The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Thirty-fifth Annual NCSA Conference, “Urbanism and Urbanity” in Chicago, Illinois (20-22 March 2014). Articles published between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are eligible for consideration for the 2014 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. The submission of essays that take an interdisciplinary approach is especially encouraged. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded. Send one PDF file electronically of published articles/essays, including the publication’s name/volume/date etc. to the chair of the committee at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions via email will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Daniel Guernsey at the same email address. Applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility, and one entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually. Essays written in part or entirely in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for submission is 30 September 2013. Emerging Scholars: The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2013 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author's doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged. Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional. Only articles physically published between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 (even if the citation date of the journal is different) are eligible for the 2013 Emerging Scholar Award. Articles published in any scholarly journal, including on-line journals, or in edited volumes of essays are eligible and may be submitted either by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. In any given year, an applicant may submit more than one article for this award. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in Chicago, IL, 20-22 March 2014. Prize recipients need not be members of the NCSA but are encouraged to attend the conference to receive the award. Deadline for submission is 30 September 2013. Send a PDF of published articles/essays to the committee chair, Professor Elif Armbruster, at email@example.com. Address all questions to Dr. Armbruster at the same email address. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility.
We seek papers and panels that investigate elements of urbanism and urbanity during' the long nineteenth century, such as: urbanites (the flaneur, the prostitute, the detective, the criminal, etc.); urbanites and the rise of consumer culture; immigrants and urban communities: urban domesticity in literature and culture; architecture, urban design, and city planning; urban spaces and the gothic imagination; mobilities and forms of urban transport; the politics of urban space; the city and the natural environment; urban cartographies; urban crime and violence; urban spaces and urban peripheries (suburbs; ghettos, wastelands, industrial zones, dumps and other hybrid spaces); urbanism and public health; animals and urban environments; concert halls, opera houses, and other urban entertainment venues; restaurants, cafes, and urban eating and drinking; leisure and urbanism; city/country divides; and the anti-urban tradition in art and literature. We welcome other interpretations of the conference theme as well. Please e-mail abstracts (250 words) for 20-minute papers that include the author's name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading, as well as a one-page CV, by September 30, 2013 to: Maria K. Bachman and Maria Gindhart, Program Co-Chairs, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend the conference if the proposal is accepted. All proposals received will be acknowledged, and presenters will be notified in November 2013. Graduate students whose proposals are accepted may, at that point, submit complete papers in competition for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses. Scholars who live outside the North American continent, whose proposals have been accepted, may submit a full paper to be considered for the International Scholar Travel Grant. See the NCSA website for additional requirements -- http://www.ncsaweb.net/ Proposal Deadline: 30 September 2013
TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT OR JUNIOR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR HISTORY OF MEDICINE: YALE UNIVERSITY, HEW HAVEN, CT
Yale University seeks a tenure-track Assistant or junior Associate Professor in the history of medicine beginning 1 July 2014. Field, region, and period are open, but the committee will especially welcome applications from scholars whose work reaches beyond North America and Europe. Duties will include teaching in the Program in the History of Science and Medicine (Department of History) and in the History of Medicine at the School of Medicine. The search committee will begin considering applications on 30 September 2013. Yale University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages applications from minority and women scholars. Ph.D. preferred by the time of appointment. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, a statement about their work and professional plans, and a sample of their scholarly writing such as a dissertation or book chapter or article to John Harley Warner, Chair, History of Medicine Search Committee, c/o Ramona Moore, Section of the History of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 208015, New Haven, CT 06520-8015, USA.
CALL FOR PAPERS: NEW DIRECTIONS, EXAMINING THE PAST, CREATING THE FUTURE, TEXTILE SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S 14th BIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM 10 – 14 SEPTEMBER 2014, LOS ANGELES, CA
