Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops

This page will dynamically gather announcements for Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Roundtables, Symposia, Summer Programs, and Conference Announcements that have been posted to H-SAWH.  As new networks move into the Commons, the page will expand its criteria to bring related announcements into the collection.

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CFP: MLA 2015: New Approaches to Vernacular Languages in the US

Title: MLA 2015 Call: New Approaches to Vernacular Languages in
       the US
    Location: British Columbia
    Date: 2014-03-15
    Description:    The General Linguistics Discussion Group of
       the MLA announces a call for papers for the MLA 2015 Convention
       in Vancouver, BC. This panel seeks abstracts of 250 words
       addressing new approaches to the contemporary or historical
       presence of vernacular languages that are spoken and/or written
       in ...

CFP: Social Science History Association (SSHA) Panel - War, Childhood, and Trauma

Title: CFP: Social Science History Association (SSHA) Panel - War,
       Childhood, and Trauma
    Location: Ontario
    Description:  My colleague and I are organizing an
       interdisciplinary panel for the Social Science History
       Association 's annual conference (November 6-9, 2014 in
       Toronto). We are looking for individuals willing to participate
       and present research dealing with the themes of war, childhood,
       and trauma. Please emai ...

Re: Time for a new revisionist history of eugenics?

I don't know that such a book exists, and I'll be interested to hear if anyone has suggestions. I also think that there is potential to address this lack in other formats (blog posts, for example). I've taken some tentative steps in this direction (on a co-authored blog called Nursing Clio) and Nathaniel Comfort deals with similar topics on his blog.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-SAWH: 10 February - 17 February

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 10
February 2014 to 17 February 2014. These job postings are included
here based on the categories selected by the list editors for
H-SAWH. See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more


Academia Sinica - an open-rank position, Classical Chinese Literature

QUERY: history of billiards


To assist an undergraduate seeking to write a paper in a course on Early Modern Europe, I’ve been looking—in vain, so far—for scholarly literature on the early history of billiards, especially about how billiards went from being the “sport of kings” to being a game played in dangerous pool halls in 18th c. cities like Paris and London.

Any suggestions?

Book Announcement: Major Problems in American Sport History, 2nd Edition

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce the publication of the second edition of Major Problems in American Sport History. More than half of the book consists of new documents and essays, including an entirely new chapter on sport, diplomacy and cultural diffusion. Cengage is pleased to make available examination copies to anyone teaching relevant courses.

Registration now open for New Directions: Gender, Sex and Sexuality in 20th Century British History (8 April 2014, University College London)

Dear List Members,

I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for the workshop 'New Directions: Gender, Sex and Sexuality in 20th Century British History', which is taking place at University College London on 8 April 2014.

This one day workshop brings together scholars, at any stage of their career and working on any aspect of gender, sex and sexuality in 20th century Britain, for both the presentation of new work and the beginning of a dialogue about the past, present and future of the field.

Archives: Photographs from 1920s Mozambique

Northwestern University’s Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies has just acquired a set of 85 original silver print photographs taken in Mozambique in the 1920s.


The photos, taken by an unidentified missionary, depict people in a variety of staged poses.