SHAFR 2015 Proposals

The deadline for SHAFR 2015 proposals is December 1, 2014. All proposals must be submitted via the online interface. (See below.) Please see the complete Call for Papers for more details.

SHAFR is committed to holding as inclusive and diverse a conference as possible, and we encourage proposals from women, minorities, and historians residing outside of the United States, as well as scholars working in other disciplines (such as political science, anthropology, or American studies). Graduate students, international scholars, and participants who expand the diversity of SHAFR are eligible to apply for fellowships to subsidize the cost of attending the conference. The deadline to apply for these fellowships is December 1, 2014.

The Program Committee especially welcomes panels that transcend conventional chronologies, challenge received categories, or otherwise offer innovative approaches and fresh thinking. Panel sessions for the 2015 meeting will run one hour and forty-five minutes, rather than two hours as in the past. Therefore we encourage concise, dynamic presentations over longer papers, read word-for-word, or text-heavy PowerPoint displays. A complete panel usually involves three papers plus chair and commentator (with the possibility of one person fulfilling the latter two roles) or a roundtable discussion with a chair and three or four participants. The Committee is open to alternative formats, which should be described briefly in the proposal. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as part of a panel rather than submit individual paper proposals. Since complete panels with coherent themes will be favored over single papers, those seeking to create or fill out a panel should consult the “panelists seeking panelists” forum or Tweet #SHAFR2015 to .

Proposals should list the papers in the order in which participants will present, as they will be printed in that order in the conference program and presented in that order during their session. Each participant may serve only once in each capacity. For example, you may serve only once as a chair, once as a commentator, and once as a panelist. AV requests, along with a brief explanation of how the equipment will be used, must be made at the time of application. AV requests cannot be accommodated after December 1, 2014.

While membership in SHAFR is not required to submit panel or paper proposals, an annual membership for 2015 will be required for those who participate in the 2015 meeting. Enrollment instructions will be included with notification of accepted proposals.

Applicants requiring alternative means to submit the proposal should contact the program co-chairs via email at [email protected]

Submission form for complete Panel Proposals

Proposals should be a single pdf document and include: panel title and a short (1 paragraph) description; proposals for each paper (50-100 words each); brief, current CVs for each participant (1-2 pages); and the email address of the designated contact person.

Submission form for Individual Paper Proposals

Proposals should be a single pdf document and include a paper title and proposal (50-100 words), a brief (1-2 page) current CV, and the email address of the designated contact person.