1/10/2019 – CFP: The Stage of War. Academic and Popular Representations of Large-Scale Conflicts

Leggi tutto “1/10/2019 – CFP: The Stage of War. Academic and Popular Representations of Large-Scale Conflicts”

30/9/2019 – CFP: HIV/AIDS in the 21st Century: Memorialisation, Representation and Temporality

What, when & where

As we approach the third decade of the current century and the initial years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic become more deeply confined to the annals of history, scholarly and artistic interest in the virus appears to be thriving.

Initiatives such as the ACT UP oral history project, the 25th anniversary and revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America in London and New York, and countless documentary films from David Weissman’s We Were Here (2011) to Jim Hubbard’s United in Anger (2012), have all contributed to a renewed interest in the early days of the epidemic and, indeed, a fascination with the ways in which subsequent generations of gay and queer-identified youth have processed and negotiated its legacy. As such, questions have arisen regarding the representation of HIV/AIDS in contemporary culture.

In what ways has the introduction of protease inhibitors affected the output of artists confronting HIV/AIDS? What are the ethical issues surrounding the depiction of the early years of the epidemic in film, art and theatre? What are some of the political questions surrounding the historicisation of HIV/AIDS in the twenty-first century? And does a traceable genealogy or heritage exist when it comes to HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy?

These are just some of the questions our conference aims to address by encouraging interdisciplinary discussion surrounding the memorialisation, representation and temporality of HIV/AIDS in the twenty-first century. Themes may include, but are by no means limited to:

The politics of representation
Archiving HIV/AIDS
Historicising HIV/AIDS beyond the white, male experience
HIV/AIDS activism from past to present
HIV/AIDS and intergenerational discourses
Representing HIV/AIDS after the ‘protease moment’
Representing trauma
HIV/AIDS and temporality

Deadline & how to apply

To apply, please send a paper proposal of 300-400 words and a 150-word bio to hivhumanities@gmail.com by 30 September, 2019. Any enquiries can also be directed to this email address.

_____________

see more job opportunities.
 

31/8/2019 – CFP: Histories and Cultures of Latinas: Suffrage, Activism and Women’s Rights

What, when & where

The XV Recovery conference will convene in Houston from February 20 to 22, 2020 to continue the legacy of scholars meeting to discuss and present their research. The conference theme invites scholars—including archivists, librarians, linguists, historians, critics, theorists and community members–to share examples of the cultural legacy they are recovering, preserving and making available about the culture of the Hispanic world whose peoples resided here, immigrated to or were exiled in the United States over the past centuries. This conference foregrounds the work of Latinas that focuses on women’s rights, suffrage and education as we usher in a new phase of feminist critical genealogies. We seek papers, panels and posters in either English or Spanish that highlight these many contributions, but also offer us critical ways to rethink issues of agency, gender, sexualities, race/ethnicity, class and power. Of particular interest are presentations about digital humanities scholarship, methods and practices on these themes.

The end date for Recovery research and themes will now be 1980 in order to give scholars, archivists, linguists and librarians the stimulus needed to begin recovering the documentary legacy of the 1960s and 1970s, which is fast disappearing. We encourage papers or panels that make use of archival research that provokes a revision of established literary interpretations and/or historiographies. Papers or posters on locating, preserving and making accessible movement(s) documents generated by Latinas and Latinos in those two decades will be welcome. Studies on the following themes, as manifested before 1960, will be welcome:

Digital Humanities
Analytical studies of recovered authors and/or texts
Critical, historical and theoretical approaches to recovered texts
Curriculum development: Integrating recovered texts into teaching at university and K-12 levels
Religious thought and practice
Folklore/oral histories
Historiography
Language, translation, bilingualism and linguistics
Library and information science
Social implications, cultural analyses
Collections and archives: accessioning and critical archive studies
Documenting the long road/struggle toward equality
1960-1980 only movement(s)-related research

Deadline & how to apply

Submit your 250-word paper/poster abstract and vitae by email to recovery@uh.edu by August 31, 2019.

