Calls for Papers and Panels

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Submit a Proposal for the 137th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
San Francisco, California
January 4–7, 2024

The AHA’s annual meeting is the largest yearly gathering of historians in the United States. All historians are welcome and encouraged to submit proposals for annual meeting sessions. The AHA also invites historically focused proposals from colleagues in related disciplines and from AHA affiliated societies. The Program Committee will consider all proposals that advance the study, teaching, and public presentation of history.

The Association seeks submissions on the histories of all places, periods, people, and topics; on the uses of diverse sources and methods, including digital history; and on theory and the uses of history itself in a wide variety of venues.

Deadline is February 15, 2023. Full details at https://www.historians.org/proposals?_zs=1aWma&_zl=CL8Q3


CALL FOR PAPERS
War, the Holocaust, and Human Rights Conference
October 11-13, 2023
whhr.utdallas.edu

The Ackerman Center at The University of Texas at Dallas and the US Air Force Academy are pleased to invite proposals for this joint conference at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs from October 11-13, 2023.

This international and multidisciplinary conference offers the opportunity to examine the intersectionality of War, the Holocaust, and Human Rights as well as their representation through various disciplines, lenses, and formats. Bringing together scholars and practitioners from multiple fields, this conference seeks to foster critical dialogues regarding the nature of war, genocide, and the preservation of human rights. It will expand current understanding of these issues, while exploring the ways in which armed conflicts and crimes against humanity have come to mark the modern era.

We invite submissions in a variety of formats, including individual papers, panels, and artistic representations addressing any aspect of the conference themes, without limits to geography or historical era. The conference also welcomes posters from undergraduate students, which will be exhibited at the conference. The theme for poster submissions is War, Genocide, and Public Representations. More details regarding proposal formats and poster submissions will be available on the conference website.

Please submit proposals by email to WHHRConference@utdallas.edu by March 1, 2023 with the subject line "WHHR Proposal" and include the following components in a single PDF document:

  1. Title(s) of paper(s) with an abstract of 350 words for a group presentation or 150 words for an individual presentation
  2. A one-page CV and a brief biography (no more than 100 words) per participant/moderator Notification of Acceptance letters will be emailed by the end of May 2023.

Registration, which includes the cost of all meals served during the conference, will open on January 1, 2023 and will include a tiered pricing level:
Early Bird Registration (January 1 – June 1, 2023)
Participants: $175 Students: $100

Regular Registration (June 2 – September 30, 2023):
Participants: $200
Student: $125

Interested participants are encouraged to visit our conference website whhr.utdallas.edu for more information or email: WHHRConference@utdallas.edu.


CALL FOR PAPERS
Propaganda and disinformation have long been features of warfare, as adversaries try to win hearts and minds to gain an advantage over their enemies and ensure their victory. As far as 2000 years ago, the famous Chinese general Sun Tzu acknowledged that “all warfare is based on deception”, while “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”.

Nowadays, the impact of propaganda and information manipulation has changed the very foundations of all types of warfare, as these instruments have not only reshaped the way states engage in conflict with one another but completely overhauled the entire process of thinking about war. As defined by NATO, disinformation is “the deliberate creation and dissemination of false and/or manipulated information with the intent to deceive and/or mislead” while strategic communication refers to the coordinated and appropriate use of communication activities and capabilities to achieve political and military objectives.

As the nature and character of warfare evolve, we need to be able to better understand the significance and the potential impact of using propaganda and disinformation as tools for conducting and managing war and conflicts, and what role strategic communications may have in the next warfare configuration.

In order to address this, the 22nd Annual Conference of the Euro-Atlantic Conflict Studies Working Group aims to bring new insights and develop a comprehensive and interdisciplinary dialogue, based on specific historical case studies and shared national perspectives. Historical experiences can provide us with valuable knowledge and lessons that may help us better understand the dynamics of warfare and the way in which contemporary conflicts are influenced by the growing role of subversive actions and techniques. We encourage historical (going back as far as 1900) as well as contemporary analyses of specific case studies that can enable us to comprehend how to more effectively address the new typology of warfare.
The key thematic areas to be addressed may include the following topics:

