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Fellowships, Prizes, & Grants
Charles Koch Foundation offers dissertation support grants for PhD students whose research agendas focus on U.S. foreign policy, U.S. grand strategy, and America’s role in the world. The link to that call for proposals can be found here: https://charleskochfoundation.org/grants/u-s-foreign-policy-dissertations/

We would also like to note our other foreign policy RFPs posted on the CKF website. We are especially interested in proposals pertaining to managing the US-China relationship in both the trade and security dimensions. A complete list of those RFPs is available herehttps://charleskochfoundation.org/focus-areas/foreign-policy/

While we anticipate these RFPs being open long-term, we do reassess our priorities on an annual basis. All open RFPs from our organization can always be found on this webpage: https://charleskochfoundation.org/partner-with-us/

Center for Science and Society Course Development Grants for Co-teaching, Columbia University

Rolling Deadline. Lecturers and tenured/tenure-track faculty at Columbia University are encouraged to submit proposals for co-taught courses in “science and society” for undergraduates and graduate students. Courses must be led by one instructor from a STEM field and one instructor from a non-STEM discipline. The Center will provide financial and administrative support. 

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Chancellor’s Fellowships – College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 

Edinburgh – Central Area, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Job Identification
5517
Job Category
Academic
Locations
  • Edinburgh – Central Area, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Posting Date
10/17/2022, 04:57 AM
Apply Before
11/28/2022, 12:00 PM
Health and Safety Requirements
No key hazards identified for this post
Criminal Record Check
No criminal record check required
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Job Description

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences UE08 (£43,414 – £51,805) in exceptional circumstances a more senior appointment may be made at UE09 (£54,949 – £61,823) Fixed term for 5 years 10 full-time posts available Chancellors Fellowships are 5-year tenure track fellowships, designed to provide talented early career researchers with the support required to develop into a leading research-active academic at the University of Edinburgh. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is appointing up to 10 Chancellor’s Fellows, who will have a strong track record of innovative research, teaching and/or knowledge exchange, and the potential to make an outstanding contribution to furthering the University’s and the College’s strategic goals. Applications are welcome from researchers from any discipline represented in the College, working on any topic of research. We particularly welcome researchers working across different disciplines, and who have experience of/demonstrable potential to lead interdisciplinary initiatives. While we invite applications from all disciplines and areas, in order to help realise the University and College research strategy, we particularly welcome applicants who can make a key contribution to interdisciplinary research and innovation in three College priority research themes (with potential for collaboration within the College and across the University’s three Colleges):

  • Health and Well-Being
  • Digital and Data
  • Sustainability and Climate Change

Applicants will be based in one of the 11 Schools in the College. Please indicate which School you think your research/teaching aligns with most closely in your application and the reasons why. Where relevant, you may mention more than one School, or indicate that your research aligns with more than one College. Given the particular barriers facing female researchers and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, the scheme aims to appoint at least 50% female and 20% BAME applicants. We therefore particularly encourage applications from these groups. We also encourage applications from those with non-traditional career paths, including those returning from a period of parental leave, or those who have moved to academia from a career in another sector. Click to view a copy of the full job description. For more information on the College’s Chancellor’s Fellows recruitment please visit: https://www.ed.ac.uk/arts-humanities-soc-sci/research-ke/support-for-staff/chancellor-s-fellowships  An overview of Chancellor’s Fellowship opportunities throughout the University is available here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/job/chancellors-fellowships 


Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Institute for Citizens & Scholars November 15, 2022 Confirmed $30,000
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a…

The Hakluyt Society awards an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £1,000. The competition is open to any registered graduate student at a higher education institution (a university or equivalent) or to anyone who has been awarded a graduate degree in the past three years. If possible, the prize will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2023.

Prizewinners will be invited to present a paper on the topic of their essay at a Hakluyt Society Symposium (in which case travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed) and will also receive a one-year membership of the Society.  Submissions for the 2023 prize are now invited, the deadline for which will be 30 November 2022. For further details, and instructions on how to submit your essay, please download the information sheet (which includes a style guide) at https://www.hakluyt.com/hakluyt-society-essay-prize/

Please forward any enquries about the scheme to office@hakluyt.com.


ARIT Summer Fellowships for Intensive Advanced Turkish Language at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

 June – August 2023

Program Announcement Program Application Form THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM:  For summer 2023, the American Research Institute in Turkey plans to offer fellowships for advanced participants in the summer program in intensive advanced Turkish language at Boğaziçi University* in Istanbul (pending funding). This is a unique opportunity for intensive and immersive study of advanced Turkish language. PREDEPARTURE ACTIVITIES: Participation in the program includes 6 hours of preparation and orientation activities online. COURSE OF STUDY:  Courses supported by the ARIT fellowship are offered at the advanced level. Class size is limited to ten students. Classes are conducted in Turkish, with informal and formal styles introduced and reviewed through instruction, online exercises, and open conversations with teaching assistants. Weekly lectures are given on various aspects of the Turkish culture ranging from economics, history, literature, fine arts, architecture and others by scholars specialized in their fields as well as weekly Turkish film sessions. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Full-time students and scholars affiliated at academic institutions are eligible to apply. To be a fellowship applicant, you must:

  1. Be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States
  2. Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level academic program, or be faculty
  3. Have a minimum B average in current program of study; and
  4. Perform at the high-intermediate level on a proficiency-based admissions examination

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Complete the application on-line. Transcripts and letters may be submitted separately, either electronically or by mail to the address below. The application deadline is in early spring, to be announced. Please pay the application fee via the link below. The application includes:

      1. Application form including your statement of purpose
      2. Three letters of reference, including one that addresses your abilities as a language learner
      3. Official transcript
      4. Application fee in the amount of $25 via Paypal.

