[Call For Papers] H-NET Borderlands Announcements


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**CFP – 2012 AHA Meeting, Identities and Frontiers

I am a PhD student at the University of Otago in New Zealand interested in assembling a panel for the 2012 AHA conference in Chicago. I am seeking participants to discuss the formation and transformation of identities in frontier societies between 1600 and 1900. My own paper would discuss mateship and masculinity during the nineteenth-century gold rushes to Otago, New Zealand and how these identities were reinterpreted in later years. I would welcome suggestions from historians studying identities in a range of contexts. In particular, I am interested to hear from scholars looking at the intersection of multiple identities. These might include, but are not limited to, gender, ethnicity, race, nationalism, religion and sexuality. If you are interested, please contact me directly at danjdavy@hotmail.com  before Wednesday, 26 Jan.

**CFP – 2012 WHA Panel Proposal, Native Defined Borderlands

Colleagues, I am excited to see that the 2012 WHA Conference theme is “Boundary Markers and Border Crossers:  Finding the West and Westerners.”  I am very interested in transnational and borderlands history – especially narratives concerning indigenous North American peoples.   However, much (if not most) of the historiography of Native peoples and North American borderlands is built on landscapes defined by Euro-American empires and nation-states and their respective frontiers or international borders.  Indeed, my own scholarship has used this model. For this conference, I am interested in gathering a group of papers that use Native-defined landscapes as the base topography for defining borderlands.  Be it indigenous peoples interacting in their own borderlands or Euro-Americans traversing Native-defined landscapes, I hope there are a few scholars considering such frameworks.  Email me if you have started, or are interested in starting such a project. Brenden Rensink, Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of History, University of Nebraska – Lincoln 612 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0327. brensink3@unl.edu.  http://www.unl.edu/brensink.

**CFP – AHA, Missionaries and Indigenous Groups in Colonial and Post-colonial Studies

Dear colleagues, I am putting together a panel proposal for the January 2012 Meeting of the AHA in Chicago, IL. I am seeking participants who wish to explore the interactions that ensued between missionaries and indigenous groups in both, colonial and post-colonial contexts. I am looking forward to works exploring different geographical areas and time periods. Topics of interest might include (though are not restricted to): the meanings and practices of religious conversion; the shaping of ideas of progress, civilization, backwardness and modernity; the connections between multiple and disparate locales through the missionary encounter; the missions’ effects on relations between imperial or national states and its subjects/citizens; the effects of the missionaries’ activities on indigenous societies, on the missionaries themselves, and on the missionaries’ countries of origin; the interactions between the indigenous’ and the missionaries’ religious notions and practices; transformations on missiology and mission theology; and the shaping of notions of gender and gender relations. My own paper will center on French missionaries in an indigenous region in Colombia (Tierradentro) in the first half of the twentieth century. If you are interested, please send an email to alb159@pitt.edu with a short description of your paper as soon as possible. If you can send already the 300 word paper abstract, that is even better, but not necessary, at least not initially. If chosen, the deadline for submitting everything (contact information, a 250 biographical paragraph, a 300 word paper abstract, any audiovisual need will be Monday, 7 February 2011. For guidelines see http://www.historians.org/annual/proposals.htm.

**CFP – Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, SASE in Madrid, Spain

Final Call for papers, Jan. 23, 2011.  >

We have a great meeting and set of papers lined up for the Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Network at SASE in Madrid this year. Many papers will address issues surrounding immigrants in countries such as Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands, in addition to  papers on immigration in North America and Africa.  The final call for paper proposals is January 23, 2011. Please see the cfp below or on the SASE website. You may submit your paper abstracts or session proposals via the online system at http://www.sase.org.

CFP – Historiography and Empire in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Dear colleagues, I am putting together a proposal (albeit very late) for the January 2012 Meeting of the AHA in Chicago, IL.  I am seeking participants who wish to explore the relationship between the creation of empires in the early modern Atlantic world and the construction, production, and dissemination of historiography and historical thought.  In particular, I am very interested to hear from scholars working on the African, Dutch, French, Portuguese, or Spanish Atlantic worlds.  My own paper will center on the English Atlantic world and focus on the development of an Anglo-American historiography in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. If you are interested, please send an email to ian.aebel@gmail.com with a short description of your paper.  I will in turn send a copy of the panel abstract.  If chosen, the deadline for submitting your contact information, a 250 biographical paragraph, and a 300 word paper abstract will be due by Friday, 4 February 2011.

