Happy New Year! This issue’s Presidential
message contains several important items of note, including the creation of a
new H-French-Colonial listserve and some important advance information on the
2006 annual meeting to be held in Dakar, Senegal.
Readers should also note that Greg Waselkov
stepped down as the society’s Vice President in September.Sue Peabody has agreed to fill the remainder of
Greg’s term and will stand for election as President for the term beginning in
May/June 2006.The FCHS Executive Committee would like to thank Greg for his service
and hopes that he will continue to remain an active member of the society.
In addition to the usual calls for
papers, notices, information on the Heggoy prize and news from our colleagues,
thismonth’s issue also contains the Eccles
Prize citation and a preliminary program for the upcoming annual meeting in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.Additional information on costs and registration forms will be posted on
the society’s web site at http://www.frenchcolonial.org as they become available.
Finally, this issue of the
Newsletter contains some sad news concerning the death of JoesephPeyser, long time society member and winner
of the 1994 Heggoy Prize.
The past year was a rewarding one for the Society, and it saw several
new initiatives that will be coming to fruition in 2005. Among them is an
application for an H-French-Colonial listserv to be hosted by H-Net. Thanks to
Jyoti Mohan, Jeremy
Ibra Sene, who wrote the supporting materials and assembled a fine list of
editors, a submission was made to H-Net this past autumn with the expectation
that the project will be up and running in autumn 2005.
Planning for our next few years’
annual meetings has also continued apace. As you will read elsewhere in this Newsletter,
the organizers and program chairs of this year’s gathering at Wolfville/Grand
Scotia, have put together a conference that promises to be both
intellectually stimulating and socially enjoyable. Please remember to make your
travel plans, reserve accommodations, and send in your registration at your
In 2006, we will meet in Africa for the first time. Kwaku A. Gyasi and
Ibra Sene have been hard at work organizing the meeting, which will take place
in Dakar, Senegal, from Thursday May 18, through Saturday
May 20, with an opening reception Wednesday evening, May 17. The Université
Cheikh Anta Diop, through the good offices of its President (Recteur),
Professor Abdou Salam Sall, is co-sponsoring the meeting, and several international
scholarly institutions based in Dakar will be providing logistical support. The
theme for the conference is “Cultures et colonisation en Afrique française”
(Cultures and Colonization in French Africa), though as always proposals on all
aspects, eras, and locations of the French colonial experience are welcome.
Three program chairs have been named: Philip Boucher (for pre-1830 topics), Ken Orosz
(post-1830 topics), and Ibrahima Seck, who will be responsible for papers from
participants based in Africa, irrespective of the topic or the century of focus. Ibra Sene
will be negotiating for rooms in one or two affordable, convenient and nice
hotels in Dakar, most likely the Ganale and the Al Afifa.
The intent is both to get a discount and to enable participants to be together
for transportation, meals, excursions, and so on. Ibra and Kwaku are also
looking into some University-owned guesthouses with apartments on the University of Dakar campus. Visits to some historic sites in
and around Dakar, such as Gorée, are planned as part of the conference. In
addition, our hosts in Senegal have proposed a post-conference excursion
which is the most “French” of all Senegalese cities and which has been
classified as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO.
A fuller description of the meeting,
together with a formal call for papers, will be published in the Spring
Newsletter. In the meantime, however, group transportation plans from North America need to be firmed up, so please bear with
me for some detailed discussion. I have been in touch with South African
Airways, which flies directly from JFKAirport in New York to Dakar (the only direct and non-stop flight from
North America). Although the conference is more than a
year in the future, SAA has been able to quote an approximate round-trip group
fare from JFK and from other North American gateways (SAA is about to become a
member of the Star Alliance of airlines, which also includes Air Canada and
United). To receive the group rate, we need to assemble a minimum of 10 people
(others can be added as long as unbooked seats remain on the SAA Boeing 747),
and I (as president of the Society) have to sign a contract in early summer
2005. This means that I need to hear from interested parties by the end of April
2005. Therefore, if you intend to go to the Dakar meeting, please read the following
carefully and contact me no later than April 30, 2005 if you wish to fly with the group from North America. Please tell me what North American city
you will depart from (the group will form at JFK, so we only need 10 people
from that point on).
