01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America”

The history of surveillance is often associated with the history of the state. However, commercial organizations in the United States – from insurance companies to audience rating firms and database marketers, to corporate personnel and auditing departments – also exercise power over citizens through systems of identification, classification, and monitoring. The history of commercial surveillance thus intersects with key issues concerning the history of privacy, information, social sorting and discrimination, and technologies of discipline and control. Leggi tutto “01/05/18 – CFP “Seeing Like a Capitalist: Histories of Commercial Surveillance in America””

27/04/18. AHA Summer Blogger

A key skill for 21st-century historians, whether they work in the professoriate, public history, government, publishing, or beyond, is the ability to communicate through a variety of media to different audiences. Many historians have turned to blogging to reach a broad public audience, and the success of historical writing online demonstrates a hunger for historians’ point of view.  Leggi tutto “27/04/18. AHA Summer Blogger”

13-14/04/18, Turin (IT). International conference “Fifty Years and Counting: The Global Memory and Legacy of Martin Luther King”

International conference “Fifty Years and Counting: The Global Memory and Legacy of Martin Luther King” organized by Centro di studi Americani e Transatlantici Bairati.

April, 12-13, 2018 – Campus Luigi Einaudi
Lungo Dora Siena 100 – Torino

If you’d like to read more about MLK heritage, here’s a post serie by Robert Greene II on Society for U.S. Intellectual History‘s blog

For any info:

Federica Morelli, federica.morelli@unito.it
Simone Cinotto, s.cinotto@unisg.it

The conference is organized with the support of:

  • UCEBI – Unione Cristiana Evangelica Battista d’Italia
  • U.S. Consulate in Italy in Milan
  • Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere e Culture Moderne

15/06/2018 – Deadline Extended! CFP: JAm It! (Nationalism: Hyper and Post)

Nationalism: Hyper and Post

The first issue of JAm It! will try to explore the intricacies of contemporary U.S. politics by addressing notions of hyper-nationalism and post-nationalism. 

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30/04/18 – CFP “Anti-Catholicism in Europe and America, 1520-1900”

Call for papers for a three-day workshop on anti-Catholicism in Europe and America. The aims of the workshop are Leggi tutto “30/04/18 – CFP “Anti-Catholicism in Europe and America, 1520-1900””

31/03/17 – CFC “Other Souths on page and screen”

In the 1993 inaugural issue of Southern Cultures Harry Watson and John Shelton Reed claimed in “The Front Porch” that “although it may be said that there is one South, there are also many Souths, and many cultural traditions among them … There is one South spawned by its many cultures”

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15/04/18 – CFP “The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850

Issues of identities and connections were as pertinent to the inhabitants of early America and the Atlantic World as they remain today. Up until the mid-nineteenth century, the geopolitics of the Americas were in constant flux Leggi tutto “15/04/18 – CFP “The Making and Unmaking of Identities and Connections in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1650-1850”

More Perfect – Alla scoperta della Corte Suprema degli Stati Uniti

“How does an elite group of nine people shape everything from marriage and money, to safety and sex for an entire nation?”

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31/03 – CFP: Challenging America, American Challenges. Culture, Society, Politics. University of Poland

The Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS) is promoting a Conference about Challenging America, American Challenges. Culture, Society, Politics, held and hosted by the Department of American Studies and Mass Media. Leggi tutto “31/03 – CFP: Challenging America, American Challenges. Culture, Society, Politics. University of Poland”

21/03/18 – MLA2019. CFP “Sweet Home Chicago? Rethinking Blues Literature”

What is the current state of Blues Literature? It has been well over thirty years since Houston Baker Jr.’s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984) put blues back on the critical map. Much has changed since then.

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