Sincerely, Ian Aebel

Ph.D. Candidate,
University of New Hampshire: ian.aebel@gmail.com

http://www.AtlanticHistory.com.

**CFP – CROSSROADS I: THE NEW AFRICAN DIASPORAS IN THE US

April 14-15, 2011. University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Since 2002, the Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte has organized an annual symposium to examine a critical theme in the African Diaspora Studies. The 2011 symposium titled “Crossroads I: The New African Diasporas” will take place on April 14-15, 2011, and will focus on the post-Cold War African and Caribbean diasporic formations in the United States. Urban, cosmopolitan, and socioeconomically diverse, these populations account for about 20% of the Black population in the US. Today, they are no longer concentrated only in the traditional immigrant cities of the northeast, but are also of significant presence in the emerging global cities of the New South and the Midwest. Several studies tend to emphasize the immigrant experience and national origins of the post-1980s African and Caribbean populations… Interested participants should submit 250-400 word abstract and two-page vitae to africana_studies@uncc.edu by January 14, 2011. Those whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to submit a draft of their paper no later than March 31, 2011. Arrangements are being made to publish a selection of the symposium papers in a thematic volume of a journal of Africana/African Diaspora Studies. Contact Akin Ogundiran (704-687-2355; ogundiran@uncc.edu) if you have any questions.

**CFP –  Redefining World History: Northeastern University’s Third Annual History Graduate Student Conference,

Boston, Massachusetts, March 12-13, 2011. Northeastern University’s History Graduate Students and the NU History Department invite submissions to their upcoming graduate student conference, “Redefining World History.” Graduate students working in all disciplines of the humanities, arts, and social sciences are encouraged to submit topical papers, artwork, and documentaries. Please contact nugradconf@gmail.com<mailto:nugradconf@gmail.com> with any questions, and visit our website (http://nugradconference.wordpress.com) for updates on this year’s conference.

**CFP – Across Borders and Environments: The 11th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE)

Submission Deadline June 1, 2011.

Saturday, June 25 – Tuesday, June 28, 2011, On the Border in El Paso, Texas USA. The Conference on Communication and the Environment started in 1991, and has been held every other year since then.  COCE is associated with the Environmental Communication Network, although there is no official organization that sponsors COCE.  The 11th biennial COCE’s theme will be “Across Borders and Environments:  Communication and Environmental Justice in International Contexts.”  Given El Paso’s strategic location on the U.S. – Mexico border, this conference theme is particularly topical.  Recent discussions about internationalizing the environmental communication discipline are also relevant in the border area, as El Paso and Ciudad Juárez work together to address international environmental issues such as water shortages and air pollution for their combined populations of over 2.5 million people in one of the largest bi-national metropolitan areas in the world. For more information contact ssowards@utep.edu or visit COCE at UTEP.

**CFP – 15th Annual New Frontiers Graduate History Conference

York University, Toronto ON. 24 – 26 February 2011.

We are seeking proposals for the fifteenth annual New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference. We encourage papers from a wide range of national, regional, thematic, and methodological backgrounds. New Frontiers is an excellent opportunity for both MA and PhD students in history and related fields to present papers to colleagues from across Canada and the United States. As is always the case, we will be accepting papers on any geographic location and on a wide range of themes and topics including but not limited to…For more info visit http://yorknewfrontiers.wordpress.com/ .

**CFP – The Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico is soliciting submissions by faculty and graduate students for publication in the LAII’s peer-reviewed, electronic Research Paper Series.

The Research Paper Series provides a venue for the publication of academic research. Relevant disciplines include Anthropology, Art History, Economics, Education, Gender, Cultural Studies, Geography, Health Sciences, History, Information Sciences, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Natural Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, and related fields. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Submissions should focus on Latin America and/or Iberia (Spain and Portugal). Papers may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. It is recommended that papers have a length of 5,000-9,000 words, including notes and bibliography.

Please refer to the submission guidelines at http://laii.unm.edu/node/57.

