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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.

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.

 

ANZAMEMS 2019 conference program now available

The conference program for ANZAMEMS 2019, 5-8 February in Sydney, Australia is now available from the conference website here: ANZAMEMS 2019 Program

Please note that the version available here does not yet have room assignments and not all sessions have assigned Chairs. A further version with room assignments and Chairs will be made available shortly.

Please be aware that all communications from the ANZAMEMS Conference Committee will be sent from the official email address (anzamems2019@gmail.com). We will not ask you to provide personal information or credit card details. Please contact us if you have received communications from somebody claiming to require your credit card number or other details for accommodation and/or registration purposes.

CFP Scientiae: Early Modern Knowledge

Scientiae is the interdisciplinary conference on intellectual culture, 1400-1800. It is centred on, but not limited to, developments in the early modern natural sciences. Philosophers, historians, literary scholars and others are invited to share their perspectives on this vital period. The eighth annual meeting will be held at Queen’s University, Belfast on 12 – 15 June 2019.

Plenary addresses by:

Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) and Rob Iliffe (Oxford)

and plenary panels led by:

Subha Mukherji (Cambridge) and Marco Sgarbi, Pietro Daniel Omodeo, and Craig Martin (Venice).

The steering committee seeks proposals for:

  • Individual (20-minute) papers: Please submit a descriptive title, 250-word abstract, and one-page CV.
  • Complete panels: Same as above for each paper, plus 150-word rationale for the panel. Maximum four panellists, plus chair (and/or respondent).
  • Workshops: One-page CV for each workshop leader, plus 250-word plan for the session: topic, techniques, hands-on resources, etc.
  • Seminars: One-page CV for each seminar leader, plus 250-word rationale for the session: its topic, and its suitability for treatment in seminar format.

Proposals should be sent to pertransibunt@gmail.com by 30 December, 2018. The committee will respond by the end of January. For more information, and the conference poster, see http://scientiae.co.uk.

CFP Gender, Memory and Documentary Culture, 900-1200

The John Rylands Research Institute Annual Conference 2019, ‘Gender, Memory and Documentary Culture 900-1200’, co-sponsored by the Haskins Society, will be held at the John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK 28-29 June, 2019.

This conference brings together aspects of gender and documentary culture between the tenth and the twelfth centuries that we believe inform and engage each other, but are often studied in isolation. Although the field of medieval gender studies is an active and well-populated one, less attention is given to the role gender played in the commissioning, use and preservation of documents, whether manuscript books or other types of documentary materials. Did medieval men and women interact with documentary culture in the same way? The texture of the relationship between gender and documentary cultures has yet to be teased out, and it is hoped that this conference will provide an ideal forum to advance this field.

Paper proposals on the following broad themes are invited:

  • Lay and ecclesiastical manuscript cultures
  • Rhetorical agency
  • Documentary genre and gender
  • Manuscript and cartulary production and dissemination
  • Gendered use of manuscripts (including commissioning, production and dissemination of women’s secular and monastic writing)
  • The gendering of memory
  • Documentary artifacts as material culture.

We are pleased to announce our plenary speakers:

  • Constance B. Bouchard (University of Akron)
  • Steven Vanderputten (Ghent University)

Paper submissions that utilize resources held at the John Rylands Library (http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/search-resources/guide-to-special-collections/manuscripts-and-archives/ ) are especially welcome, as are submissions from Early Career Researchers.

To offer a paper, please send an abstract of 250 words to one of the organisers by 1 December 2018:
Laura Gathagan laura.gathagan@cortland.edu or
Charles Insley charles.insley@manchester.ac.uk

The cost of the conference will be £65, with reduced fees for postgraduate students and Haskins Society members.

CFP The Epoch of Space. State and New Perspectives

The International Congress ‘The epoch of space. State and new perspectives’ will be held in
Santiago de Compostela, Galiza, Spain 8-9 April 2019.

For centuries, the study of time was one of the main academic interests in the field of Humanities. However, in the second half of the 20thcentury, most scholars and philosophers shifted their focus to the question of space. This, termed “spatial turn” by Soja in 1989, encouraged the foundation of new approaches and perspectives whose main goal was to elucidate the “spatiality” (Tally, 2013) of beings as a result of their interaction with their physical surroundings.

