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Fellowship | Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Deadline: Ocotober 15th

The Fellowship

The Women’s Studies Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at institutions in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the fellowship year. The most competitive applications include not only a clear, thorough, and compelling description of the candidate’s work, but also evidence of an enduring interest in and commitment to women’s issues and scholarship on women and gender.

The Women’s Studies competition is for projects in the humanities and social sciences; projects in fields such as management, the clinical and biological sciences, and law are not eligible unless they have a demonstrable academic grounding in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants working on health-related issues in the social sciences should consider carefully whether their work demonstrably centers on the topic’s social, cultural, and individual aspects.

The 2018 Fellowship competition will select ten Fellows who will receive $5,000 to be used for expenses connected with completing their dissertations, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies.

If You’re Interested

Please see the information on the following pages:

You may also browse the selection committee members and Fellows from the most recent competition:

To sign up for more information about this program, click here.


Fellowship | Harry Ransom Center

Deadline: November 15th, 5pm CST

The Harry Ransom center is accepting applications for the 2018–2019 year. The submission deadline is November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm CST. For details and application instructions, visit:


We will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.


With the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, all applicants must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.


The fellowship itself is quite flexible, with terms ranging from one to three months, with stipends of $3,500 per month (domestic) or $4,000 per month (international). Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships provide stipends of $2,000 (domestic) or $2,500 (international). Fellowship residencies may be scheduled between June 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019. During the fellowship, scholars will work on-site at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.


Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Ransom Center has supported the research of more than 1,000 scholars from around the world.


Questions about the fellowship program or application procedures should be directed to If you have questions about how the Ransom Center’s collections might support your research, I would encourage you to email our great reference team:

Employment | Fullerton College Tutor

Fullerton College's Basic Skills Initiative is offering two tutoring opportunities in spring 2018 to graduate and undergraduate students:


1. The Graduate Student Mentorship Program (GSM) is open to current graduate students in the following disciplines: English, math, reading, and ESL/TESOL. This unique program serves a dual purpose: to give graduate students the opportunity to gain valuable community college classroom teaching experience before they enter the job market, and to support the success of basic skills students enrolled in our courses. Please see the attached GSM application for more information. The deadline to apply is Nov 6, 2017.


2. The Entering Scholars Program (ESP) is hiring both undergraduate and graduate students that are interested in tutoring first-year students in English, reading, ESL, and math courses. Tutors are hired to work with a specific class and instructor for an entire semester. Please see the attached ESP application for more information. The deadline to apply is Nov 6, 2017.


Please note that since both opportunities are paid positions, students cannot receive course credit if hired. Please see the attached applications if intersted. Esp tutor application spring 2018esp-tutor-application-spring-2018.doc (50 KB)Gsm application spring 2018gsm-application-spring-2018.doc (67.5 KB)

Employment | Faculty Substitute- Webb Schools

  • By cgusah
  • On Friday, October 06, 2017

The Webb Schools

Job Description
Job Title: Faculty
Department: Academic - Humanities
Reports to: Assistant Head of Schools
Webb Status: Part-time, Temporary, Non-benefited


This is a substitute faculty position in the humanities department. This position will start immediately and is scheduled to conclude at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty members are expected to contribute positively and productively to a campus community that promotes the development of honor, leadership, and character.


Faculty members report to the department chair in their discipline for teaching-related matters. Each faculty member ultimately reports to the Assistant Head of Schools.


Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
 Teach 3 Foundations of Civilization classes as part of our ninth grade humanities core program, including all elements of instructional planning, implementation, and assessment.
 Attend office hours, relevant faculty meetings, department meetings, and other meetings as required.
 Complete academic reports and other forms of academic communication in a timely, professional manner.
 Promote the development of honor, character, and leadership in all dealings with students, including enforcing school rules.
 Other duties as assigned.

Faculty positions have no supervisory responsibilities.

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the academic discipline.

A current California driver license is required. A background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.