For additional information, please contact:

Director, Dr. Sylvia Önder Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies Georgetown University 210 North Poulton Hall 1437 – 37th Street N.W. Washington D.C. 20007
Email to:  [aritfellowship at georgetown.edu] or [aritoffice at gmail.com]
Call for Abstracts, Proposals, & Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS 

13th Annual Boston University Graduate Student Political History Conference 

Crisis and Catastrophe in U.S. History
April 21st – 22nd 2023
Boston, MA
Keynote Speaker: Chad Williams
Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Chair in History, Brandeis University 

For the Boston University American Political History Institute’s (APHI) thirteenth annual graduate student conference, we invite submissions that examine the politics of crisis and catastrophe across many historical themes. 

Economic crises have undermined the stability of state institutions or caused new ones to be built, while natural disasters have shattered the physical, as well as political, foundations of these institutions. Periods of military crisis, within the United States or in countries against which the U.S. has waged war, have wrought catastrophes in the lives of civilians and combatants. Amid crisis and catastrophe, movements of social liberation and renewal have sometimes arisen, and sometimes been extinguished. Racial, class, gender, and sexual identities have been reconfigured in historical moments when society is shaken by political crisis or natural catastrophe. Moreover, crises and catastrophes in U.S. history can often be more clearly analyzed when placed in a global context, from great-power rivalries that influenced the course of the American Revolution to the COVID-19 pandemic of the last two years. 

We are excited to solicit submissions that explore the political histories of such themes from a variety of perspectives, encompassing both natural and human-made crises and catastrophes. Submissions are welcome on subjects throughout American history from before European colonization to our present age of democracy in crisis. 

Please submit a 300-word proposal and a one-page C.V. in a single PDF document via email to aphigradconference@gmail.com. Submissions should be titled with “LastName_ShortTitle” and submitted by November 18th, 2022. If proposals are accepted, full papers (no more than 20 pages) must be submitted to aphigradconference@gmail.com by February 17th 2023

All presenters must be current graduate students. Distinguished faculty from both BU and the wider Boston area will serve as commentators for each panel. The most outstanding paper will receive the APHI Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Prize, which includes a $1,000 cash award. There is no registration fee for our conference. Please visit the conference web page at https://www.bu.edu/aphi/grad-conference/ for more information and updates. 

 


2023 Women’s and Gender History Symposium
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Theme: Gender Variance and Non-Conformity
Date: March 3 & 4, 2023
Format: Hybrid (Zoom and in-person at UIUC)
Submissions and Contact: wghs.uiuc@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022 at 5pm CST

The 21st annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign seeks graduate papers of 15-20 minutes in length that foreground histories of
women, gender, sexuality, and/or queerness that pay particular attention to gender varience and
non-conformity broadly defined. Additionally, we are open to alternative presentations (e.g. film,
poetry, art) so long as they fit within the symposium’s format. We welcome papers and presentations
from a broad range of time periods, disciplines, and methodologies that engage, but are not limited
to, the following issues:

❖ The intersection of gender variance with other discourses, such as race and ethnicity,
disability, sexuality, science and medicine, or environmental studies.
❖ Broadly defined challenges to expectations of gender through choices in
reproduction, marital status, reproduction, modes of appearance, and other acts.
❖ Representation of gender variance and gender non-conformity in media.

This year’s keynote speakers are Dr. Clare Sears and Dr. Toby Beauchamp. Dr. Clare Sears is an
associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State
University. Their research focuses on queer theory, transgender studies, critical criminology,
historical methods, and disability studies. Dr. Toby Beauchamp is an associate professor in the
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His
research focuses on the problem of visibility in transpolitics, arguing that the scrutinizing of gender
nonconformity is motivated less by explicit transgender identities than by the perceived threat that
gender nonconformity poses to the U.S. racial and security state.

Panels will take place the morning and afternoon of Friday, March 3rd and Saturday, March 4th,
2023. The keynote addresses will be held each afternoon. While our keynote speakers will be
presenting in person at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we will also offer a hybrid
format via Zoom for panelists who wish to attend remotely.

We encourage submissions focusing on and using interdisciplinary methods and subjects. Subjects
need not be confined to history (or its methods) alone. Papers that engage with, but are not limited
to, critical geography studies, disability studies, performance studies, African American studies,
Latinx studies, Asian American studies, ethnic studies, American Indian studies, and/or postcolonial
studies are also encouraged. First time presenters and/or MA students are warmly welcomed.

Please submit proposals (200-300 words in length) together with a CV to
wghs.uiuc@gmail.com by November 30, 2022 at 5pm CST.

