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By Flavia Gasbarri | agosto 29, 2014
Call for Papers:
2015 Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals for its 2015 Annual Conference, to be held June 25-27 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. Proposals must be submitted via the on-line interface by December 1, 2014.
SHAFR is dedicated to the study of the history of the United States in the world, broadly conceived. This includes not only diplomacy, statecraft, and strategy but also other approaches to Americans’ relations with the wider world, including (but not limited to) global governance, transnational movements, religion, human rights, race, gender, trade and economics, immigration, borderlands, the environment, and empire. SHAFR welcomes those who study any time period from the colonial era to the present.
The 2015 meeting will include two plenaries.
Thursday’s plenary, entitled “Immigration and Foreign Relations: 50 Years since the Hart-Cellar Act”, will feature Maria Cristina Garcia (Cornell University), Alan Kraut (American University), and Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto).
Friday’s plenary, entitled “New Frontiers: Environmental History and Foreign Relations”, will feature W. Jeffrey Bolster (University of New Hampshire), Kate Brown (UMBC), and John McNeill (Georgetown).
The keynote address at the Saturday luncheon will be delivered by Brian DeLay, Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley and author of the award-winning and widely acclaimed War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War, who will speak about the history of the international arms trade.
The 2015 program will also host SHAFR’s third annual Job Search Workshop to help prepare our graduate student members for the job market. Students will have the opportunity to receive individualized feedback on their cover letters and CV’s from experienced faculty members. Those submitting proposals for the conference may indicate their interest in the job search workshop by checking a box on the online submission form. However, you do not have to be a panelist to participate. The Job Workshop is open to all current graduate students and newly minted Ph.D.’s. Priority will be given to first-time participants.
SHAFR is committed to holding as inclusive and diverse a conference as possible, and we encourage proposals from women, minorities, and historians residing outside of the United States, as well as scholars working in other disciplines (such as political science, anthropology, or American studies).
Graduate students, international scholars, and participants who expand the diversity of SHAFR are eligible to apply for fellowships to subsidize the cost of attending the conference. Please see below and visit the Conference Online Application Gateway for the online application form. The deadline to apply for these fellowships is December 1, 2014.
The Program Committee especially welcomes panels that transcend conventional chronologies, challenge received categories, or otherwise offer innovative approaches and fresh thinking.
Panel sessions for the 2015 meeting will run one hour and forty-five minutes, rather than two hours as in the past. Therefore we encourage concise, dynamic presentations over longer papers, read word-for-word, or text-heavy PowerPoint displays. A complete panel usually involves three papers plus chair and commentator (with the possibility of one person fulfilling the latter two roles) or a roundtable discussion with a chair and three or four participants. The Committee is open to alternative formats, which should be described briefly in the proposal.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as part of a panel rather than submit individual paper proposals. Since complete panels with coherent themes will be favored over single papers, those seeking to create or fill out a panel should consult the “panelists seeking panelists” forum or Tweet #SHAFR2015.
All proposals and funding applications should be submitted via the Conference Online Application Gateway. Applicants requiring alternative means to submit the proposal should contact the program co-chairs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals should list the papers in the order in which participants will present, as they will be printed in that order in the conference program and presented in that order during their session.
Each participant may serve only once in each capacity. For example, you may serve only once as a chair, once as a commentator, and once as a panelist.
AV requests, along with a brief explanation of how the equipment will be used, must be made at the time of application.
While membership in SHAFR is not required to submit panel or paper proposals, an annual membership for 2015 will be required for those who participate in the 2015 meeting. Enrollment instructions will be included with notification of accepted proposals.
SHAFR and the media occasionally record conference sessions for use in broadcast and electronic media. Presenters who do not wish for their session to be recorded may opt out when submitting a proposal to the Program Committee. An audience member who wishes to audiotape or videotape must obtain written permission of panelists. SHAFR is not responsible for unauthorized recording. SHAFR reserves the right to revoke the registration of anyone who records sessions without appropriate permissions.
For more details about the conference hotel, the “panelists seeking panelists” forum, travel funding opportunities, and the Job Workshop, please visit the conference website.
We look forward to seeing you next June in Arlington!
SHAFR 2015 Program Committee
Brooke L. Blower (Boston University) and Jason Colby (University of Victoria), co-chairs
Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati
By Flavia Gasbarri | luglio 10, 2014
Proposals are invited for the Second Annual Conference of the BISAGlobal Nuclear Order Working Group:Global Challenges in a Nuclear Armed WorldTo be held on September 2, 2014 at the University of Bristol, UK
We welcome paper proposals on all topics relating to global nuclear order, but particularly from those seeking to place nuclear weapons within the broader context of international politics, and from those working in other disciples (such as History, Area Studies, International Relations, International Political Economy and Comparative Politics) where the presence and importance of nuclear weapons has been underexplored. In doing this, we hope to facilitate a fruitful interdisciplinary space for work willing to move beyond the traditional canon of nuclear analysis, and to place nuclear weapons issues within wider international security debates, practice and scholarship. Submissions from post-graduate students, nonacademics and those working in other disciplines are therefore particularly welcome.
Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words by 1st August 2014 to Dr Benoit Pelopidas
If you do not have institutional funding but would like to participate, a small number of bursaries will be available to cover transportation costs. You should indicate this when you submit your abstract.
