Calls for Papers and Panels

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‘Echoes of Civil War: Legacies of Internecine Conflicts - Ireland and Beyond’
Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin, Friday 26 April 2024

Since ancient times civil wars have been recognised as uniquely tragic conflicts that leave particularly traumatic legacies. In circa 61AD the Roman poet Lucan keenly observed that ‘it is wounds inflicted by the hand of fellow-citizens that have sunk deep’. As the bitter confrontation between pro and anti-Treaty factions spread across Ireland in August 1922 a reluctant Frank Aiken reflected on the musings of an old priest that ‘war with the foreigner brings to the fore all that is best and noblest in a nation, civil war all that is mean and base’.

At a time in human history when internecine struggles are now acknowledged as by far the dominant form of warfare across the world, this one-day academic workshop seeks to explore the complex inheritance of such conflicts in an Irish, European, and global context.

Proposals are invited for individual papers on subjects relating to any and all aspects of the social, political, and cultural impacts of these struggles.

However, a particular emphasis of this workshop will be a comparative examination of the everyday ‘echoes’ of civil wars  in order to assess the frequent commonality of these experiences across space and time.

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
  • Professor Robert Gerwarth, School of History, University College Dublin (UCD); author of The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End (2016).
  • Professor Judi Pettigrew, School of Allied Health, University of Limerick (UL); author of Maoists at the Hearth: Everyday Life in Nepal’s Civil War (2013).
This event is being organised by Dr Richard McElligott, Department of Humanities, Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) and is being hosted by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and generously supported by the RIA’s ‘2023 Decade of Centenaries Bursary’ scheme.

For more details on Dr McElligott’s ‘Echoes of Civil War project’ visit:

Proposals for papers of circa 500 words should be emailed along with a brief biography of the speaker to

The closing date for submissions is Friday 2 February 2024.

The Many Faces of War IX: An annual hybrid interdisciplinary conference on the experience and impact of war throughout history.

2024 Theme - Invasion, insurgency, escape, and Citizens in honor of the 80th anniversary of the D-day landings, the formation of the Italian Liberation Corps, and ‘The Great Escape’

Scholars in North America will be considered only if attending in person at South Dakota State University.

Attendance online through pre-recorded videos and live questions via Zoom worldwide.

The study of warfare is often restricted to the sphere of military history and rarely allowed to transcend the artificial boundaries of historical study, namely those limited by geography and periodization. Throughout the ages war has had the greatest impact, not on the political elite who declare wars but on those who fight and die and their families and friends. This annual interdisciplinary conference aims to address both the experience and impact of war for those fighting as well as for those on the periphery.  

This year’s theme is Invasion, insurgency, escape, and Citizens in honor of the 80th anniversary of the D-day landings, the formation of the Italian Liberation Corps, and ‘The Great Escape’.

2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the D-day landings. This conference will examine D-Day and the roles of citizens in insurgency and aiding prisoners of war. It also encourages papers on warfare throughout history on all aspects of invasion, insurgency, and the role of citizens in war both as liberation movements and counteroffensives against an invading force.

The conference aims at an interdisciplinary approach and underappreciated aspects of war and nation building are especially welcome. All periods of history are of interest.

We also welcome papers on any and all aspects of military history from any discipline.

The conference is aimed equally at postgraduate students, researchers in the early stages of their careers and established academics. We also hope to have a session for undergraduate students.

There are no specific geographical or temporal parameters regarding the subject matter of papers, and scholars and students of ancient, medieval and modern warfare are encouraged to submit proposals. We would also encourage the proposal of panels of three or four papers.

Send an abstract of 300 words and a brief bio to Graham Wrightson ( BEFORE January 26th 2024.

Call for Chapters: Edited Volume discussing Mountain Warfare.
Editors: Edward Salo, PhD, (
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2023
The study of mountain warfare has become increasingly important in modern military strategy due to the strategic significance of rugged terrains worldwide, particularly in regions considered "hot spots." Mountains often serve as natural borders and barriers, making them critical locations of strategic importance. Possessing the high ground can provide tactical advantages in conflicts. Additionally, insurgencies and asymmetric threats frequently occur in mountainous regions in modern warfare, while tensions can arise in regions with disputed mountainous borders, such as the China-India border. Therefore, being prepared for potential conflicts in these areas is crucial for national defense.
This comprehensive volume endeavors to offer a complete comprehension of mountain warfare, covering its past significance, present-day relevance, and future potential. It is an invaluable resource for scholars, military personnel, historians, and anyone fascinated by the complexities of warfare in demanding environments.

Potential Topics (but not limited to):

  • Historical Perspectives: The role of mountain warfare in pivotal historical conflicts.
  • Geopolitical Significance: Analysis of the strategic importance of mountainous regions in contemporary geopolitics.
  • Terrain and Environmental Challenges: Exploring the unique obstacles mountainous terrain and climate presents to military operations.
  • Tactical Innovations: Examining specialized military tactics and equipment for mountain warfare.
  • Case Studies: In-depth analyses of specific mountain warfare campaigns or battles and the insights we can gain from recent mountain warfare operations.
  • Training and Skill Development: Approaches to preparing soldiers for mountain warfare.
  • Humanitarian and Civilian Aspects: The impact of mountain warfare on civilian populations and humanitarian efforts.
  • Future Trends: Anticipated developments in mountain warfare strategies and technologies.
Submission Guidelines:
Prospective authors are invited to submit chapter proposals (approximately 300-500 words) detailing their proposed contribution.