Aller: leave New York on Sunday, May 14, or Monday, May 15, at , arriving in Dakar at the next morning. (There is no Tuesday flight.) Those signing up
for the group flight will have to choose one of these dates; the first gives
almost three full days for visiting Dakar before the conference opens, the
second almost two full days.
Retour: leave Dakar daily at , arrive JFK the same
day at . Those signing up for the conference will have to agree on a
return date as well (see below for more details).
contacting me, please tell me both your preferred departure day (Sunday or
Monday evening) and your preferred return date. (Conceivably, if many
people express interest, more than one departure and return date could be
arranged.) With respect to the return date, the conference will end Saturday
evening, and a post-conference tour to St. Louis is likely to
last two days (Sunday and Monday). A maximum of 20% of the members of a group
can return on a different day from the other 80%; above that threshold there is
a charge of US$100 for each ticket that deviates, the cost of which I would
propose dividing among all those returning on a different day.
The projected fares:
JFK-Dakar roundtrip: US$1260-1360 (+ possible
different-day return of up to US$100)
Maximum from any other North American gateway: US$1520-1620 (+ possible
different-day return of up to US$100)
There is no fare difference between Sunday and Monday
The minimum stay is 5 days, the maximum 11 months, which may
be attractive to those planning to do research or travel elsewhere in Africa.
Before I can include you as part of a group, I will have to
receive a deposit of US$100 per person. Ticketing, and payment of the rest of
the fare, will occur a minimum of 45 days before departure (thus in mid to late
Please remember that while SAA believes these to be the likely
fares in May 2006, changes in exchange rates, fuel prices, and other
unpredictable occurrences could affect the fares in both directions.
Again, if you wish to take part in the
group rate, please contact me as soon as possible, and in any case no later
than April 30, 2005. You can either send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at home at 215-546-6565 (with voice mail). Please
include your preferred departure and return dates, and your departure city.
In order to help our Dakar hosts with planning, I would also like to hear from those
interested in participating in a post-conference trip to St. Louis.
A few more matters for those planning to attend: you will probably need a visa
and you will need vaccinations, including for malaria. For guidance, you can
check with the Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Washington, 202-234-0540 or www.senegalembassy.us, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov.
You might also want to consult the Lonely Planet guide for Senegal.
Planning for the May 2007 meeting in La Rochelle, France, is also advancing nicely. Look for more details in future Newsletters.
During the past two years, Greg Waselkov has been a stalwart
vice-president, and on behalf of all the members I want to thank him for his
excellent service. For personal reasons, however, Greg will not stand for
election for president. Fortunately for the Society, Sue Peabody has agreed to take
over as vice-president and to stand for election. In order to allow Sue
sufficient opportunity to learn the ropes, the Executive has decided to follow
an earlier precedent and defer the election of officers for one year, to
Finally, please accept my very best wishes for 2005, and I
look forward to seeing you in Wolfville/Grand Pré in June.
Joseph L. Peyser, professor emeritus at Indiana University South Bend,
passed away in the arms of his beloved Julia, his wife of fifty-six years, on December
27, 2004.Stricken by a heart attack while shoveling
snow, Joe’s final words to Julie were “I love you honey,” to which she
responded “I love you, too.” He was 79.
Joe was a devoted husband, father,
and grandfather. He is survived by Julia, his son, Randy Peyser, his daughter,
Jan Peyser-Gleason, and grandchildren, Lisa Stamm, Ben Peyser, and Jason Stamm.
He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II and in the U.S. Naval Reserve after his discharge from the navy in
A man of many talents and interests,
Joe attained the rank of eagle scout, loved to play chess and ride his bicycle,
and enjoyed drawing scenes that are exhibited in his home. His daughter Jan
recalls fondly her father carving toys out of wood for her and her brother.