TSA’s Biennial Symposium will take place in Los Angeles, California on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). To encourage the maximum amount of scholarly interchange, TSA has devised a new format for 2014, and plans to hold two days of multiple, concurrent sessions at UCLA as well as a full day of plenary sessions at LACMA on the last day. In addition to the sessions, there will be a series of dynamic pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional art institutions and collections, receptions, special programs and awards ceremony. The theme of TSA’s 14th Biennial Symposium New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future will explore change and innovation in textiles in the past while looking at the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity, today and for the future. Where have we been and where are we going? What are the moments that encapsulate change? What are the shifts in direction for cultures, technology, creativity and knowledge? And how do these effect our understanding of textiles? TSA seeks presentation proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, conservation, cultural geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, mathematics, political science, and theater, among others. Participation of international and U.S. scholars, researchers, artists, museum professionals, and others is welcome. Submission of abstracts is open to TSA members. Online submission process opens 1 May 2013. Deadline for submission 1 October 2013. Further information may be found at http://textilesocietyofamerica.org For questions about the online submission process please contact: Newdirections@textilesociety.org
CALL FOR PAPERS: CULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE CONTEXT OF “DIGITAL HUMANITIES,” 3 – 5 OCTOBER 2013, ST. PETERSBURG, RU
Organized by: Russian State Herzen University. Co-organized by: Scientific and Information Technologies Center “Asterion.” www.herzendigitalhumanities.ru What is "digital humanities"? Whereas humanities can be described as the investigation of different forms of human experience, digital humanities with respect to the subject of research, represent the way humanistic research exists in the digital age providing novel possibilities for information storage, transfer and dissemination. Digital humanities can be seen as a synthesis of several major research areas and practical activities. Firstly, it is the use of digital technologies in human research, foremost to process large arrays of information, from ancient manuscript analysis («digital paleography») to the research of literary works and documents of various epochs («distant reading» or «digital reading» as referred to by Franco Moretti). These are digital means of space and time data visualization, that are able to depict the most diverse types of processes, for example, a city architectural history, ethnic groups translocations, language transformations and the geographical expansion of an artistic style. Secondly, DH are the new forms of accumulation and transfer of knowledge, and structuring of academic and educational societies. We currently live in the age of information, the so-called post-literate (M. MacLuhan) and post-print (R. Darnton) society. DH is the research of particular qualities of the new age, sociocultural consequences of digital technologies’ implementation and critical analysis of their potential and restrictions. Research and project activity within DH is necessarily interdisciplinary and collaborative. DH educational framework inspires new modes of thinking, combining the achievements of the IT and humanistic field. Thirdly, it is a format of creative work, journalism, enlightenment and interaction with cultural heritage: «digital art», new media, formation of digital libraries, archives, cultural heritage and museum collection databases, digital reconstructions involving the combined efforts of scholars and IT experts; this also includes issues with copyright and intellectual property. Digital humanities do not reject or replace traditional landscape of humanities, but become a superstructure over it. The border between scholars, who do not take the world of digital culture into consideration and those, who are already used to it, becomes clearer. The conference welcomes papers organized around the following topics:
- Subject and methods of cultural research in the context of digital means of coding and de-coding information, new algorithms for information analysis and synthesis, and digital modeling technology;
- Cultural history of digital technologies, ethics and esthetics of digital communications, network forms of interaction and the Internet.
- Prospects of digitizing libraries, museums, archives, and cultural and natural heritage;
- Digital technologies in research and the educational activity of cultural researchers.
- Transformation of cultural research and humanities in the digital age, functioning of internet communities and periodicals;
- Transformation of the essence and methods of humanitarian pedagogy in the digital age; challenges with new forms of cultural research disciplines;
- Artistic practices and curator activity in the digital age.
- Send an application to email@example.com with a copy to the chair coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org containing the title of the paper and your personal data (name, surname, institutional affiliation, telephone, and e-mail) by 15 June 2013.
- You will be notified of your participation by 30 June 2013.
- Participation in absentia is also available.
- Full text (10000 to 40000 printed characters) should be sent before 15 August 2013, tables and illustrations may be attached if needed.
2013 SHORRECK LECTURE, CENTER FOR CRYPTOLOGIC HISTORY, NATIONAL CRYPTOLOGIC MUSEUM, 23 – 24 MAY 2013, ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION MD
The Center for Cryptologic History is pleased to announce the upcoming 2013 Henry F. Schorreck Memorial Lecture. The Schorreck Lecture is a series of historical lectures named in honor of the former NSA Historian. It is presented annually by preeminent scholars who address cryptologic issues with an historical perspective. Previous talks have been delivered by scholars in the field such as David Kahn, Christopher Andrew, John Ferris, and Stephen Budiansky. The speaker this year will be Dr. Peter W. Donovan of the Department of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, Australia. A renowned expert in several subfields of mathematics, as well as on cryptologic history, Dr. Donovan has conducted some of the most innovative and path-breaking work to date on the Allied effort to break Japanese encipherment systems in use during WWII. He will be presenting two separate lectures detailing the cipher war in the Pacific, including revelations about the weaknesses in the Japanese naval codes that the Allies exploited, all of which led to dramatic successes on the battlefield. These talks are free and open to the public. They will be held in the Magic Room of the National Cryptologic Museum. There presentation and specific talks are listed below.