For more information on the working group please visit the website:
Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati
By Flavia Gasbarri | maggio 10, 2014
Dal 13 al 23 Maggio 2014 presso il Centro Studi di Allumiere dell’Università Roma Tre si terrà la Quarta Edizione del “Nuclear History Boot Camp”, la Summer School sulla storia internazionale del nucleare organizzata dal NPIHP ‐ Nuclear Proliferation International History Project e finanziata dalla Carnegie Corporation di New York. Il progetto è diretto dal Prof. Leopoldo Nuti (Università Roma Tre) e dal Prof. Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C.) e consiste in un corso intensivo di alta formazione sui temi della proliferazione nucleare, del controllo degli armamenti e delle strategie, nel contesto temporale che va dall’inizio dell’era nucleare nel 1945 ad oggi.
Il corso intende contribuire a formare una nuova generazione di studiosi di storia delle armi nucleari e favorire la costituzione di un network internazionale di studenti e docenti in tale campo della ricerca storica. L’edizione di quest’anno vedrà la partecipazione di docenti dell’Università Roma Tre quali il prof. Leopoldo Nuti e il prof. Renato Moro, esperti e accademici di fama internazionale come il prof. Francis Gavin (Università del Texas, Austin), il prof. David Holloway (Stanford University) e il prof. Martin Sherwin (George Mason University), oltre che quella di personalità di spicco nell’ambito dello studio dei problemi connessi agli armamenti nucleari. Tra questi si segnala la presenza del prof. Franceso Calogero (prof. di fisica alla “Sapienza” di Roma, che fu Segretario Generale del Movimento Pugwash quando questo fu insignito del Premio Nobel per la Pace nel 1995).
Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati
By admin | maggio 1, 2014
Michelguglielmo Torri ed io, a nome dell’associazione Asia Maior, con grande felicita’ vi comunichiamo che il volume di Asia Maior 2013 (Il drago cinese e l’aquila americana nello scacchiere asiatico) e’ online.
Michelguglielmo Torri, Nicola Mocci (a cura di), Il drago cinese e l’aquila americana sullo scacchiere asiatico, Emil di Odoya, Bologna 2013.
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Topics: South & Eastern Asia | Commenti disabilitati
By admin | aprile 11, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
Italy’s Nuclear Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective
University of Trieste, November 13-15, 2014
This conference aims at analyzing the history of Italy’s nuclear energy policies during the Cold War, by placing the Italian case in a comparative perspective and highlighting the importance of the international context in shaping the country’s specific experience. It builds upon a previous conference, organized by Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A and the University of Trieste in 2012 (Nuclear Energy in Italy after the Second World War: Research, Culture, Politics – http://www.elettra.trieste.it/Ippolito/). This conference proposes to examine the ways in which international politics and economics, technological and scientific exchanges, as well as social and cultural movements, influenced Italian nuclear energy policies, both civilian and military. Furthermore, it seeks to understand how the Italian case compares to other national histories, in Western and Eastern Europe, the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Africa.
By admin | gennaio 23, 2014
04-06 September, 2014 – Università di Trento
CALL FOR PAPERS
Università di Trento, LSE IDEAS-Cold War Studies Programme, European University Institute, Università Roma Tre, Universität Wien, and Università di Bologna, are jointly convening the Fifth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 04-06 September 2014.
The Summer School is a unique conference specifically for PhD students and early career researchers. It consist of workshops and panel sessions focused on submitted research papers, debates on historiography, broad interpretative issues and new research directions. The school offers an informal atmosphere in which new ideas and research directions can be shared and debated, be it in panel sessions, or over morning coffee or dinner.
By admin | novembre 19, 2013
Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the fourth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). NPIHP’s Nuclear Boot Camp is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global
NPIHP’s summer 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) at a former ACE HIGH NATO communications relay site in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days beginning in mid May 2014.
The summer 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp is open to: students enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields; applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.
The call for application will be open until December 31st, 2013. For more information go to:
or write to: email@example.com
borsa di studio dal titolo Interaction between Energy and Climate Market-based Instruments: an Italian Case Study
By admin | settembre 16, 2013
Si segnala il bando relativo alla borsa di studio dal titolo Interaction between Energy and Climate Market-based Instruments: an Italian Case Study
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By admin | settembre 3, 2013
Programme Director ‘Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation’
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is
recruiting a Programme Director to lead its Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation Programme.
Established in 1966, SIPRI is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top think tanks. The institute is dedicated to independent research into peace, conflict and security and is known worldwide for its flagship publication, the SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI is based in Stockholm with offices in Beijing and Washington, DC, and well-established, on-the-ground partnerships and operational networks across the globe. The staff of SIPRI is international and the working language is English. In recent years SIPRI has expanded its staff and budget while building a dynamic research and outreach agenda that reflects the fast-changing international security order.
By admin | agosto 23, 2013
ASMI is keen to develop initiatives aimed at postgraduates in all fields of Italian studies. The Postgraduate Representative will be in charge of formulating and promoting such initiatives. These might include, for example, developing and maintaining web materials and running (or encouraging and assisting other postgraduate students to run) the summer school, workshops and/or study days. S/he would also represent postgraduate issues and interest at Executive Committee meetings (three times yearly). The post is open to current postgraduate students at UK universities, in their first or second year of research (the post lapses at the completion of postgraduate study).
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