A full-text archive of previously published titles in the Research Paper Series and Reference Works Series is available online at https://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/2580. For more info. contact mailto:laiicomm@unm.edu

Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 28, 2011 by 5:00pm

**CFP – Call for Chapter Proposals: Race in Urban Communities

02/01/2011.  Essays concerning issues of race and/or ethnicity as experienced in urban communities are currently being sought. The proposed anthology will contain a collection of personal accounts, analysis of historical and/or current events, childhood memories, legal rulings, other experiences etc as  told…For more info contact  tbooker@jjay.cuny.edu<mailto:tbooker@jjay.cuny.edu> and/or visit H-Net at http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=1

**CFP – Transitions and Continuities in Contemporary Chicano/a  Culture

01/31/2011. Transitions and Continuities in Contemporary  Chicano/a Culture University College Cork, Ireland. 24th – 25th

June 2011 The notion of transition seems particularly pertinent at this historical juncture, a point somewhere between the hegemonic sweep of globalising neoliberalism and a future as yet unc … For more info contact chicanoucc@gmail.com<mailto:chicanoucc@gmail.com> and visit

www.chicanoconference2011.com<http://www.chicanoconference2011.com>  or http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180727

**CFP – Stony Brook University Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center10th Annual Graduate Conference

New York. Deadline: 2011-02-01

Stony Brook University Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center 10th Annual Graduate Conference Call for Papers:

Changing Landscapes: The Intersections of Culture, Politics, and Environment in Latin America. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center at SUNY Stony Brook invites presentation… For more info. contact: lacconfestony@hotmail.com<mailto:lacconfestony@hotmail.com> or visit  H-Net at http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180482

**CFP – FORCED MIGRATION: HUMAN RIGHTS CHALLENGES

4th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University, Montreal.

May 11-13, 2011. Over the past decades, States have reinforced security-related migration policies in the name of preserving the integrity of their territory and immigration and asylum systems. In order to control migratory movements, a series of measures have been undertaken such as interception operations, visa policies, increased detention, excessive penalties for migrant smuggling and forced removals. The securitization of migration has resulted in the perception of the foreigner, and especially the

asylum-seeker and the irregular migrant, as a category outside the circle and civil rights have been accompanied by major obstacles to their access to economic and social rights. International cooperation which enhances the creation of security-oriented common norms and mechanisms contributed to the legitimization of practices which lower refugee protection standards and increase the vulnerability…The 2011 CARFMS Conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, displaced persons and advocates from diverse disciplinary and regional backgrounds to discuss the human rights of migrants in the context of national and international security policies. We invite participants from a wide range of perspectives to explore the practical, experiential, policy-oriented, legal and theoretical questions raised by security regimes at the local, national, regional and international levels.  Individuals wishing to present a paper at the conference must submit a 250-word abstract and 100-word biography by December 1st, 2010. The conference organizers welcome submissions of both individual papers and proposals for panels. Please submit your abstract via the conference website: http://carfmsconference.yorku.ca/. For more information, please contact idil.atak@mail.mcgill.ca<mailto:idil.atak@mail.mcgill.ca>.

**CFP – Borderlands and Meeting Points

The 6th Annual Brown University Graduate Student Conference in Rhode Island on 04/08/2011.

Borderlands and Meeting Points The 6th Annual Brown University Graduate Student Conference Key Note Speaker: Professor Timothy Snyder, Yale University Brown University, Providence, RI April 8-9, 2011 Borderlands and meeting points represent sites of exchange, mediation, cooperation, and conflict. As “in-between” areas, borderlands foster interactions between individuals, communities, and nations. Similarly, meeting points facilitate both ideological and physical contact. Such contact may involve not only political, economic, social and religious dynamics, but also evolving conceptions of self and other. Thus, whether real or imagined, borderlands and meeting points affect the way identities are variously constructed, perceived, negotiated, and performed. This conference seeks to generate new interdisciplinary perspectives about borderlands and meeting points, putting into conversation fields such as history, literature, anthropology, political science, geography, law, and art. Through these conversations, we will consider the strategies – particularly cultural ones – that are employed at such sites both to pursue particular interests and to engender or resist change. The study of borderlands and meeting points presents us with a methodological and theoretical challenge: to find creative means of giving expression to people and interactions often shaped by charged political and ethnic concerns. For more info contact: Anna_Borejsza-Wysocka@brown.edu<mailto:Anna_Borejsza-Wysocka@brown.edu>, Laura_Perille@brown.edu<mailto:Laura_Perille@brown.edu> or visit: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=179304

**CFP –  IJPCS Call for Papers

Deadline: 2011-03-06. The International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society welcomes original articles on issues arising at the

intersection of nations, states, civil societies, and global institutions and processes. The editors are particularly  interested in article manuscripts dealing with changing patterns in wo …For more information contact ijpcs@newschool.edu or visit www.springer.com/social+sciences/journal/10767  and http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=181132.

