JOB: Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century American History, University of Southampton (9 October 2015)

  The Department of History at the University of Southampton invites applications to a Lectureship (Level 4) in Modern History (Nineteenth-Century America), with special reference to the histories of the American Civil War, slavery, abolition and reconstruction. This post is available from 1 January 2016 on a fixed-term basis, for two years in the first…

CFP: Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children from Slavery to Emancipation (20 September 2015)

Call for Papers As part of an international research network funded by an AHRC network grant entitled ‘Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies’ we invite proposals for 20 minute papers for a conference to be held at the University of Reading, 19-21 April 2016. Enslaved…

CFP: Special Issue of Philip Roth Studies: “Other People’s Roths”

  Philip Roth’s work has always invited speculation about the relationship between the author’s own life and that of his fictional protagonists. From Portnoy’s Complaint, which Roth claimed was “a novel in the guise of a confession that was received … as a confession in the guise of a novel” to Operation Shylock, a novel…

FUNDING: Newberry Library Fellowships

  The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year! Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array…

CFP: aspeers Journal, Special Issue on “American Youth”

  For the general section of its ninth issue, aspeers seeks outstanding academic writing demonstrating the excellence of graduate scholarship, the range of concerns scrutinized in the field, and the diversity of perspectives employed. We thus explicitly invite revised versions of term papers or chapters from theses written by students of European Master (and equivalent)…