_____________

see more job opportunities.
 

15/10/19 – call for papers “18th Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North Amer­ican Stud­ies”

Leggi tutto “15/10/19 – call for papers “18th Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North Amer­ican Stud­ies””

15/10/19 – call for papers “Women’s Resistance to Feminism(s) in the United States since the 19th century”

Leggi tutto “15/10/19 – call for papers “Women’s Resistance to Feminism(s) in the United States since the 19th century””

01/09/2019 – call for papers “American contact. Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book”

Leggi tutto “01/09/2019 – call for papers “American contact. Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book””

10/10/2019 – call for papers ” Modernist Structures”

Leggi tutto “10/10/2019 – call for papers ” Modernist Structures””

until filled – archival editor, Van Buren papers; and visiting professor in Tennessee

What, when & where

The Papers of Martin Van Buren seeks an assistant editor for a Jul 2019-June 2020 appointment, with the possibility of extended employment dependent on grant funding. The position will require the editor to catalog, transcribe, annotate, and/or proofread documents for the project, which is producing digital and print editions of approximately 13,000 known Van Buren documents.

The position will require the editor to catalog, transcribe, annotate, and/or proofread documents for the project, which will produce digital and print editions of approximately 13,000 known Van Buren documents.  

Candidate must possess:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in reading and comprehending nineteenth-century handwriting
  • Experience with documentary editing and/or a research specialty in U.S. politics between 1800 and 1865 will be considered a plus

Deadline & how to apply

The successful hire will be required to be in residence at the project office in Cumberland University’s Vise Library.

Please upload your cover letter, resume, and 3 references.


What, when & where

Applications are sought for a visiting assistant professor of history. The successful candidate will teach five courses, specifically World Civilization I, World Civilization II, History of the United States I, and/or History of the United States II, in both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Courses may be taught on campus and/or at dual enrollment sites in area high schools. These courses are options for the fulfillment of the History component of Cumberland University’s General Education Core, and in the History major. These survey courses should provide students with a rigorous introduction to major historical themes, as well as to college-level writing, thinking, and analysis.

Deadline & how to apply

An electronic version of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, unofficial graduate transcripts, and 5 references is required. 

Other info, Links & conditions

  • Ability to navigate instructional technology and software.
  • Demonstrated inter- and intrapersonal skills, especially in engaging with traditional and non-traditional university students.
  • Evidence of high level of personal agency and initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

Preferred: Completed doctorate degree in History. A Master’s degree in history or a related field (with 18 completed graduate hours in history) may be accepted.


What, when & where

Applications are sought for adjunct instructors of History to teach HIS 191, 192, 201, and/or 202 in the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Courses may be taught on campus and/or at dual enrollment sites in area high schools. These courses are options for the fulfillment of the History component of Cumberland University’s General Education Core, and in the History major. These survey courses should provide students with a rigorous introduction to major historical themes, as well as to college-level writing, thinking, and analysis.

  • Ability to navigate instructional technology and software.
  • Demonstrated inter- and intrapersonal skills, especially in engaging with traditional and non-traditional university students.
  • Evidence of high level of personal agency and initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

Deadline & how to apply

An electronic version of your cover letter, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, unofficial graduate transcripts, and five references is required.

_____________

see more job opportunities.

No deadline. Call for contibutions “Comparative American studies; an international journal”

Leggi tutto “No deadline. Call for contibutions “Comparative American studies; an international journal””

30/06/2019 – CFP: Planet Ocean

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Contemporary Marine Environments

Changing marine environments form a significant part of contemporary concerns around global warming. Rising sea-levels, microplastics, oil spills, and fishing practices are just some of the compounding environmental factors that scientific research attempts to tackle. Yet the sea is also an everyday space of both livelihood and leisure. Leggi tutto “30/06/2019 – CFP: Planet Ocean”