Faculty members must be:
 Able to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators.
 Knowledgeable practitioners of their academic discipline.
 Technologically literate and able to guide and direct students’ use of technology.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. As prescribed by law,
reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and résumé to:
Theresa Smith, Assistant Head of Schools
1175 W. Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 482-5202
Fax: (909) 482-5272

The Webb Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Employment | Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexualities and Women's Studies

  • By cgusah
  • On Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies: The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research (tenure home). We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching and service. Applicants should be trained in and have a research program and teaching experience that centers feminist, women’s, gender, and/or sexualities studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, and service takes a feminist intersectional approach to addressing disparities and/or (in)equities related to gender(s), gender identity and expression, sexualities, or women. The candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service mission of the unit by maintaining a productive program of scholarship, pursuing external funding, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching both core required courses and needed electives in the women’s studies undergraduate and graduate curricula, and engaging actively in outreach, experiential learning, and the life and success of the Center and the College.


The Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds. 

More information about the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research can be found at:


Applications must be submitted on-line at Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of application describing the applicant’s research program and experiences and qualifications related to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness. In addition, names and email addresses for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters.For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 10, 2017. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority; the position will remain open until filled. The start date for this position is August 16, 2018. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Ph.D. required at the time of hiring. Questions may be directed to Dr. Alyssa Zucker, Search Committee Chair:


The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at


The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine’s Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

CFP | Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies

Deadline: December 1, 2017


The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies invites paper and panel proposals for its 45th Annual Meeting, to be held at UC Santa Barbara 23-25 March 2018.

The PCCBS invites papers representing all fields of British Studies -- broadly defined to include those who study the United Kingdom, its component parts and nationalities, as well as Britain's imperial cultures. We welcome proposals from scholars and doctoral candidates in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, and Art History.

Proposals for individual papers, partial panels, or complete panels are all welcome, although complete panel proposals are preferred. We encourage the submission of proposals dealing with interdisciplinary topics, as well as panels on new pedagogies and technologies associated with British Studies.

The deadline for submission of proposals is DECEMBER 1st, 2017. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each paper plus a one-page c.v. for each participant. Those submitting full or partial panel proposals should include a brief description of the panel plus a 1-page c.v. for the panel chair as well as for its commentator. Please place the panel proposal, its constituent paper proposals, and all vitae in a single file, making certain that your contact information, especially e-mail addresses, are correct and current. Proposals should be submitted via e-mail attachment by December 1, 2017, to:

*Graduate students who have papers accepted by the program committee will be eligible to request reimbursement for some travel expenses from the Stern Trust when registering for the conference.

Grant | Summer Teaching Opportunity at Monmouth College

Applications Due: November 1

Monmouth College seeks qualified applications for two Instructors for its Lux Summer Theological Institute for Youth, a two-week residential program for high-school youth designed to provide young people with opportunities to engage pertinent topics in theological inquiry.  Instructors will be responsible for daily classes in theology, ethics, or Bible. Beyond the classroom students will also learn new modes of worship and spiritual practice, participate in service, experience interfaith activities, and explore their vocation.

The primary responsibility of the position centers upon teaching the daily seminar classes; instructors will also serve as mentors for the students and help with other aspects of the program. Instructors will work with Monmouth College faculty mentors to design and implement the course and will need to be onsite for a weekend workshop in the spring of 2018 (TBD), for four days prior to the Institute (July 11-14), and for the entirety of the Institute (July 15-29, 2018).  The Institute offers a $2000 stipend in addition to covering travel to and from the spring workshop and summer institute (in compliance with IRS regulations), and room and board on campus. This program is funded by a major grant that Monmouth has received from Lilly Endowment and is coordinated through the college’s Lux Center for Church and Religious Leadership. The theme for 2018 is And God Saw That It Was Good: Thinking Theologically about Our Natural Environment and Environmental Problems


Desired qualifications:

  • Masters degree or equivalent.  Advanced Ph.D. students in a relevant field (theology, ethics, biblical studies) preferred.


  • Design a two week course for high school youth
  • Teach an hour session each day of the two week institute
  • Be part of the learning community throughout the institute
  • Attend a weekend workshop in the spring in order to be oriented to the program and begin the mentoring relationship with Monmouth College faculty
  • Supply reports and feedback for assessment of the program during and after the institute

Application process:

Please submit the following materials electronically to the program director, Rev. Jessica Hawkinson at by November 1, 2017

  • A letter of application that expresses your interest for this program and outlines your strengths and qualifications.
  • A curriculum vitae.  Please include three references.

CFP | Renaissance Conference of Southern California

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

61st Annual Conference

Saturday, 10 March 2018

The Huntington Library

Pasadena, CA


Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2017

The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as complete panels on the full range of Renaissance disciplines (Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science).

