Heidelberg Center for American Studies Annual Spring Academy Conference

Heidelberg, Germany, March 21-25, 2022            

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 21-25, 2022.

The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and thoroughly discuss their Ph.D. projects. Additionally, it offers workshops held by visiting scholars. 

We encourage applications that range broadly across the arts, humanities, and social sciences and pursue an interdisciplinary approach. Participants can present papers on any subject relating to the study of the United States of America. Possible topics include American identity, issues of ethnicity, gender, transatlantic relations, U.S. domestic and foreign policy, economics, and various aspects of American history, literature, religion, geography, law, musicology, and culture. The accepted projects will be arranged into ten panel groups.

Participants are requested to prepare a 20-minute presentation of their research project, which will be followed by a 40-minute discussion. 

The Spring Academy aims to create a congenial atmosphere for scholarly exchange in order to inspire future collaborations and foster networking opportunities for participants. 

The Heidelberg Center for American Studies is prepared to provide accommodation during the conference week. 

Thanks to a small travel fund, the Spring Academy can subsidize travel expenses for participants registered and residing in developing and soft-currency countries. Applicants for the travel fund must document the necessity for financial aid and explain how they plan to cover any potentially remaining expenses. Additionally, a letter of recommendation from their doctoral advisor is required.

Due to the ongoing pandemic the HCA reserves the right to adapt the conference structure and host the event online or in a hybrid format if necessary.

Start of Application Process:                         September 30, 2021

Deadline for applications:                                November 15, 2021

Selections will be made by:                               January 2022

Get in touch via email:                                         springacademy@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Contact info: Julia Patricia Nohle
Spring Academy Organizing Team
Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
Hauptstr. 120
69117 Heidelberg

Contact Email: jnohle@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

URL: https://www.hca.uni-heidelberg.de/spring/applicationspring_en.html

CFP: “New and Emerging Studies of the Spanish Colonial Borderlands” Graduate Workshop (March 11, 2022)

This workshop seeks to bring together advanced graduate students in the field of the Spanish Borderlands to bolster intellectual exchange and create community among graduate students and interested faculty working on similar or related topics. Successful workshop presentation proposals should highlight new and emerging research on the Spanish Borderlands and focus on some aspect of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida or related regions from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.  

Papers will be organized into one-hour sessions derived from larger dissertation chapters.  Workshopping of the papers by participants and organizers will follow. Participants agree to submit a 25–35 page, footnoted paper by February 25, 2022 and attend the all-day workshop on Friday March 11, 2022.  

For full consideration a proposal, bibliography, and CV must be submitted by November 1, 2021, to emsi@dornsife.usc.edu.  

Paper proposals should be no more than 300 words and include a separate two-page bibliography of primary and secondary sources. Please put all materials in a single pdf/word document.  The organizers will respond by December 20, 2020.

Email any questions to alejandra.dubcovsky@ucr.edu.

The workshop will be held Friday March 11, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: While we hope to meet in person, we will make sure to prioritize health and safety when making final arrangements for the conference.

Organized with generous support from the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute Seminar on Borderlands History, The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, UC Riverside College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and The Huntington Library. 

Contact Email: alejandra.dubcovsky@ucr.edu

PhD Seminar in American History and American Studies

by Dario Fazzi

From H-Atlantic, March 8 2021

 Call for Papers

Date: April 23, 2021

Location: Netherlands

Subject Fields: American History / Studies

The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) is a leading research centre and graduate school, partnered with Leiden University, dedicated to the study of American history, politics, and society. Since 2003, the Institute has organized regular seminars for doctoral students pursuing research in its areas of interest.

The RIAS will host its next PhD seminar on 10-11 June 2021. Given current circumstances, we expect that this seminar will take place online. We kindly invite applications from current doctoral candidates whose research covers any aspect of U.S. culture, media, society, politics, or foreign relations, current or historical. We welcome proposals for research papers (e.g. a dissertation chapter), or for papers that give an overview of the project in its entirety. Participants will present their paper and contextualize it within their research project in 15 minutes.

Each presentation is followed by a group discussion of approximately 45 minutes. We’ve found that this format provides extensive opportunities for feedback. Applicants are invited to submit their proposals, consisting of a 300-word abstract and a CV, no later than Friday 23 April 2021. These should be addressed to the seminar coordinators, Dr. Dario Fazzi and Dr. Cees Heere and sent to info@roosevelt.nl. In order to support a culture of diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage proposals from students that reflect the diversity of our field in terms of gender, ethnicity, and disability. Participants will be expected to have a paper (approximately 6,000 words) ready for precirculation by Monday 24 May, 2021.

For any further information, please consult our website at www.roosevelt.nl, or contact the seminar coordinators, at the above addresses.

Contact Info: Dario Fazzi, Roosevelt Institute for American Studies

Contact Email: d.fazzi@roosevelt.nl

URL: https://www.roosevelt.nl/staff/dario-fazzi

Teaching to Treat: Medical Education in the Empires (18th-20th centuries)

From H-Net, February 24 2021

Call for Papers

Date: 21 & 22 June 2021 (Dates and time TBC), University of Oxford

Venue: online with Zoom

Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2021

This online workshop aims to bring together early career researchers to share their research into the history of colonial medical education. While the application is open to all, the committee particularly encourages those focusing on the 18th-19th century British and French Empires. It will prioritise research projects based on archives in colonies or former colonies. The workshop will take the format of discussions of pre-circulated, short papers (drafts) prepared by all participants. We plan to publish a selection of workshop papers as a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal.

Possible topics may be:

– The establishment of medical schools in colonies

– Interactions between metropoles and colonies in medical education

– Teaching personnel involved in medical education

– Medical curricula

– Structures and architecture of imperial medical schools

– Accounts of student population

– Comparative studies of medical education between colonies and/or empires

Participants will be asked to submit drafts of research in English to participate in the workshop. Applications for the workshop, however, may be sent in either English or French. They should include a title, 300 word abstract, and institutional affiliation, and should be sent to hohee.cho@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk and martin.robert@wolfson.ox.ac.uk no later than 1 March 2021.Contact Info: 

Please contact Dr Martin Robert or Hohee Cho for queries: hohee.cho@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk /martin.robert@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

Contact Email: martin.robert@wolfson.ox.ac.uk

URL: https://www.hsmt.ox.ac.uk/event/2-day-workshop-teaching-treat-0