**CFP – University of Nebraska-Lincoln 6th Annual James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities

Deadline: 2011-02-01. The 2011 James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities Communities, Kinship, and Culture: The Formation and Expression of Identities April 8-9, 2011, University of Nebraska-Lincoln The University of Nebraska-Lincoln History Graduate Students’ Associations sixth annual James A. Rawley Conference i …For more information contact rawley@unlserve.unl.edu<mailto:rawley@unlserve.unl.edu> and visit  www.unl.edu/historygsa/<http://www.unl.edu/historygsa/> or visit http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=181060.

**CFP –  Career Migration, SSHA, Boston 2011

Beyond the tourist gaze: comparing the settlement process of career migrants abroad in past and present In response to the categories of migrants suggested by sociologist Charles Tilly (local, circular, chain, career) and his definition of career migration, this session will question the historical development of career migration and the settlement process of these migrants. Can career migrants be considered as one category in Migration Theory? And is it useful and challenging to compare the clerical staff of the papal court travelling around medieval Europe to engineers travelling around the world for multinationals like Shell today? This session will bring together people working on career migration in different fields, dealing with different professional groups (ranging from diplomats to development workers) and especially in different time periods. The focus will be on career migrants’ interactions or integration abroad. Prof.dr. Nancy L. Green <http://crh.ehess.fr/document.php?id=120>   (director of the EHESS Paris) has agreed to chair the session. Are you interested to join this session, please contact Aniek Smit (Leiden University, the Netherlands) before the 20th of January:

a.x.smit@hum.leidenuniv.nl<mailto:a.x.smit@hum.leidenuniv.nl> . 36th Social Science History Association, Boston, Massachusetts 17-21 November 2011, Submission deadline: 15 February 2011, Network: Immigration. For the admission fee, please see last year’s registration: http://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=2139.

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Conferences, Symposiums, Panels
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**Symposium – Art Across Frontiers: Cross-Cultural Encounters in America

An international symposium funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, University of Nottingham, University Park, 27-28 April 2011. This international two-day symposium explores the impact of migration on the visual arts in America by examining specific periods, group encounters, and locales where cross-cultural exchange was most intense. A series of invited speakers will discuss cross-cultural encounters between Euro-Americans, Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos in the visual arts, as well as cross-border relations between the art of the United States and the visual cultures of the Americas from the colonial period to the present.

For more information and registration, please visit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/american/artacrossfrontiersconference/intro.aspx.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 28 MARCH

**Symposium – Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico

Feb. 25-26, 2011. Tucson, Arizona. Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico is a one-day symposium with two nights of screenings focusing on how and why amateur, industrial, educational, and independent filmmakers have represented the American Southwest and Mexico. We wish to help cultivate a more comprehensive understanding of the Southwest’s and Mexico’s cinematic past by showcasing and analyzing the ways the region has been imagined in “hidden” and lesser-known films produced by non-Hollywood and amateur filmmakers during the last century. For more info. visit http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=181905.

**2011 UCLA Summer Seminar, Rethinking International Migration

Applications are invited to “Rethinking International Migration,” a 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers. To be directed by Roger Waldinger, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, this five week summer seminar will be held at the UCLA campus from June 13 through July 15, 2011.  The seminar is open to 16 NEH summer scholars, from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds.   Principally oriented to teachers of American undergraduate students, the seminar is open to qualified independent scholars, and will include two full-time graduate students. The seminar will be informed by a view that the study of migration resembles the process of migration itself: an activity that cuts across boundaries, in this case intellectual, not political, one best pursued by drawing insights and methods from a variety of disciplines.  Hence, this seminar will seek to expose NEH summer scholars to an interdisciplinary approach to migration studies, via focused discussions of three key areas at the core of migration debates:  rights, citizenship, migration policy; the second generation; diasporas and transnationalism.  More information can be found at: http://apply.international.ucla.edu/migration/.  Applications can be made online.

