I am looking to put together a panel on 20th century U.S. intellectual history to propose to the American Historical Association for its next annual meeting, which is to be held from January 3-6, 2008 in Washington, DC. The conference theme is “Uneven Developments.”
The category of 20th century U.S. intellectual history is admittedly rather broad. At this stage, however, I prefer inclusiveness to specificity, and plan to come up with a more unifying concept and descriptive title for the panel after receiving submissions.
My own paper will consider John Rawls’s 1971 work of political theory, A Theory of Justice. Generally treated by philosophers as a work of unanticipated genius, the context of intellectual history allows us to see that the work shares much in common with the ideas in circulation in other fields (such as history, economics and sociology) during the period generally characterized as the Cold War “liberal consensus.”
Anyone interested in submitting should please send a CV and a short description (no more than one page) of the proposed paper, both in MS Word format, to me (Mike O’Connor) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone who might be interested in moderating or chairing such a panel is encouraged to get in touch with me as well. Please send all material by February 7, 2007.
Call For Papers forwarded to me from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Saint Francis University, Loretto Pennsylvania. Text of Message follows:
Call for Papers: “God, Socrates, and Stuff” A Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference for Undergraduates.
March 24, 2007 – 9am – 6pm, Saint Francis University, John F. Kennedy Student Center, Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940
This event is open to the public and free for presenters and non-presenters.
We cordially invite undergraduate students to submit proposals on matters pertaining to philosophy and/or religious studies. Submissions are encouraged from students majoring in all academic fields to include (but not limited to), religion, philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, literature, the fine arts, and political science. Conference organizers will be particularly interested in papers that tend toward engaging a general audience.
Each presenter will have approximately 15-20 minutes to deliver his or her paper. Panels will conclude with faculty responses, and open question and answer sessions.
Paper proposals (roughly 250 words) should give a brief but concise outline of the presentation. Please include your full name, paper title, institution, e-mail, phone number, and the name and contact information of your major professor. Also indicate whether the presentation will require technical support (i.e. PowerPoint).
At the conclusion of the conference, a panel of judges will award the top three papers with $150, $100, and $50, respectively.
The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 19, 2007. Those who are accepted must submit the full paper by March 5, 2007. Proposals and final papers should be sent via email attachment to Dr. Arthur Remillard at email@example.com. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.cermusa.francis.edu/csd/Conference.htm
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CALL FOR PAPERS
William James Studies
Submission Deadline for Next Issue is March 1, 2007
We are currently considering articles for the second issue of William James Studies. This issue will celebrate the centennial of the publication of James’s Pragmatism and submissions focusing on this text are especially welcome. The deadline for submissions for the second issue is March 1, 2007.
William James Studies is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality, scholarly articles related to the life, work and influence of William James. The journal is sponsored by the William James Society (WJS) and published online by the University of Illinois Press.
For submission guidelines please see the journal web page.
Questions? Contact Mark Moller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Linda Simon
Inter-Discipline Opportunity to Showcase US Intellectual History
MLA session (Chicago, Dec. 27-30)
Papers wanted for a panel sponsored by the Thoreau Society
Topic for Panel: “Global Thoreau”
Recent studies have focused productively on Emerson, Fuller, and otherAmerican Renaissance writers, but what about a truly global Thoreau?
Please send your 1-page abstracts on TransAtlantic, TransPacific, and Pan-American perspectives on Thoreau to Laura Dassow Walls, email@example.com by March 15.
Dear Friends and USIH Enthusiasts,
I mistakenly didn’t flip the switch at start-up to allow for non-editor comments. That problem is now solved. Please feel free to add anything you’d like to our postings.
My apologies to frustrated readers!
Greetings to scholars of US Intellectual History,
We will begin posting book reviews, focusing on titles in US Intellectual History. Obviously, this will be a big project! The “field” encompasses several full wings of the academy, and many specialties within them. The books we most want to review are being written by philosophers, literary critics, students of American Studies, theology, social sciences, education theorists, and a broad range of scholarly historian. Some of the specialties within history include the history of science, literature, technical innovation, jurisprudence, art history, educational history, history of philosophy. The binding ingredients here are the terms “U.S.,” “scholarly,” and “Intellectual.” The time period under review stretches from about 1600 until yesterday afternoon.
Your book review editors are soliciting unpublished, short reviews (1,000 to about 2,000 words). If you would like to volunteer to review books for US Intellectual History, please see the instructions on the book reviews link below.
The book review editors are also asking scholarly presses, publicists, and authors to participate in this very cost effective program! The only expense for the press, publicist, and author is the exam copy of the book. Please see the book review link for more information.
Here is the link to the book review pages. Please let us have the benefit of your critique, ideas, comments, and especially, your unpublished book reviews!
All the best,
Joe Petrulionis, “a” book review editor.