Friday, August 28, 2009

Call for Papers: Council for European Studies International Conference

Call for Papers

Council for European Studies
Seventeenth International Conference
Montreal, Canada
April 15-17, 2010

A recent crisis of confidence has unsettled paradigms for economic, social and political governance: political identities, social allegiances, parameters of markets, cultural truisms, and religious truths are all in flux. Europe has long served as a model for the rest of the world - whether as object of admiration, forced exemplar, foil, or cautionary tale - and the present vacuum of certainty presents yet another moment of opportunity for scholars of "the old world." Are European experiments in economic coordination the solution to the excesses of unregulated capitalism - is this the moment for the revenge of the European model?

For the 2010 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined. We encourage proposals in the widest range of disciplines; in particular, we welcome panels that combine disciplines, nationalities, and generations. The Committee will accept only two submissions per person. Members may also participate in a maximum of two sessions.

The Council for European Studies fosters and recognizes outstanding, multidisciplinary research in European studies through a range of programs, including conferences, publications, special events, and awards. The Council's international conferences bring together scholars from a multitude of countries and a variety of fields for discussion and interdisciplinary exchange.

Proposals may be submitted from August 1 to October 15, 2009 via the URL:

More information on the conference will be available in upcoming issues of the CES newsletter. You may subscribe to the newsletter here:

Participants will be notified of the Committee's decisions by December 1, 2009.

Cathie Jo Martin, CES Chair
Boston University

Sophie Meunier, Conference Co-Chair
Princeton University

Philip Nord, Conference Co-Chair
Princeton University

Council for European Studies at Columbia University
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Call for Papers: Crisis and Consequence

Call for Papers

Crisis and Consequence

A Conference at the Hagley Library, Wilmington, Delaware

November 5, 2010

Economic crises have been the midwife to dramatic social change throughout American history. For a conference on Friday, November 5, 2010, the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware invites proposals for imaginative essays that explore the long-term consequences of panics, depression, financial contractions, and other episodes in which the American economy dramatically declined. Papers should suggest significant relationship between such episodes and societal change, including (but not limited to) migration, religion, consumption patterns, technological change, and business practices. We welcome proposals based on new research, as well as unpublished synthetic essays drawing on extensive secondary literature. Papers drawing attention to the little-known or little-appreciated impacts of crises would be especially compelling.

Proposals of approximately 500 words summarizing the paper’s argument and sources accompanied by a c.v. of no more than 2 pages are due by March 1, 2010. Travel funds may be available for those presenting papers. Please direct proposals or queries to Carol Lockman, clockman[at]Hagley[dot]org.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Anamesa Perception Issue Now Available Online

Anamesa, the interdisciplinary journal edited and published by graduate students in Draper and CLACS, has released their fall 2008 "Perception" issue. The issue can be read online and will be available in hardcopy in September. Please see below for more information.


Anamesa Perception Issue!

The long-awaited Perception issue is now online. Visit to peruse the journal and to view the open call for submissions for the upcoming Intersections issue. For more information on available 2009 staff positions, or other feedback and inquiries, contact us at

Hardcopies of the Perception issue will be available in the Draper and CLACS offices at the beginning of September.