Announcements and Events


CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front Lines

Registration is now open for “Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front- Lines” at:  www.eventrebels.com/reportingwwii. This international conference at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, April 23-24, 2020, brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars who will examine how American journalists and newspapers covered World War II. It intends to consider war-time reporting prior to the entrance into the conflict and how American correspondents followed GIs across the globe after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Among the themes to be explored are the role of the journalist as an objective reporter, a propagandist, an intelligence agent, and a witness to history. Papers will consider the contributions of African American, Jewish, and women reporters as journalists and the unique work of correspondents serving in uniform.

“Reporting World War II” is organized by the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University, the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State University, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Fordham University Press, and Stars and Stripes. Major support for this conference was provided by Iron Mountain and the Office of the Provost at Florida State University with additional funding from Adam Matthew, the Society for Military History and the Student Veterans Center at Florida State University.

For further information contact: G. Kurt Piehler, Director, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at kpiehler@fsu.edu.


UNDERGRADUATE PAPER PRIZE
The Merriman prize is awarded for an outstanding undergraduate essay on any topic in the fields of international and/or military history from the ancient world to the present day. Offered by the Department of History in partnership with the Centre for War and Diplomacy at Lancaster University, it is open to current undergraduates at any UK or overseas university. The successful candidate will be awarded a prize of £250.

Possible themes may include, but are not limited to:
• The rise and fall of great powers
• The treatment of non-combatants
• Diplomacy and peace-making
• Strategy and tactics
• Battles and operations
• Wars of propaganda
• Weaponry
• Intelligence
 
Essays, of 2,500 to 3,000 words (including footnotes), should be submitted to Dr Sophie Ambler, s.ambler@lancaster.ac.uk, by 24 April 2020, together with a brief covering letter, which must include the name of your university and title of your degree, signed by a member of your faculty confirming that you are a current undergraduate.


HUMANITIES ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITY
SMH members in the DC area may find this to be of interest.

The National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day brings together faculty, administrators, and representatives from scholarly societies to advocate on Capitol Hill and explore year-round advocacy for the humanities. The Annual Meeting on March 8 & 9 will highlight successful strategies that have attracted students to the humanities and reversed declining enrollments. It will also offer a variety of training sessions focused on federal advocacy for new and seasoned advocates. On Humanities Advocacy Day, March 10, we will visit House and Senate offices to make the case for federal funding for the humanities. This advocacy has been crucial to achieving funding increases in recent years.

Registration is open now at https://nhalliance.regfox.com/nha-annual-meeting-and-humanities-advocacy-day-2020 and more information can be found on their website (https://www.nhalliance.org/2020_had).


CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Bridging Language and Scholarship (BLS)

Vernon Press invites original book proposals and translation proposals for previously published books (from English to Spanish or Spanish to English) for as part of our Bridging Language and Scholarship (BLS)initiative. We welcome proposals for both edited volumes and single-author books in a range of disciplines.

We accept manuscripts written in either English or Spanish, as well as bilingual edited volumes written in both English and Spanish. Specifically, the call is open to the following categories of scholarly manuscripts:

•    Original English-language manuscripts: to be considered for publication in English (subject to peer review) and subsequent to publication, translated into and published in Spanish (subject to the availability of funding or a fee-waiver for a limited number of manuscripts of exceptional quality)
•    Original Spanish-language manuscripts: to be considered for publication in Spanish (subject to peer review) and subsequent to publication, translated into and published in Spanish (subject to the availability of funding or a fee-waiver for a limited number of manuscripts of exceptional quality)
•    Previously published manuscripts in English for which the authors maintain the rights to a Spanish translation: to be considered for translation and publication in Spanish (subject to peer review and to the availability of funding or a fee-waiver for a limited number of manuscripts of exceptional quality)
•    Previously published manuscripts in Spanish for which the authors maintain the rights to an English translation: to be considered for translation and publication in English (subject to peer review and to the availability of funding or a fee-waiver for a limited number of manuscripts of exceptional quality)
•    Bi-lingual and/or translingual manuscripts written in English and Spanish: to be considered for simultaneous publication in the US and Spain. (subject to peer review).

The comprehensive scope of this call includes all of our current series, as well as any other works which are situated within the sphere of the social sciences and humanities.

For more information, or to submit a proposal, contact the editors at submissions@vernonpress.com

More info at https://vernonpress.com/proposal/54/a434c41d4b3ba5ab65c7775a3037fd9f


SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT
Joint Force Quarterly seeks history submissions for its “Recall” Section
 
Joint Force Quarterly, published by the National Defense University Press, is looking for articles of 2,500 - 5,000 words or less for its Recall section.  Recall focuses on historical issues often of contemporary relevance to the joint force.   JFQ is the Chairman's joint military and security studies journal designed to inform and educate national security professionals on joint and integrated operations; whole of government contributions to national security policy and strategy; homeland security; and developments in training and joint military education to better equip America's military and security apparatus to meet tomorrow's challenges while protecting freedom today.  Instructions for submission of articles is at: http://ndupress.ndu.edu/SubmitaManuscript.aspx.  Any questions can be sent to JFQ1@ndu.edu.


WAR AND SOCIETY IN NORTH AMERICA
Several books have been published in this series at Ohio University Press.

  • Geoffrey L. Rossano’s edited Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingall’s, America’s First Naval Ace
  • Eugene D. Schmiel’s Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era
  • Steven M. Baule’s Protecting the Empire’s Frontier: Officers of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment during its North American Service, 1767-1776
  • John A. Wood’s forthcoming Veteran Narrative and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War
The series provides a venue for scholars of war and society in areas now comprising the United States and Canada from the pre-colonial period to the present. The scope is broadly conceived to include:
  • military histories of conventional and unconventional conflicts on the North American continent
  • studies of peace movements and pacifist attitudes in North America
  • biographies of individuals and groups from North America who fought around the world and returned from those wars
  • examinations of institutional, political, diplomatic, religious, cultural, economic, or environmental factors that affected warfare on the North American continent
  • comparative analyses of military conflicts in North America 
Proposals for outstanding dissertation monographs, surveys, anthologies, or edited primary source collections will be considered. Because this series originally focused on the Midwest, proposals will continue to be considered on the upper Mississippi River valley, the Ohio River valley, and the Great Lakes region.  The series is co-edited by Ingo Trauschweizer of Ohio University and David Ulbrich of Rogers State University.  The series' editorial advisory board includes Janet Bednarek, Michael Doyle, Nicole Etcheson, Joseph Fitzharris, John Grenier, John Hall, Paul Herbert, James Westheider, and Lee Windsor.  http://www.ohioswallow.com/series/War+and+Society+in+North+America


CALL FOR WRITERS
Strategies & Tactics Press

We are looking to augment our current pool of writers at Strategies & Tactics Press. Founded in 1967, Strategy & Tactics magazine is the longest continually published military history magazine. In addition to Strategy & Tactics, we also publish World at War, which specializes in the Second World War and Modern War which specializes in Cold War/Current/Future conflicts.

All of periods of military history are desired. For submissions we are looking for the analytical aspect of the certain battle/conflict, not necessarily just the story or personal aspect of the battle (i.e. we focus on the “how and why” questions).

For more information, please contact:
Strategies & Tactics Press
Kyle Lockwood, Senior Editor
klockwood@strategyandtacticspress.com