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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 here: https://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. 

Apply Now

 


The Michigan Historical Review
2022 GRADUATE STUDENT

ESSAY PRIZE

Winner receives a cash prize of $1,000 and
publication in the Spring 2023 issue!
The Michigan Historical Review is seeking papers from
graduate students exploring themes related to
Michigan’s past. Submissions must:
• Use original, primary source research and represent
an addition to historical knowledge.

• Be a recommended 10,000-15,000 words, double-spaced,
and footnoted (do not include author’s name anywhere

within the manuscript).

• Include a cover letter with the author’s name and name of

the graduate school program.
Submissions will be judged on originality, research,
style, and proper documentation.
DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2022
Send to: review@hsmichigan.org


George Watt Prize, 2022

Submissions should be emailed (as an attachment) to dmeaney@alba-valb.org

with the subject line “2022 Watt Award” (Please indicate in which category you are submitting, the title of your submission, and your educational institution)

Deadline: July 5, 2022!

This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the international volunteers who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938.

Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of argument or presentation.

The George Watt Prize is awarded in three categories:

  # of Winners Monetary Award Published (in excerpt)
Pre-Collegiate 3 Up to $250 yes
Undergraduate 1 Up to $500 yes
Graduate 1 Up to $1000 yes
 

Graduate Award

  • Submissions must be between 3,500 and 12,500 words.
  • Submissions may be in Spanish or English.
  • The Applicant must currently be registered as a graduate student and work must be related to graduate studies.
  • Winners are expected to make a statement/presentation to the selection committee prior to award disbursement.
  • Any work produced since August 1, 2021 is eligible for the competition.
  • One essay will be awarded up to $1000
  • Deadline: July 5, 2022

The International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Division of History of Science and Technology (IUHPST/DHST), is happy to invite submissions to its seventh DHST Dissertation prize, awarding promising young scholars in the broad field of the history of science and technology.

Initiated at the 22nd International Congress of History of Science in 2005 held in Beijing, IUHPST/DHST now awards the prize every two years. Up to three awards for recent Ph.D. historians of science and technology will recognize outstanding doctoral dissertations completed and filed between 1 September 2020 and 1 September 2022.

The Prize does not specify distinct categories, but submissions must be on the history of science, technology, or medicine. The Award Committee endeavors to maintain the broadest coverage of subjects, geographical areas, chronology and civilizations (African, North American, South American, Asian, Islamic, Western and Ancient Civilizations, and others not included in this list).

Prizes consist of a certificate, waiver of registration fees, assistance with travel and accommodation expenditures to the 27th DHST Congress at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, in 2025. The winner of a prize whose dissertation engages substantially with Islamic science and culture (over competitions seven (2020-2022) and eight (2022-2024), is also awarded the İhsanoğlu Prize funded by the Turkish Society of History of Science.”

A list of previous winners and their projects may be found on the DHST web page at: http://dhstweb.org/awards/dhst-dissertation-prize

AWARD COMMITTEE: The Award Committee includes DHST Council members and distinguished subject specialists.

COMPETITION CALENDAR: Applications open 10 July 2022 and close 1 October 2022 (22:00, GMT). Announcement of prize winners for the seventh competition in early 2023. An award ceremony for winners of competition 7 and 8 is planned at the 27th International Congress of History of Science and Technology to take place in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2025.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

In order to apply, the following pdf documents should be sent by mail to DHST president Marcos Cueto (marcos.cueto@fiocruz.br):

– the dissertation. Submissions in any language are welcome.

– a summary of the dissertation in English (maximum 20 double-spaced pages)

– A recommendation letter from the PhD supervisor (at most 3 pages) assessing the dissertation and its historiographical significance. The letter is confidential and should be sent separately by the supervisor.

The e-mails accompanying these documents should specify in the subject line: ‘DHST Dissertation Prize-2023” followed by the last name of the candidate as in this format: ‘DHST Dissertation Prize-2023-Last Name’.


Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of the American volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War. We have an annual essay contest, The Watt Prize, named in honor of Lincoln Brigade volunteer George Watt, a writer, and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA, which is now accepting submissions. Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the international volunteers who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938.

The contest offers cash prizes and accepts submissions in Graduate and Undergraduate categories. The deadline for submission is July 5, 2022, and all submissions should be emailed to dmeaney@alba-valb.org

More information about the essay contest and a detailed look at the contest requirements and judging criteria are located here on our website. I have also included the essay requirements and deadline in the bulleted form below if you choose to forward this email.

