Calls for Papers: June 2, 2014

Call for Papers: Global Connections – the Next Generation
Poster Session for junior scholars at the 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences, August 23-29, 2015, Jinan, China
All over the world, historians are increasingly becoming interested in global and transnational history, systematically focusing on contacts, connections, transfers and mutual influences between regions and nations. Among the themes under study are historical patterns of trade, migration, war and conquest, as well as the flows of religious ideas, technology and other forms of knowledge and ideas. Historians can thereby contribute to the understanding of the development of globalization and the complex networks that have connected different states, peoples and cultural regions. In particular, interest in global history is on the rise among younger researchers, who can be expected to contribute substantially to the field in ! the near future. With this in mind, the organizers welcome poster presentations from junior scholars (PhD students, postgraduate and early career researchers) that address themes in global and transnational history, with no chronological, geographical or thematic limitations. The purpose of the session is to enable early career scholars to present research projects that focus on global connections in one way or another. Participants will have the opportunity to present their posters, meet with established scholars in the field of global and transnational history and receive comments on their projects. Each junior scholar project will be matched with a senior scholar, who each will comment on ca 5 projects. There will be room for 20–25 presentations, and the ambition is that delegates from all inhabited continents of the world shall participate. Financial support for a few outstanding proposals by scholars from low-income countries may be available. The session is organized by! the Swedish Historical Association through its representative in the Assembly of the International Committee of Historical Sciences, Professor Gunlög Fur. Proposals should be a maximum of 2 000 characters (300 words) and should be sent with a short biographical note to the organizer, Professor Gunlög Fur, and to the Secretary General Robert Frank: The deadline for submission of proposals is August 31, 2014.

Call for Papers: “Serialization in Asia”
Proposals Due July 1st, 2014
The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Washington invites paper proposals for “Serialization in Asia,” a conference on serialized cultural production to be held at the University of Washington, May 15-16, 2015. The premodern and modern eras in Asia witnessed increasing creation and consumption of cultural products in serialized form. Beginning most prominently in the nineteenth century, seriality emerged as one of the core components of cultural productions in many fields, and it continues to become an ever more powerful mechanism in the twenty-first century, ubiquitous in fields as diverse as literature, radio, film, TV, comic books, games, and various web-based formats. We will hold “Serialization in Asia” with the aim of opening up interdisciplinary and interregional discussions on the following questions: How will o! ur understandings of cultural products and related phenomena change when we take seriality as a pivotal theme to examine them? In what ways does serialization shape, reshape, or complicate the work, its reception, and the medium through which it is delivered? How can we relate evolutions in new media to more conventional forms of serialization? How does seriality relate to our socio-cultural reality and our perception of the world around us? What socio-historical components have been involved in the seriality’s flourishing in Asia, and how do those components differ from place to place?  What similarities and differences are there between serial production in Asia and the rest of the world? How can we understand this specific but pervasive cultural form in relation to the formation of the modern? We will ask participants to submit papers of 6,000-8,000 words to be circulated before the conference, so that the conference itself will serve as stage for informed and engag! ed discussion.  After the conference, select participants may be invited to revise their papers in light of comments received to prepare them for publication as part of a planned edited volume. Please email a 300–500 word proposal accompanied by a brief biography or CV to: Center for Korean Studies at Proposals should be submitted by July 1st, 2014 to receive full consideration.