Abstract submissions are due by November 30th at 5pm CST. Full details in the attachments. For more information about the symposium, visit our website at: https://wghistory.web.illinois.edu/registration/


Spontaneous Generations, an interdisciplinary journal published by the graduate students of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, invites contributions to its 12th volume, entitled “Levels of Agency: From Bacteria to Gaia”. As of this moment, confirmed contributors include Alan Love, Anne-Sophie Meincke, Denis Walsh, Glenda Satne, and David Morris.

For any inquiries, please email spontaneous.generations2023@gmail.com

Levels of Agency:
From Bacteria to Gaia and Back

Spontaneous Generations, an interdisciplinary journal published by the graduate students of the
Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto,
invites contributions to its 12th volume, entitled “Levels of Agency: From Bacteria to Gaia”. As
of this moment, confirmed contributors include Alan Love, Anne-Sophie Meincke, Denis Walsh,
Glenda Satne, and David Morris.

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the notion of biological agency in the history
and philosophy of science and STS. Though the very idea of agency as a biological concept has
been and remains highly controversial, philosophers, and practicing biologists are now seeing the
organism as an agent—conceived of as an entity that pursues goals, actively regulates its own
development, and shapes its environment—as being indispensable to biology. At the same time,
historians have thrown light on the long and largely forgotten legacy of these ideas and debates.
Though this idea has had and continues to have radical consequences for biology as a science, it
also has implications for related disciplines, such as cognitive science and Artificial Intelligence,
as well as broad philosophical implications for questions ranging from the metaphysics of
emergence to the place of mind in nature. At the intersection of these proposals is the question of
whether we can and should speak of nested levels of agency: from the level of the simplest
bacteria, to multicellular animals, to human agency, and extending even to social groups,
ecosystems, and perhaps the entire planet. But whether or not it is useful to unify such a wide
variety of phenomena under the umbrella of agency remains an open question. We welcome
contributions on this and related topics, along with any aspect of their rich history. Questions
which might be taken up include, but are not limited to:
● Is the concept of agency applicable beyond the level of the organism, namely to groups
and ecosystems? What are the limits of the concept of agency?
● How might a historical perspective shed light on our current debates?
● How might conceptualizing agency in one domain help or mislead efforts in another
area?

● Does the idea of levels of agency have promise as a heuristic or research program? And if
so, should it begin from the “bottom-up” as suggested by research on ‘basal cognition’, or
from the “top-down”?
● How does the concept of agency help us conceptualize inter- and intra-organismal
dynamics (as we see with holobionts)?
● How does the concept of agency relate to various naturalisations projects in philosophy
of biology and cognitive science (of teleology and mind respectively)?
● How can we demarcate agents from non-agents?
We invite reflections on the challenges and opportunities of agency as a concept relevant across
domains and levels, from bacteria to Gaia. We especially welcome contributions in the form of
focus essays: 2 – 4,000 words in length. Research articles and book reviews which speak to the
theme of agency are also welcome. We aim to publish both established and early career scholars.
We will also be inviting artists to contribute to the issue, specifically to consider how levels of
agency might be represented. Contributions should follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th
edition; be formatted in MS Word; and be received no later than December 15th. We are also
happy to review abstracts before that time if you have an idea for a submission and are
considering whether to proceed. Please send abstracts, inquiries, and contributions (along with
your institutional and departmental affiliation) to spontaneous.generations2023@gmail.com.’


Oxford Middle East Review (OMER), a student-run, peer-reviewed publication at St. Antony’s College, Oxford.


Call for Papers:

The editors welcome submissions for the seventh issue of the Oxford Middle East
Review, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal for discussion and debate on issues
relating to the Middle East and North Africa. The theme for this issue will be:

The Afterlives of Revolution

***

The concept of an “afterlife” does not signify an end but rather a continuity amidst
turbulence, changes, transformation, and loss. The semantics of the word “afterlife”
have expanded beyond the description of life after death and/or rebirth, to mean “the
instance of continued use or influence”, as the Oxford English Dictionary describes it.
In this issue, we use the concept of “afterlives” to avoid the imaginaries of new
beginnings after revolutions, and illustrate the continuity amidst rupture, and the
perseverance of human experiences during turbulent times. From the fall of empires to
the events of the Arab Spring eleven years ago , in what ways have the impact of
revolutions affected the lives of the people of the Middle East and North Africa,
including policies related to different nation states within the region? What are the
main changes, for better or worse, that transformed the social, political, economic, and
demographic landscapes of the region? How does the public relate to revolution, and
describe its influence?
For this issue of OMER, we encourage applicants to explore the functional as well as
the intangible aspects of the theme in their submitted manuscripts. We invite
applicants to engage with the theme through empirical, comparative, and theoretical
approaches that investigate the theme in relation to the political, economic, social,
and/or cultural landscape of the Middle East and North Africa region. We also
welcome projects centred around specific case studies. Papers will be considered for
the journal’s two sections:

Policy Section:

Shorter briefs or position papers up to 2,000 words (including references and citations) aimed
at influencing contemporary debate or policy-making.

Research Section:

Articles from 7,500 to 10,000 words (including references and citations) that present original
material from any discipline and engage critically with the theme in the context of the
Middle East and North Africa region.

