CFP for panel proposal on “New Approaches to the History of Veterans’ Policy and Politics,” 2018 Policy History Conference, Tempe, AZ, May 16-19, 2018

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Call for Papers
October 15, 2017
Arizona, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Military History, Political History / Studies, Political Science, Sociology

The recent scandals over veterans’ healthcare have brought renewed attention to the longstanding public discussion about the place of former soldiers in American society. While scholarly interest in the topic has increased in recent years—with veterans’ studies coming into its own as a separate field—historians and historically minded social scientists have yet to treat the topic with the attention it deserves. This panel aims to promote recent scholarship on veterans’ politics and policy in the U.S. from the colonial era to the present. Submissions on all aspects of veterans’ history are encouraged, including but not limited to war memory, social policy, religion, disability, veterans’ groups, race, class, gender, sexuality, and science & technology.

The 2018 Conference of the Journal of Policy History will be held in Tempe, Arizona at the Mission Palms Hotel May 16 - 19, 2018. More details about the conference are available here.

Please send 150-word proposals for papers to in Microsoft Word or PDF format by October 15, 2017. Proposals must include the following information:

1. Name(s)
2. Institutional Affiliation(s)
3. Status (i.e. ABD, Doctoral Student, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)
4. Email address
5. Mailing Address
6. Paper title
7. 75-word description of educational background, major publications, awards or fellowships.

Contact Info: 

Olivier Burtin (Princeton University)

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