This call for papers is for a multi-volume series, with one volume focusing on the histories of deaf people outside the United States and at least one volume focusing on U.S. histories. The editors welcome essays on deaf history from a wide range of subfields and disciplines from U.S. deaf histories, transnational histories, the Global South, and other geographical locations. Essays should be historically focused but can originate from related fields such as deaf studies, film studies, art history, literature, anthropology, politics, and sociology. Topics that tie issues of race, class, and gender to deaf history are especially of interest. This includes the histories of deaf people of color, deaf disabled people, and deaf blind people. Topics that focus on mid to late 20th century deaf histories including the Deaf President Now movement are especially encouraged. This book series is under review at a university press. Accepted proposals will be assigned to an appropriate volume and publication date will vary according to volume order of publication.
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a brief proposal of approximately 500 words explaining the topic, thesis, and major sources to be used in the article. A three line author biography should be included with the proposal.
Proposal deadline: March 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance of proposals will be made by April 1, 2018 and contingent on publisher's acceptance of book proposal. Accepted chapters should be about 5,000-8,000 words and citations will be in the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.
Submit proposals to the editors:
William T. Ennis, assistant professor, History, Gallaudet University
Brian H. Greenwald, professor, History, Gallaudet University
Joseph J. Murray, associate professor, ASL and Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University