Deadline for Submissions: December 10, 2022
Full Submission Guidelines: https://omerjournal.com/submit/
To submit, please email: submissions@omerjournal.com
For general queries, please email: editors@omerjournal.com

 


The History, Classics, and Religion Graduate Students’ Association (HCRGSA) of the University of Alberta invites graduate students to submit papers on the topic “Societies in Crisis: Reactions, Resilience, and Resolution.” The conference will take place March 2-4, 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta. We will have a virtual option, but we encourage everyone who is able to attend in person to do so. We are excited to offer travel awards (up to $250) and a best abstract award of $100 (All award money will be given in person at the conference).
Different crises have been at the forefront of every newspaper and every social media post. Over the past generation, we have witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union, September 11, 2001, the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We have seen societies alter, but we have also seen societies persevere. The topic of crisis has been and will continue to be an essential research subject. In this context, we invite applicants to discuss societies in crisis related to their respective fields of study; Why do societies face crises? What crisis defined a region for generations? How did an area recover from a disaster? What can communities do to help a country in crisis? What is the role of religion in societies during
periods of upheaval? What is the role of government and political leaders in periods of unrest? How have individual people or communities dealt with or responded to social tumult?
As a multidisciplinary department, we are committed to a dialogue between diverse disciplinary perspectives and methodologies. We strongly encourage all related fields to apply, including but not limited to: History, Classics, Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy,
Anthropology, English, Political Science, Philosophy, Indigenous Studies, Economics, Cultural Studies, and Gender Studies.
Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes to allow for a question period afterward.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and a short biography by December 15th; notifications will be sent out by the end of January.
Conference Website: hcrgsa.ca
Conference Email: hcrgsaconference2023@gmail.com

 

CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION AREA

at the  

Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

National Conference 2023

San Antonio, Texas

APRIL 5-8, 2023

The Civil War and Reconstruction Area of the Popular Culture /American Culture Association is calling for papers on the American Civil War and Reconstruction for its national meeting, April 5-8, 2023 (Wednesday through Saturday), at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.  Papers are welcome from a range of disciplines, and may explore any topic or “reading” of the War and its impact on American Culture. 

Past presentations have included such diverse subject areas as journals and letters, literature, photography, art, newspapers and journalistic history, counterfactual history, battle reenactments, music, Civil War politics  (even events leading up to the war), battle narratives, soldiers’ memoirs, guerilla warfare, film, historiographical issues, women’s narratives, women in combat, war games, secession politics, African-Americans at war, the Underground Railroad, Veterans’ organizations, modern pop culture, battlefield preservation, memorials, and material culture.  Suggested special topics for this year could include German immigrants to Texas and their refusal to fight for the Confederacy (the Nueces Massacre, perhaps), the Secession of Texas, military politics, the Rhetoric of Secession, and Abolitionists and war.

Acceptance of your paper obligates you to appear and make an oral presentation.  Sessions run for ninety minutes, and each presenter receives fifteen minutes to present, depending on the number of papers in each panel.  Please plan to stay within this time limit.  Graduate students are especially welcome to submit proposals.  Whole panel proposals are also welcome.

Please send an abstract of 100-250 words online at this URL:  https://pcaaca.org/conference/2023 .

VIEW FULL CALL FOR PAPERS DOCUMENT WITH CONFERENCE DETAILS HERE

Deadline:  Please submit proposals by Dec. 20, 2022


PJEAS is a student academic journal with the official support of the East Asian Studies Program at Princeton University. We publish works of scholarship written by both undergraduate and graduate students from around the world on political, economic, social, and cultural issues pertaining to the East Asian region (China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, etc.).

We are currently reminding and inviting all interested students to submit their academic work for publication in our Winter 2023 Volume (XVI), scheduled to be published in January 2023. Upon submission, a student’s paper will be reviewed under a blind process. A member of our operational staff will then contact the student within a short period of time to confirm that his or her paper is under review.

Students should refer to the attached submission guidelines and fill out the Google submissions form at https://forms.gle/Zwf3GSJ7cUpFCgjV8 by November 30, 11:59PM, 2022 for the PRIORITY DEADLINE or December 23, 11:59 PM, 2022 for the FINAL DEADLINE. A kind reminder to students: we are accepting articles on a rolling basis this year, so the earlier you submit your article, the likelier that it will be accepted for publication. 

If you have any general inquiries, please email Hadley Kim (minjuk@princeton.edu). We have attached an earlier volume, Volumes XVI, in this email for interested readers, as well as an informational graphic and our submissions guidelines for aspiring contributors to Volume XVI of PJEAS.


The Madison Historical Review (MHR) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our Spring 2023 issue. The MHR is a peer-reviewed academic journal at James Madison University, dedicated to publishing the work of graduate students in the fields of American, Public, and World History. MA students and first-and second-year PhD students in history programs are eligible to apply. PhD students beyond their second year are eligible to submit work initiated in the first two years of graduate study. Submissions will only be considered if they have not been published elsewhere.
A $100 prize will be awarded by the MHR committee in recognition of the most outstanding submission published in the Spring 2023 issue. The deadline for submissions is December 25, 2022. Please visit our website for submission guidelines and to upload your submission. For further details, please visit our website or contact the current 2022-23 editor Anna Neubauer at: mhr@jmu.edu

Call for Papers: Yale Pre/Early Modern Forum

From “Fuzzy” to “Eclectic” and Everything in Between: Intercultural Encounters in the Pre-Modern World

April 14 – April 15, 2023; New Haven, CT

In-person Graduate Conference hosted by the Pre/Early Modern Forum and generously sponsored by Yale History of Art, Early Modern Studies, Council for East Asian Studies, and Medieval Studies

The pre-modern world was shaped by encounters and engagements that spanned geographical, cultural, political, and temporal boundaries. Scholars have employed a variety of terms to describe such moments of convergence, including “hybridity,” “creolization,” “syncretism,” “eclecticism,” and even “fuzziness.”

