CFP British Group of Early American Historians’ Conference

Cardiff University

Friday–Saturday, 2–3 September 2022

The British Group of Early American Historians invites submissions for conference papers and panels on early American history for its annual conference taking place at Cardiff University in September 2022. The organisers conceive of early America quite broadly, and invite submissions from scholars working on North America and its Caribbean and Atlantic nodes and connections. This year, papers related to the history of borders are particularly welcome. There will also be space to discuss events related to the United States Semiquincentennial in July 2026, and proposals related to the American Revolution, its British and European contexts, and its commemoration will be warmly received.

Please email proposals for single papers or panels to the Programme Committee chair, Dr Rachel Herrmann, at HerrmannR@cardiff.ac.uk with the subject line BGEAH 2022. Proposals (with the name of the submitter and BGEAH in the file name) should be sent as an attachment by 15 June. Submissions should include a summary of no more than 200 words and a brief (1-2 pp) C.V.

As part of BGEAH’s ongoing commitment to national engagement, speakers are encouraged from across the UK, and funds are available to assist ECR attendees with conference expenses. In light of the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions in Wales, it is anticipated that this conference will take place in person. As of March 2022, masks are still required in all teaching spaces. We will be monitoring the situation and communicating accordingly with attendees. 

SUMMER FELLOWSHIP REIMAGINING RACE AND COLONIALISM IN NEW ENGLAND

Applications are now being accepted for summer 2022 fellows seeking to participate in the project entitled, Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom.  The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University and Williams College, will hold classes at Mystic Seaport Museum to interrogate the region’s past.  The history and legacies of settler colonialism, racial slavery, servitude, dispossession, Indigenous resistance and African American strategies for fashioning pursuits of freedom will be considered.  A distinctive feature of this summer program will be the framing of these topics within the context of New England’s maritime setting, an environment that fostered interaction, mobility, and exploitation.

The Munson Institute is the leading, and often sole, center for teaching maritime history in the United States.  It has offered graduate credit through the University of Connecticut for over 60 years while its faculty includes top maritime historians from across the United States.

2022 is the second year that Munson will participate in the multi-institutional Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  This enhanced summer session will expand the Munson Institute’s cadre of scholars with specialists from collaborating faculty and representatives from the region’s Native peoples.

Applicants for the 2022 summer session may apply for one of the twelve fellowships being offered through the Mellon Foundation grant.  These positions are most particularly intended for junior faculty and graduate students.  We also encourage applications from the region’s tribal nations and African American communities.  Each of the fellowships, set to run from June 27- July 29, will be supported with a $2,000 stipend, plus museum-owned housing and book purchases.

Additional information can be accessed here.                 

 Contact Info: Akeia de Barros Gomes, PhD
Director, Munson Institute

Contact Email: munson@mysticseaport.org

URL: https://www.mysticseaport.org/munson/

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Fellowships 2022-23

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for its 2022-2023 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. We welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of historical slavery, contemporary forced labor, resistance, abolition, and their legacies. Scholars from all disciplines, both established and younger scholars, are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants MUST have received the Ph.D. prior to the beginning of their appointment. This is a residential fellowship and fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in residence at Yale. The residency requirement is contingent on current public health policies implemented by Yale University, the State of Connecticut, and the fellows’ home institutions. Fellows will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the GLC and the larger Yale community, and to acknowledge the support of the GLC and the MacMillan Center in publications and lectures that stem from research conducted during the fellowship term. All fellows will be expected to offer one public presentation during their tenure at Yale and to record an audio interview for a podcast.

For academic year 2022-2023, we are offering two categories of fellowships:

  • One-semester (4 months) research fellowships; and
  • The Argiro Fellowship for the Study of Modern Slavery (a 10-month teaching and research fellowship).

For further information and instructions how to apply, visit: https://glc.yale.edu/Fellowships

Highest priority is given to applications that are fully complete by April 1, 2022.

For additional information, please contact:

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

The MacMillan Center at Yale University

PO Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520-8206

Email: gilder.lehrman.center@yale.edu

Website:              https://glc.yale.edu/Fellowships

ANN: 2022 Awards of the Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association (2nd Call)

The Latin American and Caribbean Section of the Southern Historical Association (SHA-LACS) is pleased to announce that submissions are being accepted for several prizes, as outlined below. All applicants must be members of LACS.

