Tuesday, June 3, 2008

SHAFR: Call for Papers and Research Grants

The United States in the World/The World in the United States

2009 Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
Call for Papers. Hat tip.

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals for panels and individual papers at its annual conference, June 25-27, 2009, to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Falls Church, Virginia. Although proposals for individual papers will be considered, proposals for complete or nearly complete panels are encouraged and will receive preference. In order to receive full consideration, proposals should be submitted no later than December 1st, 2008.

The Program Committee welcomes panels and paper proposals that deal with the history of United States’ role in the world in the broadest sense. In order to complement SHAFR’s signature and continuing strengths in diplomatic, strategic and foreign relations history, particularly for the post-1945 period, the Committee especially encourages proposals that deal with non-state actors and/or pre-1945 histories, as well as proposals that involve histories of gender and race, cultural history, religious history, environmental history, transnational history and histories of migration and borderlands. The Committee also invites applications from scholars working in areas other than U. S. history, and panels that include work by such scholars. Finally, the Committee welcomes panels dealing with issues such as pedagogy and professionalization.

More details here.

SHAFR Fellowship and Grant Programs

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations offers several grant and fellowship opportunities for graduate students who are conducting research on some aspect of U. S. foreign relations history.

Pending approval at the June 2008 Council meeting, SHAFR will inaugurate competition for eight new fellowships to cover travel and hotel expenses of up to $1,200 at the 2009 annual conference. The awards will be limited to scholars who have not previously presented at SHAFR. The criteria for the awards would be applicants who represent groups historically under- represented at SHAFR meetings and/ or applicants who offer intellectual approaches that may be fruitful to SHAFR, but have been under-represented at the annual meetings. Although graduate student applicants will receive a preference, the awards will not be limited to graduate students. To further acquaint the winners with SHAFR, they will also be awarded a one-year membership with subscription to Diplomatic History and Passport.

Complete information on all of SHAFR’s fellowship and grant programs here.

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