This symposium celebrates the release of the new publication, "Delaware Discoveries: Girlhood Discoveries, 1750-1850," by Gloria Seaman Allen and Cynthia Steinhoff, published by the Chesapeake Book Company and Biggs Museum of American Art and designed by James F. Brisson. These talks will also create the context necessary to understand the Biggs Museum’s feature exhibition of over 100 samplers illustrated within the publication. This is the largest and most comprehensive study of Delaware girlhood needlework of the 18th and 19th century ever conducted.
CFP: Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King
Disability and Environmental History: A Place for Stories
Emily Dickinson International Society at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 2-4, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama
November 9-11, 2018
Using critical theories of testimony and witnessing, this panel seeks to explore the ways in which place transcends the function of mere setting in 20th and 21st century American literature. Employing broad definitions of both place and what it means to be classified as American literature, this panels seeks to analyze and grapple with evolving understandings and functions of place, with the understanding that its influence is no longer entirely bound by geography.
Society of Architectural Historians, 72nd Annual International Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28, 2019
CFP: Spaces of Oppression: Creating a History That Fosters Tolerance
Novels, Then and Now
The Popular Novels area includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and settings. Consider it a safety net for novels that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre or that cross genres. Consider the many sub-genres of Romance with a capital “R”—western, thriller, paranormal, religious, romance (with a small “r”), detective, urban fantasy, etc. From Pearl S. Buck to Lee Child, from Laurie King to Tony Hillerman, from Julia Spencer-Fleming to Emilie Richards—all are welcome.
The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 10th Annual Conference on the American Revolution. The conference will examine women's words, actions, and influence in the War for American Independence. The SAR, as part of its Congressional mandate to encourage historical research, is sponsoring this conference in alliance with the Museum of the American Revolution, which invites people to engage with the Revolution's ideas, stories, and artifacts.
ICAS-Showa Women's University Joint Seminar
How Can Japan “Activate” Women?