Please submit a 400-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper) and a one-page c.v. to Kent Lehnhof (


Keynote Address

"Beyond Huge: Glistering Colors in Renaissance Texts"

Bruce R. Smith

Dean's Professor of English and Professor of Theater

University of Southern California


For more information, please visit our website:

CFP | American Academy of Religion

The AAR/WR Religions of Asia group is currently seeking paper submissions for next year's annual conference, which will be held at Institute of Buddhist Studies (Berkeley) on March 23-25, 2018. See the link to the AAR/WR's general CFP as well as our group's individual call as listed below. The 2017 conference theme pertains to "Religion and Kindness". We will consider all papers for inclusion even if the topic does not fit the conference theme.

Deadline: October 1, 2017


Religions of Asia

Promoting inclusivity and excellence in scholarship, this section invites individual papers covering a variety of religious and cultural traditions to explore all aspects of Religions of Asia. This year, we are especially interested in papers that relate to the conference’s 2018 overall theme of "religion and kindness". Where and how has kindness been instantiated within the living and historical contexts of Asian religions, and with what effects? How can particular models of kindness found within religions of Asia -- whether paradigmatic or innovative by nature -- be analyzed in order to gain new insights into these traditions, and their unique visions for ethical and moral leadership, transformative spirituality, etc.? Do unconventional forms of kindness present themselves within the religions of Asia (e.g. fierce or iconoclastic kindness; wise and justified authoritarianism, etc.)—and, if so, with what implications? How is kindness discussed and treated across the contemporary landscapes of religions of Asia? How do ideas in Asia about religions inform ideologies within culture more broadly? We encourage the submission of papers that utilize interdisciplinary and non-traditional approaches to research. Other topics and themes of interest to the Religions of Asia group include: ways in which Asian religions interact with art, music, material culture, and ideology; rites of passage (birth, marriage, death, etc.); sacred spaces; the body as location for religious experience or ideology; religious and/or secular rituals or performances; gender and religion; religion and ecology; sacred text; or storytelling and oral tradition. Please send abstracts as email attachments to Anna M. Hennessey and Michael Reading We look forward to receiving your proposals.

CFP | Humanities Education and Research Association

Call for Papers

Humanities Education and Research Association

 10th Annual Conference, The Palmer House

7-10 March 2018

Chicago, Illinois


Theme: Humanities through the Ages


Submissions Due: January 28, 2018

The HERA conference program committee invites proposals for presentations at the 2018 conference. The program committee’s theme is designed to incorporate any and all possible connotations: the history and development of the humanities, the changes in the humanities over time, the triumphs of and threats to the humanities, the importance of the humanities, the challenges to the humanities. Also included within the theme is the idea of humanities and humanities education being enriched and enlivened by commitment and dedication from all age levels, spanning the lives of individuals as well as history.


The HERA conference program committee maintains that individuals engaged in research and education in all fields of the humanities and liberal arts and sciences carry forward the humanities through the ages into the future. We call for papers that explore continuity and change, form and function, courage and fear, voices and unspoken presences from any individual fields of study. Our work and its vitality validates our common pursuit.


The wide-ranging span of the Humanities provides the finest range of approaches and methodologies to explore the vast array of concepts and themes within the humanities throughout the world. HERA seeks your contributions concerning the explorations of identity, image, and voice within any aspect of the Humanities.  The 2018 HERA Conference theme is intentionally seeking disciplinary, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship exploring voice and vision from the local to the global.


New this year, HERA introduces the HERA Undergraduate Research Prize, a prize of $1,000 awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper (or divided among a panel of papers), sponsored by an attending professor (with a $500 prize awarded to the professor). See HERA’s website for more details.

Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed.


Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including undergraduate/graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities. Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops (150-200 words) must be submitted through the conference submission portal on the HERA website at


Questions may be directed to the conference organizer, Marcia Green ( Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes.

Deadline for submission: no later than January 25, 2018

The Palmer House has a special rate of $139 for conference attendees. It is located across the street from the Chicago Art Institute, the Chicago Symphony, the Chicago Theater district, and a few blocks from the Chicago Lyric Opera. It is near the city center; shopping & sightseeing, public transit, & the train station. The hotel booking link is on HERA’s website. (

Employment | Early Modern Studies Reserach Assistant

Looking for on-campus work for the fall semester?