In 2009, historians Sünne Juterczenka and Gesa Mackenthun used the mathematical concept of “fuzzy logic” as a framework for examining the entanglements, ambiguities, and mutual impacts resulting from interactions between multiple cultures. “Fuzzy logic” argues for the presence of multiple truth values on a spectrum from absolute truth to falsehood. It allows for the exploration of blurred boundaries and the diffusion of practices. More recently, art historian Holly Schafer employs the term “eclecticism” to describe intercultural objects whose disparate elements retain their independence while creating a new form. Broadly defined as a practice inspired by a multiplicity of cultural, artistic, and stylistic sources, eclecticism provides a way of thinking about the intercultural nature of the pre-modern world. 

Building on these concepts, the Pre/Early Modern Forum invites graduate students working in the humanities to explore all things “eclectic” and “fuzzy” that complicate cultural and geographical boundaries in the pre-1800 world. We encourage submissions from all geographical distinctions, especially those that explore topics related to East Asia. Interrogating the ways in which intercultural encounters blur and maintain boundaries, the conference aims to foster creative and innovative dialogue across cultures, regions, time periods, and disciplines. 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Contact zones, intersectionality, and peripheries

  • Movement of objects, people, and ideas across boundaries 

  • Authorship and ownership

  • Translation and transcription

  • Religious proselytization and conversion

  • Micro-histories addressing specific instances of encounter

  • Gift exchange, diplomacy, and trade

  • Technology and methodology

  • Patronage and collecting

  • Power dynamics within systems of colonialism 

  • Identity formation and articulation 

Interested participants are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, along with a short biography, to yalepemf@gmail.com by Monday, January 2, 2023. Accepted participants will be notified in late-January. Accommodation will be provided for all participants. At this time, we are planning for an in-person symposium but will adapt to a virtual format if Covid-19 conditions and University policies change. 


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Past Imperfect Volume XXV (2023)

Past Imperfect is a peer-reviewed graduate student journal based out of the Department of History, Classics, &
Religion at the University of Alberta. We are currently welcoming submissions in English from graduate
students in all areas of history, classics and religion for publication in its twenty-fifth annual edition. This open
access journal provides an opportunity for developing scholars to gain experience with peer-reviewed
academic publishing.
Past Imperfect welcomes original research articles and book reviews covering a broad range of both time and
geography. The journal especially encourages the submission of revised term papers, conference
presentations, or thesis chapters. Articles that appear in Past Imperfect are abstracted in “America: History
and Life” and “Historical Abstracts.”
Please include one copy of your work, which must have allidentifiers removed, along with an abstract of no
more than 300 words, and a cover page containing your contact information.
Authors should submit their documents by February 15th, 2023 for consideration in the 2023 issue. For
more information or to submit please contact pastimpe@ualberta.ca.

Submission Guidelines for Articles and Reviews
1. Research Articles
Submissions will undergo a blind review process by two to three reviewers (including at least one
faculty member).
Reviewers make their recommendations forpublication based on the following criteria:
Style & Structure:
– Approximately 20-30 double-spaced pages
– Clarity and coherence
– Structured and organizedpresentation
– Adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style
-no more than 5 images

Originality & Argumentation:
– Based on primary sources
– Sound methodology
– Conversant with relevant literature
– Sophisticated analysis

2. Reviews
– Approximately 4-6 double-spaced pages
– Reviews of workspublished in the previous five years
– Adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style

Past Imperfect Journal
Department of History&Classics
University of Alberta
2-28 Tory Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4 Canada
Past Imperfect Journal

 


Twenty-Second Biennial New Sweden History Conference | Call for Papers

Contested Spaces:

Colonial and Indigenous Concepts of Landscape
Along the Delaware River Valley

The New Sweden History Conference (NSHC) explores the history of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655)
and its legacy in colonial America. As the only conference dedicated to New Sweden, the NSHC provides
research and networking opportunities for a wide audience of professors, students, and avocational
historians. The NSHC is a collaboration between the Swedish Colonial Society, the American Swedish
Historical Museum, the Delaware Swedish Colonial Society, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, Old Swedes
Historic Site, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the New
Sweden Centre, Trinity Episcopal (Old Swedes) Church in Swedesboro, NJ, the New Sweden Alliance, and
the University of Delaware.
The NSHC invites proposals for papers engaging with this year’s topic: Contested Spaces: Colonial and
Indigenous Concepts of Landscape Along the Delaware River Valley. The beliefs and practices behind the use
of landscape and natural resources varied among the groups that occupied the region along the Delaware
River. The Swedes, Dutch, Lenape, British, Finns, Susquehannock, and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)
approached farming, mapping, property rights, and waterways differently over time. Successful proposals
will explore one or more of these groups and their relationship with each other in the context of land use
along the Delaware River. The NSHC invites submissions from researchers addressing the topic through
the fields of archaeology, art history, economics, history, linguistics, material culture, musicology, religious
history, or other related disciplines.
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Committee. If selected, the author will present
their research at the conference on Saturday, November 4, 2023. The selected presenters will receive an
honorarium, assistance with travel and housing costs, and admission to the conference.
Submission Guidelines:

▪ Conference presentations are limited to 30 minutes.
▪ Following the conference presentations, authors will assemble in a panel to field questions
▪ Papers and/or supplementary materials will be disseminated to conference attendees
▪ Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) and CVs are due by Friday, June 2, 2023 -Full
papers and/or supplementary materials are due September 22, 2023 -The conference will
be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, in Liberty Hall at the Museum of the American
Revolution, 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please submit all abstracts via e-mail to:
Christopher Malone, Curator
American Swedish Historical Museum
cmalone@americanswedish.org


EPOCH History Magazine is accepting pitches for articles on a range of different themes. We publish and platform the work of ECRs, PGRs, and PGTs. Across eight quarterly issues, EPOCH has published more than 130 unique articles from 80 plus contributors. We cover a range of spaces, places, themes, and periods. Our ninth issue, themed on Crime, Law, and Punishment, will go live on our website on September 1st  [https://www.epoch-magazine.com/].

Why Write for EPOCH?

EPOCH’s priority is to publish and platform novel research from emergent scholars. PhD candidates, Masters students, and early-careerist produce so much fantastic research. All they need is a platform to share it. EPOCH is a space where you can develop your ideas, hone your writing, and engage with the wider scholarly community and public. Each author will be assigned two editors. Their sole aim is to help you produce the best possible article.

EPOCH’s online readership is growing rapidly, with each issue outperforming the last. Issue 08, our latest release, has been viewed by more than 7,000 online users, with an average read time of 9 minutes. Your article (and social media accounts, if desired) will be shared on our social media platforms, providing another avenue for your research to shine. Our Twitter (@HistoryEpoch) has recently flown past 1,400 followers, the vast majority of whom are PGRs, PGTs, ECRs, and established scholars from across the globe. As such, EPOCH is also a fantastic avenue through which emergent scholars can network!

Upcoming Issue Themes

Issue 11 – Landscapes (Release 01/03/2023)

  • Submission Deadline 09/01/2023

Issue 12 – Pop Culture (Release 01/06/2023)

  • Submission Deadline 10/04/2023

[NOTE: All issues contain plenty of articles that aren’t aligned thematically.]

How to Submit?

Submitting to EPOCH is easy and straightforward. Once you have crafted a pitch, fill out our online submission form, and our Editorial Board will review your submission [https://www.epoch-magazine.com/submit]. Most of our articles are between 1,500-2,000 words, and pitches are between 200-300 words. 

 

 

Job Listings (teaching; assisting with research; tutoring; etc.) & Internships

Volunteer Docents 

If you are looking for a way to commit your time and passion to the climate movement and want to join us in building a culture for action, we want to connect with you! We are seeking volunteers excited by the prospect of spending their free time having climate conversations and interested in joining our docent team as Climate Museum ambassadors. Opportunities for volunteering at the Climate Museum Pop-up will be available throughout the duration of the show.  

 Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

DETAILS & INTEREST FORM
Please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested in being part of this climate arts initiative, joining in creating a culture for action!

The Climate Museum Team 


Miami University of Ohio is searching for a historian of East Asian history. 
Please see the link below for more information and if you have any questions please contact Dr. Stephen M. Morris at norriss1@MiamiOH.edu.

Please see the below information regarding an adjunct teaching opportunity at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Adjunct Teaching Opportunity for Fall 2022

Black Studies/African American Studies

The Department of Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is seeking an instructor to teach a Black Studies or African American Studies course that in some way considers history, power, and culture. The course will be offered Fall 2022 on Tuesday evenings from 6-9. The course will be online (100%) and capped at 22 students. With the exception of one possible departmental meeting, there are no responsibilities (e.g., office hours) other than teaching the course. MA, PhD, or PhD candidacy required. Compensation: $5770.

Please submit CV, draft syllabus, and/or address queries about this opportunity to Patrick Lynn Rivers (privers1@saic.edu), Professor and Director of Social Science Curriculum. Consideration for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About SAIC

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars.

Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, Jeff Koons, and LeRoy Neiman.

The Department of Liberal Arts mission is premised on the belief that engagement with liberal arts and sciences fuels creative production, and vice versa. Our curriculum prepares students to understand and articulate the significance of what they produce. To critically engage ideas, arguments, and evidence on issues of concern across the globe; and to nurture lifelong habits of learning, curiosity, and discernment. Students will develop an appreciation for social and material contexts while learning to assess their own cultural standpoints. This means cultivating an awareness of their citizenship within an interconnected world, and recognizing the value inherent in a diversity of perspectives.