Email Submissions to dmeaney@alba-valb.org

Graduate Award (Up to $1000)

  • Submissions must be between 3,500 and 12,500 words.
  • Submissions may be in Spanish or English.
  • The Applicant must currently be registered as a graduate student and work must be related to graduate studies.
  • Winners are expected to make a statement/presentation to the selection committee prior to award disbursement.
  • Any work produced since August 1, 2021 is eligible for the competition.
  • One essay will be awarded up to $1000
  • Deadline: July 5, 2022

Application Deadline: 31st July 2022

Total Award Amount: $5,000

HACU Cafe Bustelo El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarships

Call for Abstracts, Proposals, & Papers
Submit to EPOCH

EPOCH aims to publish the best in new historical research by postgraduates in a professional and accessible form.

We are always looking for new submissions and publish quarterly. We are interested in articles, quick-reads, and reviews from across the Arts and Humanities, provided they have a historical theme.


MJLS’ inaugural issue on the theme of Sovereignty, States, and Inclusion asks writers and reviewers to think critically about the meaning of both sovereignty and the state, broadly conceived. We are interested in how these concepts operate in the present and how they developed and transformed historically. Submissions should recognize that no state is a monolith, and that we often cannot understand states to act in a neat, unilateral, top-down manner. Exploring different dynamics of power and the relationship between various aspects of states, public rights, and identities may also reveal inflection points, helping us to make sense of the past and of our own turbulent times. 

The Michigan Journal of Law & Society is the nation’s first law-school journal to focus on the intersections of law, history, and the social sciences. MJLS is also the nation’s first law-school journal to incorporate law students, PhD students, and a faculty editorial board into its review and editorial processes. 
MJLS’ faculty editorial board consists of thirteen members spanning multiple disciplines, such as Heather Ann Thompson, Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy; William Novak, Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and author of The People’s Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America; and Sandy Levitsky, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, author of Caring for Our Own: Why There Is No Political Demand for New American Social Welfare Rights. 

 As always, please email me or mjls.execs@umich.edu if you have any questions


Conference of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, University of London

Call for Papers: Refugees from Nazism: Innovation in Engineering and

Industry

Historically, Exile Studies have concentrated on social, political and cultural
themes but in recent years – most notably with the Conference of the
Gesellschaft für Exilforschung in Vienna in 2014 and the subsequent
publication of its Proceedings Kometen des Geldes – economic questions have
moved from the periphery to the centre of academic enquiry. With this in
mind, the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at the
Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London is inviting
contributors to speak at its Conference on 13 and 14 September, 2023 on
Refugees to Britain from Nazism: Innovation in Engineering and Industry. The
conference will be both online and live at Senate House, University of London.

Key Areas of enquiry could include:
Aryanisation and transfer of existing companies in the Third Reich
Establishment of engineering and manufacturing and other companies by
refugees from Nazism
Impact of economic conditions on émigré entrepreneurs
Wartime changes in legislation and their implications for emigrants engaged in
trade and industry
Innovation in engineering and industry: development of new products,
processes and technology in Britain and/or overseas
Development of international trade links
Career change and retraining
The impact of internment on refugee engineers and industrialists
Refugee employees of British engineering and manufacturing companies in
Britain
Restitution for Aryanised companies

Legacy of refugee engineering and industry

Contributions may be in either English or German for 30-minute papers.
The deadline for offers of papers is 30 June 2022. An abstract not exceeding
300 words together with a short speaker biography, both as attached WORD
documents, should be sent to the editors by that date: a.nyburg@ic.ac.uk
and c.brinson@ic.ac.uk
Selected papers from the conference will be published in the Research
Centre’s Yearbook 21 (2024)

Editors:
Dr Anna Nyburg
Prof. Charmian Brinson


Call for Papers

Confronting Collective Memory of the Anglo-American Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

https://archiveiraq.org

March 19, 2023

March 19, 2023 Workshop

Abstracts due July 1, 2022

Archive Iraq invites submissions for a March 19, 2023 workshop in memoriam of the 2003 U.S. invasion. We invite scholars of any discipline to contribute 5,000 word pieces in Arabic or in English to be circulated in advance of a workshop held in March 2023. Scholars are invited to describe a portion of the historical events involving U.S.-led military coercion in Iraq since 2003. Contributors are encouraged to gather and incorporate as many primary sources as possible, with emphasis on those documents that are in the public domain (released government documents, etc.). 

