spaces; Fianna Éireann and Clann na Gael; wartime impacts on domestic life; civil war and education.
  • Civil society, religion, and Civil War: the press and public opinion; local government experiences; associational culture and the Civil War; Catholic Church responses to the Civil War; Protestant experiences; the universities and the Civil War; economic, financial, and commercial impacts.
  • Governance and the Civil War: the Provisional Government and the handover of power; civil servants in the new state; emergency legislation; laws and repression; taxation and public finances; the republican parallel state; local government experiences; governance in the new Free State.
  • The historiography and memory of the Irish Civil War: commemorations and memorials; memory and silences surrounding the Civil War; political legacies; impacts on Ireland’s self-image; historical writing of the Civil War.
  • Artistic and cultural representations of the Irish Civil War: the Civil War and visual culture, literature, music, and film; the material culture of the conflict; battlefield archaeology and preservation; the Civil War in memoir, in oral history, in archives, and in official documentation.
  • The Irish Civil War beginnings and endings: continuity and discontinuity from the War of Independence to the Civil War; ending the violence; the aftermath of Civil War; civil/military relations; republican emigration; veterans and trauma; rehabilitation and the struggle for legitimacy.
The conference will be held from 15-18 June, with 20-minute papers scheduled for 16-17 June (days 2 and 3). It is planned as an in-person event on the UCC campus. Speakers will be notified of any change in public health advice.

Proposal Submission and Deadline
To submit a proposal, please register at the conference portal, and provide a proposal title, 250-word abstract and brief (100 word) speaker’s biography. Go to: http://ucc.eventsair.com/the-irish-civil-war-national-conference/presentations

The proposal deadline is WEDNESDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2021.

Panel proposals are very welcome. Please include a 250-word abstract per panel and a 100-word bio for each individual abstract.

Small travel stipends will be made available for a limited number of postgraduates, independent scholars, and part-time and non-permanent staff whose proposals have been accepted. To be considered for a travel stipend, please check the appropriate box on the conference portal registration page.

Acceptances will be sent in January 2022. Conference updates and information will be announced on the conference portal. Additional queries can be directed to the Academic Steering Committee Secretary, Dr John Borgonovo, (School of History, UCC): j.borgonovo@ucc.ie


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 PAPERS
NASIH CFP


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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