Call for Papers
Rural Sociological Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest Group - Paper Competition
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:13 AM

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Teaching and Curriculum Research Interest Group (RIG) is proud to announce the second annual paper competition designed to encourage and support research on teaching and curriculum in the rural social sciences. The call for papers is open to a wide range of topics related to teaching styles, pedagogy, assessment, classroom engagement, and can range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to essays on pedagogically important issues.

Paper Competition Guidelines:

Who is eligible: The paper competition is open to faculty of all levels and to graduate students who have experience teaching their own courses or discussion sections.

Papers submitted for the paper competition will be held to a high standard with respect to the level of scholarship. The length of the paper should range from 20-30 pages and should include a relevant review of the literature, original analysis or theoretical contribution, a clear discussion and set of conclusions, complete references, and be written at a professional level.

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Call for Submissions: American West after the Timber Wars
Friday, August 11, 2017 04:01 PM

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

Manuscripts should be in 12-point font, double-spaced and generally not exceed 8500 words. Commentaries and creative writing should not exceed 3000 words.

See digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/hjsr/ for other manuscript submission details or click here.

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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:

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