Monthly Archives: December 2018

CFP Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies annual meeting

The MACBS – the mid-Atlantic affiliate of the NACBS, the main organization for British Studies in Canada and the United States – is soliciting proposals for papers and panels on all areas of British Studies for our annual conference at William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia on 6-7 April 2019. We welcome participation from scholars of Britain, the British Atlantic World, and the British Empire broadly defined, and we are open to proposals ranging from the ancient to the contemporary and from scholars of history, anthropology, literature, art, politics, economics and related fields. Senior faculty, junior faculty, and graduate students are all encouraged to participate.

Proposals for both individual papers and full panels are welcome. Paper proposals should include a brief (no more than 250 words) abstract of the paper and a curriculum vita. Full panel proposals should also include a one-paragraph description of the panel’s overall aim and indicate which panel member will serve as the organizer and primary contact.

Williamsburg, part of the “Historic Triangle” of communities in Southeast Virginia, is accessible by air, train, and car. It is a lively college town and popular sightseeing destination.

All submissions must be received by 17 December 2018.

Send proposals via email to:

Prof. Stephanie Koscak, Program Co-Chair
Dept. of History
Wake Forest University
koscakse@wfu.edu

Prof. Katie Hindmarch-Watson, Program Co-Chair
Dept. of History
Johns Hopkins University
katie.hw@jhu.edu

Funding for Graduate Students 

We are able to provide limited funding on a needs basis to graduate students presenting papers at the conference. Applicants must be enrolled in good standing at a PhD-granting program and should submit the following information to the program co-chairs by email:

  1. Your name, email address, institution, and name of advisor
  2. Statement of interest and name of conference paper
  3. A budget outlining your approximate conference expenses
  4. A list of funding already received or available for conference travel and expenses

For additional information, please see the MACBS website:
https://www.midatlanticcbs.org/

CFP Professional Historians’ Association of NZ Annual Conference

To mark 25 years since the establishment of the Professional Historians’ Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA), the association invites papers for a conference on the theme ‘After the War: What’s Next?’, exploring the current and future state of public history in New Zealand. The conference will be held at the Wellington campus of Massey University on 13-14 April, 2019.

Following four years of war commemorations and the many research and work opportunities the centenary of World War I provided, where does history go next? What research opportunities await public historians and what challenges will present themselves? The conference will be an opportunity to investigate the future of public history in New Zealand.

Call for papers
We invite papers that address the conference theme from PHANZA members, the academic community, post-graduate students and any other practitioners of public history.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 21 December 2018.

Please email abstracts (not more than 200 words) for consideration to the Secretary at secretary@phanza.org.nz. Please also provide your full name, affiliation (if relevant), a brief bio, and contact details. Papers should fit the format of a 20 minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes for questions.

Presenters will be advised in early 2019 if their paper has been accepted.

New member publication: Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563

Congratulations to ANZAMEMS’ member and Parergon journal editor Professor Susan Broomhall on the publication of a new edited collection, Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563 (Amsterdam University Press, 2018).

Cover image Women and Power bookWomen and Power at the French Court, 1483—1563 explores the ways in which a range of women “ as consorts, regents, mistresses, factional power players, attendants at court, or as objects of courtly patronage “ wielded power in order to advance individual, familial, and factional agendas at the early sixteenth-century French court. Spring-boarding from the burgeoning scholarship of gender, the political, and power in early modern Europe, the collection provides a perspective from the French court, from the reigns of Charles VIII to Henri II, a time when the French court was a renowned center of culture and at which women played important roles. Crossdisciplinary in its perspectives, these essays by historians, art and literary scholars investigate the dynamic operations of gendered power in political acts, recognized status as queens and regents, ritualized behaviors such as gift-giving, educational coteries, and through social networking, literary and artistic patronage, female authorship, and epistolary strategies.

For more information, along with a downloadable Introduction and Table of Contents, please visit the AUP website https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789462983427/women-and-power-at-the-french-court-1483-1563

CFP Australian Historical Association Conference 2019

The 38th Australian Historical Association (AHA) Conference, ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’, will be held 8-12 July 2019, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

How have the local and the global intersected, inspired and transformed experiences within and from Australia’s history? How do the histories of Indigenous, imperial, migrant and the myriad of other communities and networks inform, contest and shape knowledge about Australia today? The conference theme speaks to the centrality of History for engaging with community and family networks. Constructing livelihoods within an empire and a nation that have had a global reach, local communities have responded in diverse ways. The varieties of historical enquiry into this past enrich our understanding of Australian and world history.

We welcome paper and panel proposals on any geographical area, time period, or field of history, on the conference theme ‘Local Communities, Global Networks’.

Abstracts due 28 February 2019. For further information and to submit an abstract, see the conference website: https://www.usq.edu.au/events/2019/07/local-communities-global-networks/

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CFP Council of Graduate Art Historians annual symposium

The Council of Graduate Art Historians at Arizona State University will host its 13th annual Art History Graduate Symposium “Displacement: Art Through the Lens of Borders and Exchange” on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

“As both a material and conceptualizing space, the border is a locus that maps power relations and control; it is a place of conflict and transgression and a site of anxiety.”
– Judith Rugg, artist and art theorist, in her book Exploring Site-Specific Art.

CoGAH intends to address and investigate these anxieties through our interdisciplinary symposium exploring concepts of borders and exchange within visual and material culture. Submissions to the symposium should consider movement, migration, relocation/dislocation, memory, syncretism, hybridity, and/or any other subject related to borders and exchange within material and visual culture. We will accept papers that consider: real or imagined, implied or disputed, historical or apocryphal, the liminal and transliminal borders and spaces, and their circulations.

CoGAH invites graduate students from all disciplines to submit. We encourage submissions from any period, media, or discipline associated with the aforementioned topics related to borders and exchange through a lens of material and visual culture.

Abstracts should be no more than 350 words for presentations up to twenty minutes in duration. Please include a CV and submit your materials to cogahASU@gmail.com by 15 December, 2018.

Announcement for keynote speaker is forthcoming.

Presenters will be notified by January 15, 2019.

The symposium will be held on Arizona State University’s campus.

CFP Histories of the Senses

The editors of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association invite submissions for papers on “Histories of the Senses” to be delivered as a panel at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, 3-5 June 2019, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

We welcome papers that focus on any time period and geographical location, from both early career researchers and established scholars. Papers will be 20 minutes in length and may be delivered in either English or French. As invited members of this panel, presenters will be encouraged to submit their papers for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a CV of 1-2 pages to Mairi Cowan, at mairi.cowan@utoronto.ca, by 7 December.