*Any questions should be directed to the president of SHA-LACS, Prof. Juan José Ponce Vázquez, The University of Alabama, jponcevazquez@ua.edu

Kimberly Hanger Article Prize

Professor Kimberly Hanger was a historian of Louisiana’s Spanish colonial period, and author of, among other publications, her classic Bounded Lives, Bounded Places (Duke, [1997] 2002). 

We invite submissions for articles published on Latin America, the Atlantic World, the Borderlands, and the Caribbean, time frame of study is open. The article itself must have been published between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

Criteria for selection include: quality and originality of research, new and stimulating interpretations and writing quality.

Please include a cover letter with the name of the author, institutional affiliation, and an article abstract.

Email submissions by JUNE 1 to ALL of the following committee members:

Prof. Corinna Zeltsman, committee chair

Georgia Southern University

czeltsman@georgiasouthern.edu

Prof. Joshua Savala

Rollins College

jsavala@rollins.edu

Prof. G. Antonio Espinoza 

Virginia Commonwealth University

gaespinoza@vcu.edu

Prof. Erica Johnson Edwards

Francis Marion University

ejohnson@fmarion.edu

Murdo J. MacLeod Book Prize—

Professor Murdo J. MacLeod is a historian of colonial Latin American and the Caribbean. He wrote, among other works,Spanish Central America: A Socioeconomic History (University of TX Press, [1973], [1984], 2008).

We invite submissions for books published on Latin America, the Atlantic World, the Borderlands, and the Caribbean, time frame of study is open. The book itself must have been published between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

Criteria for selection include: quality and originality of research, new and stimulating interpretations and writing quality.

Please include a cover letter with the name of the author, institutional affiliation, and a summary of the book.

SEND by mail a hard copy of submission by JUNE 1 to ALL of the following committee members:

Prof. Alejandra Dubcovsky, committee chair

University of California Riverside

alejandra.dubcovsky@ucr.edu

(Please contact Professor Dubcovsky for mailing address)

Prof. April J. Mayes

Pomona College

University of North Carolina

April.Mayes@pomona.edu

Mail to:

Prof. April Mayes

Pomona College

550 N. College Ave.

Claremont, CA 91711

Prof. Matthew Butler

University of Texas – Austin

mbutler@austin.utexas.edu

Mail to:

Prof. Matthew Butler

University of Texas at Austin

128 Inner Campus Dr. B7000

GAR 1.104

Austin, Texas 78712-1739

Prof. Erica Johnson Edwards

Francis Marion University

ejohnson@fmarion.edu

Mail to:

Prof. Johnson Edwards

2001 Morganton Rd

Fayetteville, NC  28305

Ralph Lee Woodward Jr. Prize

Professor Woodward taught at the University of North Carolina (1963-1970), at Tulane University (1970-1999), and at Texas Christian University (1999-2003). He authored numerous publications, including: Class Privilege and Economic Development: The Consulado de Comercio of Guatemala, 1793-1871 (1966), Robinson Crusoe’s Island: A History of the Juan Fernández Islands (1969), Central America: A Nation Divided ([1976], [1985] 1999).

We invite submissions for graduate student papers presented during the November 2021 conference on Latin America, the Atlantic World, the Borderlands, and the Caribbean, time frame of study is open.

Criteria for selection include: quality and originality of research, new and stimulating interpretations, and writing quality.

Please include a cover letter with the name of the author, contact information, institutional affiliation, and a paper abstract.

Email submissions by JUNE 1 to ALL of the following committee members:

Professor Casey Schmitt, committee chair

Cornell University

cs2437@cornell.edu

Professor Mary Draper

Midwestern State University Texas

mary.draper@msutexas.edu

Professor Kelly Urban

University of Southern Alabama

kurban@southalabama.edu

Prof. Erica Johnson Edwards

Francis Marion University

ejohnson@fmarion.edu

Richmond F. Brown Prize

As a graduate student, Richmond Brown trained under Professor Ralph Lee Woodward Jr. at Tulane University. His areas of regional expertise were colonial Central America and the Spanish Southeast. His publications, among others, includeJuan Fermín de Aycinena: Central American Entrepreneur, 1729-1796(University of Oaklahoma Press, 1997), andCoastal Encounters: The Transformation of the Gulf South in the 18th Century (University of Nebraska Press, 2008).

