Call for Papers – Borders, Boundaries, Limits

Application Deadline: 31st December, 2017

Conference Dates: 10 – 13 June, 2018

Location: University of St Andrews, Scotland

The political aspects of the theme of the conference are obvious and topical:outsiders/insiders, citizens/neighbours/strangers/migrants/refugees/enemies. We would also like to encourage papers on more global subjects, including civilizations, travel, colonization, and such like. Furthermore, we would encourage papers on the history of natural philosophy, theology, metaphysics, etc.: histories of the extent of the universe, of the visible, and of the measurable. Finally, we are keen to have papers on ethics: transgressions of every kind.

Proposals for 20-minute individual papers are welcome. Proposals for panels, consisting of three 20-minute papers, are also welcome. Paper and panel proposals are welcome both from ISIH members and scholars who are not members of the Society. The language of the conference is English: all speakers are supposed to deliver their papers in English. Papers and panels may concentrate on any period, region, tradition or discipline relevant to the conference theme.

Abstracts should be submitted via the conference submission form.

For further details and registration, please click here.

 

Global History Colloquium Series – Migrants, Commuters, and the Apartheid City in South Africa

As part of the Global History Colloquium Series at the Freie Universität Berlin Alex Lichtenstein from Indiana University Bloomington, who is currently a fellow at re:work in Berlin, presents his most recent work on migrant workers in Apartheid South Africa.

(Apologies for the problems with the audio quality)

 

Call for Papers: 1917 – Revolution, Radicalism, and Resistance in the Atlantic World

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2017

Conference Date: October 19-21, 2017

Location: The University of Texas at Arlington

The Transatlantic History Student Organization, in collaboration with Phi Alpha Theta, the Barksdale Lecture Series, the History Department, the Africa Program and the College of Liberal Arts, is sponsoring the Eighteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History.

Transatlantic history examines the circulation and interaction of people, goods, and ideas between and within any of the four continents surrounding the Atlantic basin between the time of the first Atlantic contacts in the 1400s and the present day. Situated primarily in the fields of social and cultural history, its approaches are problem-oriented in scope, and highlighted by comparative and transnational frameworks.

We invite papers and panel submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological, literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature—including interdisciplinary and digital humanities projects—that fall within the scope of transatlantic studies from both graduate students and young scholars. We will accept submissions for papers written in English, French, Spanish, and German.

The theme of this year’s conference is the impact of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 on the Atlantic World, examining the political, social, cultural, and economic reverberations and legacies prompted by the collapse of Russia’s ancien régime and the consolidation of Soviet/Bolshevik power. Inspiring hope and terror abroad, this conference aims to analyze the various transnational and international dimensions of the Russian Revolutions and how they shaped social and political movements in the Atlantic World, both directly and by virtue of establishing a new geopolitical context.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Communist, socialist, and anarchist internationalism
  • Imperialism/colonialism, anti-colonial movements, and decolonization
  • Transatlantic solidarity struggles
  • Women’s and feminist movements
  • Radical and social movement networks
  • Anti-war and peace activism during World War I and World War II
  • Refugees and exiles
  • Revolutions and uprisings of 1917-1923 (Russia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico, Greece, Ireland, Egypt, etc.)
  • Social, political, and cultural forms of anti-communism—both left- and right-wing
  • Fascism and anti-fascism
  • Cold War studies

We also seek to explore and further establish shared terminology, methodologies, and defining parameters as they pertain to the field of transatlantic history. This conference has become an interdisciplinary and intercontinental meeting place where such ideas can converge into a common conversation.

Therefore, we also welcome papers on:

  • Twentieth-century empires
  • Transatlantic networks
  • Making of nation-states
  • Transnational spaces
  • Transatlantic migrations
  • Diaspora studies
  • Collective memory
  • Identity construction
  • Transatlantic cuisine and consumption
  • Intercultural transfer and transfer studies
  • Transnational families
  • Teaching transnational history

Selected participants’ papers will be considered for publication in Traversea, the peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal in transatlantic history.

Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately three hundred words in length and should be accompanied by an abbreviated (maximum one page) curriculum vita. Panel proposals (3-4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panels as a whole, as well as each individual paper.

Paper and panel submissions should be made at https://form.jotform.us/70865303289159
Please direct all questions to Lydia Towns at lydia.towns@mavs.uta.edu.

The Conference Organizing Committee is composed of Lydia Towns, Jacob Jones, Stacy Swiney, Brandon Blakeslee, Charles Grand, and Dan Degges.

Call for Papers: Inclusion and Exclusion in the History of Ideas

Application Deadline: 30th June, 2017

Conference Dates: 14th and 15th of December, 2017

Location: The Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History

Papers and panels should address intellectual history, broadly speaking, and relate to the general conference theme of ‘inclusion and exclusion’. While the theme of ‘inclusion and exclusion’ can be approached from many different perspectives and applied to many different topics, research in fields related to intellectual history has not prominently done so thus far. The conference organisers want to highlight a few ways of how this might be done, but the conference is also open to other suggestions:
  • Inclusion and exclusion in theorising on political representation. How has the lack of representation due to gender, income or status been historically addressed? How has the fulfilment of citizenship been treated in the history of political thought? How are conceptualisations of politics and forms of government related to mechanisms of exclusion?
  • Inclusion and exclusion in the recognition of social, cultural, religious or ethnic difference and the tradition of conceptualising tolerance. How have religious convictions and doctrines shaped the intellectual history of mutual recognition and toleration? Does the recognition of different identities and beliefs endorse or rather prevent the creation of cooperative and sociable societies?
  • Inclusive and exclusive mechanisms regarding the location of knowledge and intellectual life. How do travel and communication between intellectuals and translation processes shape thinking in different parts of the world? How can today’s attempts to move toward global intellectual history shape and transform the practices and outputs of the field?
  • Inclusion and exclusion through trade politics, institutions, and regulatory mechanisms. How were current international trade regimes shaped by forms of economic, fiscal, legal, and diplomatic inclusion and exclusion? How did different institutional and legal regimes develop in their usage of inclusion and exclusion mechanisms, thereby shaping trade patterns and political power relations?

The conference is free of charge, but participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation. We will provide information on discounted hotel rates and a list of recommended hotels. Lunches and a conference dinner will be provided for presenters.

The Helsinki Centre for Intellectual History has its own working paper series (‘Intellectual History Archive’) through which papers may be circulated and published afterwards.

Proposals for individual papers and panels of multiple papers are welcome at intellectual-history@helsinki.fi. Notice of acceptance will be sent by 21 July. Paper presentations should not exceed 20 minutes with 10 minutes reserved for questions and comments. Panels may include up to four papers.

 

Global History Colloquium Series – The Rise of Labor Courts in Latin America: Insights from Argentina During the First Peronism

As part of the Global History Colloquium Series at the Freie Universität Berlin, Juan Manuel Palacio from the Universidad de San Martín, who is currently a fellow at re:work in Berlin, presents his most recent work on the development of labour courts in Argentina and in relation to Peronism.

 

Extension for Call for Papers – Global Histories of Capital: New Perspectives on the Global South

New Deadline: 1st May, 2017

The New York University Department of History and the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School are inviting abstracts for a workshop entitled Global Histories of Capital: New Perspectives on the Global South. We are seeking paper proposals from advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty working broadly on themes related to the history of capitalism, historical political economy, the history of economic life and new materialism. The workshop aims to connect scholars working on topics or countries considered part of the global south, international history and those engaged in comparative historical research.

Suggested themes include but are not limited to:

Built-environments; slavery; labor; internationalisms; gender, gendered labor and unpaid work; concept histories; financialization; agrarian change; radical traditions; state structures; sovereignty; law; commodity histories; environmental history; histories of economic thought; science, technology and the economy; culture and translation; decolonization; markets and market governance

The conference will take place the weekend of October 7th, 2017 in New York.

Applicants should submit a 250 – 300 word abstract to globalcapitalconference@gmail.com