Many students, colleagues, and
others will remember Joe Peyser as a man who made a difference in their lives
through his teaching and public service. He saw beyond the immediate concern at
hand and equipped and encouraged people to reach for lofty goals. But Joe was
never content to stop there, rather he worked tirelessly to help others attain
goals that he had helped them set.
Professor Peyser had a long and
distinguished career. He graduated, with a major in French, from Duke
University in 1947, earned an M.A. in French from Columbia University in 1947,
received a Certificat d’études supérieures , French literature from the
Université de Nancy, France in 1950, and got an Ed. D. in educational
administration from New York University in 1965.
His teaching career spanned a
half-century. He first served as an assistant d’anglais in Ecole Normal
France in 1949-1950. Joe was a teacher of
French, Spanish, Russian, English, and social studies at high schools in Uniondale and Monroe, New York, before holding professorial positions at
University, New York University, and Long IslandUniversity. In 1968, he became professor of French
in DowlingCollege, a position he held until his appointment
as professor of French in Indiana University South Bend in 1973.
Throughout his years in higher
education, Professor Peyser held important administrative positions:Assistant Dean and Dean of the School of
Education, Hofstra University, 1964-1968; Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Dean of the Faculty, 1968-1973, Dowling College, Dean of Faculties,
1973-1975, and Chairman, Department of Foreign Languages, 1987-1989, Indiana
University South Bend.
In 1977, Joe embarked on a
fascinating journey into the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century experience of
the French in North
began by translating French-language documents for Niles (Michigan) Historical Commission relating to FortSt. Joseph, which led to the publication of Letters
The Upper Country 1686-1783
(University of Illinois Press, 1992). Peyser’s work with people wishing to
locate the site of the old fort and to interpret its history to the public
neither started nor ended with the book. He wrote grant applications,
translated more documents, helped to interpret the site’s history, and
encouraged the Support the Fort group to persist in their commitment to find
the fort. Support the Fort honored Peyser with a dinner in April 2003 upon his
retirement from their Board of Directors.
In 1993 Peyser and R. David Edmunds
published The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France (University of Oklahoma Press). In recognition of the book’s merit, the
French Colonial Historical Society presented them with the Alf Heggoy Book
Prize in 1994.
In 1991, Professor Peyser began to
work on the French Michilimackinac Translation Project. He collected thousands
of pages of photocopies and hundreds of reels of microfilm of French documents,
located in archives in France and Canada, pertaining to Michilimackinac and the
French experience in the Great Lakes region. More importantly, he translated many of these documents
into English. Mackinac State Historic Parks and Michigan State University Press
published two volumes of documents translated and annotated by Peyser: Jacques
Legardeur de Saint-Pierre: Officer, Gentleman, Entrepreneur (1996) and On
the Eve of the Conquest: The Chevalier de Raymond’s Critique of New France in
1754 (1997). In 1994, Peyser and MackinacStateHistoricParks received a grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities to fund the translations that appeared in On
the Eve of the Conquest. Subsequent grants from the Florence Gould
Foundation and Mackinac Associates provided financial support for the project.
At the time of his death, a third volume of documents translated by Peyser,
titled Edge of Empire: Michilimackinac, 1671-1716, is nearly ready for
publication. José António Brandão, WesternMichiganUniversity, is the co-editor of this volume.
Following his retirement Joe and
Julia endowed two scholarships—one for graduate students and one for
undergraduates--at Indiana University South Bend for study abroad. These awards
are intended to help qualified students enrich their educations by studying a
foreign language in a country where that language is spoken on a daily basis.