We are looking for someone to help organize and run social/intellectual events this year. Come see Lori Anne Ferrell to discuss the nature of the work. Student needs to be conversant with, and part of, early modern studies program.

Position may be extended to the spring. The stipend for this position is $2,000 per semester.

Priority will be given to doctoral students who are NOT intending or attempting to complete their dissertations in 2017-18.

Please email your CV to by Noon on Friday, September 15th, with the subject “EMS RA”.

CFP | 2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

2018 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Call for Papers

January 25 to 27, 2018

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master's or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. The 2018 conference schedule will include workshops and presentations with rare books in addition to traditional conference sessions.

Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at midnight CDT

Eligibility: Preference is given to proposals from students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium, but we welcome proposals from students of the Folger Institute consortium.

Submit a proposal using
this online form.

A printable CFP is available
online here.

Note: Graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this conference. For more information,
visit this webpage.

*If you would like to apply for this, please contact Professor Lori Anne Ferrell

Fellowship | Ford Foundation Fellowships

Deadline: December 7, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2018 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

• U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program, and political asylees and refugees regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation 

• Individuals planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based filed of science, social science or humanities 


Predoctoral--$24,000 per year for three years

• Dissertation--$25,000 for one year

• Postdoctoral--$45,000 for one year

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 65 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded. 

Application Deadline Dates: 

Predoctoral: December 14, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)

• Dissertation: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)

• Postdoctoral: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST) 

For more information and to apply online:

Employment | English Research Assistant

Looking for on-campus work for the Fall semester?

Professor Lori Anne Ferrell is looking for someone to help locate and pull together materials for Spring courses (in Fall) and do general research duties, including organizing materials for her research (in Spring). Student needs to be experienced and should be enrolled as doctoral student.

Position may be extended to the Spring. There is a $2,000 stipend per semester.

Priority will be given to doctoral students who are NOT intending or attempting to complete their dissertations in 2017-18.

Please email your CV to by noon on Friday, September 15th, with the subject “LAF RA”.

Minority Mentor Program

Minority Mentor Program (MMP)

Applications Due: Wednesday, September 20

In 1994 the Minority Mentor Program (MMP) was developed to assist first-year graduate students from underrepresented communities develop academically, professionally, and personally. The MMP provides mentors and mentees with mutually beneficial relationships by offering opportunities to discuss research, professional development, and graduate life. The overarching goal of the MMP is to support the successful transition of our first-year students by providing them with an understanding of CGU's community, its challenges, and the services and resources that are in place to support them and allow for a successful graduate experience.

Through this program students will have the opportunity to attend various workshops throughout the year that will focus on the following areas:

  • Campus resources, and the importance of involvement
  • Creating community
  • Academic expectations
  • Networking and professional development


TO APPLY as a mentee (first-year graduate student) or a mentor (continuing graduate student), click here for the application. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

SAVE THE DATE: MMP Welcome and Social Mixer scheduled for Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, from 5pm-7pm at the Office of Student Life, Diversity & Leadership. 

Fellowship | Wabash Fellow

The Department of Religion at CGU was recently awarded a preparing future faculty grant from the Wabash Center for a term of two years (2017-2019). During these two years, we will make awards to 6-10 Wabash fellows who will have the opportunity to be mentored by one of the religious studies faculty from the five undergraduate Claremont colleges. Fellows will meet regularly with their faculty mentor in the fall, participate in CGU’s own PFF (preparing future faculty) program, and in the spring work with their faculty mentor and their students in a specific class. If you would like to be considered for a Wabash fellow position, please submit your CV and a cover letter describing your interest in the program to the co-directors, Cynthia Eller ( and Erika Dyson ( Wabash fellows will receive an honorarium of $1750 during the spring semester of their fellowship year. Please keep an eye out for future announcements, as we will be running a fall pedagogy workshop in mid to late September (date TBD), bringing together 5C faculty and CGU graduate students to discuss the art of teaching.

Employment | Supplemental Instructor @ Pepperdine

Pepperdine University is seeking Humanities (HUM) 111 Supplemental Instructors (SI). Under the supervision of the Director of the Student Success Center, the SI will facilitate student learning and help students better understand concepts or applications of course content.