  • The effects and impact of disinformation and propaganda on the breaking out and the development of military conflicts in the 20th and 21st centuries – national experiences and case studies;
  • How do the wars and conflicts in the last two centuries demonstrate the role and the impact of propaganda and disinformation and in which way the strategic communication can be used in order to achieve military and political objectives? What should we learn from past experiences?
  • Fighting the enemy from the inside. Public opinion, media, and technology as tools for disrupting the adversary, shaping the atmosphere of war, and influencing the level of combat. Major themes used in propaganda and disinformation warfare.
  • War, patriotism, and propaganda- the use of material symbols of nationhood in creating narratives and shaping types of behaviours and reactions / how is military history used to create new types of narratives and stimulate national sentiment? How are the propaganda techniques used against the enemy’s morale and its capacity to fight or resist?
  • Understanding disinformation and propaganda in times of war: techniques, actors involved, strategies employed, main targets, and resources. Analyzing successes and failures based on national experiences;
  • Wartime resilience- How can we build resilience to counter “disinformation warfare”? How can we evaluate the impact of disinformation on the duration of wars?
  • How do we prepare for the adversary’s strategic communication, propaganda and disinformation below the threshold for armed conflict?
  • Strategic communication as a strategy for building resilience, enhancing trust and shaping the adversary’s perception. How can it be used in order to counter disinformation and propaganda actions?
  • Case studies on Cold War: strategic communication, propaganda, and disinformation;
  • Cyberspace warfare – How can cyberspace be used to weaken societal resilience? The role of new technologies.
  • The globalization process and the strengthening of non-state actors in the post-Cold War era: weaponized narratives and the effects of disinformation.
All those interested are encouraged to participate – both as presenters and as auditors. The working language of the Conference is English. The deadline for the submission of paper proposals (up to 500 words) and a short CV of the author is February 15, 2023. These should be sent via e-mail to Ruxandra Motoi (motoi.ruxandra@gmail.com) and Claudia Læssøe Pedersen (clpe@fak.dk). The contributions to the conference will be published.

Important deadlines:
Submission of paper abstract: February 15, 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance: March 24, 2023
Day of arrival: May 22, 2023
Day of departure: May 26, 2023
Deadline for submission of paper/article for publication: October 2, 2023

The Conference will be held at the “Nicolae Bălcescu” Land Forces Academy in Sibiu (Revoluției Street, no. 3-5). The participants will be accommodated at the Continental Forum Sibiu Hotel (Unirii Square, no. 10, Sibiu), with the following room options and rates being available: single standard (65 Euro/night), single deluxe (75 Euro/night), double standard (75 Euro/night). All room options include breakfast. Detailed data for booking will be sent in due time. Please note that room reservation at the Continental Forum Sibiu Hotel must be made by April 1, 2023 at the latest.

A limited number of rooms are also available at the Sibiu Military Circle, on a case by case basis.

For further information concerning the administrative/logistical arrangements, you can contact (IPSDMH POC): Daniela Șișcanu (daniela_siscanu@yahoo.com and ipsdmh@yahoo.com) and Ruxandra Motoi (motoi.ruxandra@gmail.com and ipsdmh@yahoo.com).

The costs of international transportation and accommodation will be covered by the participants. The organizers will provide meals and transportation from the Sibiu International Airport to the hotel and back. As usual, there will be a 100 euro participation fee.

The Conflict Studies Working Group is an important body establishing a permanent international dialogue on historical research from a wide range of national experiences. We look forward to your continued participation and support in Sibiu. Please pass along this information to any colleagues who do not receive normally our notices. We would be delighted to see them here as well.

We look forward to welcoming you in SIBIU in 2023!


CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Announcing a New Series from Naval Institute Press
Studies in Marine Corps History and Amphibious Warfare
William A. Taylor, Series Editor
 
This series advances understanding of Marine Corps history and amphibious warfare by publishing original scholarship across a broad spectrum of innovative studies. The series analyzes an extensive array of vital aspects of the Marine Corps, amphibious warfare, and their collective role in global security, including battles, leaders, strategy, operations, tactics, doctrine, technology, personnel, organization, and culture. Incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives, this series publishes important literature about the Marine Corps and significant works relevant to amphibious warfare that span the globe, feature diverse methodologies, and reach general audiences. As a result, the series provides a professional home, central venue, and premier destination for the best and newest research on Marine Corps history and amphibious warfare.

William A. Taylor is the holder of the Lee Drain Endowed University Professorship, previous department chair, and award-winning professor of global security studies at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he holds an MA degree in history from the University of Maryland, an MA degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and MPhil and PhD degrees in history from George Washington University. Taylor is the author or editor of four books, including Military Service and American Democracy (University Press of Kansas) and Every Citizen a Soldier (Texas A&M University Press).

Send inquiries and proposals to william.taylor@angelo.edu.


CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS
New Series – Vernon Press Series in Classical Studies

Vernon Press invites proposals on the history, literature, art, philosophy, political or social structures, religion, languages, or archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for its new Series in Classical Studies.

The classics are the earliest branch of the humanities, with a long history of scholarly value, but the field continues to evolve. The past two decades have seen exciting developments in key research areas, especially material culture, reception studies and gender studies. The books in this series will examine such growth areas, while also being open to more traditional approaches.