Joe Peyser’s work lives on. His son
Randy said that “bringing history back to life” excited his father. This
excitement drove Joe to translate document after document and to give one piece
of advice after another piece of advice as he encouraged people interested in
French contributions to North American history to publish, interpret, and recreate
Keith R. Widder
Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize, 2004-2005
Each year the French Colonial Historical Society presents a
book in honor of one of its founding members, Alf Andrew Heggoy.Book prize recognition includes an award of
US $350 for the best book published during the previous year dealing with the
French colonial experience from the 16th to the 20th century.Books from any academic discipline will be
considered but they must approach the consideration of the French colonial experience
from an historical perspective.The
deadline for this year is March 1, 2005.
Applicants or their publishers
should send three copies of books published in 2004 to the chairperson of the
book prize committee: Sue Peabody, Associate Professor of History, WashingtonStateUniversity, MultimediaBuilding 202D, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, Vancouver, WA, USA (email@example.com).
The award will be announced at the
annual conference of the French Colonial Historical Society in Wolfville, Nova Scotia in June 2005.Members of the Book Prize Committee are Eric
Jennings (University of Toronto), Peter Moogk (University of British Columbia) and Sue Peabody, Chair (WashingtonStateUniversity, Vancouver).
W. J. Eccles Prize, 2004
The W.J. Eccles Prize is awarded annually to the graduate
student or recent post-graduate student judged to have presented the best paper
at the annual meeting of the French Colonial Historical Society and
subsequently published in the society's journal French Colonial History.
It is named for Bill Eccles, one of the foremost historians of French
colonialism and an outstanding supporter of graduate students.
There were actually two prizes for
2004, awarded to Benoît Grenier (Department of History, Université Laval) and Ibra Sene (Department of History, MichiganStateUniversity). These two papers, though very different
in geographical focus, time period, and method, shared an interesting focus on
the importance of the local. They were also both characterized by and a precision
and concision that promises fine future work.
Grenier’s paper, “‘Nulle terre sans
seigneur?’ Une étude comparative de la présence seigneuriale (France-Canada),
XVIIe-XIXe siècle” explored the practice of seigneurial residence comparatively
in Canada and France, finding that although both were characterized by
significant absenteeism (contradicting received wisdom about Canadian
seigneuries), in France such seigneurial residence as there was waned over the
period, while in Canada there was a slight increase in seigneurial residence
toward the end of the period as the general population grew. Grenier made
creative use of the demographic methods for which Laval is so well-known to develop these
generalizations on the basis of solid local evidence.
Sene worked on a twentieth-century
topic for his paper “Colonisation française et main-d’oeuvre carcérale au
Sénégal: De l’emploi des détenus des camps penaux sur les chantiers des travaux
routiers (1927-1940).” He investigated the reorganization of the French
colonial prison system in Senegal during the 1920s and government use of
itinerant prison labor camps in the construction of a highway system between
the major market towns, which he found to have been vital to the resulting
economic development of the country. He made detailed use of correspondence to
trace the activities of these camps and the influence of local government
officials, as well as the unrecognized influence of prisoner behaviors on their
conditions of detention and work.
Colleagues at Work
Barnett Singer and John Langdon published Cultured Force:
Makers and Defenders of The French Colonial Empire (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004).
Timothy Kent has recently published Rendezvous
at the Straits: Fur Trade and Military Activities at Fort de Buade and FortMichilimackinac, 1669-1781 (Ossineke, MI: Silver Fox Enterprises;ISBN 0-965-72304-6).
James Pritchard published “Hydrography in New France” in Charting Northern Waters; Essays
on the Centenary of the Canadian Hydrographic Service, ed.William Glover (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004),
Cornelius J. Jaenen, emeritus
professor at the University of Ottawa, is still an active member of its School of Graduate Studies guiding the doctoral research of a
student from NehruUniversity in Delhi and of a student at Harvard.He is also on the executive committee of the ResearchCenter for the Study of Religion in Canada at Saint PaulUniversity, Ottawa. His most recent major publications include:
“Champlain et les Hollondais,” in Champlain: La naissance de l’Amérique
française, ed. Raymonde Litalien et Denis Vaugeois (Sillery: Septentrion,
2004), 239-244; “Champlain le découvrer,” in Champlain ou les portes du
Nouveau Monde,ed. Mickaël Augeron
and Dominique Guillemet (La Crèche: Geste Editions, 2004), 79-85, 321-322;
“Native Oral and Inscribed Discourse” in History of the Book in Canada. Vol.