Patrick Lynn Rivers PhD
Professor of Liberal Arts and IRB Chair

 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
Assistant Professor Teaching Stream – Digital and Public History

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough
(UTSC) invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the field of Digital and
Public History. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
We seek individuals with the demonstrated ability to enhance our students’ educational
experience through the development of critical, community-engaged historical research,
awareness of the ends of historical knowledge production both globally and locally, and a
range of digital analysis and presentation skills that can be deployed in the pursuit of equity
and scholarship.
Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in History or in a related area by the time of
appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated engagement with digital and public
historical methods, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. We seek candidates
whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths.
Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate
level, including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of
online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to
excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly
activities.
Applicants must be prepared to teach courses in digital and public history across all levels of
undergraduate instruction, from large survey courses to research-intensive seminars. They
also must be prepared to offer a second-year course in Critical Writing and Research for
Historians and to spearhead the development of writing-enhanced courses for students
pursuing our major and specialist programs. The successful candidate’s courses will integrate
the teaching of expository skills with the development of digital tools, skills and methods, as
well as numeracy and quantitative reasoning skills. Whereas candidates’ field of specialization
is open, we are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in community-engaged
scholarship and digital research creation, and/or a focus on histories of food, environments,
science and technology, health and society, and social-justice approaches to Indigenous,
racialized, and subaltern knowledge production.
Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry,
including the capacity to expertly bring current historiographical debates, concepts, and
research methods to the undergraduate classroom, can be demonstrated through teaching

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accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the
teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below)
as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.
Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and to the
promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated
through the application materials.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The multidisciplinary Department of Historical and Cultural Studies (HCS) is located at the
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), a comprehensive university and a fully integrated
part of the tri-campus system of the University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading research
universities. Building upon the expertise of our faculty and the extensive resources of the
university, HCS is uniquely positioned to nurture interdisciplinary and critical scholarship and
teaching, drawing students from across the world and situated in one of the most diverse
metropolitan regions in North America. For more information about the Department, please
visit https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/hcs/. The successful candidate will join a campus that fulfills
the University’s priorities while centering Inclusive Excellence in its own strategic plan.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job (Req ID:
26525.) Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; links to an online
portfolio featuring digital projects in which they have been substantively involved; and a
complete teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi and course
materials, and teaching evaluations.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value
diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity.
Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐ to 2-page statement of contributions to
equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): creative practice,
scholarship or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the
development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented
groups.
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University
of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each
after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for
ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter
should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials
into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position,
please contact Prof. E. Natalie Rothman, Chair at hcschair.utsc@utoronto.ca.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 2, 2022.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.

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Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially
welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous /
Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others
who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey
is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by
search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional
planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to
increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity
are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic
mission.
The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes
as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with
disabilities.
If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process,
please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.


Baylor University has an opening for an Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track) in Sub-Saharan African History. 
Please see the link below for more information and/or contact Dr. Ronald Johnson (Ronald_A_Johnson@baylor.edu) for any queries. 
 

The Department of History at the University of Chicago is hiring an Assistant Instructional Professor of History, and a Senior Instructional Professor of History. The positions are both open in terms of geographical area, time period, and thematic focus.

The jobs will commence July 1, 2023 or after. The job advertisements can be found at the links below: 

Senior Instructional Professor

https://careers.historians.org/jobs/17172379/senior-instructional-professor 

Assistant Instructional Professor

https://careers.historians.org/jobs/17172408/assistant-instructional-professor

 


 

Texas Christian University (TCU) has reached out to our department to inform us they are seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in African History to begin Fall 2023. 
Please use the link to find out more information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=63658

 

The QSI Early College Partnership with CUNY Queens College seeks an adjunct history instructor for two sections of HIST 126: World History Since 1715. This is an annual position. The sections are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45am – 11am and 11:15am – 12:30pm, and the HIST 126 curriculum is “stretched” across two semesters — Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Students earn one semester’s worth of credit in Spring 2023, but the instructor teaches and is paid for two semesters beginning in Fall 2022. Classes count towards PSC CUNY union regulations. Instructor should be enthusiastic about teaching early college high school juniors! Master’s in history or related field required. Salary determined by PSC CUNY salary scale.

Please send resume and cover letter to Suzanne Prabhu at sprabhu@queensinquiry.com.


The Department of History at the University of Notre Dame is conducting a search in the field of History of Medicine at the assistant professor level (tenure-track). Please see the job posting at the link below. 

The Morgan Library and Museum is looking for students to participate in our College Ambassador program. As an ambassador, students will promote the Morgan as not only a museum and library, but also as a place for research, education, and entertainment. Students will promote and spread awareness of the Morgan on their respective campuses and social media platforms.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: communication with relevant department heads at each university, the completion of surveys related to programming, attendance at scheduled museum events, brainstorming ideas to increase attendance among college students, and various social media requirements. This opportunity is open to students currently enrolled at Columbia University/Barnard, New York University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, Yale University, and The City University of New York Graduate School with interest in a relevant background or area of study.

Duration: September to December (Fall Semester)

Stipend available 

To apply: submit your linkedin profile (or resume), letter of interest, and links to your social media presence to media@themorgan.org.