While this workshop is meant to gather an intellectual community to debate and hone conceptual frameworks, the primary purpose of this effort is to build an archive and gather documents into one place, together. Our long-term goal is to generate a timeline of events documenting military coercion in Iraq, referencing primary source documents, on a public-facing bilingual website. The purpose is to offer a unified archive that is accessible to the public and decenters U.S. propaganda in the history record of events since 2003. This effort requires the help of many scholars pulling together primary source documents to build the archive. 

The website hosting this public archive, Archive Iraq, is an open access, digital collection of primary and secondary source materials of Iraqi history to create, recover, and maintain collective memory with an inclusive, holistic, and corrective account that lends itself to community efforts for accountability and justice. Archive Iraq will ultimately host a deeper and more textured history of Iraq, beyond the 2000’s. We begin with the past 20 years of Anglo-American military coercion in memoriam of the 2003 invasion and its consequences. You are invited to join in crafting a rigorous historical narrative that, along with its primary sources, is free and easily accessible to the public.  

Topics to consider include: 

  • The invasion: The military campaign, its legality, its humanitarian consequences

  • The occupation (May 20, 2003 – June 28, 2004): The transformation of Iraq’s economy and society, the Coalition Provisional Authority, and De-Baathification 

  • The Iraqi Partisan movement: Armed resistance and opposition to the occupation

  • Iraqi labor history 

  • The continued foreign military presence: The U.S. Status of Forces Agreement, the U.N. timeline for withdrawal, and the new Iraqi government

  • Iraq’s new constitution

  • Sectarianism in Iraq

  • The Militia War

  • The U.S. withdrawal and the continued foreign military presence 

  • The Iraqi Spring Protests: Its goals and the government’s repression 

  • The Anbar Uprising 

  • The Islamic State Occupation: Its causes and its conclusion

  • The al-Hashd al-Shaabi militias

  • The 2018 protests

Timeline: 

July 1, 2022: Please send in your working title and an abstract of 200 words or fewer to info@archiveiraq.org 

Dec 1, 2022: In advance of the workshop, we ask that scholars send in original files or links to any primary source documents they may reference or analyze in their workshop paper. These should be sent to info@archiveiraq.org by Dec 1, 2022, to give the archivist time to curate the archive of documents. 

Feb 15, 2023: Paper drafts will be circulated a month before the workshop. Please send to info@archiveiraq.org 

March 19, 2023: The workshop will take place March 19, 2023, on the 20th anniversary of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. This hybrid workshop will be jointly hosted in New York and Ramadi for in person gatherings, and on Zoom for those who wish to attend remotely. It will be accessible via livestream to the public. Participants will present their work and discuss a vision for intervening in collective memory of the past 20 years. 

Dec 2023: Our hope is that this workshop will culminate in a public-facing edited volume to be published by the end of the year, in addition to the public-facing archive of primary-source documents curated through this workshop process. 

Sincerely,

The Archive Iraq Editorial Board

Ross Caputi

Noor Ghazi

Kali Rubaii


Matters of Art: Materiality, Functionality, and the Agency of Art Objects
The 8th Annual Symposium of the Art Student Graduate Organization

Symposium Dates: September 16-17, 2022
Abstract Due Date: July 3, 2022
Keynote: Dr. Monica Domínguez Torres, University of Delaware

The role material condition plays in artistic production and the utility of artistic objects has been
frequently obscured in the discipline of art history. Stemming from 19
th
-century theories in Formalism,
growing interest in the topic of materiality developed out of the desire to understand how material
substances have informed artists’ creative processes. Despite its modern origins, this ontologically-based
framework may be applied to art historical research investigating any region or period of time,
including critical examinations of the sensorial qualities and physical properties of artworks. Further,
the relationship between the tangible and intangible conditions of an artwork can be pursued to better
understand broader existential traits inherent in objecthood.
This year’s symposium will foreground materiality with an emphasis on raw materials, both in the
production of art objects and in artistic depictions. We are interested in exploring the cross-cultural
exchange of objects and materials; the extraction and exploitation of natural resources (especially under
colonial auspices); the role of art objects as material commodities; the sensory interactions between the
viewer and art objects; and the translation of raw materials into artistic products.
Papers may engage art and/or visual culture from any period, style, origin, or culture. Potential paper
topics may include:

+ Cultural/economic/political/social
significance of raw materials and their
origins
+ Natural resources as art media
+ Production of art objects, workshop
practices, or artistic practices
+ Functionality of art objects in ritual,
cultural, religious, social, or political
contexts
+ Cross-cultural exchanges of materials
or art objects
+ The commodification and/or
collection of art objects

+ Sensory interactions between the body
and art objects
+ Materials/media as mediators of
meaning
+ Reproductions or reproducibility of
art objects
+ Sustainability in art production
+ Material considerations of popular
visual culture
+ Conservation techniques and/or
theories
+ Ephemerality

The symposium will be held in-person at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on
Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM EDT. We invite abstracts of no more than 300
words for 20-minute paper presentations. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and are
open to a general audience.

