The following announcements from H-Net may be of interest to some Jhistory list members

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The following announcements from H-Net may be of interest to some Jhistory list members.


(Interestingly, three are on pandemic-related topics)

Contextualizing Digital Media in the Global Pandemic (NeMLA 2021 Panel) [announcement]

by Elvin Meng

As we (North American academics) think and, moreover, live in the shadow of the global pandemic, the role digital media plays in our no-longer-ordinary lives becomes increasingly salient. During the quarantine, participation in digital lives can be said to be no longer a supplement or replacement for “real life”; instead, it seems to have become its constitutive activity.


New Edition of Technology and Culture! [announcement]

by Hermione Giffard

We are proud to present the next issue of Technology and Culture, providing the latest research and book reviews! Technology and Culture is the leading journal in the history of technology; it draws on scholarship in diverse disciplines to publish insightful pieces intended for general readers as well as specialists.

July 2020, VOLUME 61, No 3

Petroleum's Park: How Oil Shaped the Palisades Interstate Park, 1900-1960 by Raechel Lutz

by Arthur Daemmrich

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is announcing a new program series, Pandemic Perspectives: Stories through Collections.



Pandemics & Epidemics in Cultural Representation (Edited volume) [announcement]

by Antara Chatterjee


Concept note:



CFP: Murray Prize for History [announcement]

by Adela Rauchova

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland invites submissions to its journal for consideration for the biennial Murray Prize for History. A cash prize of £200 and a prestigeous silver medal is awarded to recognise original research into the history of Scotland in the medieval and/or early modern periods (c AD 500 to AD 1700).


FEATURED JOB: Assistant or Associate Professor, History of the Civil War Era, Department of History, Auburn University  [announcement]

by System Administrator

The Department of History at Auburn University seeks
applications for a tenure-track appointment in the history of the Civil War Era, broadly
defined, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will
develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Civil War history and in their
area of specialization. The candidate will play a significant role in the graduate program. The
candidate will also teach in Auburn’s core curriculum in world history. A Ph.D. in History is


NEMLA 2021: Virtual Reality Technology in the Language and Literature Classroom [announcement]

by Maria Angeles Fernandez Cifuentes

Virtual Reality, the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment that can be explored and interacted, is a fast-developing trend whose applications may soon change every aspect of our way of life; the uses for simulated environments in a variety of domains such as healthcare, education, entertainment, or business, to name a few, have been growing exponentially in recent years. 



Shakespeare in South Asian Cinema: Beyond the Canon (Panel) [announcement]

by Chris McComb

This panel is a part of the NeMLA Convention in March 2021. It will explore past and current South Asian cinema's use of Shakespearean drama to respond to three questions. First, to what extent are South Asian filmmakers concerned with reenacting the Western dramatic canon? Second, at what point and why do South Asian filmmakers use Shakespeare as a springboard to explore problems and values that are only tangentially Shakespeare's? Third, what are these problems and values and how to they resonate for today’s global, wired audience?


CFP for Journal of Advanced Military Studies on Political Warfare and Propaganda in the Digital Age[announcement]

by Jason Gosnell

Political Warfare and Propaganda in the Digital Age