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.

 

Call for nominations: Parergon Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee

Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Inc.), seeks nominations for interested early career scholars who are members of ANZAMEMS to participate as members of the 2019 Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee. The aim of this committee is to recognise and support early career researcher contributions to ANZAMEMS, and specifically, Parergon.

The ECR Committee will meet quarterly, and offers an opportunity to provide advice to the Editorial team and gain a deeper understanding of the detailed intellectual and practical processes of production of a prestigious, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Additionally, participation in the ECR Committee will provide valuable service experience for those interested in pursuing academic and publishing career pathways. Membership of the ECR Committee is not a paid position.

A maximum of 5 places are currently available for the 2019 ECR Committee.

Terms are for a calendar year, with a possible maximal renewal of an additional, immediate year.

Nominations are sought from late-stage doctoral students through to those five years post PhD or equivalent), who are current members of ANZAMEMS.

Applications should consist of a CV, and a covering email outlining disciplinary expertise to the Editor of Parergon, susan.broomhall@uwa.edu.au

Doctoral students wishing to apply should also provide an email from their supervisor indicating support for their application.

Nominations close on 15 February 2019. Successful candidates will be notified in early March.

Selection criteria

  • Candidates are expected to be available to make 4 meetings a year in person or by skype/zoom link.
  • No prior experience is necessary
  • The Editorial team will seek to achieve a broad disciplinary spread among the committee.

Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Parergon Early Career Research Committee Terms of Reference

1. Purpose

The Committee’s purposes are:

  • to provide advice to the Editor and Reviews Editor on the content, production and promotion of Parergon
  • to give the opportunity for early career researchers to gain experience in the intellectual and practical processes of production of a high-quality international peer-reviewed journa
  • to support the aims of the association with regard to the publication of its journal

2. Membership

The members of the Committee are:

  1. The Parergon Editor
  2. The Parergon Reviews Editor
  3. Up to 10 persons appointed by the Editor and Reviews Editor for one year.

Persons appointed in category 2.3:

  • must be members of ANZAMEMS; and
  • must be early career researchers (within five years of achieving a doctoral qualification) or currently enrolled doctoral students (with support of a doctoral supervisor)
  • are eligible for reappointment for a further term of one year.

3. Meetings

  • The Parergon Editor is the Chair of the committee.
  • The Committee normally meets quarterly
  • The Committee reports through the Editor to the ANZAMEMS Editorial Sub-Committee

Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowships, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

The University of Queensland (UQ) Node of the Centre for the History of Emotions is inviting expressions of interest for three postdoctoral visiting fellowships, for a period of up to ten weeks, from early career researchers who are Australian nationals or permanent residents. Applicants should possess a PhD awarded within the past five years, and be based within the disciplines of either English Literature or Art History. They should be working on a topic in the history of emotions, broadly conceived.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) is a national humanities research initiative undertaken collaboratively across eight Australian universities. Established in 2011 by the ARC’s Centres of Excellence program, CHE has its headquarters at University of Western Australia, with research and outreach Nodes at the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Macquarie University, University of New England and Western Sydney University. The Centre draws on the expertise of scholars in such diverse disciplines as social and political history, the history of ideas, literary criticism, art history and musicology. By studying earlier experience and culture, the Centre aims to produce a new, cross-disciplinary, and comprehensive understanding of the long history of emotions.

The three UQ CHE Visiting Fellowships will be located within the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) which will allow the opportunity for participation in the research activities of the Institute. IASH facilitates the deep and extended exploration of traditional humanities disciplines such as history, philosophy, and literature, while also developing the scope for further intersections with more recent developments in the humanities (for instance, cultural studies and communication) and significant applications of them in contemporary contexts (for example, science communication). Successful candidates will be required to be in residence during their tenure of the fellowship, which can be taken up within any consecutive ten-week period from February until July, 2019. They will be expected to present one academic seminar during the fellowship. Fellows will be assigned a working space and the use of UQ Library facilities. The fellowship includes a stipend of up to AUD10,000 to cover living expenses.

Expressions of interest should include a one-to-two page cover letter outlining research interests; a one-to-two page research and writing plan for the fellowship, with details of publication goals; a CV (maximum five pages) with contact details of two referees; and a writing sample of approximately five thousand words.