Please submit your abstract and CV via this form by 5 PM EDT Sunday, July, 3, 2022. Selected
speakers will be notified by mid-July. Please address all inquiries to symposium organizers via
asgo.unc@gmail.com.

 


CALL FOR PAPERS: The Black 1980s

The Journal of African American History (JAAH) is planning a “special issue” on the history of the “Black 1980s.” From the late 1970s through the mid-1990s, Black political leaders and activists stood at the forefront of the fight against the economic restructuring of the United States, the new conservative turn in American politics, and a Cold War-centered foreign policy that compelled the United States to support various racist and repressive regimes in the Global South. Key political movements and moments, including Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaigns, the Free South Africa movement, the Los Angeles Rebellion, the Million Man and Million Woman Marches, and more, highlight the dramatic role that Black political communities played during this era. These political formations and responses were also in reaction to tremendous changes in Black America along the lines of class and gender. The ‘War on Drugs’, demonization of single Black mothers, rising Black poverty and an incipient war on social welfare uneasily co-existed with a historic rise in Black political representation and the emergence of a small but significant Black elite. This special issue proposes a multidisciplinary exploration of the African Americans who engaged in these struggles during this critical decade and a half.

Despite the tremendous importance and explanatory potential of the Black 1980s, the era remains grossly under-studied. Historians are largely silent on the topic of post-1970s Black activism, with many treating this moment merely as a postscript to the classical phase of the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power era. To their credit, political scientists have produced a dense and insightful body of scholarship on Black politics in the 1980s and early 1990s. The discipline has yet to develop, however, an overarching language or paradigm for understanding Black activism in this pivotal period. We hope that this special issue will begin that process.

This issue aims to more precisely define and periodize the transformations in Black activism in the years between the late 1970s and the mid-1990s through an in-depth exploration of the following broad questions: 

  • How did Black politics, at both the grassroots and elite level, critically transform in response to the American nation-state’s shift from a formal system of racial exclusion and segregation to a formal system of racial inclusion and integration that coincided with a time of economic austerity and conservative retrenchment? In other words, what was the impact, within Black politics and Black political communities (both defined broadly), when the civil rights legislation of the 1960s collided with the increasing conservatism of the Republican and Democratic Parties?
  • What kinds of new political alliances emerged as Black communities attempted to secure rights and resources while navigating the new racial terrain of 1980s America? How did these new coalitions develop and operate within the broader context of increasing interracial and intra-racial class stratification? How did the widespread rise of bipartisan conservative philosophies, ideas, institutions, and finances ultimately influence grassroots and elite Black political activism?
  • How did African Americans imagine and act on their understanding of their relationship to the Black world in the 1980s and 1990s? What changes to Black political internationalism and diasporic politics came about through the expansion of African Americans’ institution-based engagement with African and Caribbean affairs (e.g., through the Congressional Black Caucus, TransAfrica, Crossroads Africa, evangelical churches, etc.) and the rapid growth of African and Caribbean communities in North American cities? What issues defined their institutional and grassroots involvement in international affairs? How did the rise and fall of the anti-apartheid movement contribute to evolving conceptions of transnational ties between black communities, movements, and issues?
  • How did the unprecedented popularity of Black entertainers and athletes, and the representation of Black life in mass media, reflect, influence, or undercut Black political mobilizations in this period? How did the political commitments of Black artists and entertainers evolve or shift from previous eras? 

Articles addressing (though not limited to) the below topics are welcome: 

  • Black electoral mobilization,
  • Black radicalism, nationalism, and feminism,
  • African American interest in and influence on U.S. foreign policy in Africa, the Caribbean, and South America,
  • The interaction between Black politics and popular culture,
  • Black communities’ complex intersections with and rejections of the heightened conservatism of the Democratic and Republican parties, particularly around issues of welfare reform, the war on crime, and the “underclass”; and
  • The rebirth of Black socio-economic and political movement-style activism in the 1980s and early 1990s. 

Authors should submit essays via the Editorial Manager® system. Manuscripts, including footnotes, must be between 10,000 and 11,500 words (approximately 35 to 40 pages). View the “Instructions for Authors”Guest Editors include: Joshua Guild, George Derek Musgrove, Benjamin Talton, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Leah Wright-Rigueur. For inquiries, please contact: JAAH@msu.edu or Guest Editor George Derek Musgrove (derek.musgrove@umbc.edu).  

