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CFP: animals, environment, popular culture, sports - 2017 Western History Association meeting

Call for Papers for research panel - Western History Association meeting (Nov. 2017, San Diego)  

The panel will offer papers that connect any, some, or all of the following themes and topics with respect to the North American west (Canada, United States, Mexico):
- animal history
- environmental history 
- visual culture 

- popular culture
- sports history

CFP: Panel on the Politics of Road Names, Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, March 28-April 1 2017

Pinning Belonging to the Land: The Politics of Road Names and Place-making in Settler North America

Andrea L. Smith and Marian Leech, Lafayette College

We seek panelists who work on the politics of road names and settler colonialism to join us at the upcoming Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in March 2017.  If interested, please contact Andrea L. Smith by October 1st, 2016 to smithal@lafayette.edu.

Panel abstract:

Re: CFP UTEP Borderlands History Conference Shifting Borders: Gender, Family, and Community

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Please note that we have extended our submission deadline through September 23, 2016.

We are also proud to announce some exciting optional activities, including an oral & public history workshop with accomplished public historian Yolanda Leyva and curated site visits of key features of the U.S.-Mexico border. More information forthcoming.

EXTENSIÓN DE FECHA DE LÍMITE: Favor de notar que extendemos la convocatoria hasta el 23 de septiembre 2016.

Call for Papers: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2017 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 31-June 3, 2017. Deadline – October 30, 2016

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its 36th Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 31-June 3, 2017.  Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide.

Tecumseh Postdoctoral Announcement

Purdue University invites applicants for two postdoctoral positions for the 2017-2018 academic year. A second year of funding could be available depending upon discipline-specific interest of the applicant. We seek candidates who will have completed their PhD program before August 2017, with demonstrated potential for scholarly contribution including publications. Potential college placements include: Agriculture, Engineering, Health and Human Services, Krannert School of Management, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Science, or Veterinary Medicine.