Duties and Responsibilities
● Attend all class lectures for the course.
● Plan and facilitate a 50-minute review section twice weekly following each class period.
● Maintain attendance records and submit required paperwork.
● Hold 4 office hours weekly for all HUM 111 students.
● Assist course professor with grading and course management.

Preferred Qualifications
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Strong preference given to candidates with a Master’s degree or some graduate work in a relevant field. Strong understanding of Humanities curriculum, with particular emphasis on knowledge and comprehension of Western culture. Cultural literacy in the following time periods and locations: Prehistoric, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe (30,000 BC–AD 1300).

-Must be in good academic standing.
-Must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
-Maintain ethical professionalism.
-Demonstrate sensitivity to working with diverse student populations.

Period of Employment
Fall 2017 Semester (August 28, 2017-December 22, 2017)
Compensation and Hours
Supplemental instructors will be paid an hourly rate of $14.00 and are expected to work a maximum of 14 hours per week. Additionally, the SI may work 13 hours prior to the semester and 13 hours during the week following Finals Week.

*If interested, please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching statement, and a letter of reference to

CFP | 1917: Revolution, Radicalism, and Resistance in the Atlantic World

Submissions due: July 31

1917: Revolution, Radicalism, and Resistance in the Atlantic World

18th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on Transatlantic History
The University of Texas at Arlington


Date of Conference: October 19-21, 20017

Submission Deadline: May 31

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Erik S. McDuffie, Dr. Julia L. Mickenberg

The Transatlantic History Student Organization, in collaboration with Phi Alpha Theta, the
Barksdale Lecture Series, the History Department, the Africa Program and the College of Liberal
Arts, is sponsoring the Eighteenth Annual International Graduate Student Conference on
Transatlantic History.

Transatlantic history examines the circulation and interaction of people, goods, and ideas
between and within any of the four continents surrounding the Atlantic basin between the time of
the first Atlantic contacts in the 1400s and the present day. Situated primarily in the fields of
social and cultural history, its approaches are problem-oriented in scope, and highlighted by
comparative and transnational frameworks.

We invite papers and panel submissions that are historical, geographical, anthropological,
literary, sociological, and cartographic in nature—including interdisciplinary and digital
humanities projects—that fall within the scope of transatlantic studies from both graduate
students and young scholars. We will accept submissions for papers written in English, French,
Spanish, and German.

The theme of this year’s conference is the impact of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 on the
Atlantic World, examining the political, social, cultural, and economic reverberations and
legacies prompted by the collapse of Russia’s ancien régime and the consolidation of
Soviet/Bolshevik power. Inspiring hope and terror abroad, this conference aims to analyze the
various transnational and international dimensions of the Russian Revolutions and how they
shaped social and political movements in the Atlantic World, both directly and by virtue of
establishing a new geopolitical context.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
• Communist, socialist, and anarchist internationalism
• Imperialism/colonialism, anti-colonial movements, and decolonization
• Transatlantic solidarity struggles
• Women’s and feminist movements
• Radical and social movement networks
• Anti-war and peace activism during World War I and World War II
• Refugees and exiles
• Revolutions and uprisings of 1917-1923 (Russia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico,
Greece, Ireland, Egypt, etc.)
• Social, political, and cultural forms of anti-communism—both left- and right-wing
• Fascism and anti-fascism
• Cold War studies

We also seek to explore and further establish shared terminology, methodologies, and defining
parameters as they pertain to the field of transatlantic history. This conference has become an
interdisciplinary and intercontinental meeting place where such ideas can converge into a
common conversation.

Therefore, we also welcome papers on:
• Twentieth-century empires
• Transatlantic networks
• Making of nation-states
• Transnational spaces
• Transatlantic migrations
• Diaspora studies
• Collective memory
• Identity construction
• Transatlantic cuisine and consumption
• Intercultural transfer and transfer studies
• Transnational families
• Teaching transnational history

Selected participants’ papers will be considered for publication in Traversea, the peer-reviewed,
online, open-access journal in transatlantic history.

Submission of individual paper abstracts should be approximately three hundred words in length
and should be accompanied by an abbreviated (maximum one page) curriculum vita. Panel
proposals (3-4 people) should include titles and abstracts of panels as a whole, as well as each
individual paper. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2017. We will notify authors of accepted
papers by August 15, 2017.