Please include a brief author bio (200 words), highlighting your expertise in the field.

Chapters should be original, previously unpublished works. Co-authored works are welcomed.

Important Dates:
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: November 15, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 1, 2024
  • Full Chapter Submission: May 15, 2024
  • Peer Review Process: July 1, 2024
  • Final Manuscript Submission: September 1, 2024
Publication Plan:
The book is planned to be published by either the Marine Corps University Press, West Point Press, or the Naval Institute Press, and will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the highest quality of contributions.
Contact Information:
For inquiries and submission of chapter proposals, please contact

The History Graduate Student Organization (HGSO) at Texas A&M University is proud to announce our 14th annual graduate and undergraduate history student conference to be held February 9-10, 2024 at Texas A&M University-College Station.

The conference features keynote addresses by Kara Dixon Vuic (Texas Christian University) and Christian Pinnen (Mississippi College). The theme for this year’s conference is “Navigating Crises and Resolutions.” This conference seeks scholarly discussion on new perspectives, ideas, and reflections regarding historical events that have continued to impact our present time. In selecting this theme, we welcome papers that consider race, identities, gender, conflict, communities, violence, and culture. Papers that explore transnational history, environment, nonhuman actors, migration, memory are all encouraged to apply as well. This conference encourages conversations and research that explore crises and challenges throughout history, resolutions and laws, and the conversations in between.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in presenting at the conference must submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract, along with a curriculum vitae (CV), by Friday, November 17, 2023. Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by Friday, December 15, 2023. Accepted presenters will have until Friday, January 26, 2024, to submit completed papers, not to exceed ten pages. Completed panels are welcome and not required or expected. All submissions and correspondence should be emailed to:

Awards in recognition of excellence will be presented to the best overall PhD., M.A., and undergraduate papers. Travel grants will be awarded on the basis of merit and documented need.

The editors of the United States Military Academy’s undergraduate journal, Report, invite all undergraduate students and recent graduates to submit articles for Volume 14, scheduled to be published in May 2024! The theme for this year’s issue is “Innovation, Technology, and the Future of National Defense.” However, papers examining all topics and fields of history will be considered for publication.

Deadlines: Submissions will be reviewed on a semi-rolling basis with two rounds of review. Papers submitted by November 1, 2023 will be considered in Round 1, and authors will be notified of decisions by November 13. Papers received by February 1, 2024 will be considered in Round 2, and authors will be notified of decisions by February 16. Submit papers to

Submission Guidelines

  1. Authors do not need to have attended or graduated from West Point.
  2. Authors must be actively enrolled undergraduate students or recent graduates who received undergraduate degrees within the last 12 months.
  3. Submissions must have been written during the author’s undergraduate studies.
  4. Authors may only submit one paper for consideration per publication cycle. However, if a paper was categorized as “revise and resubmit” during Round 1, authors are invited to revise their papers and resubmit for further review in Round 2.
  5. Papers based on original research are the strongest submissions.
  6. Article submissions should not be under consideration with other publishers or have been previously published.
  7. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word (not Adobe PDF) format with Chicago-style footnotes.
  8. Authors wishing to include images with their articles must obtain and provide proof of copyright permission prior to submission.
  9. The recommended word count is 2,500-6,000 words, but the editors welcome submissions of any length.

About the Journal
Report is an open-access undergraduate journal based in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy. The journal is published annually by the West Point Press and edited by a team of undergraduate students and faculty advisors. The journal provides a platform to showcase the historical scholarship produced by undergraduate authors. The journal accepts and encourages submissions from undergraduate students at West Point, other service academies, colleges, and universities. Submissions must be related to the field of history (broadly defined).

For more information and to see past volumes, see We look forward to receiving your submissions and publishing another outstanding volume of Report!

Please consider submitting an abstract for the 2024 Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality and Pro-Sociability (WESIPS) Biennial Conference to be held at the University of Seville, Spain.

This symposium will take place on June 4-7, 2024.

The organizers are seeking papers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches addressing one or more of the following topics: Prehistoric/historic/contemporary warfare, ritual violence, biodiversity, natural resource utilization, past and present cases of environmental degradation/sustainability, egalitarianism, advent of social complexity, social inequality, conflict resolution, and prosocial behavior from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the WESIPS Conference is January 11, 2024.

To submit an abstract or for more conference information go to:

Please note that ALL submitted abstracts will undergo anonymous review. Therefore, an invitation to submit an abstract should not be considered as a guarantee of acceptance.

Participants are expected to make their own travel and lodging arrangements.

