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CALL FOR PAPERS - Panel on Religion and War - American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, November, 2018 - Denver, Colorado.

Hello colleagues:

My colleague Chip Kooi and I are seeking several scholars who study the intersection of religion and war for an exploratory panel at the November 2018 conference of the American Academy of Religion. If this panel is successful, participants will not only present their papers, but AAR may also agree to create a Religion and War Unit which would provide those of us who study this area a permanent forum for our research.  

Our call for papers is as follows:

CFP: Southern Historian (graduate journal) 2019 - Due 08.15.18

The Southern Historian is seeking original scholarly work by graduate students focusing on the history and culture of the American South for its 2019 issue. The deadline for article manuscript submissions for the 2019 issue is August 15, 2018; early submissions are, however, strongly encouraged. We are also seeking book reviewers as well as submissions in a number of other categories, including historiographical essays.

CFP: Histories of Enjoyment, Entertainment, and Leisure - Due 02.15.2018

The Graduate History Review is seeking submissions that explore the histories of entertainment, leisure, and enjoyment. These topics are rich sites for the study of cultural history. Across geographical and temporal boundaries, humans have a long history of enjoyment. By examining the forms and spaces of entertainment, performance, recreation, sport, and leisure, we can form a better historical understanding of human cultures. We are seeking articles and research notes that examine:


Recent Blog Posts

Maintaining a Healthy Brain

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In the very demanding world of academia it is important to find time to decompress. Having a hobby, a group of friends outside of work or your department, or designating a daily quiet-time is extremely important. Psychologists recommend spending several minutes’ everyday thinking about something other than your work. It is important for your mental health, and in a profession that requires extensive use of our brains, it is important to maintain a balanced life.