CFP: Call for contributions: "Strategic Imaginations. The Gender of Sovereignty" (01.07.2018)

When the German press made public that chancellor Angela Merkel held a portrait of the Russian empress Catherine II in her office some years ago,  indignation among peers and observers immediately followed. For had Catherine’s  reign– despite its Enlightenment aura – not been the embodiment of an absolutist and imperialist politics aimed at a ruthless expansion of territory?

CfP: Europeanisation and memory politics in the former Yugoslavia

Call for papers for the edited volume:
Europeanisation and memory politics in the former Yugoslavia
Ana Milošević (KU Leuven) and Heleen Touquet (Harvard, KU Leuven)

Deadline for proposals: 15 June 2018
Notification of acceptance: 15 July 2018
Submission date: 15 December 2018

CFP: Pre-modern Environment and Disease

Routledge is putting together on environmental history in the pre-modern era (roughly defined as 500-1800), aimed at advanced undergraduate and early postgraduate students. I post this CFP on behalf of Lori Jones, who's been asked to produce an edited volume that includes a blend of historiographical chapters and new research in the field of pre-modern environment and disease. 

Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean

In our 2003 book Modern Political Culture in the Caribbean (University of the West Indies Press) Fred Reno and I argued – along with various contributors – that political culture in the Caribbean was circumscribed by “a great complexity of social relations and the influence of such variables as race, ethnicity, migration and multi-faceted dependency (for example, of institutional mimicry, strategies of reproduction of


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