We invite submissions for dissertations written on Latin America, the Atlantic World, the Borderlands, and the Caribbean, time frame of study is open. The dissertation itself must have been completed and defended between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

Criteria for selection include: quality and originality of research, new and stimulating interpretations and writing quality.

Please include a cover letter with the name of the author, institutional affiliation, and a dissertation abstract.

Email submissions by JUNE 1 to ALL of the following committee members:

Professor Fabricio Prado, committee chair

College of William and Mary

fpprado@wm.edu

Professor Daniel da Silva

Rutgers University

ddsilva@rutgers.edu

Professor Maria Cecilia Ulrickson

Catholic University of America

ulricksonm@cua.edu

Prof. Erica Johnson Edwards

Francis Marion University

ejohnson@fmarion.edu

GHI Washington Fellowships in Latin American History

The German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is now accepting applications for its 2022–2023  fellowship program in the field of Latin American History at its Pacific Office in Berkeley. Eligible are doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars from Europe, and the Americas who pursue research projects that draw upon primary sources principally located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are particularly interested in research projects in the following fields: Latin American history; Pan American history, and the history of European-Latin American relations.

The proposed research projects should make use of historical methods and engage with the relevant historiography. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of three to four months.

The fellows will be based at the Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, which is located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The central responsibility of the Pacific Office is to foster international and interdisciplinary networks of scholars and help researchers take better advantage of the rich research opportunities on the West Coast. Fellows will benefit from an interdisciplinary scholarly community on the Berkeley campus as well as the Bay Area’s excellent research infrastructure. They will contribute to the intellectual life at the Berkeley office, learn from (and support) other researchers in residence.

The fellowship is open to both doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based in North America, Asia, and Europe. While the GHI  will consider applications by exceptional doctoral students, it will prioritize postdoc (“second book”) projects. The GHI will not provide funding for preliminary research, manuscript composition, or the revision of manuscripts. The monthly stipend is €2,000 for doctoral students and €3,600 for postdoctoral scholars. In addition, fellowship recipients will receive travel assistance for their round-trip airfare to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Applicants should be based at (or recent graduates of) a university or research institute in Europe or the Americas.
  • For doctoral students, ABD status will be required before starting the fellowship.
  • For postdoctoral scholars, the preference is for projects that are designed for a “second book” (Habilitation or equivalent).
  • The proposed project should require primary research in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Apply online: Please upload the following materials combined into a single PDF to our online application portal by May 1, 2022:

  • A brief cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your most recent diploma or transcripts
  • Project description (no more than 2,000 words; please include a word count at the end of your project description)
  • Research schedule for the fellowship indicating which semester (Fall or Spring) you would like to take the fellowship
  • At least one letter of reference (sent separately to fellowships@ghi-dc.org)

Applicants may write in either English or German; we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. Applicants will be notified about the outcome approximately two months after the deadline.

Contact Info: Heike FriedmanContact

Email: fellowships@ghi-dc.org

URL: https://www.ghi-dc.org/programs/research-fellowships-in-latin-american-history

CFP Society for the History of Women in the Americas Annual Conference

Annual Conference
Friday 1st July 2022
British Library, London

The Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) welcomes
proposals for its annual conference, co-organised with the Eccles Centre for
American Studies at the British Library, London (UK).


This year’s seminar series sponsored by the Institute of Historical Research has
focused on the theme of Black Women of the political, financial, social, and
intellectual elite. The annual conference will further expand on this theme to
include Black Women’s activism at every level, from the grassroots to the elite
circles, at any point in the history of the Americas.


We encourage proposals for papers, panels or roundtables that engage with the
activism, cultural outputs, social and intellectual networks, and life experiences of Black Women activists. We are keen to engage with the British Library’s exhibition on Breaking the News and we would particularly encourage papers focused on Black women journalists. The day will include a private Show and Tell session of British Library collection items related to the themes for conference delegates.
The conference welcomes proposals from academics at any stage of their career, especially graduate students, as well as those active in civil society groups.