Manuscripts must be submitted by September 1, 2022.

 
Job Listings (teaching; assisting with research; tutoring; etc.) & Internships
An opening for a part-time history teacher at our school, Poly Prep Country Day School, an independent school in Brooklyn, NY. We are looking for a candidate who would be interested in teaching two sections of our African American History course in the fall and two sections of our Slavery and Resistance course in the spring (open to students in grades 11 and 12), and we are hoping you can share this posting with any students of yours who may be interested. We are a collegial and thriving department, and this is an ideal opportunity for any graduate students looking to gain teaching experience in a supportive, flexible, and well-resourced school.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions; any interested applicants should apply via this link or can send their materials directly to me (mmoslander@polyprep.org).
Thank you very much,
Maggie Moslander

Maggie Moslander (she/her)

History Department Chair
Poly Prep Country Day School, Dyker Heights
718.836.9800 x6041

Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and the Public Humanities

Brown University: DOF: Slavery and Justice Center

Deadline: Jul 04, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS INTERFOLIO PAGE


 

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
MW Building, Room MW288

1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario  M1C 1A4
Tel 416-287-7122  http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~hcs/

Associate Professor/Professor, Chair in Tamil Studies

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough
(UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Tamil Studies.
The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an expected start
date of January 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to
the University of Toronto Scarborough and will serve as the Chair of Tamil Studies. The Chair
of Tamil Studies is an endowed position. As Chair, the successful candidate will undergo a
review at the end of 5 years.
Within the interdisciplinary field of Tamil Studies, we are interested in candidates whose
research builds connections between the ethnic studies/diaspora studies and area studies and
rooted in deep knowledge of Tamil language and culture. Areas of interest include global
migration and/or diaspora; intersections of labor, caste, gender, and sexuality; social justice;
media and the performing arts; language and literature (including the global Tamil modern);
and nationalism. We especially encourage applicants working on Sri Lankan Tamil life, history
and culture in the context of global migration. Candidates must have strong bi-lingual
communication skills in English and Tamil, a commitment to mentoring a diverse student body,
and interest in engaging with the Greater Toronto Area Tamil community both of which include
people who inhabit categories of social difference and who are members of historically
marginalized groups within the larger Tamil community.
Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or interpretive social science, with a clearly
demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful
candidate will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and
lead innovative research at the highest international caliber and to maintain an outstanding,
competitive program which will strengthen the University of Toronto’s institutional contribution

to the global network of Tamil Studies. Collaborations with international partners, community-
based research, or other practices that reflect a commitment to more equitable modes of

scholarly work within Tamil Studies are especially valued.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a
record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked peer-reviewed
and field relevant international journals and/or top-ranked university and academic presses,
the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished
awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and
prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

– Please Post –
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the
teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below),
as well as strong letters of reference.
Candidates must also provide evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the
promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated
through the application materials.
The successful candidate’s research and teaching interests will complement and broaden our
departmental strengths in Global Asian Studies, mobilities of people, objects, ideas, and
practices and will share our commitment to non-Euro-centric and decolonial pedagogy. In
addition to contributing to the undergraduate curriculum in Historical and Cultural Studies,
candidates should be able to contribute to at least one of the University of Toronto’s graduate
programs where they will hold a graduate appointment.
Activities we envisage in connection with the Chair’s institutional contributions include training
diverse students at the undergraduate and graduate levels in this field; grant writing and
project leadership, engaging with a bilingual public on issues of collective concern; working
with and expanding on our special archival and library collections of Tamil-related materials;
and fostering community outreach in the Toronto area through various forums within the
university as well as beyond.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The multidisciplinary Department of Historical and Cultural Studies 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, the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies 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 http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/hcs. The successful
candidate will join a campus that fulfills the University’s priorities
(https://threepriorities.utoronto.ca/) while centering Inclusive Excellence in its own strategic
plan https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/strategicplan/inspiring-inclusive-excellence.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job (Req ID:
22527.) Candidates should supply the following materials: cover letter, current curriculum
vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, that explicitly
situates the candidate’s research in relation to Tamil studies scholarship, a writing sample (up
to 25 pages, single spaced), and a teaching dossier (including a strong teaching statement,
two sample syllabi of relevant courses, and teaching evaluations from recent courses taught).
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, diversity and inclusion with particular reference to building an equitable Tamil Studies
(candidates are invited to cover topics such as research or teaching that incorporates a focus
on underrepresented communities, inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from
underrepresented groups).