**2011 SHAFR Graduate Student Summer Institute

Freedom and Free Markets: The Histories of Globalization and Human Rights Summer 2011 Institute sponsored by The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) To be held at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, June 17-22. The fourth annual SHAFR Summer Institute will explore the rich history of human rights within the context of American-led globalization. This Institute will investigate the effort to elevate individual dignity over the state, family, and, especially, the marketplace. Our study will investigate the contact points of U.S. foreign relations and human rights, and how rights have touched on free enterprise, the Open Door doctrine, decolonization, and a host of economic exchanges (trade, aid, finance, and investment) that stimulated, hindered, and rewarded global market capitalism. Real-world situations, such as violence (genocide and torture) and historical figures (indigenous people, women, ethnic and religious groups), will reflect on the broad trend of globalization from the age of imperialism to the present, with a focus particularly on the influence of United States foreign policies in the post-World War II era. Professors Carol Anderson (Emory University) and Tom Zeiler (University of Colorado at Boulder) will introduce roughly a dozen graduate students at the ABD level to the literature on globalization, human rights, and the treatment of both in the field of U.S. foreign relations, with an eye toward enriching their doctoral theses, future research, and teaching repertoire…Each student will receive full funding for travel (including international airfare), accommodations, and an honorarium of $500. We encourage both U.S.-based and international graduate students in History and related fields to apply. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2011. Applicants should submit a one-page letter along with a c.v. detailing how participation in the Institute would benefit their scholarship and career, to Sean Byrnes at sbyrnes@emory.edu.<mailto:sbyrnes@emory.edu<mailto:sbyrnes@emory.edu.%3cmailto:sbyrnes@emory.edu>.>  For more information, contact Carol Anderson, carol.anderson@emory.edu<mailto:carol.anderson@emory.edu>  or Tom Zeiler, thomas.zeiler@colorado.edu

**Conference – Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting, El Paso, Texas

March 3-5, 2011. The 115th Annual Meeting will be held at the historic Camino Real Hotel in El Paso, March 3-5, 2011. Coinciding with various centennial commemorations connected to the Mexican Revolution, which began in 2010, the El Paso meeting offers an excellent opportunity to meet near places that will be discussed in many of the sessions. Accommodations at the special rate of $99 are available by calling (915) 534-3000 or toll-free (800) 769-4300 and asking for the special TSHA Annual Meeting rate. A complimentary shuttle provides transport between the airport and the hotel. For more info see http://www.tshaonline.org/annual-meeting.

**Conference – 91st Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association

March 16-19, 2011. Las Vegas, Neveda. The Transformative Power of the Social Sciences. The main purpose of our annual meeting is to be a venue for presentation and discussion of scholarship in our respective disciplines. We offer neary 300 opportunities for scholars to present and discuss their latest research, and to engage in roundtables on topics of interest to academics and professionals of our affiliates. For more info visit https://www.sssaonline.org/index.php/annual-meeting.

**Conference – Waging War, Making Peace, Crossing Borders

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites everyone to its annual conference to be held June 23-25, 2011 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia.  For more information visit that link for the *SHAFR 2011 Annual Meeting* at <http://www.shafr.org/conferences/annual/2011-annual-meeting/>.

**Conference – Texas Tech University Humanities Graduate Conference

Texas, Feb 15, 2011. The History Graduate Student Organization and Department of History at Texas Tech University would like to announce the Humanities Graduate Student Conference to be held on April 1 and 2, 2011. We encourage submissions, either full panels or individual papers, from across eras and thematic fields….For more info contact 2011TTUHGSO@gmail.com<mailto:2011TTUHGSO@gmail.com> or visit H-Net at http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180845.

**Conference –  Sixth Annual Graduate History Conference

Ohio, March 25, 2011. The History Graduate Student Association at Ohio University invites submissions to present papers at the Sixth Annual Graduate History Conference to be held on Saturday April 16, 2011, at the Ohio University Campus in Athens, Ohio. The organizing committee is seeking graduate students from all…For more info contact mj174009@ohio.edu<mailto:mj174009@ohio.edu> and visit H-Net at http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180831.

**Conference – Space, Place and the Production of Knowledge Conference

Hawaii, April 4, 2011. The Space, Place and The Production of Knowledge Conference at UH Manoa seeks to explore the sites where place-based cultures and practices meet with scholarship. This includes an examination of how region and environment influences scholars and their methods. The conference welcomes work from a wid …For more info contact sppok@hawaii.edu<mailto:sppok@hawaii.edu> and visit https://sites.google.com/site/spaceplaceandpok/ or H-Net at http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180715.

