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Call for applications - "The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present"

Dear colleagues,

The DFG-sponsored International Graduate Research Program (IGK 1705/1) “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present” is now accepting applications for the following fellowships and positions during its second phase, beginning May 1, 2015:

12 Fellowships for PhD Candidates (1,365 Euro / month for a maximum of three years)

1 Post-doc Position (Salary determined by qualifications TV-L E 13/14, full time, two years)

CFP: Journal of American Studies Eurasian Perspective

The Journal of American Studies: Eurasian Perspectives (JASEP) is an international peer-reviewed journal, published semi-annually. The Institute of Language and Communications Studies and Macro World Publishing jointly edit the journal. It invites research on the topics of American literature, art and humanities including U.S. culture and literature, socio-linguistics, migration to U.S., feminism, socio-cultural approaches to American life, social problems and social changes, human rights, ethnic and racial studies, terrorism and public service.

40th anniversary commemorations of late 1960s riots/rebellions

Dear Scholars,

       I am working on a comparative project that explores the 40th anniversary commemorations of late 1960s riots/rebellions that took in place in Newark, NJ (1967), Louisville, KY (1968), and Baltimore, MD (1968).

I would be most grateful for any suggestions or recommendations for sources on the 21st commemorations of these civil disturbances.  Please respond to rosie.uyola@gmail.com

CFP - Kansas City’s Golden Age? 1918-1941

The Kansas City Public Library and the History Department at the University of Missouri–Kansas City seek papers to be presented at a public conference in the spring of 2016. The conference will explore the rich history of Kansas City in the interwar period of 1918-1941, which has been characterized as an exciting period of growth, development, and cultural fluorescence — Kansas City’s “Golden Age”— even in the midst of rampant public corruption, economic depression, and strained relations among the races and sexes.

Call for Papers: Transnational Holocaust Memory

An international conference on Transnational Holocaust Memory will take place on 26-27 January 2015 at the University of Leeds, to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day. Recognizing that Holocaust ‘memory’ (in the broadest sense) is increasingly shaped by transnational forces such as mass migration, global travel and tourism, economic globalization, digital media and the internet, this conference will explore the future of Holocaust memory in shifting international contexts.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Seeking contributor on Second World War historical reenactment

Dear all,

I am co-editing a collection of essays for a major academic publisher on contemporary developments in the collective memory of the Second World War.

We are keen to include a contribution dealing with the phenomenon of historical reenactment, but have so far drawn a blank when it comes to finding someone working in this area who could contribute an essay.

Does anyone on the list have any suggestions for possible contributors, or know of any relevant literature on this topic?

‘Refugees and Migrants: Unaccompanied Children in Britain 1914-2014’

The University of Southampton’s Parkes Institute and the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex announce an interdisciplinary and international conference on unaccompanied child migration both in and out of the UK over the past century. The conference will be held 17-18 July 2014 at The University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 44.  Registration for the two days is £20 payable at the door, and includes refreshments and lunch on Friday. All interested are invited and encouraged to attend.

CFP: PLAYTHINGS IN EARLY MODERNITY: PARTY GAMES, WORD GAMES, MIND GAMES (edited collection)

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays to be edited by Allison Levy and published by Ashgate Publishing Co. in the new book series, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700 (see http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5166; series editor Bret Rothstein). Dedicated to early modern playfulness, this series serves two purposes. First, it recounts the history of wit, humor, and games, from jokes and sermons, for instance, to backgammon and blind man’s buff.

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