Proposals for this thematic issue of our journal, presently in its 50th year in print, will examine the experience of being explored. Contributions will ideally feature the perspective of exploration through first-hand accounts and develop a critical engagement with the subject matter that also elevates typically underrepresented voices, perspectives, and experiences within the context of exploration history. Terrae Incognitae publishes material relating to any period of exploration history up to the mid-twentieth century.
The Native American Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association is accepting proposals dealing with any issue peratining to the literuature, representation, or history of Native Americans. Proposals are due by June 30, 2018, and the conference takes place at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD from November 8 to 10, 2018. The conference is open to students, academics, and independent scholars.
Firsting is the process through which an act or accomplishment, a circumstance or phenomenon generated by man, is represented as having occurred for the first time. Firsting necessarily implies seconding and lasting as concomitant processes that help structure historical exchanges. Firsting involves complex issues that conflict our present, including those of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion and language, and place of origin.
The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary is inviting applications for one fully-funded PhD scholarship in the area of the anthropology of energy and resource industries. Students may pursue any PhD project they wish, but preference will be given to projects with STS (science and technology studies) approaches. Regional area of specialization is open.
Individual and group panel
Call for Graduate Student Prize Submissions: The Hugh F. Rankin Prize is awarded by the Louisiana Historical Association each year to the graduate student in history who submits the best unpublished article-length essay in Louisiana history or a related topic. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program at either the M.A. or Ph.D. level, and the essay must be based on original research. Part-time graduate students are eligible.
Thomas Parrie has been selected as the 2018 Indigenous Writer in Residence at the School for Advanced Research.
Parrie is of the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb in west Louisiana. The tribe is comprised of the descendants of natives from the Los Adaes mission along the El Camino Real in Natchitoches Parish. They have lived in neighboring Sabine Parish, the area of the Toledo Bend Reservoir (the second largest manmade lake in the U.S., which is also their ancestral homeland), since the eighteenth century.
Call for Papers: Special Territorial Status and Extraterritoriality, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 20-24 January 2019
CFP: Settler Social Identities: Rational Recreation in the Long Nineteenth Century 24-25 July 2018, University College Dublin
Dr Natasha Eaton (University College London) A/Professor Clara Tuite (University of Melbourne)
Indigenous Borderlands of the Americas
An international symposium sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Southwest
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas,
April 6-7, 2018
Organized by Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez, Jones Professor of Southwestern Studies