Paper and panel submissions should be made at

Please direct all questions to Lydia Towns at

The Conference Organizing Committee is composed of Lydia Towns, Jacob Jones, Stacy
Swiney, Brandon Blakeslee, Charles Grand, and Dan Degges.

CFP | ‘Our dance is turned into mourning’: Loss and Consolation in Early Modern Europe

Abstract Due: July 15


‘Our dance is turned into mourning’: Loss and Consolation in Early Modern Europe


Keynote Speaker: Lynn Enterline, Professor and Nancy Perot Chair in the Department of English, Vanderbilt University


Doctoral students in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago invite faculty and graduate student submissions to a one-day symposium on early modern (c. 1500-1700) European cultures of loss and consolation, to be held on October 6, 2017. Along with panel presentations, the symposium will feature a keynote address by Lynn Enterline, as well as a roundtable discussion by faculty from Chicago-area universities.


Loss is a familiar topos to scholars of the Renaissance and early modern Europe, on scales large and small. In the sixteenth-century Netherlands, waves of Reform iconoclasm lead to whitewashed churches stripped bare of the religious artwork that had formerly adorned them. Tragedy flourishes in European theatres. England’s King Charles I loses his head. In the texts and artifacts of the period, loss emerges as a moral an epistemological problem, a political crisis, a site of performance for gendered subjectivities and religious identities, and a lyric trope. Moreover, loss destabilizes the very notion of the political states we call “Europe”: in a world dramatically altered by the rise of capitalism, colonial imperialism, religious violence, and developments in the sciences, boundaries and borders are extended, distended, and dissolved. And, for scholars today working on such materials, the archive constitutes a precarious space that testifies as much to historical loss as to survival. Yet even as loss assumes new forms in the early modern period, so too does consolation, as individuals, communities, and states alike seek salves, buffers, and antidotes.


On the stage and the page, in political thought and material culture, in science and theology, loss and consolation find new forms and acquire new purchase. However, scholars attempting to answer the questions raised by these phenomena too often do so without the chance to converse with others thinking about early modern loss and consolation throughout the humanistic and social scientific disciplines. The aim of this symposium is to consider the double notion of loss and consolation not only as it traverses the early modern European landscape, but as it remakes that landscape and generates new points of interdisciplinary contact. The historical and cultural study of loss and its antidotes in early modern Europe can be a productive site at which disciplines themselves “lose” their bearings and discover the resources of other academic contexts and frameworks.


We welcome submissions on various aspects of our theme, including:

  • Anxiety and the anticipation of future loss
  • Grief, mourning, and funerary culture
  • Political loss, exile, and diaspora
  • Nostalgia, amnesia, forgetting, and historical narrative
  • Loss and consolation as occasions for the performance of gender and     sexuality
  • The genres of representing loss, and the comforts of literary form
  • Philosophy and religion as consolatory discourses
  • Loss of faith, atheism
  • Anti-sociality and melancholia as resistance
  • Personal and collective disappointment
  • The early modern archive and the affective dimensions of the digital humanities  

These are only suggestions; we anticipate a rich and exciting range of submissions from faculty and graduate students from any field. Some fields we expect to be represented at this symposium are Romance languages, Germanic languages, philosophy, religious studies, English, history, art history, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, critical theory, rhetoric, and comparative literatures.


We are inviting submissions for 20-minute oral presentations on the symposium theme. Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words to by July 15, 2017. 

Employment | Reserach Assistant Wanted as Independent Contractor

Research Assistant Wanted as Independent Contractor

CONTACT:     Margie Kerstine     909-542-9063 (land line)      email:

I am an amateur historian working on the following project: 24 chapter manuscript which is a collection of memories about merchants and their businesses on one street in Clarksdale, Mississippi, between 1900 and 1980. My intent is to correctly include all related and diverse types of references. I am planning to publish.

Work at your own location. No special time to be at work but deadlines established for periodic transfer of data to me.  Job involves researching (1) bibliography formats approved by Chicago Manual pertaining to any type of historical documents, especially websites. Endnotes composed from these bibliographical references which are applicable only to publishing.


1. Prior experience with using Chicago Manual of Style Online 16th Edition ( and/or know where you can use a hardy copy of their manual.

2. Prior experience with or other online format for bibliography. 

3. Respect and interest in details.

$12.50 per hour.