Calls for Papers

 

This page includes postings of calls for papers that are sent to the School and that may be of special interest to our Faculty and Members.

Leeds International Medieval Congress, 1-4 July 2019
The twenty-sixth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, from 1-4 July 2019Please read the guidelines carefully before completing the IMC 2019 Proposal Form. The online proposals system will be available by 31 May 2018. If you would like to apply for an IMC bursary for the IMC 2019, to help with the cost of the Registration and Programming Fee, accommodation and meals at the IMC, please complete the online Bursary Application Form when it becomes available by 31 May 2018. You should submit your Bursary application at the same time as your paper or session proposal. Please visit site for more information. Deadline 30 September 2018.

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The Middle East Studies Association calls for submissions from members for its 52nd annual meeting, November 15-18, 2018, in San Antonio, TX.
All submissions must be made through myMESA, MESA's membership and electronic submissions system. The system opens on January 1, 2018, and closes at midnight (Mountain Standard Time) on February 15, 2018Membership is a requirement to submit a proposal. To renew your 2018 membership: online through myMESA, by fax (520-207-3166) or post (downloadable form), or by phone (520-333-2577). Contact Sara Palmer at sara@mesana.org with questions about membership. Please direct questions about submissions to Mark Lowder at mark@mesana.org.

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Princeton-Oxford-Munster Workshop in Early Modern History
The Princeton-Oxford-Munster workshop in early modern history will take place at Princeton this year, between March 25-27, 2018. The topic will be "law and criminality in the early modern period.” We welcome papers on a wide variety of related topics, from old-school German Rechtsgeschichte, through studies of the evolving relationship between law, deviance, and society between 1500-1800, to the study of particular genres of sources (Relation, interrogation protocols), and specific legal cases. At the heart of our discussion will be the evolution of the legal sphere in the early modern period and the way it affected (and was affected by) individuals, communities, and organizations, including empires and states. This workshop is open to graduate students across the University. For questions and applications, please email me at mintzker@princeton.edu

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Society of Architectural Historians, Call for Proposals: GAHTC Grants: 
By now you must have heard the buzz about the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC). It is a free, Mellon-funded online platform for cross-disciplinary, teacher-to-teacher exchanges of ideas and course material to promote the teaching of all periods of global architectural history. Although the growing online resource seems almost too good to be true, JSAH Editor Patricia Morton, SAHARA Co-Editor Jacqueline Spafford, and I participated in a two-day GAHTC workshop at USC in September to learn more about the online academic platform’s opportunities and challenges. The ambition of GAHTC is to address the needs of educators in diverse disciplinary contexts by providing practical lecture materials for teaching global architectural history at the survey level. With a first round of funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, GAHTC has succeeded in creating an impressive online platform for sharing course materials, including full, downloadable lectures and courses with syllabi, PowerPoint presentations, notes, tests, and writing prompts. They have created a number of useful tutorials for users to explore the content that has already been custom-developed for the site. If you do nothing else this week, I urge you to create a free GAHTC account at gahtc.org/accounts/register, log in, and explore its rich subject matter ranging from “The Global History of Architecture and Climate” to “Coffeehouses and Teahouses: A Global Architectural History.” This resource is being built for the benefit of architectural historians and a wide variety of other scholars across the arts, humanities, and interpretive social sciences. Learn more about the GAHTC but—better yet—apply for a grant to develop a single lecture or an entire course. Your intellectual legacy can find a welcome home in this online academic resource which will help shape teaching and scholarship for generations to come.

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Society of Architectural Historians, Providence RI, April 24-28, 2019, call for Sessions: 
The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2019 Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH next August 2018 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers. Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and ambition and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, transnational and/or non-Western topics are particularly welcome. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms. Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of Providence and the greater region are encouraged. Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted well before the deadline. Last-minute submissions that fail posting in the online portal or are sent in error via email cannot be considered. Submission Guidelines: Session proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The submission portal will close automatically at this time, and no further proposals will be accepted. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a committee chaired by SAH Conference Chair Victoria Young. Session proposals must include the following elements: A session title not longer than 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation; Summary of the subject and the premise in no more than 500 words; Name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, and email address (Please ensure that the information you are providing matches, if applicable, an existing SAH profile/membership account to avoid misdirecting communications. If it does not match what SAH has on file, please update your existing member profile to match your current information.); A current CV (2 pages maximum). Although the SAH membership is international, the annual conference is conducted in English. Therefore, all session proposals must be submitted in English and, if accepted, conducted in English.

