The 2020 Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations "Gulfs, Seas, Oceans, Empires”

Страна: США

Город: New Orleans

Тезисы до: 01.12.2019

Даты: 18.06.20 — 20.06.20

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Организаторы: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)


The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 18-20, 2020. While particularly keen to explore the theme of “Gulfs, Seas, Oceans, Empires” – a theme inspired by New Orleans’ historic place as a port city and center of Caribbean exchange – the Program Committee welcomes papers and panels that address foreign affairs in all its varied forms. The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2019.

SHAFR is dedicated to the study of the history of the United States in the world, broadly conceived. Given that the production, exercise, and understanding of U.S. power takes many forms and touches myriad subjects, the Program Committee welcomes proposals reflecting a broad range of approaches and topics. The 2020 conference theme invites particular reflection on matters such as geography, region, the environment, and disparities in power. More generally, the theme suggests attention to connecting currents and deep divides stretching back to precolonial relations between Indigenous peoples, colonial encounters, and the Atlantic slave trade, and forward to our own time.


SHAFR is committed to inclusion and diversity, and encourages proposals including members of groups historically under-represented within the organization. We particularly encourage proposals from women, scholars of color, colleagues residing outside of the United States, and scholars working in other disciplines. Your proposal must include a diversity statement that describes how it will advance this SHAFR commitment.

Graduate students, international scholars, and scholars whose participation might expand the organization’s breadth are encouraged to apply for SHAFR grants to subsidize the cost of attending the conference. Please see below for details.

Panel sessions for the 2020 meeting will run one hour and forty-five minutes. A complete panel typically includes three papers plus chair and commentator (with the possibility of one person fulfilling the latter two roles) or a conceptually more expansive roundtable discussion with a chair and three or four participants. Papers should be no longer than twenty minutes and must be shorter in situations where there are more than three paper presentations.


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