Call for Papers – Viator journal

Amidst this unique and shared journey, we at Viator continue to believe that looking to the past is an opportunity to shape our present and future. As the journal fills its 50th volume, changes are afoot. Allison McCann is the new publication manager for UCLA’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Viator’s landmark volume 50 will contain the last issues assembled under the towering editorship of Henry Ansgar Kelly. Matthew Fisher will take over as the journal’s new editor.

Viator offers a space for renewed attention to the global long Middle Ages, viewed broadly as the period from late antiquity into early modernity, while continuing its long-standing tradition of publishing articles of distinction in the established fields of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. In keeping with its title, ‘traveler,’ the journal gives special consideration to articles that cross frontiers, focusing on meetings between cultures, pursuing an idea through the centuries, or employing methods of different disciplines simultaneously, while remaining accessible to the non-specialist reader. We particularly welcome articles that look beyond Western Eurasia and North Africa and consider the history, literature, art, and thought of the medieval and Renaissance periods from a global perspective.

With a revised and forward-looking mission statement, we are currently seeking articles of 8,000 – 13,000 words. Viator is also interested in featuring edited clusters of shorter articles (2000–3,500 words each). We eagerly look forward to publishing our first cluster, “Looking Ahead: Global Encounters in the North Atlantic, ca. 350–1300,” edited by Nahir Otaño Gracia, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, and Erica Weaver, and featuring urgent interventions by early-career scholars.

To submit an article to Viator or to propose a cluster, please contact Allison McCann (allisonmccann@humnet.ucla.edu). Submissions guidelines can be found in https://cmrs.ucla.edu/publications/submit/

CFP: Fascism and the Radical Right

“Fascism and the Radical Right: Comparison and Entanglements,” Online Convention, Central European University PU, Vienna, 25-27 September 2020

Third Convention of the International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies (ComFas)

Ever since their emergence on the political scene, fascism and the radical right had an intricate tangled relationship, marked by close cooperation but also conflict. Yet, despite the ideological affinities and socio-political ties between fascist and radical right movements and parties, a majority of works in the field approach these phenomena in isolation, ignoring their multifaceted historical interactions. The ComFas Convention aims at stimulating synchronic and diachronic comparative perspectives on fascism and the radical right at the level of ideology and political practice in order to contribute to a better understanding of both phenomena. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the historical trajectory and political metamorphoses of these political phenomena, on their similarities and differences, and on their multiple interactions and entanglements.

We invite comparative as well as single case-study contributions to the study of fascism and the radical right, coming from various social science disciplines including history, political science, sociology, international relations, anthropology, etc. Conference papers should preferably (but not exclusively) address the following topics:

History of fascism and the radical right from the 1920s to the present
Fascism and the contemporary populist radical right
Continuities and breaks between interwar and postwar fascisms
Populism in the radical right and Fascist ideology
Fascism, the radical right, and media representations
Fascism, the radical right and the internet / social media
Gender in fascist and radical right movements
Right Wing Political violence and Terrorism
Fascist and radical right transnational networks
Fascism, the radical right, and the history of emotions
Fascism and the radical right beyond Europe and North America
Cultures of fascism and the radical right (music, sport, clothing, etc.)
The construction of the Other in fascism and the radical right (e.g antisemitism and anti-Muslim attitudes)
Metapolitics of post-1945 fascism and the radical right
The political language of post-1945 fascisms and the radical right
Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, COMFAS has taken the decision to hold this year’s conference as a virtual/online event. This is not the format we had originally anticipated but it is one that we think offers new and exciting opportunities for broader participation and dialogue.

Scholars interested in attending or contributing to the conference should send a mail with an abstract (max. 250 words), short bio and contact information to comfasconvention2020@comfas.org no later than 31 May 2020. We welcome individual papers as well as panel proposals. Acceptance decisions will be communicated on 15 June 2020.

Vernon Press: Call for Proposals

Vernon Press invites original book proposals and translation proposals for previously published books (from English to Spanish or Spanish to English) for as part of our Bridging Language and Scholarship (BLS) initiative. We welcome proposals for both edited volumes and single-author books in a range of disciplines.  For more information:  https://vernonpress.com/proposal/54/a434c41d4b3ba5ab65c7775a3037fd9f

Call for Book Proposals

CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS: New Series – Vernon Press Series in Classical Studies

Vernon Press invites proposals on the history, literature, art, philosophy, political or social structures, religion, languages, or archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for its new Series in Classical Studies.

The classics are the earliest branch of the humanities, with a long history of scholarly value, but the field continues to evolve. The past two decades have seen exciting developments in key research areas, especially material culture, reception studies and gender studies. The books in this series will examine such growth areas, while also being open to more traditional approaches.

