Call for Papers
People in Motion, Places in Change
The Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
106th Annual Meeting, August 08th – 10th 2013
Historical eras are marked by movements of individuals and groups whose decisions shape the settings of everyday life. Migration across national boundaries and oceans, treks from farm to city and suburb, military actions and individuals’ choices among neighborhoods—all have shaped communities, regions, and nations. People in motion have created openings for social change and cultural creativity. They have also exposed inequalities of opportunity, transformed natural systems, and rebalanced international relations.
The Program Committee for the 2013 meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association invites panels and papers that address these and related themes from such perspectives as immigration and borderlands history, ethnic studies, gender studies, urban history, environmental history, diplomatic and military history, and the history of local and national politics. We welcome proposals that deal with all continents and historical eras, drawing on related disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and on the practice of public history.
We welcome submissions for panels, roundtable discussions, workshops, and individual papers. We also particularly welcome panels composed of or including graduate students. Graduate student participants are eligible to apply for Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Awards (see the Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award for additional details).
All submissions should be sent by email, with attachments in Word or RTF format; please write “Proposed PCB Session (or Paper)” in the subject line.
- When submitting a panel proposal:
- include an abstract that outlines the panel’s theme
- designate one panelist as contact person
- include all contact information for each panelists and a short biography of each person
- indicate audio/visual needs.
- Each paper proposal, whether individual or part of a panel, should include, for each participant:
- one–page abstract
- audio/visual needs
- one–page c.v.
- address, phone number, and email.
The Program Committee assumes all members of proposed panels have agreed to participate.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
- Please email submissions to both:
Susan Wladaver–MorganPacific Historical Review
Elizabeth EscobedoUniversity of Denver