We invite 250 word abstracts for papers of 20 minutes length.

For full panels and roundtable discussions, please include descriptions of all papers proposed.

Please submit abstracts along with a 100-word biography of each proposed
speaker to shawsociety@gmail.com, by 28 March 2022.

Financial assistance for this year’s conference has been provided by the Eccles
Centre for American Studies at the British Library and Manchester Metropolitan
University.

Contact Info: 

Dr Marie Molloy (Manchester Metropolitan University) Chair, Society for the History of Women in the Americas

Dr Mara Keire (Oxford) Secretary, Society for the History of Women in the Americas

shawsociety@gmail.com

Contact Email: shawsociety@gmail.com

URL: https://shawsociety.net/2022/02/27/2022-annual-conference-call-for-papers/

Mapping the Early Modern World, an NEH Summer Institute at the Newberry Library

The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and Center for Renaissance Studies are pleased to announce Mapping the Early Modern World, a four-week NEH summer institute for higher education faculty from July 18 through August 12, 2022.

Smith Center director Dr. Jim Akerman and Renaissance Studies director Dr. Lia Markey will co-direct the institute. The institute’s 25 participants will pursue a program of seminars, workshops, discussion and research exploring interdisciplinary approaches to the study of maps in connection with the global intellectual, cultural, and geographical transformations of the world between 1400 and 1700. The course of reading and discussion will consider four major “theaters” in which the production and use of maps operated: the world, the city, the sea, and the skies. The co-directors have invited eight accomplished guest faculty from a broad range of humanities fields to lead seminar sessions and research workshops. In addition to these sessions, each participant will pursue a research project utilizing the Newberry’s renowned collections of early modern maps and other humanities resources. 

Applications are due on March 1, 2022. Please circulate this in your department or with anyone who may be interested.  For further information, eligibility criteria, and application instructions contact Madeline Crispell at crispellm@newberry.org or consult https://mappingearlymodernworld22.com

Contact Info: Madeline Crispell, 312-255-3575, Program Coordinator for the Smith Center for the History of Cartography

Contact Email: crispellm@newberry.org

URL: https://mappingearlymodernworld22.com/

CFP Bucerius Young Scholars Forum

UC Berkeley, October 10-13, 2022

The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI PRO) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the sixth Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, which will be held at UC Berkeley, October 10–13, 2022. We seek proposals from post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations with a background in history and/or related fields.

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, funded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, is an annual program designed to bring together a transatlantic group of ten scholars based in Germany, Europe, North America, and beyond to explore new research in the history of migration.

We call for empirically rich contributions on the history of internal migrations at the intersection of migration studies and the history of knowledge. While historical scholarship has often focused on examples of “immigration” and “emigration,” internal migration (both voluntary and forced) has been shaping the political, social, and cultural history of nation-states and empires since pre-modern times. We define internal migrations as movements of people that do not involve crossing external political borders. Although it has been challenging to track migration within independent political entities, movements of people toward urban centers, from city to countryside, or processes of internal colonization and mass deportation have left deep traces in the history of many states and societies. As a focus for addressing this broad thematic field, we propose the interrelationship between the history of internal migration and the history of knowledge.

The category of knowledge plays an eminently important role in internal migration processes. We can, for example, ask about the information needs of modern state authorities who want to monitor and control complex social processes within their own borders. In addition, the topic offers great potential about the science of migration and colonization that emerged in the 19th century. Finally, knowledge about possible migration destinations and the prospect of starting a new life upon arrival is also of central importance for migrants themselves. Migrants often turn into migration experts: They produce, contest, and deploy political, cultural, legal, or economic knowledge about their everyday lives. How was knowledge generated, categorized, and communicated in each case? We want to discuss these questions with a view to different historical case studies. We will focus on the history of the 19th and 20th centuries. However, contributions to the history of the early modern period or from related disciplines (such as art history, sociology, political science, cultural studies, and literature) are also welcome.