Comprising edited volumes, co-authored books and single-author monographs, the series will be useful for senior researchers, scholars and practitioners with an interest in this field of study, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

To receive more information about submitting a proposal or to discuss your idea, please contact James McGovern: james.mcgovern@vernonpress.com

Information also available on: 
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CFP: Special Issue on Digital Humanities BSPHS

The Editors of the Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies invite submissions for a proposed Special Issue on Digital Humanities for our December 2018 publication. The aim of the issue is to examine the digital resources, research methodologies and pedagogical practices that have been developed by scholars working in the fields of Spanish and Portuguese historical studies.

Authors are invited to submit 300-500 word proposals in PDF or Microsoft Word format to editors Andrew H. Lee andrew.lee@nyu.edu and Andrea Davis andavis@astate.edu by 1 May 2017. Submissions in English are preferred; however the BSPHS will also accept submissions in Spanish and Portuguese. All accepted proposal must be submitted in article form (maximum 10,000 words) for peer review by 1 October 2017. For more information on submission guidelines, consult: https://digitalcommons.asphs.net/bsphs/policies.html#whatcansubmit.

CFP: Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

The Association will hold its 39th Conference, organised jointly by the University of East Anglia, University of Cambridge and University of Nottingham, from 4 to 6 September 2017. The conference will take place at the University of East Anglia.

You are cordially invited to offer a paper, panel, or workshop presentation. Proposals for individual papers as well as panels on specific themes (max. four papers per panel) are encouraged. Any proposed panel should be organised by one convenor who will be responsible for inviting the speakers and chairing the session.

See the ACIS website for more information.

CFP: Links Between Spain and North America

Third International Conference on the Historical Links between Spain and North America: Hispanic Roots and Heritage Yesterday and Today. Extended deadline for proposals: January 23, 2017.

The presence of Hispanic culture in America is an intrinsic part of the true identity of the American people from their roots. America is Hispanic, it is European, it is African, it is Asian and that is what make it America. These roots take us on a trip back and forth from medieval Spain, crossing the ocean carrying conquistadors, crosses, language and culture to the New World and returning after the nineteenth century in science, technology, culture, democracy and English; thanks to this reciprocal influence born of the same tree. Hispanic America makes us aware of a common past, of belonging to the same group joined by two languages and also a shared historical destiny.

The Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá, the City College of New York – Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Instituto Cervantes de New York, join for the third year in organizing this conference through this call for papers in different disciplines and areas of study with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to the historical links between Spain and North America.

The primary aim of the conference is to provide a meeting place for academics and professionals with an interest in other disciplines related to this subject as well as to interact with other members within and outside their own disciplines in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

For more information and a link to submit proposals, click here.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Confined Women

Chapter proposals are invited for a forthcoming book titled Confined Women: Emparedadas, Malcasadas and the Walls of Female Space in Inquisitorial Spain. The book will focus on the mechanisms of control that women faced in early modern Spain and the different ways that they were venerated through literary, historical, and visual texts. Chapters of 6,000–8,000 words will explore questions such as: how did literary and historical figures become closed-in and monitored?  How did contemporary women interact with ideals of the “virtuous woman” or the “perfect wife”? Conversely, how were figures punished and labelled as subversive and of need of reform? Who were figures that interrupted narratives of virtuosity and of contemporary gendered morality usually determined by men (Juan Luis Vives, Fray Luis de León, Fray Martín de Talavera and Martín Carillo)? Likewise, we look to unveil narratives of voluntary immurement, typically carried out by excessively devout religious women or beatas, but also viewed as a means of escape from an overzealous patriarchy. Some of the themes and authors touched upon in the volume include Cervantes’s portrayal of jealous men and the women they control by means of enclosure, María de Zayas y Sotomayor’s condemnation of an overzealous patriarchy and the popularity and repetition of oral poems of immurement such as La oración de la emparedada.

Contributors are invited to submit a 250 to 300-word chapter proposal for consideration to the editors, Emily Colbert Cairns (emily.colbertcairns@salve.edu) and Brian M. Phillips (brian.m.phillips@jsums.edu). The deadline to receive the proposal is 10 December 2016. Authors of chapter proposals will be notified no later than 10 January 2017, and if accepted a first version of the chapter should be submitted by late April to mid-May of 2017.

CFP: “La internacionalización de España”

En relación con el próximo Congreso “La España actual: cuarenta años de historia (1976-2016)” de la Asociación de Historia Actual y la Asociación de Historiadores del Presente, que se celebrará en Cádiz del 10 al 12 de mayo de 2017, os invitamos a presentar propuestas de comunicación para la mesa que coordinamos sobre “La internacionalización de España (1976-2016): actores y redes transnacionales”.

Las propuestas deberán enviarse por email antes del 15 de enero de 2017, simultáneamente, a los coordinadores de la mesa (carlos.sanz@ghis.ucm.es y clopezgo@nebrija.com)y a la organización (geha@uca.es), indicando el nombre, filiación y direcciones de contacto (postal y electrónica) de los comunicantes, así como un breve resumen de las mismas (300 palabras).