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SAH 2019 Annual International Conference, April 24-28 | Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2019 Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH next August 2018 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers. Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and ambition and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, transnational and/or non-Western topics are particularly welcome. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms. Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of the Providence and the greater region are encouraged. Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted well before the deadline. Last-minute submissions that fail posting in the online portal or are sent in error via email cannot be considered. Submission Guidelines: Session proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The submission portal will close automatically at this time, and no further proposals will be accepted. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a committee chaired by SAH Conference Chair Victoria Young. Session proposals must include the following elements: A session title not longer than 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation; Summary of the subject and the premise in no more than 500 word; Name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, and email address (Please ensure that the information you are providing matches, if applicable, an existing SAH profile/membership account to avoid misdirecting communications. If it does not match what SAH has on file, please update your existing member profile to match your current information.); A current CV (2 pages maximum). Although the SAH membership is international, the annual conference is conducted in English. Therefore, all session proposals must be submitted in English and, if accepted, conducted in English. SUBMIT YOUR SESSION PROPOSAL HERE

Only proposals submitted through the online portal can be considered. Authors (maximum of 2) of accepted session proposals will be asked to draft a more concise call for papers of no more than 300 words. This will be posted online on April 3, 2018, and published in the April 2018 issue of the SAH Newsletter. For examples, see the 2018 Call for Papers (session descriptions begin on page 4). To ensure broad participation in the SAH Annual International Conference, individuals are limited to the role of either a session chair OR a speaker. If you are selected as a session chair you may not submit a paper abstract to other sessions to be considered for speaking. Each Session Chair and Speaker is expected to fund his or her own travel and related expenses to participate in the conference. A copy of the Session Chair and Speaker Agreement that includes deadlines and step-by-step processes will be distributed to both Session Chairs and Speakers. Session Chairs and Speakers are required to join SAH and pre-register for the conference starting in August 2018. Contact: For more information, please contact Conference Chair Victoria Young at vmyoung@stthomas.edu or SAH Director of Programs Christopher Kirbabas at ckirbabas@sah.org

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53th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Middle Ages, May 10-13, 2018, Princeton University

The 53th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Middle Ages, will be held form May 10-13, 2018 at Princeton University. With terms like "mass migration," "religious war," and "build the wall" invoked in various media on a daily basis, it seems all the more urgent to refine our awareness or the medieval past. Today the "medieval" is cited continuously in political discourse but in ways that demonstrate either how little most people really know about the Middle Ages or how viciously they care to distort the medieval past for pernicious,racist, ends. Likewise,we medievalists can benefit from taking contemporary issues and exploring their configurations in the medieval context. Not only does this help us become more historically accurate in our scholarship,but it also helps us understand the biases we, in the present, continue to hold. Most medieval societies accommodated and integrated people with ethnic, linguistic, and religious identities different from majority population,while at the same time policing those minority communities on a local and supra-local level. This session hopes to explore the tension between and complexities of in­clusion and exclusion in the Middle Ages. We welcorne examples from different sources such as literature, art, architecture, reli­gious discourses, legal concepts and procedures,social practices, and political instrumentalizations. We would also like to encour­age applicants to present insights about this topic from contexts outside of medieval Europe who might examine these dynamics of inclusion and exclusion within different cultures and regions such as Byzantium, the Islamic world, Africa,or East Asia.

For this multi-disciplinary session, we invite short abstracts for fifteen-minute papers from all fields of study related to the Middle Ages. We plan to offer three travel stipends of $500 to successful abstracts. The Princeton medieval studies community is deeply committed to inclusivity. Graduate students, contingent faculty, early-career medievalists, women, persons with disabilities, mem­bers of the LGBTQIA+ community, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. To be considered, please email a C.V. and abstract to Sena M. Hill smhill@princeton.edu and Helmut Reimitz hreimitz@princeton.edu.

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British Archaeological Association Annual Conference 2018
In September 2018, for the first time in 105 years, the British Archaeological Association will be gathering in the city of Cambridge to celebrate, explore and debate its medieval artistic, architectural and archaeological wealth. We are delighted to welcome proposals from early career and established scholars for papers relating to the medieval history of Cambridge to be presented at the conference. In addition to its famous university, the city was an important civic centre with thriving guilds and internationally renowned fairs and markets. Kings, queens, bishops and fraternities founded colleges and attended its churches. Its many parish churches and prosperous monastic and mendicant centres stimulated advances not only in medieval architecture but in the visual arts too - sculpture, manuscript illustration and stained glass. It was also an early centre of antiquarianism and the conference takes place 140 years after Willis and Clark's magisterial architectural history of the university.  Proposals for papers of up to 30 minutes on any topic relating to the art, architecture and archaeology of medieval Cambridge are invited. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Gabriel Byng and/or Helen Lunnon by 1 February 2018. For further information contact the conveners: Dr Gabriel Byng, gb332@cam.ac.uk | Dr Helen Lunnon, h.lunnon@uea.ac.uk.The conference will be based at Sidney Sussex College, and site visits will include the Fitzwilliam Museum, Parker Library, Wren Library and other important medieval colleges and churches across the city as well as an excursion to historically significant churches and houses in the surrounding area. All enquiries about the conference should be sent to the Hon. Conference Secretary at conference@thebaa.org. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018.