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum approaches its annual theme from a trans-epochal, transregional, or interdisciplinary perspective, seeking to consider categories such as religion, class, race/ethnicity, gender, and age/generation. With its focus on the intersection of migration and knowledge, the forum encourages applications from junior scholars in history, the social sciences, political sciences, anthropology, geography, as well as area studies and other related fields.

Papers will be precirculated to allow maximum time for peers and invited senior scholars to engage in discussions on the state of the field. The workshop language will be English. The organizers will cover basic expenses for travel and accommodation. The forum will be hosted by Sören Urbansky (GHI PRO) and Frithjof Benjamin Schenk (University of Basel).

If invited to the workshop, you will have the opportunity to extend your stay in Berkeley (by up to two weeks) through the California Archive Research Award (CARA). CARA funds can be used to explore the internationally renowned research resources in the San Francisco Bay Area. These include, for example, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, the Hoover Archives at Stanford University, and the National Archives in San Bruno. Please indicate in the online application form if you would like to be considered for CARA. We will award the additional funding for up to two applicants.

Please upload a brief CV and a proposal of no more than 750 words by February 28, 2022, to our online portal.

Please contact Heike Friedman if you have problems with submitting your information online. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2022.

Contact Info: Heike Friedman
Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington
University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-2316

Contact Email: friedman@ghi-dc.org

URL: https://ysf.hypotheses.org

2022 Beveridge Fellowships

The Friends of Fairsted are pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship. You can find more information here on the 2022 Fellowship Call for Entries, including directions on how to apply and the online application portal. Applications are due April 30, 2022, with notification to applicants on June 1, 2022.

Named in honor of the eminent Olmsted scholar and Series Editor of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, the Beveridge Fellowship seeks to connect students and professionals engaged in art or architectural history, landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, American studies, or related disciplines with the archival collections (Olmsted Archives) of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

The Fellowship is intended to encourage the use of these archives and foster the continued development of Olmsted scholarship. Awardees will be selected based on the originality of their proposed project, its applicability to this year’s fellowship theme, and the extent to which proposed research utilizes the range of resources in the Olmsted Archives.  The Fellowship consists of a stipend (up to $3,000) and there may be more than one award in a given year. 

Contact Email: fellowship@friendsoffairsted.org

URL: https://friendsoffairsted.org/fellowship/call-for-entries/

Colonial Society of Massachusetts Graduate Student Forum

June 2-3, 2022

Graduate students preparing original research on any area of early American history (up to 1815) at both the MA and PhD levels are invited to submit proposals for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts’s annual Graduate Student Forum. You will discuss your work with between six and ten peers from other universities and with the Colonial Society’s members. Assuming conditions permit it, the 2022 event will be held in person at our Beacon Hill townhouse (87 Mount Vernon Street), but if necessary the event may also be held remotely, or may involve both in-person and online sessions. Policies concerning masks, tests, and vaccines will be determined by public health conditions in June, and conform to requirements by the city of Boston and guidance from public health professionals.  Presenters who travel to Boston will have all travel expenses reimbursed and will be provided accommodations in Boston.

The Forum will begin on Thursday afternoon, June 2, and will conclude Friday afternoon, June 3, with remarks by moderator Jonathan M. Chu, Professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts at UMass Boston and the editor of the New England Quarterly. Presenters should plan to outline a major finding from their research anchored in the relevant historiography.

How to Submit Your Proposal: Your proposal, not to exceed five double-spaced pages, should describe the larger historiographical intervention you seek to make with your research, as well as the specific finding, question, and/or sources you hope to share during the Forum. 

Though we may give preference to New England topics, the committee will attempt to achieve a balance in subjects covered. The committee is especially eager to hear from researchers—historians as well as scholars from allied disciplines—whose work sheds new light on the diverse peoples of early New England and/or work that puts early New England history in conversation with that of other places and peoples.

To apply, please submit your CV and proposal together as a single pdf: the filename should be Lastname.CSM2022. Please use the subject line: “CSM Grad Forum application.” Applications are due by noon on March 11, 2022.

Contact Info: Marla Miller
History Department
University of Massachusetts Amherst
mmiller@history.umass.edu

Contact Email: mmiller@history.umass.edu

URL: https://www.colonialsociety.org/Forum