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 ( Submissions guidelines can be found in

CFP: Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

The Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (BSPHS) is the peer reviewed journal of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. The journal embraces a cross-disciplinary approach, accepting works of historical content and/or historical relevance belonging to disciplines outside the field of History such as Literary Studies, Historical Sociology, Historical Anthropology, and Art History, among others.

For our December 2020 issue, we will accept both general submissions on any topic within the field and contributions destined for a subsection featuring conversations about Doing Iberian History in and about Times of Crisis.

All general submissions should adhere to the journal’s submission rules and formatting requirements.

Forum submission can be submitted following the journal’s established guidelines, or contributors can work with the BSPHS editorial team to explore the affordances of our new publishing platform as we begin to develop guidelines and procedures for supporting innovative multi-modal oriented work.

The submission deadline for full manuscripts is August 1st, 2020. Please view our submission guidelines for information about submitting to BSPHS. This issue is slated for publication in December 2020.

Questions and inquires can be sent to the General Editor, Andrea Davis, at

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 no later than 31 May 2020. We welcome individual papers as well as panel proposals. Acceptance decisions will be communicated on 15 June 2020.

ASPHS is now formally registered as a 501c3 non-profit organization

We’re pleased to announce that ASPHS is now formally registered as a 501c3 non-profit organizations, and all donations are tax-deductible. An online donation option will be available soon.

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:

Workshop: La imagen de las reinas portuguesas y españolas

Los retratos de las reinas portuguesas o de las reinas españolas representaban las sutilezas de su estado a través de su vestimenta, joyas, etc… así como de motios más amplios relacionados con la representación de circunstancias específicas como son las del ceremonial de cada corte. Consecuentemente, las reinas de las diferentes dinastías se representaban de modo correlativamente diferente. Un estudio comparativo diacrónico permite observar la evolución de invariantes y variaciones de la representación, lo que aporta materiales significativos para la comprensión sistemática del sentido y el valor histórico cultural de la retratística real ibérica en el marco más general del estudio de las formas de la reprsentción occidental. Dentro del Programa MOSTRA ESPANHA 2019 y en colaboración con el Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, se presenta, bajo el comité científico formado por Annemarie Jordan y Mercedes LLorente, un simposio hispanoluso de historia del arte que a partir de diferentes estudios sobre los retratos de las reinas españoles y portuguesas discute y analiza la construcción y evolución de
la representación real del siglo XVI a la primera mitad del siglo XVII mediante la participación de expertos en la materia.


CFP: National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies

National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, 28th Annual National Conference, February 17-22, 2020, Dallas, TX

Abstracts, not to exceed two (2) pages, should be submitted that relate to any aspect of the Hispanic and Latino experience. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: immigration, migrant workers, interracial marriage, education challenges for the non-documented, community crime, health care, discrimination, impact of Affordable Care Act, reducing racial/ethnic gaps, children and families, Dream Act, and other topics. Please indicate the time required for presentation of your paper (25 minutes OR 45 minutes).


PO Box 545
Westbrook, ME 04098-0545
Telephone: 207/856-2500 Fax: 207/856-2800

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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:

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CFP Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The twenty-second biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 12–14 March 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are also welcome. The deadline for all abstracts is 15 September 2019.

For more information, submission guidelines, or to submit an abstract, please go to