The Midwestern History Association welcomes nominations for the Frederick Jackson Turner Award in Midwestern History. It is intended to honor historians whose work exemplifies the best in the practice of Midwestern history, through publications, service, teaching, training, or any combination of these activities. Previous winners include Margaret Beattie Bogue, John E. Miller, James H.
The History Graduate Student Organization and the Sigma Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Texas A&M University are proud to announce our 2018 graduate and undergraduate history student conference. The conference will take place on March 23-24, 2018. This conference is an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their research in front of their peers and experts from a variety of historical fields.
We are putting together a panel for the Western History Association Conference, October 17-20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference theme is "Reimagining Race and Ethnicity in the West." The panel theme would encompass the Southwest and its borderlands, dealing with public history, indigeneity, authenticity, commerce, and memory. The time period would stretch between the 19th and early 20th centuries.
During the twentieth-century, heritage preservation primarily focused on immobile objects. This is significant when we consider how much of our global economy, landscape, built environment, culture, and way of life has been affected by the automobile and associated infrastructure. Automobiles have been purposefully designed as much as any modern building. Therefore, we must engage the broader cultural phenomena of cars in order to answer the difficult questions pertaining to human needs and desires that are inseparably intertwined with time and place.
The Times They Are A-Changin'
GLOBALIZING THE STUDENT REBELLION IN THE LONG ’68
Conference in History of Education
October 3-5, 2018
University of Valencia – Spain
Call for Proposals
Admitted languages: Spanish, Italian, English, Portuguese, French
The Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, named after the founding president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, is awarded annually to the publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. In judging the nominated books, the jurors look for a publication that is:
- based on primary research,
- emphasizes fieldwork that takes seriously the materiality of architecture and landscapes, and draws on particular elements of environments as evidence.
- breaks new ground in interpretation or methodology, and
In 2017, a year of difficult and often appalling events both on the national and international stage, monument culture unexpectedly became the centerpiece of discussion, protest, activism, and vandalism. Scholars and preservationists witnessed monument culture move from the margins to the center of society, both in the United States and in many other countries around the world.
Delta Symposium XXIV: Discovering the Region’s Voices
Call for Papers
The Department of English, Philosophy, and World Languages at Arkansas State University opens a call for papers and presentations for the twenty-fourth annual Delta Symposium April 11-14, 2018. The Delta Symposium features scholarship on a wide variety of expressive forms that are resonant with Delta history and culture. Individual and panel presentations on topics relevant to the history and culture of the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas are welcome.