Call for Papers

40th Annual Mid-South Sociological Conference
Location: Alabama
Date: 2014-09-26
Description: MidSouth Sociological Association Location: Mobile, AL (Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel) Date: November 5-8, 2014
40th Annual MSSA Conference.
November 5-8, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama. Sociology and Globalization: Exploring Diversity, Paradigmatic Shifts, and Critical Frameworks from a Social Context
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Children of Parents with Mental Illness
Deadline for Papers: 1st February 2015
Prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness

Advances in Mental Health ~ volume 13-2 ~ August 2015

Edited by
Kim Foster, PhD, MA, DipAppSc, BN, RN, FACMHN, MACN
Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra

Children and families where parents have mental illness are recognized as being at higher risk of a range of psychosocial problems. Preventive interventions, however, are effective and can substantially reduce risks and intergenerational transmission of mental illness and strengthen child and family wellbeing and resilience. Papers are invited, particularly from the Asia-Pacific region, for this special issue of Advances in Mental Health devoted to prevention and early intervention for children and families where parents have mental illness.


Manuscript submissions are invited by the submission deadline, observing the Author Guidelines.
All papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process. The special issue will include articles of approximately 5,000 words each, and will publish in Advances in Mental Health August 2015.
Abstracts due: 1st November, 2014 to the coordinating editor:

Manuscripts due:1st February, 2015 to be uploaded for peer review here
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Call For Papers
Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk The 36th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting
Borders in Popular and American Culture February 11th 14th 2015
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Call for Book Chapter Contributions

Title: Widowhood Practices in Historical Perspective: Context, Contradictions and Constraints

Description: Call for Chapter Contributions on the historical perspective of widowhood rites in Africa, edited by Gbenga E. Afolayan and Julie Stewart.
Deadline for Proposals: October 6th, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: October 31st, 2014
Deadline for full draft submission: January 31st, 2015

African Widowhood Practices in Historical Perspective: Context, Contradictions and Constraints

Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan (PSC, The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Nigeria)
Julie Stewart (Director of SEARCWL and Professor at University of Zimbabwe)

Proposed Timeline

Interested contributors should submit 500-word proposals, including a one-page bibliography of working sources and a 100-word author bio or resume by October 6, 2014 to Proposals should include a title and a brief description of the issue(s) examined, the methodological and conceptual/theoretical approaches guiding the chapter, the main arguments made, and the tentative conclusions offered, as relevant. Selection of the chapters for the volume will be based on the quality of the proposal, including innovation and relevance to the thematic focus for the book project. Accepted proposals will be notified not later than October 31st, 2014 and complete drafts will be due January 31, 2015. Compeleted chapters will be approximately 20-25 pages in length. Although we might have few dissertations that succinctly deal with these thematic issues. All chapters need to be formatted utilising APA publications standards, and with 12-pt Times New Roman font.

For further details contact any of the editors directly with your inquiry or concerns:
Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan (
Julie Stewart (

Call for Authors

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media & Society

We are inviting academic editorial contributors toThe SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media & Society, a new multivolume reference to be published in 2016. While the world of mass media is constantly changing, as new types of media such as blogging and online newspapers augment or displace older types such as print newspapers and broadcast television, the mass media remains a key force in modern society. The rapid rise of social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and the participatory nature of many types of new media, also mean that people who once might have expected only to consume media are now creating it as well.

Each 1,000 to 5,000-word article will include the name and affiliation of the contributor in the byline of the entry. This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Publications and the General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Debra Merskin, The University of Oregon. We are currently making assignments with a deadline of November 25, 2014.
If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today’s terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications, offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more. The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media & Society, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.

Melodie Hagspiel, Author Manager

Melodie Hagspiel
Golson Media
Call for Papers

GeoMedia 2015 provides a genuinely interdisciplinary arena for research carried out at the crossroads of Geography, Media and Film Studies. The aim of the conference is to map out the current terrain of communication geographical research, pinpointing its main areas of debate and assessing the prospects of communication geography as a more formalized academic field. GeoMedia 2015 welcomes scholars of all disciplines who address questions pertaining to the space-¬‐ mobility-¬‐ media-¬‐ communication nexus and want to be part in current epistemological discussions regarding communication geography and its future(s).

Abstract submissions:
GeoMedia 2015 welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as thematic panels in English.
Individual paper proposals: The author submits an abstract of 200-¬250 words. Accepted papers are grouped by the organizers into sessions of 5 papers according to thematic area.
Thematic panel proposals: The chair of the panel submits a proposal consisting of 4-5 individual paper abstracts (200-250 words) along with a general panel presentation of 200-250 words.
Conference Timeline:
August 16, 2014: Submission system opens
October 10, 2014: Deadline for thematic panel proposals
December 1, 2014: Deadline for individual paper proposals
January 16, 2015: Notes of acceptance
January 17, 2015: Registration opens
March 31, 2015: Last day of registration
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Call for Proposals (Abstracts Due November 15, 2013)
Music Flows
International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch
2014 Annual Conference
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 13 – 16, 2014
Music flows. Evocative metaphorically while directing our attention to the global circulation of songs, the theme for the 2014 IASPM-US Annual Conference takes its inspiration from the UNC campus-wide Water initiative.
Water in its many forms is a ubiquitous subject of pop songs. Whether as metaphor or literal reference, water imagery as a theme in popular music has been used to celebrate identity, express emotions, address environmental issues, convey pleasure, pay homage to spiritual beings, and shape communities of resistance. Here we take up notions of fluidity and flow to address not only what many deem our most important natural resource, but to consider the ways in which water’s qualities may yield productive insights into the present and future of popular music.

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Call for Proposals

The South Carolina Historical Association invites historians of all disciplines to submit proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting. We welcome proposals on a wide array of topics in Southern, American, African, European, Asian, and World History. We encourage proposals from related areas of interest to historians, such as innovative pedagogy, historical research methods using digital archives & databases, and public history. We welcome historians at all phases of their careers, from graduate students to retired faculty! Presentations are limited to twenty minutes. Papers presented are eligible for peer review publication in the Association’s journal, The Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association. Proposals for complete sessions are encouraged, but individual proposals are also welcome. All participants must be or become members of the SCHA. For membership dues and privileges please see our Membership page.

Send proposals and brief C.V. to Michael Bonner at:
or to:
Dr. Michael Brem Bonner
University of South Carolina, Lancaster
476 Hubbard Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720

The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 5, 2015 @ 8pm. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by Monday, January 26th. Deadline for submitting papers to session chairs is Monday, February 23, 2015.

Call For Article Submissions

re•bus is an online postgraduate journal of the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex. The journal publishes peer reviewed papers that present new research and fresh perspectives on art and its histories as well as related aspects of cultural theory, and is edited by postgraduate students.
We are currently looking for 5000 to 7000 word essay contributions from the disciplines of art history, art criticism, visual culture, film and media studies, and aesthetics for the Winter/Spring 2015 issue.

Papers should be sent to by 16 October 2014. Publication is subject to peer review.We are also willing to consider exhibition reviews between 1,000 and 3,500 words in length, which should be sent to the same address no later than 18 December.
Essays should be written in a high standard of UK English, and should contain no more than 10 images. Please note that all copyright permissions for images must be secured by the author, and that all image reproduction costs are borne by the author.

You can contact the editors by e-mailing rebus (non-Essex users add, or by visiting our re·bus Facebook page.
Call For Papers

His Master’s Voice. Utopias & Dystopias in Audiovisual Culture
23rd-25th March 2015, Collegium Maius, Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland),
The second, international conference of His Master’s Voice cycle will therefore focus on the latest representations of utopia and dystopia in audiovisual culture, with special emphasis on:
The conference language shall be English. 600-words abstracts including title of presentation, up to six keywords, bio-note and current affiliation, should be submitted until December 15th 2014 at hismastersvoiceconferen¬ Notifications on both accepted and rejected submissions shall be sent no sooner than on January 1st 2015.
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Fifth SILAS Conference: Cork 2015

Announcing the fifth SILAS conference, University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015.

The Society for Irish Latin American Studies, the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC and the Geography Department, UCC invite you to participate in “Entangled Histories and Cultures: Re-mapping diasporas and migrations between Ireland and Latin America,” an international and interdisciplinary conference at University College Cork, Ireland, 25-27 June 2015. The proximity of Cork harbour, historically an important gateway for migration and trade between Ireland, Spain, and Latin America, provides a stimulating setting from which to explore Ireland’s engagement with the Iberian Atlantic world. Irish people moved and settled in the company of transatlantic diasporas from Europe, Africa, and Asia in the context of Empire. Inter-ethnic relations and cross-cultural connections were complicated by processes of class, race, and gender.

We invite papers and panels from across the Humanities and Social Sciences focused on entangled histories and legacies of migration through different eras of colonialism, independence, and globalisation. We also welcome papers on the memory, representation, and transformation of the relationship between Ireland and Latin America.

Topics might include but are not limited to:
Submission of Abstracts/Poster proposals of c. 200 words should be sent before 20 October 2014 to:
Answer from Academic Committee: Monday, 3 November 2014
Confirmation by Participants: Monday, 24 November 2014
Online Provisional Programme Publication: Monday, 8 December 2014
Submission of Power Point presentations: Saturday, 16 May 2015

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The University of Kent Public Lecture Series, Brussels
October 8, 2014: Robbie Shilliam, Queen Mary, University of London
PhD Workshop, 10:30-12:00, Gandhi Room (3rd floor)
Thinking Without the Subaltern.
Participation: Limited spaces available for external researchers. To participate, send an email to, stating your name and affiliation.
Public Lecture, 14:00-16:00, Wilson Room (3rd floor):
Decolonising Academia: Lessons from a Nineteenth Century Pan-Africanist.
Chair: Dr Tom Casier, Academic Director, BSIS.


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