Announcements and Events

RESEARCH GRANT
The General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant

Are you a military historian, student, professor, or professional working on a book, monograph, scholarly article, thesis or dissertation focused on Military History? The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, PA invites you to apply for the General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant Program!

The Ridgway Family Endowment provides funding to the U.S. Army Military History Institute (USAMHI), a component of the USAHEC. The intent of the program is to support on-site research at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on subjects that are of enduring or emerging value to the history of the Army and are well-supported by the Institute's holdings.

Who May Apply? Anyone actively engaged in the study of military history may apply, to include research as part of a masters or doctorate program in military history (or a related field) or research toward a book, monograph, or scholarly article. The selection committee interprets "military history" in the broadest sense.

How to Apply: Submit applications to the Chair, Ridgway Grant Committee, U.S. Army Military History Institute, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013-5021, or electronically to [email protected]. Applications should include the required items listed below. Additional materials, also listed below, that will assist the committee in evaluating the application may also be submitted.

When to Apply: Applications are due to the committee by 31 December. Electronic applications dispatched after 31 December or mailed applications postmarked after 31 December will be considered the following year.

Selection/Timeline: The Ridgway Committee consists of current or former members of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, or the U.S. Army War College appointed by the Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute. The committee will recommend a slate of recipients to the Ridgway Endowment Fund Board of Governors by 15 February with the aim of a final announcement of recipients by 1 March.

Required Grant Application Items (must be dispatched by 31 December):
• Name, contact information
• Objective of the proposed research
• Status of research to date
• Summary of USAHEC holdings most likely to support proposed research

Suggested Additional Application Items:
• Writing samples, articles or monographs
• Letters of recommendation (for those enrolled in degree programs)

Link to USAHEC Ridgway Grant page - http://ahec.armywarcollege.edu/ridgway.cfm
Link to online application - http://ahec.armywarcollege.edu/documents/2015%20Ridgway%20Grant%20Application%20Form.pdf


RESEARCH COMPETITION
On the occasion of the centennial of World War I, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on World War I is pleased to announce an open competition for scholars under the age of 30 to research and write a scholarly paper on a major aspect of how scientists and engineers in the United States were engaged in the World War I effort.  The focus, drawing on the NAS’s creation of the National Research Council as a response to the United States’ expected involvement in World War I, is on institutional changes (e.g., the charter of the NRC) and the research enterprise in America.  In effect, scholars should look at how the war experience shaped long-term relationships among scientists and engineers and U.S. policymakers regarding national security and public welfare.  The winner of the competition will be awarded a $10,000.00 prize.

Additional detail about the competition may be found at https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/ww1/index.htm.


COLD WAR ESSAY CONTEST
For the thirteenth consecutive year, the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., is pleased to announce that it will award prizes for the best-unpublished papers on Cold War military history. Any aspect of the Cold War (1945-1991) era is eligible, including papers on military strategy, plans, and operations; the relationship between the armed forces and society; international security affairs; and the connections between Cold War military history and contemporary geopolitical challenges.

Prizes: First place will earn a plaque and a cash award of $2,000; second place, $1,000 and a plaque; and third place, $500 and a plaque.

Procedures: Entries should be sent electronically to the Adams Center at the Virginia Military Institute by Friday, November 10, 2017. Please make your submission as Microsoft Word document and limit your entry to a maximum of 7,500 words (minimum 4,000 words) of double-spaced text, exclusive of documentation and bibliography. A panel of judges will examine all papers; the Adams Center director will announce the winners in late 2017. The Journal of Military History will consider prize-winning essays for publication. In addition, the Adams Center would like to post the best papers, with the permission of the author, on its website.

Submissions to: [email protected]

Questions to:

Dr. Bradley Lynn Coleman
Director, John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
[email protected]
540-464-7447

or

Ms. Deneise Shafer
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
540-464-7338
Fax: 540-464-7246

Online at: http://www.vmi.edu/adamscenter

On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/acmhsa


UPCOMING CONFERENCE
1918 - 2018: An International Conference
‘The End of the War & The Reshaping of a Century’
6th - 8th September 2018

Hosted by the Centre for Historical Research at the University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with the Western Front Association and the First World War Network for Early Career & Postgraduate Researchers

Keynote Contributions will include:

Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds)
Dr Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford)
Professor John Horne (Trinity College Dublin)
Professor Sir Hew Strachan (University of St Andrews)
Professor Jay Winter (Yale University)

2018 represents a major milestone in the history of the First World War, not least because it marks the centenary anniversary of the end of the conflict. This encompassing conference seeks to spotlight the latest research on the events of 1918 as well as the global significances, consequences, and legacy of this watershed year. It encourages international perspectives and seeks to encompass a wide range of historical approaches as well as cross-disciplinary insights.

The event will feature keynote addresses from some of the leading academic authorities on the First World War and what came afterwards, along with panel sessions from established and emerging academic researchers. Moreover, the event is being developed in collaboration with heritage agencies, museums, art galleries, funders, schools and community groups involved in First World War research, remembrance and events.

We ask you to ‘Save the Date’ and we invite expressions of interest from scholars (including early career and postgraduate researchers), independent researchers, organisations, groups and individuals interested in participating (as either contributor or attendee) in the conference. A formal call for papers will follow in summer 2017.