- Thursday, 23 May: 1000-1200: “Understanding the Allied Approach to Radio Intelligence in the Pacific Theatre during World War II”
- Friday, 24 May: 0930-1130: “The Thought Behind High-level Cryptological Discovery, 1930-1945”
CFP: PROPOSAL FOR A SESSION, TECHNOLOGIES @ HOME: USES, PRACTICES AND NEGOTIATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY URBAN HOMES; EUROPEAN SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY CONFERENCE, 23-26 APRIL 2014, VIENNA
Session organizers: Britt Denis and Ellen Janssens (University of Antwerp); Chair: to be confirmed; Discussant: to be confirmed. The history of home technologies still conjures images of revolutions and heroics. A lot of research has drawn attention to the new machines and techniques that made the ‘Industrial Revolution’ possible, often written from the perspective of the innovative producers (engineers, tinkerers, inventors, businessmen, etc.). Instead it could be argued that precisely the flood of new technologies entering the home was truly revolutionary. At unprecedented speed, an increasing amount of technologies had an immense and pervasive impact upon the everyday practices of people at home (regarding garbage disposal, heating, illumination, water usage, connectivity, etc.). Therefore, it is remarkable that this large-scale breakthrough of technologies at home still warrants further scholarly attention. In glossing over the momentous feats of the men that made industrial society (gender-bias intended!), work on the ‘long’ nineteenth-century (ca. 1750-ca. 1914) has most often ended up in narratives being constructed in a linear, almost teleological vein. New technologies entering urban homes were determined to succeed due to their supposedly superior intrinsic qualities, their capacity to enhance comfort, improve living conditions, and so on. Yet, technologies never operate in such one-dimensional way: they are being used in sometimes unintended and unforeseen fashion; they create new interactions and impact upon people’s practices, routines and habits of everyday live; and, last but not least, they generate political discourse, contestation and action. Foregrounding the ‘co-construction’ of nineteenth-century home technologies – the networked interplay between the market, households, civil society and the state – is the main goal of this session. Of particular interest to the organizers is research into the plurality and fluidity of everyday practices and the creative behavior of the users of new home technologies. Even after the implementation of large-scale utility networks, there continued to be a parallel existence of diverse practices and modes of use and provision. To nuance the impact of new technologies on the home and its inhabitants, we welcome papers studying the myriad of ways through which these were made compatible with the day-to-day practice and their effect on resource use, household relations and so on. We also hope to include papers covering the divergences that arose through home technologies, between social groups, but also within the confines of the home. Despite their rapid spread across traditional class boundaries, the introduction of new home technologies tended to deepen social inequalities, since the majority of the lower ranks were being denied access to them. Moreover, the reinforcement of such social divergences around home technologies was supported by the changing requirements on what was considered a respectable and comfortable urban home, which can also be addressed. Practical details: We welcome papers focusing on the session themes outlined above. Please send abstracts (500 words), including title, name, affiliation and contact details to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org before May 13th, 2013. Accepted papers will be sent, together with this session proposal, to the organizers of the European Social Science History Conference. The organizers hope to include this session in the “Material and consumer culture” network, and aim to reach out to the “Technology” and “Health and environment” networks as well. For further information on the European Social Science History conference, please visit: http://esshc.socialhistory.org.
Job description: You contribute to teaching and research in the interdisciplinary field of Science & Technology studies (STS) and development. Teaching duties include courses in the BA and MA programmes related to Globalisation and Development of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. While your teaching activities will take 80% of your time, research will be 20% of your employment time. The research time can be extended through external fundraising. Department of Technology and Society Studies, 0.8 fee Reference number: AT2013.34 For more details and how to apply, see: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Main1/SiteWide/SiteWide3/LecturerScienceAndTechnologyForDevelopment.htm For information, contact Prof. Wiebe E. Bijker: email@example.com
In order to encourage research and writing effort among university students in the area of automotive history, the Society confers its annual award for the best student paper in the auto history field. The award is named for Richard Scharchburg, the late Professor of History at Kettering University, eminent automotive historian, and past vice president of the Society of Automotive Historians. Persons submitting papers must be enrolled at educational institutions (upper-class undergraduate or graduate level) at the time of submission. This competition is international in scope, but papers must be in the English language. Papers already published or scheduled for publication will not be accepted. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, and should be double-spaced. An abstract is requested. Judging criteria include clear statement of purpose and testable hypothesis, accuracy and thoroughness of research, originality of the research, documentation, quality and extent of bibliographic resources, and writing style. Diagrams, graphs, or photographs may be included. Submissions are to be electronic, in Word 1997-2003 format or pdf files only, to the e-mail address below. Possible subjects include but are not limited to historical aspects of automobile companies and their leaders, regulation of the auto industry, financial and economic aspects of the industry, the social effects of the automobile, highway development, environmental matters, and automotive marketing, design, engineering and safety. A cover letter should be included stating the student’s address, school, program, advisor, and stage in studies. The student should indicate how the paper submitted will relate to his or her professional future. Submissions must e-mail dated by June 10, 2013. All papers submitted will be acknowledged. Previous Award Winners:
- 2012—Samuel Kling, Northwestern University
- 2011 – Andrew Mabon, James Madison University
- 2010 – No award
- 2009 – Peter Cajka, Marquette University
Join curator and TSA member Dr. Ruth Barnes for an exclusive day-visit to the Yale University Art Gallery and its rich collection of textiles from Indonesia. The small-group tour begins at the Gallery, which recently re-opened to the public following major-- and highly praised --expansions. Participants will gather for an à-la-carte luncheon at the Union League Café. In the afternoon Ruth will guide a focused session examining weavings from Lampung and Palembang (South Sumatra), Java, Borneo and Sulawesi at YUAG’s off-site collections storage. A private reception will complete the day. The tour is limited to 12 participants and will offer a special discount for students and one full scholarship. Early registration for TSA members until continues until 5 April 2013 with general registration closing 16 April 2013. TEXTILES CLOSE UP is an exciting new series of study-workshops that reflects the Textile Society of America’s ongoing commitment to the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles. It will provide opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. The 2013 program is partially supported with a generous donation from Textile Arts (Santa Fe, New Mexico). Please see Textile Society of America website for further information and registration forms: http://textilesocietyofamerica.org/events/