– Please Post –
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
once 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. Further inquiries about the position can be
directed to Prof. Bhavani Raman at tamilstudieschair@utsc.utoronto.ca.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 9, 2022.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.
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.

 


Assistant Professor – Black Feminisms in Canada

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough
(UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Black
Feminisms in Canada. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an
expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be
joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary scholarly community at UTSC and in the tri-campus
University of Toronto with related regional, temporal, and thematic foci.
Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Women and Gender Studies or a closely
related discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record
of excellence in research and teaching in the field of Black Feminisms in Canada both
conceptually and methodologically. Candidates must be rooted in the tradition of Black feminist
genealogies and have a demonstrated record of activist work and strong ties with Black
communities. Candidates must demonstrate an active, interdisciplinary research agenda
focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: the transnational politics of policing;
detention and deportation; carcerality and abolition; Black-Indigenous collaboration; and Black
feminist political thought. A significant element of the candidate’s current and future research
interests must locate Canada/Turtle Island within the global contexts of Black life.
We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our
existing departmental strengths in the study of mobilities of people, objects, ideas, and practices within and across imperial formations, and will share our commitment to non-Eurocentric, decolonial pedagogy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in both Women’s and Gender Studies and at least one other Historical
and Cultural Studies undergraduate program, based on their thematic and/or regional
specialization. The successful candidate should be able to contribute meaningfully to the
master’s and doctoral program at the University of Toronto’s Women and Gender Studies
Institute, where the candidate will hold a graduate appointment.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in innovative and independent research
of a recognized international caliber and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and
externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence
as demonstrated by a research statement, a record of publications in top-ranked and field
relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards,
presentations at significant conferences, and awards and accolades and strong endorsements
from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the

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teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application,
as well as strong letters of reference.
Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and 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 http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/hcs. The successful candidate will join a campus that fulfills
the University’s priorities (https://threepriorities.utoronto.ca/) while centering Inclusive

Excellence in its own strategic plan https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/principal/inspiring-inclusive-
excellence-strategic-vision-university-toronto-scarborough-2020-2025.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job (Req ID:
23091.) Applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a research statement
that explicitly situates the candidate’s scholarship in relation to the study of Black Feminisms in
Canada and their record of activist work and strong ties with Black communities, a writing
sample (up to 25 pages, single spaced), and a teaching dossier (including a strong teaching
statement, two sample syllabi of relevant courses, 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): research 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, however, 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. Further inquiries about the position can be
directed to Prof. Connie Guberman, Acting Chair at hcschair.utsc@utoronto.ca.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by March 29, 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.



Open Date: Sep 23, 2021

Description

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Department (AAADS) in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER), invites applications for a tenure- track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the interdisciplinary area of Black Geographies. As an emergent area of study, Black Geographies considers the legacies of transatlantic slavery, colonialism, and race/racism in the production of unequal spaces at once urban and rural, diasporic and local, and includes, but is not limited to attention to questions of carceral enclosure (the school, the prison and the ghetto), climate, environment, and the social (and spatial) determinants of health. While anti-black racism creates geographies that dispossess and disempower, Black peoples have also created and engaged space as a means of challenging domination and creating alternative modalities of being. We are particularly interested in scholars who approach Black Geographies through the lens of Afro-Indigenous or Afro-Latinx perspectives.  Successful candidates will be expected to have and maintain a strong research agenda, demonstrate a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching, and participate in both AAADS and CSER.

Qualifications: PhD

Application Instructions:

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, list of references for two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample/work sample (which may be a link for access). 

Review of applications will begin on November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Scientist – INTERFOLIO LINK HERE

Columbia University in the City of New York: Arts and Sciences Core – Interdisciplinary: Center for Science and Society