**Conference – From La Florida to La California: The Genesis and Realization of Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands

Florida, 3/24/2011. Flagler College is hosting an interdisciplinary conference, From La Florida to La California: The Genesis and Realization of Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands on March 24 -26, 2011 in anticipation of the 450th anniversary of the founding of Saint Augustine. Partners with Flagler C … For more info contact johnsont@flagler.edu<mailto:johnsont@flagler.edu> or visit www.flagler.edu/franconf/index.html<http://www.flagler.edu/franconf/index.html> and/or http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=179172.

**Conference – SIEF 2011 People Make Places – ways of feeling the world

The 10th international SIEF congress will take place in Lisbon, 17-21 April 2011. The ways in which people construct their views, opinions, values and practices are constantly being re-negotiated and re-interpreted in various creative forms. The 10th  SIEF International congress intends to elucidate and develop perspectives on this topic by focusing on the making of places, and invites colleagues and other scholars to present new perspectives on how people’s lives, memories, emotions and values interact with places and localities. The conference will be structured around three themes: Shaping Lives; Creativity and Emotions; and Ecology and Ethics. In each of the themes, case studies as well as inquiries into theory are welcome.  The conference aims to encourage in particular boundary-crossing explorations of ontological, epistemological and ethical issues that arise from a greater emphasis on a sensitive and even sensuous approach to knowledge and understanding. For info see http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2011/index.html

**Conference­ –  PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Joint Conference San Antonio, Texas April 20-23, 2011 Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA Phone: 1-210-223-1000, For more info contact howarth-m@mssu.edu<mailto:howarth-m@mssu.edu> or visit www.swtxpca.org or http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180291 .

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Grants, Fellowships and Funding
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**Fellowship – Marcus Garvey Research Foundation Graduate Fellowships

1) Marcus Garvey Foundation Research Fellowship: This fellowship, named in honor of the Marcus Garvey Foundation, looks to

support doctoral candidates doing primary research in the humanities and social sciences on topics related to Africa and the African diaspora.  Those doctoral candidates using archival collections and/or conducting oral histories are especially encouraged to apply.  Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray research expenses.

2) Jean Harvey Slappy Research Fellowship: This fellowship — named in honor of long-time Marcus Garvey Foundation board member Jean Harvey Slappy — looks to support doctoral candidates working on aspects of the history of the U.N.I.A. (Universal Negro Improvement Association), the A.C.L. (African Communities League), and/or Marcus Garvey’s organizational activities, and who wish to use the recently deposited papers of Thomas W. Harvey (Finding Aid: http://tiny.cc/buv7a) located at Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Research fellows receive grants of $500 to help defray expenses associated with travel to and use of the archival collection. “The Thomas W. Harvey Collection contains groundbreaking material that broadens our understanding of the Black freedom struggle in America and beyond… All applications & attachments must be received by March 17, 2011. Decisions will be announced on May 2, 2011 While proposals are welcome on a wide variety of research topics (and in a wide variety of disciplines), proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to key questions in the field of African and African diaspora studies and on the basis of their unique contribution to scholarship. Required application materials: * 2-page summary of the larger research project * 1-page description of the specific research to be carried out with the grant, along with a line-item budget (for up to $500.00) and research

Timeline * Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) * One recommendation from an advising professor.  All application materials (and recommendations sent directly from advising professors) must be submitted as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments by midnight on the deadline of March 17, 2011 to: GarveyFoundation@gmail.com<mailto:GarveyFoundation@gmail.com>.  For more information, please contact us at: Marcus Garvey Foundation, P.O. Box 42379

Philadelphia, PA 19101.  http://www.GarveyFoundation.com.

**Fellowship

Date: 2011-02-15. Pre-Dissertation Fellowships to support conference participation and archival research on the history of the League of Nations The past decade has seen a flowering of new work on the history of the League of Nations, as scholars seek  to understand the ways in which this early experiment in  internati …For more info contact sp2216@columbia.edu and visit  www.columbia.edu/cu/cih or http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=181301.

**Fellowship – The Bill and Rita Clements Research Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America

Texas. The Bill and Rita Clements Research Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America: The William P. Clements

Center for Southwest Studies welcomes applications for residential research fellowships for the academic year 2011-12.