Comprising edited volumes, co-authored books and single-author monographs, the series will be useful for senior researchers, scholars and practitioners with an interest in this field of study, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

To receive more information about submitting a proposal or to discuss your idea, please contact James McGovern: james.mcgovern@vernonpress.com

Information also available on: https://vernonpress.com/proposal/47/24ac37c606272b4a01c1bcc8b4b15627


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
From Balloons to Drones

Established in 2016, From Balloons to Drones is an online platform that seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power history, theory, and contemporary operations in their broadest sense including space and cyber power. Air power is to be understood broadly, encompassing not only the history of air warfare, including social and cultural aspects but also related fields such as archaeology, international relations, strategic studies, law and ethics.

Since its emergence during the First World War, air power has increasingly become the preferred form of military power for many governments. However, the application and development of air power is controversial and often misunderstood. To remedy this, From Balloons to Drones seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power through the publication of articles, research notes, commentary and book reviews.

From Balloons to Drones welcomes and encourages potential submissions from postgraduates, academics, and practitioners involved in researching the subject of air power. Submissions can take the following forms:

  • Articles – From Balloons to Drones publishes informative articles on air power that range from historical pieces to the analysis of contemporary challenges. These well-researched articles should attempt to bridge a gap between the specialist and non-specialist reader. They should be around c.1,000 to 1,500 words, though From Balloons to Drones will accept larger pieces and we reserve the right to publish them in parts.
  • Air War Books – From Balloons to Drones publishes a series of review articles that examine the top ten books that have influenced writers on air power.
  • Commentaries – From Balloons to Drones publishes opinion pieces on recent news on either contemporary or historical subjects. These should be no longer than c.1,000 words.
  • Research Notes – From Balloons to Drones publishes research notes related to contributor’s current research projects. These take the form of more informal pieces and can be a discussion of a source or a note on a recent research theme. These should be c.500 to 1,000 words.
  • Book Reviews – From Balloons to Drones publishes occasional book reviews that aim to be an accessible collection of appraisals of recent publications about air power.

Submissions should be submitted in Word format and emailed to the address below with ‘SUBMISSION’ in the subject line. Also, please include a 50-100 word biography with your submission. References can be used, and please be careful to explain any jargon. However, if you are not sure if your idea fits our requirements, then please email us with ‘POTENTIAL SUBMISSION’ in the subject line to discuss.

If you are interested in contributing, please email our editor, Dr Ross Mahoney, at airpowerstudies@gmail.com or visit our webpage here:- https://balloonstodrones.com/


CALL FOR ARTICLES
International Bibliography of Military History
of the International Commission of Military History
Published by Brill (Leiden and Boston)

In existence since 1978, the International Bibliography of Military History (IBMH) has traditionally published historiographical articles, review articles, and book reviews. Since its recent move to Brill, however, it has been undergoing a transformation into a fully-fledged military history journal. As a next step in this process, the portfolio will be enlarged to include also original research articles.

The IBMH thus invites scholars to submit articles on any military historical topic that can appeal to an international readership, e.g. a topic involving more than one nation and, preferably, based on multi-archival research. There is no chronological limitation. The journal publishes articles ranging from antiquity to the contemporary period, as long as the research method is historical.

The articles should be based extensively on primary research, not have been published in another form or outlet, and not currently be considered by another journal. The submitted work should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes), and be thoroughly referenced. For further information on style and referencing, please visit the journal’s website.

Submitted articles will – after a first editorial screening – be sent out for peer-review (double-blind). This process, from submission to decision, normally takes six to eight weeks. Please submit your article directly to the Scientific Editor, Dr Marco Wyss (m.wyss@chi.ac.uk), who is also available for any potential preliminary queries.


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
The Council on America’s Military (CAMP) past is calling for papers for its Journal. We welcome submissions of interesting, original articles on American military history, especially topics that deal with significant sites (which could include installations, battlefields, ships and airplanes).  We also welcome articles on biography and historic preservation, especially if they are related to particular sites.  Maps and photos are strongly encouraged.  We ask that authors submit manuscripts by e-mail to our editors, using a system that is compatible with Microsoft Word.  The length of the articles that we publish varies roughly between 2,500 and 7,500 words.  The author is responsible for obtaining permission to publish any copyrighted material, and for bearing the costs of obtaining or reproducing illustrations. Interested parties should refer to the CAMP website or contact the editor, Vincent Rospond at EditorJamp@yahoo.com.

A non-profit educational association, CAMP was founded in 1966, representing diverse professions from historians to archeologists, museologists to architects, engineers to authors, active and retired military of all ranks, genealogists to archivists, and just plain hobbyists, the Council on America’s Military Past has only one requirement for membership: commitment to its objectives.

Its focus is on the places and things from America’s military past, and their stories. CAMP looks to all types of military and naval posts, from stockade forts of early New England to adobe presidios of the Southwest, from temporary camps and battlegrounds of a military on the move, to elaborate coastal defense installations along America’s coastlines. For CAMP, old ships and airplanes are also posts.

The Journal of America’s Military Past is a scholarly publication with interesting, illustrated articles on historic posts and battlefields and their people. The journal includes a robust book review section that, by itself, makes it worth reading. It is published three times a year.

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