Open Date: Jan 07, 2022

Columbia University recognizes the importance of the co-production of knowledge in climate-related research. We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher who will focus on advancing our commitment to ethical and informed practices around the co-production of knowledge. We seek early career researchers with expertise in transdisciplinary research across some combination of the following themes: Indigenous knowledge, climate science and/or social science, impact of climate change on communities, co-production of knowledge, science communication. Candidates from Indigenous and First Nation communities are especially welcome to apply as are candidates with personal or research experience with Indigenous and First Nations communities and organizations. Housed in the Center for Science and Society, this two-year, grant-funded position is an opportunity to work with scholars and faculty mentors from diverse fields ranging from anthropology, history, ethnomusicology, ecology, journalism, American studies, Native and Indigenous studies, ethnic studies, political science, economics, engineering, earth science and oceanography to document good practices in the ethical co-production of knowledge. The postdoctoral researcher  will create a series of annotated bibliographies focused on the co-production of knowledge across several domains, work with researchers across all the Columbia University units to convene a working group on co-production, develop sample syllabi for undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses on co-production, and produce a document that codifies good practices based on this work as well as input from leaders in the successful practice of co-production that can be disseminated widely.  The successful candidate will help organize a workshop to this end and will also contribute to a webinar series that introduces the landscape of co-production of knowledge. The candidate will also have opportunities to work on media outreach and developing narratives that can be used for pedagogy and real-world research design. Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in either one of the disciplines listed above or related social, environmental, or climate sciences. The doctorate must be awarded prior to the start of appointment, and candidates must have received their degree within the past five years prior to the start of this appointment. The successful applicant will be appointed in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University for a total of two years. Appointments will be made at the level of Postdoctoral Research Scholar or Scientist. Renewal for the second year will be based on satisfactory performance. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, application review will begin January 31, 2022. The appointment may start as early as spring 2022, but no later than July 1, 2022. Columbia University benefits accompany this Postdoctoral Research Fellow appointment, please see https://research.columbia.edu/office-postdoctoral-affairs for more information.  Columbia University values diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in either one of the disciplines listed above or related social, environmental, or climate sciences. The doctorate must be awarded prior to the start of appointment, and candidates must have received their degree within the past five years prior to the start of this appointment.

Application Instructions

Candidates should provide the following: 1) CV, including a list of publications; 2) statement of research interests (no longer than 1000 words); 3) personal statement that includes the candidate’s science communication and outreach interests as well as brief statement of connection and commitments to community (no longer than 1000 words, combined); 4) names and email addresses of at least three references; and 5) writing sample: This can be a dissertation, other research publications, or work-in-progress with a suggestion of which chapter(s) would be most appropriate for a committee with members outside the candidate’s direct field to read.

JOB POSTING – PART-TIME

POSITIONS

GRADUATE STUDENTS & EMERGING
SCHOLARS IN HISTORY AND THE HUMANITIES

Big Onion Walking Tours (www.bigonion.com) is seeking qualified
graduate students who are interested in leading walking tours
focusing on the vibrant social, cultural, and political history of
Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Hudson Valley. Big Onion is designed
to offer flexible, year-round, part-time work for graduate students that
can operate around academic commitments.
Founded by graduate students at Columbia University more than 30
years ago, Big Onion has grown to be the largest and most scholarly
public history walking tour company–not only within New York, but in
the United States. Our walking tours are led year-round and on a
scheduled basis for the public as well as private tours for schools,
non-profits, corporations, and other groups.
Leading tours with Big Onion has proven to be helpful for doctoral
students with comprehensive exam prep as well as to prepare for job
talks. In addition, it is an academic CV worthy position. Our former
colleagues teach at dozens of universities/colleges throughout North
America, work at significant NGO’s and non-profit organizations.
Starting guide pay begins at $100-$125 per tour. Most tours last
about two hours.
If you are interested in taking your skills out of the classroom, can hold
an audience’s attention, and are pursuing an advanced degree,
please contact Seth Kamil, the president of Big Onion, at
seth.kamil@bigonion.com. Please email your resume with at least
two references. Interview and hiring preference is given to those with
prior teaching experience.

WE ARE INTERVIEWING POTENTIAL GUIDES NOW!


 

The Department of History at Michigan State University is seeking to recruit a junior scholar of early modern South Asia through a new university initiative. The Dean’s Research Associate Postdoctoral Fellowship in MSU’s College of Social Science serves to promote “an inclusive scholarly environment in which outstanding scholars in the social sciences support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy.” Dean’s Research Associates will have a minimal teaching load, and will receive mentorship and support aimed at possibly transitioning them into tenure-system positions.  More information about the fellowship is available here: https://socialscience.msu.edu/diversity/DRAP/index.html We would appreciate it if you would consider circulating this opportunity among your students and colleagues. 

Asian History Faculty
Department of History
Michigan State University

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
We send you as attached files the Poster and the Program of the XXXII WEEK OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES OF NÁJERA, “The medieval heritage in the Spanish territorial identity”, which will be held from July 25 to 29 in face-to-face and virtual format.
The activity will include eleven conferences that will investigate the medieval origin of some of the signs of identity in today’s Spanish society and how they have been modulated in recent centuries. In addition, other cultural activities will be carried out: guided visits to the city of Nájera and its monuments, to San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Bodegas Marqués de Cáceres…
The University of La Rioja certifies attendance (35 hours). There will be scholarships for students!