One: Beginnings to 1840, ed.Patricia Fleming et al (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), 13-18.In addition to three recent presentations on
aspects of French colonial history to the Association France-Canada, he also
read a paper on “Samuel Champlain: the Man and His Times,” at the annual meeting
of the Western Society for French History at Lubbock, Texas September30-October
Marco R. Deyasi is working on a
dissertation entitled “Indochina in the French Visual Imaginary,
1889-1937" under the direction of Patricia Leighton at Duke
Robert Forster published “Three
Slaveholders in the Caribbean: St Dominguw, Martinique, Jamaica,” Journal of Caribbean Studies no. 1
(2002).He is now working on French
Germaine Warkentin’s recent
publications include: “Who was the Scribe of the Radisson Manuscript?” Archivaria
53 (Spring 2002) 47-63; “The Champlain Society Guidelines for Editing Canadian
Historical Texts” located at http://www.champlainsociety.ca/CS-Guidelines-Final.pdf; and seven entries on Pierre Boucher, Jean de Brebeuf,
Jacuqes Cartier, the baron de Lahontan, “Meta Incognita,” Radisson and
Groseilliers, and the baron de Saint-Castin in the Oxford Companion to
Canadian History, ed. Gerald Hallowell (Oxford: Oxford: University Press,
René Chartrand published Monongahela
1755 (Oxford: Osprey, 2004); and French Fortresses
America: Quebec, Louisbourg, Montréal and New Orleans (Oxford: Osprey 2004).
Robert Pichette was promoted by the
French government to the rank of Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite on July
Paul D.Schmitt is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland.He is currently at work on a dissertation examining national identity
and colonial policy in France, 1940-1959.He will be teaching courses at the University of Maryland on decolonization, and human rights in
the West in Winter and Spring 2005 respectively.
La Violence et la Mer dans l’espace
atlantique (XIIe-XIXe siècle). Actes du colloque
international organisé par l’Université de La Rochelle (JE SEAMAN) tenu à la
Rochelle et à Rochefort-sur-Mer les 14, 15 et 16 novembre 2002. Edited by
Mickaël Augeron and Mathias Tranchant. Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2004.
UHB Rennes 2 – Campus La Harpe, 2, rue du Doyen-Denis-Leroy, 35044RennesCedex, France. ISBN: 2-7535-0034-7. Pp. 525. 26 euros. www.uhb.frlpur
This wide-ranging collection
presents 30 essays mainly in French (as well as three in Spanish and one in
English) plus introduction and conclusion. Organized in four
sections—“Violences littorales,” “Violences à bord,” “Violences légitimées,
violences maîtrisées,” and “Images de violences, violence des images dans l’art
le discours et la littérature”—the papers range from the detailed to the more
general, from the closely empirical to the conceptual. Jean Meyer’s inaugural
piece, “La Mer, une exception culturelle mondiale,” ranges boldly from
Herodotus to Poe while setting the thematics that guide many of the articles
that follow: state and private violence, legality and illegality, space and
limits, seacoasts and high seas, the multiple sites and forms of violence. As
might be anticipated, topics like galleries, pirates, shipwrecks, and slave
ship revolts make several appearances, but the subject announced in the title
proves capacious enough to include pieces on Quakerism in a maritime milieu,
prevention of epidemics in ports, risk management on the last long-distance
merchant sailing ships, the civic imaginary of heroism as exemplified by Breton
hospitaliers-sauveteurs. There are also essays on perils of the sea as
presented in iconographic and literary traditions, several of them illustrated
(as are a few other articles). The footnotes alone amply repay a close reading,
and three articles include useful bibliographies of secondary works. And if no
piece is long enough to be definitive, most suggest promising analytic perspectives
and research agendas. (Bob DuPlessis)
CentenaryCollege of Louisiana has created a university press that specializes in texts written
