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IMPORTANT CORRECTION : CHANGE OF DATE. International conference: Experts and Expertise in the League of Nations - Mandates: Figures, Fields and Tools. Paris, 26-27 March 2015
(French version follows.)
The History Graduate Student Association at Virginia Tech announces a call for papers for the 18th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Virginia Tech Graduate Life Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. We invite graduate students to submit proposals on any historical subject that reflects current trends in historical scholarship.
The Islamic Manuscript Association’s Annual Grant Scheme closes at 18.00 on Sunday 1 February, 2015. It is designed to further any activities that support the needs of manuscript collections, particularly in the area of collection care and management and in advancing scholarship related to Islamic manuscripts. Work that we support includes but is by no means limited to:
» Activities related to preservation, conservation and digitisation;
Call for Reviewers: The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies From: Hong-Ming Liang The College of St. Scholastica HLIANG@CSS.EDU
The Middle Ground Journal, (http://themiddlegroundjournal.org) an open-access scholarly journal of world history and global studies, is seeking qualified reviewers. For the list of the 35 books, reviews due on May 15, 2015, please see:
Socialism is one of the paradigms that shaped the global 20th century. While it is characterized by a transcultural, universalizing utopia, socialism has actually manifested itself in a large variety of local concepts that modify, alter, adapt and localize its universalisms in time and space (e.g., Soviet-style communism, Western socialist movements, African socialism or its North Korean and Chinese versions).
Happy New Year.
At the moment I am working on a photo exhibition with regard to “African Slavery in Iran, 1830-1930”. This exhibition will be held in “Association Mémoire de l'Outre-mer” in Nantes, France April-May 2015. My approach in this project is visual/social anthropology and visual historiography.
I am trying to circulate this exhibition as much as possible and am seeking possible collaborations. Interested individuals can contact me off list.
11th Annual Conference
The International Association for the Study of Environment, Space and Place
Christopher Newport University, April 17-19, 2015.
Conference theme:Tidal Spaces.
The Question of Slavery in Africa: Politicisation and Mobilisation. Call for proposals for Politique africaine N° 140, December 2015. Guest Editors: Christine Hardung et Lotte Pelckmans
In partnership with the Library Company of Philadelphia, Readex will launch African History and Culture, 1540-1921 in March 2015. Based on the Library Company’s preeminent Afro-Americana collection, African History and Culture will offer more than 1,300 fully searchable books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera—both from and about this continent.