The L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University has put out a call for their upcoming workshop on “Transnational Leftism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions,” taking place on September 21-22, 2017:
But as transnational studies of the Comintern, racial equality and the national question have started to show, these prevailing views are not as convincing as they once were. Communist Parties, while certainly answering to Moscow, were able to develop their own positions and engage with ideas of nationalism, anti-imperialism and racial equality on their own terms, to varying degrees, and often interacted with other parties, movements and ideas when doing so…We invite papers on all aspects of the Comintern on issues of race and nationhood.
Send one-page CV and 250-abstract for proposed paper (and any questions) to WilsonCH@mcmaster.ca . The deadline for submission is March 31, 2017.
The British Scholar Society is accepting paper proposals for its 2017 conference (to be held from April 6-8, 2017), which will take place in Austin, Texas:
As ever, the conference is concerned with interactions within the ‘British world’ from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the present and will highlight the importance of transnational perspectives…The conference accepts both individual twenty-minute papers and complete panel submissions. Panels are expected to consist of three papers and should be submitted by one person who is willing to serve as the point of contact. Complete panels must also include a chair. In addition to abstracts for each individual paper, panel submissions should also include a brief 100-150 word introduction describing the panel’s main theme…
Submissions are bieng accepted on a rolling basis and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . For further information on the format of submission see the conference’s website.