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Thursday, August 30, 2012

[haw-info] Call for Proposals for April 5-7, 2013 HAW conference

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

Here is the Call for Proposals for the conference that HAW will sponsor next April 5-7 at Towson University, on "The New Faces of War."  We hope you'll consider preparing a proposal, and in any case we hope you'll think of forwarding the CFP to others who might be interested.  A pdf file of the Call is http://historiansagainstwar.org/conf2013/cfp.pdf.

In the meantime, Happy Labor Day weekend!

Jim O'Brien
co-chair of Historians Against the War

Call For Proposals
Historians Against The War
National Conference
5-7 April 2013
Baltimore, Maryland

"The New Faces Of War"
A Conference for Historians and Activists

Historians Against the War invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and
workshops for our upcoming national conference at Towson University, Baltimore,
Maryland, April 5-7, 2013, co-sponsored by the Towson U. College of Liberal Arts.
We envision a conference that will attract historically minded scholars, activists from a
variety of social movements, graduate students, educators, artists, and independent
researchers and writers.

We see the theme, "The New Faces of War," as a chance to
reflect on the myriad ways in which war making has changed in these early years of the
21st century. We want to explore such topics as the emergence of protracted US wars that
stay below the radar of public debate, the concentration of war powers in the office of the
president (e.g., the "kill list"), the downplaying of US "boots on the ground" in favor of
drone warfare and the human toll in foreign countries, the outsourcing of military
functions to private corporations, the militarization of policing in the US itself, the
legalization of torture, and the proliferation of spying on US citizens in tandem with
denial of citizen access to government records. We also seek to explore the connections
between militarism, war, and the current economic crisis, as well as appropriate strategies
for opposing war and militarism in their new forms. We want to analyze the role of
antiwar movements past and present.

In addition to the presentation of academic papers, we encourage interactive formats that
promote open dialogue and collective learning among people on the program and
members of the audience. Thus we welcome proposals for roundtables and workshops
that engage, for example, with activism or teaching.

Proposals are due on 30 October 2012. Please include a title and a short (perhaps 200-300
words) description of your proposed contribution (including each part of a group
proposal, as in a panel with three papers or a roundtable with four participants), a short
bio for each contributor or participant, and complete contact information. For group
proposals, please make every effort to put together a balanced and diverse group of
contributors or participants. Submit your proposal electronically to
conf@historiansagainstwar.org. Any questions may also be sent to
conf@historiansagainstwar.org. More information is available at http://www.

Please help us build this conference by spreading the word to other scholars and activists!


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