in the heritage languages spoken in the Louisiana PurchaseTerritory. The vast majority of the books printed will be in French. Books
currently available can be seen at:www.centenary.edu/editions
Le numéro 2 des Cahiers Aixois
d'Histoire des Droits de l'Outre-Mer Français vient de paraître aux Presses
universitaires d'Aix-Marseille.Pour de
plus amples informations, vous pouvez consulter notre site internet www.cerhiip.droit.u-3mrs.fr
The University of Glasgow offers an interdisciplinary MPhil in
Atlantic Studies that
should be of
interest to recent graduates in Modern Languages, History, or literature.For more information on the program contact
Professor Bill Marshall, Course Convener, MPhil in Atlantic Studies, Department
of French, Modern Languages Building, 16 University Gardens, University of
Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QL, UK.Professor
Marshall can be reached via fax (0141-330-4234), telephone (0141-330-4583) or
via e-mail at B.Marshall@french.arts.gla.ac.uk
Le fonds Jean-Robert Gauthier lance
aux étudiants et étudiantes des institutions postsecondaires francophones ou
bilingues canadiennes «« Un dééfi de taille »». Il invite la jeunesse à
participer à un concours d’essai dont les récompenses sont quatre bourses
d’études: 1er prix 3000$; 2e prix 2000$; 3e prix 1500$; 4e prix 1000$. Le thème
de l’édition 2004-2005 est: Le Canada terre d’accueil: l’expérience francophone
dans la mosaïque culturelle canadienne. Quels sont les défis et les
possibilités qui s’’offrent aux communautés de langue franççaise dans la mosaïque
culturelle canadienne? Pour participer, il suffit de présenter un essai
structuré de 5 pages (81/2 x 11) à double interligne dans un français soigné,
faire authentifier son travail par un professeur et expédier le tout avant le 31
janvier 2005 par la voie de son choix (poste, courriel, télécopieur) en
incluant son nom, ses coordonnées de même que le nom de son institution.
L’Honorable Maria Chaput, Pièce 412, édifice Victoria, Le Sénat du Canada, Ottawa K1A 0A4.Télécopieur 613-943-2482, courriel: firstname.lastname@example.org.Website: http://www.sen.parl.gc.ca/mchaput/concours
YorkUniversity’s Department of Social and Political
Thought announces a Graduate Student Conference entitled “Empire and its
Discontents.”The conference will be
held April 15-16, 2005 at YorkUniversity in Toronto. Details on the conference can be
obtained from the website at http://www.yorku.ca/spt/ or by contacting Dana Dawson at email@example.com.
The University of Toledo Department
of History is holding a one-day conference entitled “Cultures in Conflict: New
Perspectives on Encounters with Native Peoples of the Americas” on Saturday, April 9, 2005.For details on the conference contact Charles Beatty Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org or via regular mail at the Department of History, University of Toledo, Mailstop #503, Toledo, OH43606.
The Fall 2005 issue of Radical
History Review will be devoted to the theme “New Imperialisms.”The “new” in the title refers to new critical
and heuristic perspectives on imperialism, imperial encounters, and imperial
identities of the past.
Calls for Papers
The RooseveltStudyCenter in Middleburg, the Netherlands is seeking papers for an international
conference entitled “Slavery from Within: Legacies and Comparative Perspectives
in the Atlantic World” to be held June 23, 2005. For additional information see the
conference web site(http://www.roosevelt.nl/rscuk18.htm) or contact Dr. Hans Krabbendam, RooseveltStudyCenter, P.O. Box 6001, 4330 LA Middleburg, The
Netherlands.Dr Krabbendam can be
reached via telephone at (31) 118-631590 or via e-mail at
Thomas Benjamin, Editor-in-Chief of The
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism Since 1450 (Gale Croup/Macmillan
Reference USA) reports that there are a few articles
left to be assigned in this project.Interested scholars should contact Dennis R. Hidalgo at 1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN55057, USA or via e-mail at email@example.com.The project website can be found at http://www.geocities.com/dennishidalgo/encyclopedia.html.