Fellowships are normally for a full academic year but we also welcome  …For more information contact  swcenter@smu.edu<mailto:swcenter@smu.edu> and visit

www.smu.edu/swcenter/Fellowships.htm or visit H-Net at http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180849.

**Fellowship – SSRC DPDF 2011 Student Fellowship Competition

January 28, 2011. Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) -2011 The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) supports early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in formulating doctoral dissertation proposals that are intellectually pointed, feasible for completion, and…For more info contact dpdf@ssrc.org and visit www.ssrc.org/fellowships/dpdf-fellowship or http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180828.

**Fellowship –  2011-2012 Newberry Library Fellowships

Illinois, Feb 10, 2011. The Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, invites applications for its 2011-2012 Residential Fellowships in the Humanities. All proposed research must be appropriate to the collections of the Newberry Library (excluding certain short-term awards). Long-term residential fellow … For more info contact research@newberry.org and visit www.newberry.org/research/felshp/fellowshome.html or http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180765.

**Fellowship – The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney invites applications for its 2011-2012 class of Postdoctoral Fellows.

The fellowship program, directed by Professor Margaret Levi of the United States Studies Centre and the University of Washington, is designed to bring to Sydney a cohort of the world’s rising scholarly leaders working on the United States in the humanities, social sciences and related professional disciplines. The Centre will award up to six Fellowships for a 12-month period commencing on 1 September 2011.  Fellowships are open to scholars who have a PhD awarded no earlier than 1 January 2004 as well as doctoral students who will be awarded their PhDs by the end of 2011. Fellows are expected to be in residence and to complete a major research project as well as to engage with students and scholars in Sydney and around Australia during the fellowship period. Salaries commence from AUD $86,269 and will be commensurate with experience and current employment.

Applications close on 28 January 2011.  Late applications will not be accepted.

For eligibility and application details please visit http://ussc.edu.au/ussc-people/positions-vacant.

For further information please contact usscapp@usyd.edu.au.

**Fellowship – The West Texas Collection at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, Excellence in West Texas History Fellowship

The West Texas Collection at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, is pleased to announce the third annual Excellence in West Texas History Fellowship.  Two fellowships in the amount of $40,000 will be awarded for cutting edge research in the area of West Texas.  In addition, there will be a $5,000 publishing subvention. The deadline for the proposal is January 31, 2011.  For more information go to the following website:  http://www.angelo.edu/services/library/wtcoll/fellowship1.html

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**Website -Not Even Past, University of Texas, Austin.

The History Department at UT Austin has launched an informative, interactive history web site. “Not Even Past” provides current historical writing to a popular audience. For history buffs who want reading recommendations and short, interesting, digestible stories every day, the website offers a meaningful, dynamic, and ongoing conversation about History in the form of text, audio, and video histories on subjects that span the globe. The site is designed for anyone who is interested in history, from an avid reader of history to a history film aficionado. The content and “picks” are written by the department’s 60-person faculty with additional input from the graduate students.  Notevenpast.org is rich with book and film recommendations, video interviews, podcasts, online commentary, and even virtual classes (free) every semester. You can learn from exceptional faculty and dialog with other history aficionados and Texas Exes, enrolled globally. The History Department’s new site is one-of-a-kind — no other university or institution offers a similar resource. Not Even Past will be identified with the individuals in the History Department at UT, giving readers a personalized experience of great history writing as well as promoting the strengths of the department and the University of Texas. Not Even Past also differs from other History department sites in its stylish visual design and its cutting-edge user-friendly functionality.

Take a peak now: www.notevenpast.org

**Website –  Visualizing Cultures on the Opium War

MIT Visualizing Cultures has just mounted the first  in a three part series on the Opium War entitled, “The First  Opium War: The Anglo-Chinese War of 1839-1842.” The essay was written by Yale Historian Peter Perdue and has taken nearly a  year of research and production by the VC team. New units on th…For more info contact shunk@mit.edu<mailto:shunk@mit.edu> (visualizingcultures.mit.edu) and visit  http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=180673

**Website – THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND SLAVE LIFE IN THE AMERICAS: A VISUAL RECORD

This searchable collection of 1,275 images continues to be revised and corrected on a regular basis. Since the last up-date report in August 2007, corrections and modifications have been made to already existing entries, but new images have been added, particularly on the Caribbean, U.S. South and West Africa in the nineteenth century…Website:  www.slaveryimages.org<http://www.slaveryimages.org>

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