Even though this new “era of space” was explicitly acknowledged and labelled as such (“l’époque de l’espace”) by Foucault in 1967, Gaston Bachelard’s La Poétique de l’espace, published in 1958, proved to be a turning point in the development of this perspective. In this work, Bachelard explores the experiences that result from human interactions with architecture through what the author termed “topoanalysis”: a method that uses psychology as a research tool for the study of the spaces and places that we inhabit.

The interest in studying this in the field of the arts has increased significantly in recent years, and is especially noticeable in the case of literary creations. Scholars today –particularly comparatists– are paying more attention to the rediscovered relevance and symbolic value of the geographic connections present in literary works. Likewise, the links between human beings and their physical surroundings stand out as a significant matter of study in the field. They have, indeed, been approached from a variety of perspectives, such as Ecologism and Marxism, mainly via the analysis of cultural creations and the impact of human communities in the territory.

The popularity of this kind of approaches has varied throughout history, and not all disciplines have been equally receptive to the notions underpinning them. While Ecocriticism and Geocriticism are well respected and established in literary studies, research fields like those of medieval studies, history, history of art, and classical studies seem to be rather detached from these perspectives.

The growing influence of Ecocriticism and Geocriticism is especially noticeable in digital humanities. The bridges recently built between these fields are already proving to be productive, as they have led to the development of new tools, approaches, and methodologies, such as deep mapping techniques and the spatial humanities. In the same way, the technical progress encouraged by the advancement of the internet and computer science has fostered the emergence of new habitats that suggest the need for a reinterpretation of the Bachelardian theories and the way we construct our identities in space.

Soja, Rueckert, Foucault and Bachelard’s iconic works will be 30, 40, 50, and 60 years old in 2018 and 2019. The time seems to be just right for reflecting on our task as researchers in the Era of Space – how have the disciplines evolved in recent years? Do we need to redefine the key concepts regarding space and place? Has our relationship with territory changed? Have we produced new ways of inhabiting space? It is our opinion that not only we need to rethink our answers to these questions, maybe even articulate new ones, but also we believe it necessarily needs to be done from the unavoidable perspective of the place from which we call on you: Galiza.

Among the guest speakers will be Robert T. Tally Jr. (Texas State University), Marilar Aleixandre (USC), Federico López Silvestre (USC) and the members of the project Eco-Fictions. Nevertheless, other scholars will be confirmed soon.

Call for papers

Proposals must include an abstract of 250-300 words and a brief biographical note, and should be linked to the research line that relates to your subject the most. Your proposal will then be reviewed by the scientific committee.

Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. Every intervention will be followed by a Q&A session. Accepted languages include Galiza, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan and English.

Deadline: 1 December 2018.

We are looking for presentations which, from different disciplines or perspectives, approach the question of space. Below you will find a number of suggested topics (these are non-exclusive, and you might suggest other related topics):

  • Reviews or contemporary readings of consolidated works or authors, like Gaston Bachelard or Edward Soja.
  • Reflections on the current state of research perspectives, such as Ecocriticism or Geocriticism.
  • Space and new technologies: how the digital humanities have influenced research methodologies (spatial humanities or digital environmental humanities), virtual reality, new habitats, etc.
  • The reception of the spatial turn beyond literary studies: theoretical perspectives or analyses related with history of art, anthropology, architecture or philosophy.
  • ‘Diachronic’ readings: space in other time periods or cultures, such as Antiquity or Middle Ages.
  • Non-anthropocentric conceptions: bodyless spaces, animality or sacred geographies.
  • The relations between human beings and the territory.

CFP Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (PCCBS) will meet at UC Merced, California, from 22 to 24 March, 2019. 

The PCCBS invites papers representing all fields of British Studies — broadly defined to include those who study the United Kingdom, its component parts and nationalities, as well as Britain’s imperial cultures. We welcome proposals from scholars (including doctoral candidates working on their thesis) in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, and Art History.

Proposals for individual papers, partial panels, or complete panels are all welcome, although complete panel proposals are preferred. We encourage the submission of proposals dealing with interdisciplinary topics, as well as pedagogies and technologies.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 December 2018

Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper plus a biography for each participant. Those submitting full or partial panel proposals should include a brief description of the panel plus a brief biography for the panel chair as well as for its commentator (if any). Proposals will be submitted by google forms. As we will use the data entered for the program, please be careful with spelling of names, institutions and paper titles.

More information can be found here.

Individual paper proposals should be submitted here.

Panel proposals should be submitted here.