CfP: Journal of History and Cultures

The Journal of History and Cultures (JHAC) is inviting postgraduates and early career academics to submit articles or book reviews for its next issue.

JHAC is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to pioneering new research in history and cultures. Drawing on the latest historical, cultural, political, social, and theoretical analytical research, JHAC’s overarching purpose is to foster lively and productive academic debate.

We welcome articles on a broad range in both geographic and chronological terms, including local, regional, national and/or global foci from medieval right through to contemporary periods.

Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words long (not including bibliography and footnotes). Book reviews should be between 750 and 1,000 words.

Submissions should be emailed to jhac@contacts.bham.ac.uk by no later than 27th June 2016. Please ensure that you have included all relevant contact information, including your name, the title of your manuscript, your professional or institutional affiliation and a permanent e-mail address.

Please contact us (jhac@contacts.bham.ac.uk) or visit our website (http://historyandcultures.com) for more details about submissions and available books for review.

Journal Editors: Ruth Lindley and Shahmima Akhtar
Contact Info:
Shahmima Akhtar
Doctoral Researcher
Department of History
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, B15 2TT

Twitter: @shahmima_akhtar
Contact Email: shahmima.akhtar@gmail.com
URL: http://historyandcultures.com/

Research fellowships for PhD students

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards Research fellowships for PhD students for a research stay in Mainz beginning in July 2016 or later.

The IEG awards fellowships for international junior researchers in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to the 20th century, particularly regarding their religious, political and social dimensions. Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly welcome.

The deadline for applications is 1 February 2016.

Further information here.

Jesus College graduate scholarship, linked with GLGW

Jesus College, Oxford Graduate Scholarship, generously funded by members of Jesus College History alumni.

This scholarship is linked to the TORCH network Globalising and Localising the Great War (GLGW) project, History Faculty, University of Oxford, for research on the First World War.

We wish to encourage applications for proposed doctoral theses to be based in the History Faculty that relate to the main project areas of GLGW:

• The Global-Imperial Dimension
• The Economics of War and Peace
• Global War and World Religions
• Military Law and Military-Civil Relations
• Global Cultural Representations of Conflict

When making the application it would be helpful to use the phrase ‘This proposed topic would fit with the Globalising and Localising the Great War Programme’ in the thesis proposal and to mention a member of the Programme as a prospective supervisor. We would wish particularly to encourage transnational and comparative projects, and would also welcome interdisciplinary projects.

Eligibility – Home/EU applicants
Value – Jesus College funds University and college fee, and full living expenses
Duration – up to four years (depending on period of fee liability)
Application – via University application form for graduate study by the January 2016 application deadline

For more information on Jesus College, see here.
For more information on the History Faculty, see here.
To apply, see the University of Oxford Application Guide here.

We hope to be able to contact successful candidates by 1 May 2016.

Call for Papers in Digital Humanities

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities
Cogent Arts & Humanities welcomes submissions to a special collection of articles exploring the evolving field of digital humanities.

Digital technology has forever changed the way humanists conduct research and engage with the world. It is now common for scholars to share research online with an increasingly global audience yet local resources continue to animate and inform so much digital humanities research.

We welcome research articles, critical essays, and review articles representing a variety of approaches, including but not limited to:

Digital Literature Studies
Book History & Publishing
Electronic Literature & Creative Coding
Pedagogical Practice & Curriculum Development
Visual & Material Culture
Cultural Heritage & History

The deadline for submissions for this special collection is 16th November 2015.

Call for proposals: Taking the Past Into the Future

How do you think historians can achieve greater impact? Do you think Open Access policies work as well as they could? Can communications technology open up new forums of debate and collaboration in academia? If you could improve one thing in the historical profession today – what would it be, and how would you do it?

Taking the Past Into the Future is intended to provide postgraduate researchers with the opportunity to proactively engage with the issues that will shape the academic careers of the future. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with radical ideas that are usually left unvoiced, before considering how positive change may be effected within real-world limitations.

Proposals should be no longer than 500 words and should answer the following questions:

What is your proposed idea or innovation?
What does it seek to improve (e.g: levels of engagement with history, career progression issues for young researchers, quality of collaboration between different groups of historians)?
In an ideal world, how would this innovation be implemented?
How might the idea need to be adapted to work in the real world?

There will be a registration fee of £20, with generous sponsorship allowing a considerable subsidy, with accommodation for three nights and food provided. The unconference will take place from 4th-7th August 2015 and will be held in Hayston House, a Georgian farmhouse near St Andrews, and will be self-catered, with participants cooking together to allow further time for informal conversation and community-building.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 29th March. Please send proposals, and any questions, to: unconference.past.future@gmail.com.

Merton College: Clarendon Fund and John Roberts MC3 Graduate Scholarship

Merton College: Clarendon Fund and John Roberts MC3 Graduate Scholarship – Globalising and Localising the Great War – October 2015

We wish to encourage applications to the History Faculty and the English Faculty for proposed doctoral theses that relate to the main project areas of GLGW:

The Global-Imperial Dimension
The Economics of War and Peace
Global War and World Religions
Military Law and Military-Civil Relations
Global Cultural Representations of Conflict

When making the application it would be helpful to use the phrase ‘This proposed topic would fit with the Globalizing and Localizing the Great War Programme’ in the thesis proposal and to mention a member of the Programme as a prospective supervisor. We would wish to particularly encourage transnational and comparative projects.

Eligibility – Home/EU/Overseas applicants

Value – Merton College funds full living expenses. Clarendon Fund covers University and college fee

Duration – up to four years (depending on period of fee liability)

Application – Via University application form for graduate study by the January application deadline

For more information see here

To apply, see the University of Oxford Application Guide

We hope to be able to contact successful candidates by 1 May.