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CFP: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:23pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 12, 2016

When Star Trek debuted on NBC on September 8, 1966, there was little indication that its longevity across multiple platforms (films, series, books) would rival that of series such as Doctor Who, or that the series (and its fans) would become fixtures of popular culture, objects of academic study, and an outsized influence on science fiction.


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, and celebrations of its cultural impact have been as varied as the show’s own incarnations.


Dementia studies network - call for expressions of interest

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:22pm
University of Hull/University of Huddersfield
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, few conditions have had such a profound impact on the public imagination as dementia. As Swinnen and Schweda’s recent edited collection showed, dementia is no longer the sole province of biomedical discourse, but has thoroughly penetrated the cultural sphere, finding popular representation in literature, film, theatre and television. Correspondingly, a growing research culture is emerging that explores, interrogates, and evaluates the ways in which Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are being harnessed for diverse symbolic, aesthetic, and narrative purposes.

What did deacons do?

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:22pm
University of Eastern Finland / School of Theology
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Invitation and Call for Papers


The School of Theology (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu) is organizing an international and ecumenical conference on patristic understandings of diakonia. The conference will be held on September 12th – 14/15th 2017, in Joensuu, Finland.


The topic of the conference is “What did deacons do?”. The period under investigation covers the first two Christian centuries (until ca, late 3rd century). We welcome academic papers, firstly on authors and sources of the given period, and, secondly, on later interpretations of those texts.


Deadline for short proposal (max. 150 words) for a 30 minute paper is September 15th, 2016.

“Some Conjectures” and Some Correctives: Public Witches and Private Agendas

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
Michele Lise Tarter, The College of New Jersey
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

CFP: “Some Conjectures” and Some Correctives: Public Witches and Private Agendas


This panel will be part of the upcoming Society of Early Americanists' 10th Biannual Convention to be held in Tulsa, OK,

March 2-4, 2017.

To apply, please send a 100-200 word abstract and a brief bio (including your institutional affiliation) to:

Michele Lise Tarter,  


Deadline for your proposal:  August 20, 2016



Locating Amateur Production Across Media

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
SCMS 2017 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016

Call for Papers (SCMS 2017 Panel)



Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
British Library - Institute for Historical Research, London
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017

The British Library and the Institute for Historical Research, London

March 16-18, 2017


A major international conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Pocahontas’ death.  Co-hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library and the Institute for Historical Research.


Additional support has been provided by the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture and The University of Warwick.


[UPDATE] Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:20pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

DEADLINE REMINDER: Friday, August 5, 2016

We invite presentation proposals for the Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 4-5, 2016.

The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore noteworthy 21st-century representations and social constructions of queerness and/or LGBTQ individuals in a wide range of media artifacts (e.g., intriguing films, television shows, comic books, video games, novels, newspapers, magazines, music, Internet sites, emerging media forms) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Revolutionary Genders

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 5:54am
Sibeal Feminist and Gender Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Conference dates: November 18 & 19, 2016, NUI Galway


We are delighted to now reveal the first of our keynote speakers: Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington.

Micheline is the granddaughter of the renowned Irish suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. In 2014, Micheline won an Equality Tribunal case against NUI Galway, for discrimination on the basis of gender in the 2009 NUI Galway round of promotions to Senior Lecturer. She is the first female academic to achieve this in Ireland. Since then she has continued to campaign tirelessly for equality in Ireland's third level institutions.

Revolutionary Genders 2016

Congrès du CIEF à la Martinique: 26 juin-2 juillet 2017

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 11:26am
Florina Matu
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 10, 2016

Cette session, intitulée Maïssa Bey: l’écriture de l’espoir et de la liberté, se propose d’inclure des contributions qui mettent en valeur l’extraordinaire richesse de l’œuvre de Maïssa Bey et qui analysent des sujets tels: écrire le non-dit, rompre le silence, briser les canons de la pudeur, rêver et oser la liberté, être femme et écrivain en Algérie contemporaine, ressusciter les mythes, réinterpréter l’histoire au féminin. Veuiilez soumettre vos propositions (250 mots) à Florina Matu ( au plus tard le 10 octobre 2016.

*UPDATED* Conference on Inclusion & Diversity in Higher Education

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 2:22pm
Texas A&M University at Galveston/Department of Liberal Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Department of Liberal Studies

Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Higher Education

April 3-5, 2017

Hotel Galvez

Galveston, Texas 




Geographies of Comparison: Ireland / Africa (ACLA 2017, Utrecht)

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:33am
Cóilín Parsons
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 Ireland was, as Robert Young writes, England’s first and always exceptional colony. But it was far from the only one. Its unique colonial status has yielded productive scholarship addressing its anomalous integration into the colonial world. While this scholarship has resulted in some excellent work on Ireland / India relations and an influential volume on the ‘green and black Atlantic’ that performed a valuable intervention in addressing the African dimensions of the Irish world, both Irish and African literary scholarship have largely neglected affiliations between these literary worlds. The organisers of this panel invite papers that will consider literary and cultural intersections between Ireland and select African nations.


How Extraordinary Partnerships with the Arts and Humanities are Transforming the Way We Think, Work, and Live

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:33am
Christine Henseler / Union College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jenny Gottstein, the Director of Games at The GoGame, a company that builds interactive experiences and high-tech adventures around the world recently remarked that, "Studying Arts & Humanities engenders a healthy sense of curiosity and wonder - not only with regards to how the world actually is, but how it might be. Some might call those who chose this path of study ‘dreamers’ but the truth is, they are ‘futurists.’ And having produced interactive games for thousands of companies around the world, I can tell you, the best ones are powered by futurists."