Friday, November 16, 2012

CFP: Organization of American Historians, 2014

The Organization of American Historians (OAH) will hold its 2014 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 10-13. The theme of the meeting will be "Crossing Borders." As described in the call for papers:
The history of the United States is a product of migrations–internal and international. Along with people, goods and ideas crossed these borders, reshaping the composition and character of the American people. Sometimes the borders and boundaries were physical, as when international migrants crossed oceans and continents, or when large numbers of individuals migrated from one region of the country to another, or when the lure of wealth and influence led to foreign invasions and conquests. Those on the move were accompanied by bacteria or viruses, microorganisms whose migration across borders also shaped human experience. Borders were also framed by culture–racial, ethnic, class, and gender differences that perennially redefined our population and social order. The theme for the 2014 conference seeks to examine, in all their complexity, a broad array of border crossings and “encounters” in US history, highlighting the contributions and challenges presented by those who transcended borders to redefine their lives or flee the constraints of their pasts.
Additional information can be found in the full call for papers on the OAH website. Please note that the OAH will not begin accepting proposals until January 1, 2013.