New Journal: Radical Americas

The editors are delighted to announce that the first issue of the open-access Radical Americas Journal has been published. We would ask that you please share the announcement and call for submissions below as widely as possible.

With thanks,

William Booth, Hilary Francis & Nicholas Grant (Editors, Radical Americas Journal)


Radical Americas Journal:

dc1968 digital project launched

I launched the dc1968 project on 1 january.  I'm starting now because I want to have as much of the content as possible crowdsourced.  Please check out and share.  Feel free to contact me directly if you are interested in your students being involved in the research and/or curation of the project.

I can be reached via the website, dc1968project@gmail.com or dm @maryamcquirter. 


CFP: 2017 HOTCUS Annual Conference - Dublin

HOTCUS Annual Conference: Call for Papers

University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 16-18th June 2017

Plenary Speaker: Professor Penny Von Eschen (Cornell University)

Papers from members or non-members are requested on all topics concerning the history of the United States from 1890 to the present. Individual or panel proposals are welcome (panels should have no more than three presenters in total). Topics for papers or panels might include:

Response to Hobson Review of Downs & Stewart-Winter Books

I appreciate the review of my book. While I am certainly willing to admit that I have made mistakes, readers of Emily Hobson's review would be led astray based on the following errors in her review.

First, Hobson notes that I did not include lesbian and feminist responses or analysis to the pedophilia controversy that ensued over an article that the Body Politic published in 1978.

Journal of Civil and Human Rights 2:2 now available

Table of Contents—Journal of Civil and Human Rights Issue 2:2

Published by University of Illinois Press


Michael Ezra, Editor’s Note

Research-Based Articles

Jennifer Dominique Jones, ‘To Stand Upon My Constitutional Rights’: The NAACP and World War II-Era Sexual Exclusion

Jared Leighton, ‘Character Assassins’: How the FBI Used the Issue of Homosexuality Against the Black Freedom Struggle


CfP: Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities (5th Edition), Rome, 9 – 10 December 2016

The Fifth Euroacademia International Conference

‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’


Centro Congressi – Piazza di Spagna

Rome, Italy

9 – 10 December 2016



Deadline for Paper Proposals: 1st of November 2016


Conference description:


ESSAY PRIZE: British Association for American Studies & Adam Matthew Digital – DEADLINE 20th January 2017

The British Association for American Studies is pleased to announce the second Adam Matthew Digital essay prize consisting of £500 plus one-year’s access to one Adam Matthew Digital archival collection chosen by the author. Prize-winning essays will be offered publication in US Studies Online: the Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network and Blog.


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