Call for Papers
Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:35 AM

The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations would like your assistance in distributing a call for paper submissions for a special issue on the American West after the Timber Wars.

Call for Submissions

Spring 2018 Special Issue: The American West after the Timber Wars

Academics, students, and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers for a special issue of the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations focused on post-timber war dynamics in the American West. We welcome original research papers as well as commentaries, creative writing, and photo essays.

Authorship: All authors are encouraged to collaborate with others inside or outside academia. Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.

SUBMISSIONS: Deadline Oct. 30, 2017

Call-for-Proposals: New Book on Midwestern Politics
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:45 AM
Call-for-Proposals: New Book on Midwestern Politics
by Catherine McNicol Stock

Scholars, commentators, and political analysts are asked to submit proposals of 500 words or less outlining a proposed chapter for a volume on the history of Midwestern politics since 1945.

Given the recent election outcome, in which major Midwestern states such as Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio switched their support from previous election cycles, the editors believe this is an important moment for a deeper exploration of the dynamics of Midwestern politics and the political culture of the region.The editors also believe this is the key moment to bring together two emerging and critical trends in American historiography, namely the burgeoning of scholarly work on the growth of political conservatism in the United States in the late 20th century and the recent upsurge of interest in the history of the Midwest.

Topics for the volume could include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:24 AM

Call for Papers for the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations special issue: The American West after the Timber Wars


Disputes between the timber industry and environmental groups in the late 20th- and early 21st-century resulted in polarization and distrust across forest communities of the American West. These “timber wars” centered on the conservation of old-growth forests and biodiversity, and the declining socioeconomic status of many timber-dependent communities. A simple narrative declared the war as one of owls versus jobs, though the disputes were in fact much more complex, with questions centered on identity, attachment to place, and environmental governance, among others. For this issue of HJSR, we are interested in exploring the dynamics of the post-timber war American West and how communities and stakeholders (including residents, land managers, landowners and timber industry) have forged ways to diversify their economies and have, often collaboratively, worked to find compromise and face newly emerging challenges on forest land management.  Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals: Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0
Thursday, March 02, 2017 01:31 PM

Call for Proposals: Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Rebecca Ann Lind, Editor).

Proposals are sought from scholars across all disciplines for the fourth edition of Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Routledge, 2019). Edited by Rebecca Ann Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago (, the book will examine the consequences, implications, or opportunities associated with issues of diversity (socially constructed differences such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, etc.) in media. The fourth edition should be at least as wide-ranging in scope as prior editions. Most accepted pieces will present original scholarship.

There are three main sections: content, audience, and production.  Content focuses most closely on texts created by media organizations. Audience includes media usage, effects of media, audience interpretations of media content, and studies of user-generated content. Production includes studies of media organizations and the creation of content, as well as media activism, access, policy,  and regulation. The book is designed primarily for undergraduates, although it has been used in graduate courses and in high schools. Final manuscripts will be about 4000 words, including pedagogical activities, and must be written in an accessible fashion. Contributors who meet the deadline will receive $100 payment upon publication.

Click here for more details , or email .  Proposals may be submitted online at . 

Please submit proposals by June 1st, 2017.

Religion and Poverty Special Issue
Monday, February 06, 2017 12:36 PM

Editors: Dr Gottfried Schweiger, Dr Helmut P Gaisbauer and Prof Clemens Sedmak (University of Salzburg, Austria)

In partnership with the 2017 Salzburg Convention on Interdisciplinary Poverty Research, Palgrave Communications will be launching a special issue titled Religion and Poverty.

Palgrave Communications is a multi-disciplinary open access journal publishing peer-reviewed original research across all areas of the humanities & the social sciences. The special issue aims to provide a range of disciplinary perspectives that approach the following question: can religion be used to help overcome structures of poverty, or does it sometimes contribute to hindering the processes?

Contributions from sociology, development studies, religious studies, economics, theology, and other social sciences and humanities are welcomed; as are insights from different geographical settings, forms of poverty, and religious traditions.

Find out more about the special issue at:

About open access: