The Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington announces the
55th ANNUAL WALTER PRESCOTT WEBB MEMORIAL LECTURES
“FLIGHT CULTURE AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE”
In conjunction with the 55th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Lecture Series, the UTA Department of History invites advanced graduate students (ABD) and early career (pre-tenure) scholars to submit original, unpublished article-length essays (maximum 10,000 words, plus endnotes) on subjects relating to the myriad social, cultural, political, and other transformations brought about the advent and expansion of aviation technologies.
Areas of investigation may include (but are not limited to):
Aviation and the built environment; literary and artistic representations of flight; milestones in aeronautical engineering; the development of civil and commercial aviation; military aviation and airpower doctrine; the influence of the airplane in popular culture; social identities and the aviation age; the origins and evolution of aerial technologies; “air-mindedness” and the nation-state; and aviation in comparative international contexts (to name but a few).
A prize in the amount of $500 will be awarded to the author of the winning entry during the 55th Annual Webb Lecture Series hosted by the American Airlines CR Smith Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (16 & 17 April 2020).
The winning entry will subsequently appear in an edited collection to be published by Texas A&M University Press.
Deadline for submission: 15 January 2020