HOTCUS 2018 Annual Conference: Call for Papers

Madingley Conference Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 13-15 June 2018

Plenary Speaker: Brooke L. Blower (Boston University, editor of Modern American History)

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) is delighted to request paper and panel proposals for our 2018 annual conference. The 2018 conference is hosted by the University of Cambridge and will take place at the Madingley Conference Centre, a short distance from the city itself.

Papers from members or non-members are welcomed on all topics concerning the history of the United States – broadly conceived – from 1890 to the present. The committee welcomes proposals for papers and panels covering all aspects of US history, including (but not limited to):

  • Citizenship, immigration, and migration
  • Cultural and intellectual history
  • Economic history
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Native American history
  • Political and policy history
  • Race and racism
  • Religion
  • Science and technology
  • Urban history
  • US foreign relations

Individual paper proposals and three-person panel proposals are equally welcomed. In order to address issues of representation and inclusion, panels composed entirely of male presenters will not be considered.

HOTCUS would also especially welcome proposals from the BAME academic community, who have historically been under-represented at the conference.

If submitting an individual paper, please send a brief CV (no more than two pages) and a 200-300-word abstract of the proposed paper. Panel proposals should contain a 200-300-word abstract for each paper and a brief CV (no more than two pages) for each participant in a single document.

Paper and panel proposals should be submitted to the HOTCUS Events Secretary Malcolm Craig ([email protected]) by 2nd February 2018.