We hope to see you again in Nájera, in person or virtually,

Miscellaneous (sublet offers; programs; new courses; etc.)

The Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation

(Project Science & Orthodoxy around the World – SOW) 
and the Orthodox Academy of Crete
in collaboration with
the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
are pleased to announce the organization of
the 2022 International Summer School on Science and Religion
on the island of Crete, Greece, from June 13 to 18, 2022
The one-week intensive summer school aims to provide participants with knowledge of the history of the relations between Christianity and Science as well as with an in-depth knowledge of the relations between Orthodox Christianity and Science. It is addressed to undergraduate and postgraduate students, Ph.D. candidates, and researchers in the field of Religion, Science, History, Philosophy, Technology, Didactics, Theology, as well as to those interested in the interconnection between religion and science. The instructors are researchers from various Greek and international prestigious research and educational institutions. 
The courses will be taught in English and will be offered to a limited number of applicants who will be selected by the summer-school scientific committee.
 For more information visit: 

Call for applications for Kosovo International Summer Academy 2022, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations

Date/Venue: Part I: 12-22 July 2022, Prishtina, Kosovo

                       Part II: 10-20 August 2022, Prishtina, Kosovo

*Applicants can apply and attend only one of the sessions (either Part I or PART II)

 

Scholarships: A number of scholarships are available for most qualified applicants.

Description:

 

This July (12 – 22) and August (10 – 20), Kosovo International Summer Academy (KSA) will organize Part I and Part II of its 9th edition in Prishtina, Kosovo, with a special focus on “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”.
 

The Kosovo International Summer Academy will be welcoming distinguished professors from the world’s most prestigious universities, diplomats, high-ranking officials, and representatives of civic society, to teach courses and deliver speeches on:

  • Politics
    ·         Economics
    ·         Diplomacy
    ·         Professional Etiquette and Protocol
    ·         Leadership
    ·         Peaceful Conflict Resolution
    ·         EU Integration Process
    ·         International Law
    ·         Transitional Justice
    ·         Human Rights
  • Women’s Rights in the Western Balkans
    ·         International Justice
    ·         International Security and
    ·         The Role of Civic Society in Peacebuilding

 

Excursions and Cultural Activities

Throughout your study-abroad experience in Kosovo you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of excursions and cultural activities.

  • Tour of the Institutions of Kosovo
  • Field trip to Prizren
  • Field trip to Mitrovica
  • Field trip to Gadime Cave
  • Tour of museums and statues
  • Meetings with high-ranking officials and ambassadors

Eligibility

  • Citizens of all countries in the world are eligible to apply
  • Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students(who are enrolled or have already completed aforementioned levels of university studies) and young professionals. 
  • Applicants born in 1987 and after
  • You must be in good academic standing
Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the Kosovo International Summer Academy is 950 EUR. 

Program fee covers the following:
  1. Tuition – Tuition fee for the courses.
  2. Accommodation – The program fee covers accommodation during the length of the programme.
  3. Transportation between Prishtina International Airport and the hotel.
  4. Meals – All scheduled meals are included in the program fee.
  5. Coffee break – All scheduled coffee between courses are included in the program fee.
  6. Vocational trips – All scheduled vocational trips(entrance fees of visits to museums, galleries, etc.) are included in the program fee

  

Scholarships awarding criteria

The following criteria are considered in the admissions process:

  1. Submitting your application early
  2. Financial need
  3. Merit and existing leadership experience
  4. Intercultural experience

 

Deadlines:
 PART I –12 – 22 July 2022

  • Priority deadline: 22 April 2022
  • Visa deadline: 10 May 2022 (This Deadline applies if you need a visa to enter Kosovo).
  • Final deadline:  3 June 2022 (Applicants who hold citizenship of a country that does not need a visa to enter Kosovo).

PART II –10 – 20 August 2022

  • Priority deadline: 22 May 2022
  • Visa deadline: 20 May 2022 (This Deadline applies if you need a visa to enter Kosovo)
  • Final deadline: 20 June 2022 (Applicants who hold citizenship of a country that does not need a visa to enter Kosovo).

Please find the link for application here: http://academy-ks.org/?page_id=432.

For further information please visit official website http://academy-ks.org/ or the official Facebook page of Kosovo International Summer Academy: https://www.facebook.com/KosovoInternationalSummerAcademy/

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

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