Please address the expressions of interest to Professor Peter Holbrook, Director of the UQ Node of CHE, at uqche@uq.edu.au.

Applications must be received by Friday, 30 November 2018. Please direct all enquiries about the fellowships also to the UQ CHE email.

Call for contributors for English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty (Palgrave)

English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty is a four-volume series—intended for Palgrave Macmillan’s “Queenship and Power” series—that aims to provide short, focused, well-researched, and refereed biographies of all of the English consorts since the Conquest.

Editors: Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre

Call for Contributors:

The Penguin Monarchs series is the latest in a long line of publications that have focused on the monarchs of England. The Penguin series, in particular, has generally been successful in combining scholarly research with readability and accessibility, often because the authors have chosen a particular lens to view the monarch through, giving the biographies more focus.

The Penguin Monarchs series, however, shines a light on what is generally still missing from studies of the English monarchy: the role of the consort. While the last decade has seen a plethora of both scholarly and popular biographies published on England’s consorts, there is no single, scholarly compendium where all the consorts since the Norman Conquest can be consulted: it is this curious lacuna that English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty seeks to fill, creating a vital reference work for scholars, students, and the interested public.

English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty is a four-volume series—intended for Palgrave Macmillan’s “Queenship and Power” series—that aims to provide short, focused, well-researched, and refereed biographies of all of the English consorts since the Conquest. Edited by a team of queenship experts and historians of monarchy, each of the volumes (Volume 1: Early Medieval Consorts; Volume 2: Later Medieval Consorts; Volume 3: Tudor and Stuart Consorts; Volume 4: Hanoverian to Windsor Consorts) will include biographical essays, as well as commissioned essays from leading experts on various thematic topics. We are interested in both male and female consorts, but can only include essays related to the spouses of a reigning monarch: as such, Anne Hyde and Sophia Dorothea of Celle will not be included, but we plan to include an essay on Margaret of France, wife of Henry the Young King.

Like the Penguin Monarchs books, however, each of the essays must have a lens through which the consort is viewed. Rather than simply replicating the consort’s entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, readers should come away from each essay with a sense of what was unique to, or ‘special’ about, a particular consort. For instance, the essay on Elizabeth of York could be sub-titled ‘The Unifier’, and focus on her role in the ending of the Wars of the Roses, or instead ‘Daughter, Sister, Niece, Wife, and Mother of Kings’, and focus on her political, social, and religious influence during her life. Likewise, the essay on Philip II could be sub-titled ‘The First Male Consort’, or instead, ‘King and Consort’.

Potential authors may submit abstracts for more than one consort. We ask, however, that the abstracts all be sent as attachments to the same email, with the chapters ranked in preference. Proposed chapter titles should take the format of the consort’s name, followed by a colon, followed by the brief sub-title that signifies to the reader the chapter’s focus. We also plan to include some thematic essays that take a particular angle, and consider the consorts from an entire dynasty together. Interested authors may wish to also submit an abstract for one of these essays.

Please send chapter abstracts of no more than 250 words, accompanied by a brief biography, for essays between 6000 and 7500 words (including references) to englishconsorts@gmail.com by 1 May 2019. Accepted authors will be notified by mid-July 2019, and completed essays will be due to the volume’s editor by 1 June 2020.

We are keen to hear from scholars regardless of their career stage or situation, and encourage submissions from specialists from a range of disciplines (including, but not limited to, history, literary studies, art history, archaeology, race studies, and the performing arts).

Thematic Essay Topics:

In relation to the thematic essay topics, we have some fairly solid ideas for the content we want covered. To help out potential contributors, the following essay topics are currently in need of an author:

  • Consorts as Regents, Patrons, and Parents
  • The Hanoverian Consorts
  • The Windsor Consorts

While the content and coverage of the essay is fairly fixed, we are interested in a wide range of angles and approaches. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, or have an idea you’d like to run past us. We are also happy to receive abstracts for co-authored pieces.

Queens of England Series:

Authors might also be interested in submitting proposals to the upcoming monograph series on the Queens of England, published by Routledge, and edited by Ellie Woodacre and Louise Wilkinson. For more information, see here, or contact Ellie at: Ellie.Woodacre@winchester.ac.uk.

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.