Upcoming CFPs of Interest – Conferences and Workshops

We thought it could be useful if we started pooling together some of the CFPs that we’re coming across to share out in case our members and others are interested.  In this case, we have arranged them by chronological order from when the CFP is due.

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21st Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College

March 1-2, 2019
Deadline for Proposals: December 14, 2018
Free and Open to the Public

Recent high profile legal battles in the U.S. have brought attention to the problems of sexual assault and violence against women. These include the arrest of Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the conviction and prison sentence of comedian Bill Cosby, and the battle over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Activism against gender based violence has become the focus of attention by both NGO’s and local organizations resulting in social movements like #Sayhername and #MeToo. These concerns are also not isolated to the U.S. Movements in India, Kenya, China and the UK have amplified the voices of victims of individual and state sponsored violence.

We invite scholars, artists, writers, and activists to submit proposals for papers, readings, workshops, and performances. Proposals for full panels are especially welcome.

Proposal subjects may include but are not limited to the following:

  • #Sayhername, #Metoo and Other Movements on Behalf of Victims of Abuse: An
  • Intersectional Perspective
  • Sexual Assault and Women of Color in History and Now
  • Intersections of Race, Class, and Gendered Violence
  • Historical Perspectives on Gendered Violence
  • Women as Targets in Authoritarian Regimes
  • Rape as a Tool of War
  • Work Place Policies
  • Title IX and Sex Based Harassment
  • Legal Responses to Violence and Sexual Harassment
  • Violence Against Transgender and Non-Binary People
  • Gendered Violence as a Public Health Crisis
  • Sexual Exploitation of Domestic Workers
  • Current and Past Gendered Violence and Incarceration
  • Social Media, it’s Uses and Abuses with Regard to Sexual Harassment and Gendered Violence
  • Gendered Violence and the Criminal Justice System

Proposals should include a description of each presentation, no more than one page per person, and a brief C.V. for each presenter. Proposals for panels are especially welcome but we will also consider individual papers. Email submissions are preferred.

For more information: https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/womens-history/conference/

CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference

Power and Democracy in Early America May 10th, 2019
Graduate Center, CUNY
New York, NY

CUNY EARS invites proposals for papers focusing on the period ranging between the colonial period and the end of the Civil War. Topics can include but are not limited to gender, material culture, religion, the Atlantic World, slavery, Native American history, politics, law, print culture, biography, immigration, urbanism, capitalism, and environmental history. We particularly welcome proposals that consider these topics from alternative disciplinary perspectives, including literature, political science, economics, legal studies, sexuality, urban studies, women, gender, and the digital humanities. Now in its fifth year, this conference has developed a proud tradition of hosting graduate students from across the world and of being on the scholarly cutting edge. The conference will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2019. Please send an abstract (300 words) and a one-page CV as one document to cunyears@gmail.com. Include your name in the title of the document. Also, please note in the abstract any AV requirements or special accommodations for your paper.

For more information:  https://opencuny.org/ears/

11th Annual Boston University American Political History Institute (APHI) Graduate Student Conference

American Political Traditions and the People Who Made Them
March 29 – 30, 2019
Boston, MA

The Boston University American Political History Institute (APHI) welcomes submissions for its eleventh annual graduate student conference. This year’s theme asks panelists to reconsider the political traditions that have defined U.S. history from the founding to the present. In 1948, Columbia University Professor Richard Hofstadter published a landmark in American historical writing: The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It. In a dozen tightly connected essays Hofstadter profiled the Americans–the presidents, agitators, and opportunists–who defined the nation’s distinctive political legacy. Over the ensuing seventy years, American politics and its study radically shifted. These developments include, to name a few, the rise of the right, the ideological sorting of the two major parties, the potency of social and political movements, and the growing significance of media outlets. The time has come to reconsider American Political Traditions and the people who made them.

We are adding a twist to the conference this year. In lieu of a paper proposal, we ask that prospective panelists please submit a 500-700 word reflection on the political tradition(s) they will discuss in their subsequent paper and presentation. We will then publish these reflections in a public forum on the APHI website. Reflections should be submitted by Friday, January 18, 2019. Please include a one-page C.V. with your reflection and send them via e-mail to Sean Case, scase@bu.edu. Please visit the conference web page at sites.bu.edu/aphi/grad-conference for more information and updates.

For more information:  http://sites.bu.edu/aphi/grad-conference/

The Eleventh Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of History, Syracuse University

Friday, March 22, 2019
Hosted by the Department of History Future Professoriate Program

For its Eleventh Annual Graduate Conference, Syracuse University’s Future Professoriate Program is seeking papers related to material history and consumption. Topics can include: the exchange of goods and services and the meanings attached to those exchanges; histories and theories of goods and services; the exchange of ideas and information (including news and rumors); praise for and critiques of consumerism; the connections between globalism and consumption societies; slavery and the movement of people for profit; blackmarkets and trade in illicit goods; and all other themes related to material culture, trade, and consumption.

The Future Professoriate Program’s annual conference offers graduate students of all levels an opportunity to present their research and to receive feedback from professors and peers alike. This year’s keynote address will be presented by Katherine Pence, Director of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor of History of City University of New York’s Baruch College. Dr. Pence has also co-edited Socialist Modern: East German Everyday Culture and Politics. The day’s schedule will also include a light breakfast, lunch, and closing reception with refreshments.

Contact Info:
Please submit proposals and questions to suhistoryfpp@gmail.com by January 14th, 2019, and include a brief abstract (300-word maximum) and a current CV. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by early February.

We invite proposals from across the humanities and the social sciences on the variety of topics related to commodities and their consumption. In addition, we accept proposals for both individual papers and complete panels. For panel applications, please also include a 200-word panel abstract, in addition to the individual paper abstracts.

NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers. Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere

Join us for this in-depth exploration of museums and curated cultural collections around Washington, D.C. This four-week NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers will bring the rich and diverse histories of America’s public museums into wider use for teaching and research in the humanities. The Institute approaches museums as sites for interdisciplinary inquiry into advances in humanistic and scientific research, the effects of ongoing international conflicts, the speed of evolving technologies, and ethical debates over privacy, sustainability, and cultural heritage.

The Institute will be co-directed by Professor Karen Bassi, University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) and Dr. Gretchen Henderson, Georgetown University and UCSC. Weekly lectures and seminars will be led by six outstanding Visiting Faculty and a renowned Visiting Artist, working together with local museum specialists. Complemented by carefully chosen readings, excellent library resources, and targeted museum visits as case studies, the Institute is guided by the principle that museums offer windows on the educational, ethical, and cultural debates that define the humanities today.

Individuals selected to participate will receive a $3,300 stipend. These taxable stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books and other research expenses, and living expenses for the duration of the period spent in residence at Georgetown University.

Application Deadline is March 1, 2019
For more information visit: http://museumsneh.ucsc.edu

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