To register your interest or for any further enquires please contact: Dr Oliver Wilkinson ([email protected])

Keep up-to-date with all the latest event news at our website (www.wlv.ac.uk/1918to2018) or by following us on twitter (@1918to2018)


NEW PRESS
Lever Press, a peer-reviewed, open access press sponsored by leading liberal arts colleges, issues call for works and series
 
The Lever Press, a peer-reviewed, open access publisher of scholarly monographs in the humanities, the arts, and the humanistic social sciences, has officially launched.

Conceived by an initiative of the Oberlin Group, a consortium of eighty liberal arts colleges across the nation, the Lever Press is made possible by funding commitments from more than forty college and university libraries within and beyond Oberlin’s membership, and run by a partnership of two established scholarly publishers—the Amherst College Press and Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan. Lever Press is guided by a cross-institutional, multidisciplinary editorial board of distinguished scholars: 

  • Darin Hayton, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Haverford College
  • Nicolle Hirschfeld, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Trinity University
  • Matthew Johnson, Assistant Professor and Chair of East Asian Studies, Grinnell College
  • Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Interim Director of the Denison Museum, Denison University
  • Frederick Knight, Professor and Chairman of History, Morehouse College
  • Karil Kucera, Associate Professor of Art History and Asian Studies and Chair, Asian Studies St. Olaf College
  • Jason Mittell, Professor of Film and Media Culture and American Studies and Faculty Director, Digital Liberal Arts Initiative, Middlebury College
  • Mary Crone Odekon, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, Skidmore College
  • J. Aaron Simmons, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Furman University
  • Lisa Trivedi, Professor of History, Hamilton College
  • Josephine Wright, Professor of Music, The Josephine Lincoln Morris Professor of Black Studies, and Chair, Department of Africana Studies, The College of Wooster
In giving shape to its emerging editorial program, Lever Press has developed a “Guidance to Authors” signaling an interest in works characterized by three qualities:

  1. Exhibit the deep commitment to interdisciplinarity that is native to smaller academic communities where faculty members daily collaborate across field boundaries. We are particularly interested in projects that connect perspectives from the sciences, arts, and humanities.
  2. Engage with major social issues facing our communities. Founded on strong ethical and religious principles, liberal arts colleges are the location of important debates about the grand challenges that face our society which we hope to manifest in our publications.
  3. Blur the traditional lines between “research” and “teaching,” creating resources ideally suited for experiential learning environments. Liberal arts colleges have reinvented the pedagogy of engagement and our publications will reflect that commitment. Among other things, we are interested in projects curated by faculty members that involve undergraduates in the process of creation and highlight their contributions.
 Proposals for new works and new series are now being welcomed at the Lever Press website. Information and instructions for submissions may be found at http://www.leverpress.org/authors/.


SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT
Joint Force Quarterly seeks history submissions for its “Recall” Section
 
Joint Force Quarterly, published by the National Defense University Press, is looking for articles of 2,500 - 5,000 words or less for its Recall section.  Recall focuses on historical issues often of contemporary relevance to the joint force.   JFQ is the Chairman's joint military and security studies journal designed to inform and educate national security professionals on joint and integrated operations; whole of government contributions to national security policy and strategy; homeland security; and developments in training and joint military education to better equip America's military and security apparatus to meet tomorrow's challenges while protecting freedom today.  Instructions for submission of articles is at: http://ndupress.ndu.edu/SubmitaManuscript.aspx.  Any questions can be sent to [email protected].


WAR AND SOCIETY IN NORTH AMERICA
Several books have been published in this series at Ohio University Press.

  • Geoffrey L. Rossano’s edited Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingall’s, America’s First Naval Ace
  • Eugene D. Schmiel’s Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era
  • Steven M. Baule’s Protecting the Empire’s Frontier: Officers of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment during its North American Service, 1767-1776
  • John A. Wood’s forthcoming Veteran Narrative and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War
The series provides a venue for scholars of war and society in areas now comprising the United States and Canada from the pre-colonial period to the present. The scope is broadly conceived to include:
  • military histories of conventional and unconventional conflicts on the North American continent
  • studies of peace movements and pacifist attitudes in North America
  • biographies of individuals and groups from North America who fought around the world and returned from those wars
  • examinations of institutional, political, diplomatic, religious, cultural, economic, or environmental factors that affected warfare on the North American continent
  • comparative analyses of military conflicts in North America 
Proposals for outstanding dissertation monographs, surveys, anthologies, or edited primary source collections will be considered. Because this series originally focused on the Midwest, proposals will continue to be considered on the upper Mississippi River valley, the Ohio River valley, and the Great Lakes region.  The series is co-edited by Ingo Trauschweizer of Ohio University and David Ulbrich of Rogers State University.  The series' editorial advisory board includes Janet Bednarek, Michael Doyle, Nicole Etcheson, Joseph Fitzharris, John Grenier, John Hall, Paul Herbert, James Westheider, and Lee Windsor.  http://www.ohioswallow.com/series/War+and+Society+in+North+America


CALL FOR WRITERS
Strategies & Tactics Press

We are looking to augment our current pool of writers at Strategies & Tactics Press. Founded in 1967, Strategy & Tactics magazine is the longest continually published military history magazine. In addition to Strategy & Tactics, we also publish World at War, which specializes in the Second World War and Modern War which specializes in Cold War/Current/Future conflicts.

All of periods of military history are desired. For submissions we are looking for the analytical aspect of the certain battle/conflict, not necessarily just the story or personal aspect of the battle (i.e. we focus on the “how and why” questions).

For more information, please contact:
Strategies & Tactics Press
Kyle Lockwood, Senior Editor
[email protected]