WESIPS does not offer financial assistance nor does it grant registration fee waivers to participants.

Military History Consortium           
1st Annual Conference
Lancaster University
7/8 June 2024
Professor Tarak Barkawi (Johns Hopkins University)
‘War Experience and the Production of Military History: The US in Korea, 1950-51’
Call for Papers
The Military History Consortium (MHC) will be holding its first annual conference on 7/8 June 2024 at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. The organising committee invites panel and individual paper proposals on any aspect of military history and the history of war and conflict in its broadest sense, ranging from ancient to modern times and spanning the entire globe. This includes the interactions between political, economic, social, and cultural history with military history. In line with the MHC’s aims, panels and papers that cover periodically and geographically under-represented areas, e.g. Antiquity and the Global South, are especially welcomed. A key aim of the MHC is also to provide a platform for and support the development of early career scholars, and therefore submissions from PhD students and postdocs are strongly encouraged.
Panel proposals should consist of:
-       3 papers and 1 chair/discussant
-       500 words rationale and presentation of the panel
-       300 words abstract for each paper
-       150 words short bio for each contributor
Individual paper proposals should consist of:
-       300 words abstract
-       150 words short bio
The submission deadline is 1 November 2023. The organising committee will inform potential participants on whether or not their paper has been accepted by 30 November 2023.
Please send your submissions as pdf or word documents by email to Dr Evert Kleynhans ( and Professor Marco Wyss (
The MHC connects institutions, academics, and students engaged in the study of warfare and/or military organisations in the past. Its dual aim is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in order to strengthen international research cooperation, and a framework for joint teaching initiatives and programmes. The MHC’s membership is international, and its scope is global. While the consortium’s teaching and research agendas focus on the past, it seeks to address contemporary security challenges and inform related policy debates. It is only the study of war and the military in the past that enables us to understand and contextualise the present and thus prepare for the future.
University of Amsterdam
University of Calgary
Stellenbosch University
Sciences Po Aix
Lancaster University

Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution
September 20-22, 2024

In 2024, Fort Ticonderoga embarks on our multi-year commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. Fort Ticonderoga seeks to explore both the local and global events of the Revolutionary War, through new exhibits, programs, and the beginning of our unique REAL TIME REVOLUTION™ interpretive experience.

In 2024, the museum opens a new Exhibition, A Revolutionary Anthology, displaying material from Fort Ticonderoga’s unparalleled collection to explore the breadth of the revolutionary experience through its material culture. Beginning in 2024, the contents of this exhibition will change annually to reflect a series of interpretive themes designed to focus on aspects of the Revolutionary era, its participants, events, and repercussions.

The first of these installations explores the theme Power of Place. The American Revolution and the War of Independence played out across a vast geography. The Revolution made an impact in all corners of the world, far from political centers or even the combatant nations; but the specific history and geography of places in North America like Ticonderoga channeled and condensed this revolutionary human activity. This concentrated people, actions, and events in unique ways. Geography, topography, and hydrology shaped the Revolutionary struggle in profound ways that gave places far from population centers profound significance for political and military events that had a lasting effect on individuals and nations and whose remains can still be traced across the land to this day.

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks proposals for our twentieth annual Seminar on the American Revolution. We encourage papers from established scholars, graduate students, and others related to the theme Power of Place, and are especially interested in papers that engage with the geography of the Revolutionary world. This can be in terms of military campaigns, archaeology, biography, cartography, or regional histories, across any number of disciplines that address the period and places of the global American War for Independence.
Selected submissions on the theme Power of Place may be published in the subsequent volume of the Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum. In print since 1927, the Bulletin is the museum’s venerable publication and will embark upon a thematic series of volumes mirroring the themes of our 250th anniversary commemoration to preserve in print new research on the period for posterity. Submitting an abstract for consideration for publication is not required, and we welcome abstracts for papers alone, or for publication.

Sessions are 30 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes for audience questions. Fort Ticonderoga may provide speakers with partial travel reimbursement. Please submit a 300-word abstract and CV by email by October 31, 2023, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs:

Submitters wishing to be considered for publication should additionally submit a draft copy of their paper with their abstract and CV, by January 5, 2024, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs:

Submissions for the Bulletin should review our style sheet and guidelines here: Papers may range from 4,000-8,000 words. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any copyrighted material, and for bearing the costs of obtaining or reproducing illustrations. Accepted authors will have free access to illustrations from Fort Ticonderoga’s collections. Submissions receive peer-review after an initial screening.

The Second World War Research Group, North America (SWWRGNA) is a regional branch of a larger global organization ( dedicated to promoting scholarly work on the long global Second World War across an international community. We have a few more slots open for chapter- or article-length work in progress (as yet unpublished) to present at our monthly virtual reading group in 2023-2024. 
Those who have work on which they would like feedback, or who would like to join the virtual reading group, should contact the SWWRGNA co-directors Mary Kathryn Barbier and Jadwiga Biskupska at

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

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:

Information also available on:

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 or visit our webpage here:-

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 (, who is also available for any potential preliminary queries.

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

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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