 

Assistant Professor in Modern Britain/Britain and the World since 1750

https://apply.interfolio.com/108869


Historifans is looking for contributors who want to geek out and write articles about the connections between contemporary pop culture and their scholarly interests. Historifans is a popular culture history site that seeks to create conversations that link current historical research with contemporary fandoms. We are currently in the process of building a pipeline of articles in preparation for our launch in early 2022. We highly encourage graduate students, early career academics, alt-ac professionals, non-traditional scholars, and people from historically marginalized and excluded groups to submit articles.   Examples of current articles in progress:  ·         Pedagogy: Building the Star Wars galaxy through hypothetical archives  ·         Locating Star Wars droids in Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth 

    • Why Shango is a better god of thunder than Thor and would be a great addition to the Avengers after Thor retires 

·         Orientalism in the Potter-verse: A Case Study of Prof. Quirrell  Articles should be no more than 1000 words long and must be accessible/readable for non-academic audiences. We are interested in articles that connect pedagogy, theory, sociology, history, anthropology, and/or other areas of inquiry to major fandoms including (but not limited to) Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Lego, and Doctor Who. We also welcome digital humanities articles/projects.  Every article that we receive will go through a full review process.  

Are you interested in pitching an idea? Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Y9qjGCxHZkBnofqZ7  Please email dsanchez@coloradocollege.edu if you have any questions.

Conference and Seminar Applications
Outside Events

Anna Julia Cooper Workshop series, hosted by the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. I would like to welcome you to the Anna Julia Cooper Workshop in Black History, a works-in-progress workshop series in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area convened by Quincy Mills, Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland. For the 2022-23 academic year, the workshop will meet on Fridays, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. via Zoom. 

Our next meeting will be October 28th, where we will be discussing “By the Dexterous Use of Their Hatpins”: Black Women in the New York Garment Industry, 1900-1950, by Janette Gayle.

The Anna Julia Cooper Workshop in Black History (The Cooper Workshop) features scholars from various disciplines researching and writing on Black history in the United States and the world. Cooper was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in History, taught and mentored scores of students in D.C., and made invaluable contributions to Black intellectual life. The Cooper Workshop will feature scholars from various disciplines researching and writing on Black history in the United States and the world. We use “Black” to embrace the expansiveness of African America and attend to the long tradition of black internationalism. With the conviction that “all knowledge is incremental and collective,” as David Levering Lewis once wrote, the Workshop aims to foster a supportive space for the engagement and production of innovative scholarship in African American history. 

Six times per academic year, we will meet to discuss a colleague’s pre-circulated paper. Papers and the Zoom ID will be circulated one week in advance of the workshop. To join the listserv, email Derek Litvak, graduate coordinator, dlitvak@umd.edu or Quincy Mills, convener, qtmills@umd.edu. For more information on the workshop, visit go.umd.edu/ajcworks.

Please see the schedule for the 2022-23 academic year below and the flyer attached.

FALL 2022

November 18, 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
Jordana Saggese, Professor of American Art, University of Maryland – College Park

Prizefighting, Boxing, and the Rise of Print Media

Spring 2023

February 24, 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
Dexter Blackman, Assistant Professor of History, Morgan State University 

“We’re talking about the survival of society”: Institutional Racism as the Origins of Black Power and the OPHR

March 31, 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
Nathalie Pierre, Assistant Professor of History, Howard University 

“Delivered to Plunder”: Emperor Dessalines’ Siege against the Enslavement Proclamation of 1805

April 28, 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
Derek Musgrove, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland – Baltimore College 

A Rainbow Rebellion

Miscellaneous (sublet offers; programs; new courses; etc.)
On the evening of November 16, the Academy will be hosting the Henry A. Kissinger Prize, an invitation only awards dinner at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. We are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with welcoming, checking-in, and orienting guests, and hope that this is an opportunity you would like to circulate within your student body and alumni network. 
 
The American Academy in Berlin is an institution of advanced scholarship and practice in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The Henry A. Kissinger Prize is the Academy’s highest honor, recognizing outstanding contributions to the transatlantic relationship. This year’s award recipient is German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, with the laudation being delivered by Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. This is a formal business affair with high-profile guests, which we hope will be an exciting opportunity for graduate level students interested in foreign affairs and the cultural sector. Volunteers should have some customer service and/or professional experience and business attire is required. The shift will be approximately two hours beginning at 5:30pm on 11/16. We will reimburse volunteers for travel expenses within the five boroughs or those utilizing a commuter rail line. 
 
If students wish to use this opportunity to accrue any university or program specific volunteer requirements, we will be happy to sign off on any such requirements at the conclusion of the volunteer’s service. 
Bailey Bretz
Manager, Board Administration
American Academy in Berlin
14 East 60th Street, Suite 1104
New York, New York 10022
+1 212-588-1755
+1-614-329-8570 

Application for the Spring 2023 cohort of SASA’s Internship Program is now open! These unpaid, remote internships are great opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about Ancient Studies to gain professional experience in the non-profit sector in work closely related to their areas of study. Our vibrant, diverse community of interns and volunteers enjoy working together to promote Ancient Studies access and participation for all.

At SASA, we strongly advocate for students to develop multiple areas of expertise, both academic and professional. Interning with us is a great way to broaden your horizons!

Join one of our teams, each of which are vital to SASA’s organization and mission, accomplishing a wide scope of projects and tasks:

  • Communications

  • Inter-Org Communications

  • Research

  • Fundraising

  • Grant Writing

  • Executive

  • Virtual Conference

  • Access

  • Outreach

  • Archaeogaming

  • Mentorship

  • North Texas

Read more in the SASA Internship Program brochure here and visit our webpage.

The deadline for applications is December 1st, 2022, so apply today! 


Send events for posting (word .doc/docx preferred over .pdf) to <HISTORY@columbia.edu>

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