The AustralianNationalUniversity is seeking papers for an international
conference entitled “Legacies of Slavery: Comparative Perspectives” to be held July
11, 2005.Please submit 200 word abstracts and a brief
(2 page) CV in either WORD or PDF formats to firstname.lastname@example.org.The deadline for
submitting abstracts is April 20, 2005.Details can be found at
Scholars working on the Great
African Rinderpest Panzootic, c. 1887-1898 are encouraged to submit proposals
for a proposed publication on this late 19th century disease that
decimated African cattle herds.Interested scholars should contract Dr. Pule Phoofolo at History
Department, University of Transkei, P.B. X1, Umtata 5117, Eastern Cape, Republic of South Africa or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Greenwood Publishing is looking for
contributors to a new encyclopedia entitled The Age of Imperialism,
1800-1914.Entries range from 150 to
4,000 words and will cover the key themes, people, wars, treaties, ideas,
inventions and places that played a role in European imperial rivalries from
the Napoleonic period to the outbreak of WW I.Interested scholars should contact Carl Hodge at OkanaganUniversityCollege, 255 Arts Building, North Kelowna Campus,
KelownaBCV1V 1V7 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Dr. Hodge can also
be reached via telephone (250-762-5445 ext 7321) or fax (250-470-6001).
The Association for the Study of the
Worldwide African Diaspora is seeking contributions for its 3rd
Biennial Conference to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 5-7, 2005.Abstracts (300 words) of conference papers or proposed panels should be
sent to email@example.com by March 1, 2005.For additional details on the conference consult http://www.aswadiaspora.org.
ABC-Clio is seeking potential
contributors to a 20 volume Encyclopedia of World History under the general
editorship of A. J. Andrea, professor emeritus at the University of Vermont.If interested e-mail a one page CV and a clear indication of areas of
expertise to Carolyn
Neel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Asian Studies program at ElonUniversity is co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary
conference entitled “Religion and the Politics of War: Colonization and
Globalization” to be held March 3-5, 2005.The conference program will include plenary addresses, invited papers,
voluntary submissions and panel discussions.Interested parties should submit a 150 word abstract by February
15, 2005 to Dr.
Chandana Chakrabarti, 1210 Jamestowne Dr., Elon, NC27244.Abstracts can also be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com.
The American Institute for Maghrib
Studies is seeking contributors for its 2005 annual conference to be held May
26-28 in Tunis.This year’s theme is “The Growth of Cities in the Magreb over
Time.”Contributions from scholars
working on colonial and pre-colonial topics are especially encouraged.For more information consult the conference
web site at http://www.la.utexas.edu/research/mena/aims.Information can
also be obtained from Dr. Emily Gottreich, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at
UC Berkeley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Or Mr. James Miller, CEMAT Director (email@example.com)BP 404 Tunis Hached, 1049 Tunis.
The World History Association is
seeking papers for its 14th Annual conference to be held June
27-29, 2005 at Al
Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco.The conference themes are “The Mediterranean in World History” and “Africa in World History.”Proposals are due no later than February
1, 2005.In order to submit a proposal please download
the appropriate forms from http://www.thewha.org.
The Editors of French Historical
Studies are seeking articles for a special issue on France and Islam.Papers on all topics from the medieval
period to the present are welcome.The
editors are especially interested in contributions that deal with relations
between France and Islamic countries, Encounters and
Responses of France and the French to Islam/Muslims and vice versa, and the
influences of Islam/Islamic countries on France or French communities and vice
versa.Questions regarding potential
submissions should addressed to the guest editors Patricia Lorcin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
Paula Sanders (email@example.com).Manuscripts can be sent electronically to
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History Department, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA95615.The deadline for submisions is Ocotber 1, 2005.