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Finding Conferences – H-Net is Key!

May 8, 2013

At this point in our careers most grad students have something worth sharing with the larger Imageacademy.  You have a seminar paper that “ain’t so bad” and you’re ready to share it with the world.  Okay, well not THE WORLD, yet… but you want to share it with someone other than your advisor (who hates it) and your mother (who loves it).  Where, pray tell, can you find such a place?

Sometimes departments post fliers for conferences in the area, but the best way to find Calls for Papers (CFPs) is on H-Net, the list serv software from Michigan State that will fill your inbox with delightful things nearly every day.  If you haven’t yet checked out H-Net, go there now.

You can subscribe to H-lists (the H stands for Humanities, by the way) on a variety of subjects.  There are announcements for conferences, book projects, and even book reviews.  It’s a great opportunity to network with other professionals writing in a given subject within the historical profession.

Go, subscribe, and get connected!


Making Use of H-Net

May 3, 2011

It’s not an “official” part of graduate school, but it seems as though the Humanities Net ( has become an important facet of graduate school life.

What is it? H-Net is a series of lists. Students and professors sign up via email and get discussion comments/questions via email. Scholars contribute book reviews, discussions, and share important announcements.

Why do people us it? It’s a simple way to stay “connected” but it is also quite simple to just delete the emails if they are uninteresting. It is a bit like watching the news ticker on TV in that sometimes the items catch your eye, but many times they do not.

Why you should be on H-“Whatever your specialty is” – Basically, this allows you to stay connected (as I mentioned), but it also helps keep the ear to the ground of conferences and job postings. Even though I’m not “on the market” yet, I still have an opportunity to see what’s going on with job and fellowship announcements. Also, it can be a publication opportunity. Students find H-Net to be a widely-read, yet low stress publication opportunity for book reviews. Students can/should also use the network to put together panels for national conferences. Sometimes committees will not accept one graduate paper to a national conference (AHA, OAH, etc.) but with a strong panel (including a known commenter), the committee is more willing to accept the panel.

For the sake of discussion, do any other grad students have horror stories about H-Net? Anyone want to agree or disagree with this advice? Feel free to comment.

Second Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture

February 22, 2011

[Taken from H-Net]

Second Biennial Conference on Religion and American Culture
Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Indianapolis, Indiana
June 2-5, 2011

We are pleased to announce the Second Biennial Conference on Religion and
American Culture, to be held at the new J.W.  Marriott in downtown
Indianapolis, June 2 through June 5. The theme for this meeting is “change,”
focusing both on changes in religion in North America over time and changes
in how we understand the topic. Scholars from multiple perspectives will
serve on interdisciplinary panels. The conference schedule is given below.

Like the conference in 2009, the room will be set up in a circle with
audience members on risers around the central round table. This set-up
promotes more participation from the audience and deeper conversation among
the panelists and those surrounding them. The hotel is again conveniently
located in downtown Indianapolis among restaurants, museums, and public
parks – all very conducive to continuing conversations begun in sessions.

Thanks to a grant from Lilly Endowment, we have reserved a block of rooms at
the J.W.  Marriott at the special rate of $74.50 per night. Once those rooms
have sold out, rooms will be $149, so please be sure to reserve your room
right away. Early registration rates are available until May 5. To reserve
your room, register for the conference, or print a copy of the schedule,
please go to<>. (Note: the
special hotel rate of $74.50 will not appear on the screen but will be
billed correctly.)


Thursday, June 2

Arrival and Registration
Opening Reception

Friday, June 3

“What are our academic assumptions about religion?”
Panelists:             Penny Edgell (Sociology, University of Minnesota)
Robert Orsi (Religious Studies, Northwestern
Ann Taves (Religious Studies, UC Santa

“Revisiting the secularity/secularization question”
Panelists:             Tracy Fessenden (Religious Studies, Arizona State
Paul Froese (Sociology, Baylor University)
Rhys Williams (Sociology, Loyola University


“Religion’s role in political identity”
Panelists:             Edward Curtis (Religious Studies, Indiana University
– Purdue University Indianapolis)
Paul Djupe (Political Science, Denison
Clyde Wilcox (Government, Georgetown

“Religion’s role in immigration and globalization”
Panelists:             Gerardo Marti (Sociology, Davidson College)
Timothy Matovina (Theology, University of
Notre Dame)
Fenggang Yang (Sociology, Purdue University)

Saturday, June 4

“Religion’s role in personal identity”
Panelists:             Sylvester Johnson (Religious Studies, Indiana
Sally Gallagher (Sociology, Oregon State
Laurie Maffly-Kipp (Religious Studies,
University of North Carolina)
“Market models for understanding religion”
Panelists:             Roger Finke (Sociology, Pennsylvania State
James Hudnut-Beumler (Vanderbilt Divinity
Kathryn Lofton (American Studies and
Religious Studies, Yale University)

“Changes in the understanding and uses of scripture”
Panelists:             Charles Cohen (History and Religious Studies,
University of Wisconsin)
Kathleen Flake (Vanderbilt Divinity School)
Charles Hambrick-Stowe (First Congregational
Church, Ridgefield, CT)

“The future of religion in America”
Panelists:             David Daniels (Church History, McCormick Theological
Mark Silk (Religion, Trinity College)
Julie Byrne (Religion, Hofstra University)

Concluding reception

Philip K. Goff, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
Executive Director, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Professor, Religious Studies and American Studies
Co-Editor, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation

I.U. School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
425 University Blvd., CA 417
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140
Phone: 317-274-8409
Fax: 317-278-3354

Call for Submissions: The Middle Ground

February 18, 2011

[Cut from H-Grad, may be an opportunity for some CFH grad members.]

The Middle Ground: An Online Journal for World Historians

ISSN: 2155-1103

The Middle Ground is a peer-reviewed academic journal for everyone
with an interest in world history. All students of world history, no
matter where we teach, research and study, are warmly invited to
contribute. The middle ground is the common space shared between
teachers and students, between research and teaching, among all levels
and types of places of learning, among different areas of
specialization and methodological approaches. We embrace and seek to
nurture the common ground shared by all who are committed to the
studying and teaching of world history. In particular, we seek to
serve as the shared, common space between world history in the K-12
institutions and world history in the colleges and universities.

We invite submissions of articles and essays as well as nonfiction,
fiction, film, and television reviews. We also publish reviews of
textbooks and reflective presentations of teaching materials. Please
contact the chief editor if you plan to submit a review of books or
other artifacts already in your possession. We call upon all
contributors, whether of an essay, article, or review, to consciously
address a broader audience beyond that of a traditional academic
journal, and to shape the work so that it may be used in a classroom
on as many levels as possible. We would like to particularly encourage
contributions on teaching from teachers, independent scholars and
students. Submissions for The Middle Ground will be accepted on a
continual basis. Please see the journal’s website for the submission

All enquiries should be directed to the chief editor, Professor
Hong-Ming Liang, at MiddleGroundJournal@Gmail.Com. Or, Prof. Liang,
The College of St. Scholastica, Department of History , Duluth, MN
55811, USA

The Middle Ground is published by Midwest World History Association
(MWWHA) led by Professor Paul Jentz. The MWWHA is an affiliate of the
World History Association. The Middle Ground gratefully acknowledges
the generous sponsorship and logistical support from the College of
St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.

For information on the journal, please visit

For information on the MWWHA, please visit

Hong-Ming Liang, Department of History and Politics, The College of
St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, USA. MiddleGroundJournal@Gmail.Com


January 27, 2009

The H-net website has a group specifically for graduate students.  This is a good way to connect into a large group of people and hopefully find others with your interests:

H-Grad is part of the Humanities OnLine initiative (H-Net) and is designed to provide graduate students with a safe, graduate student only forum for discussing a wide variety of issues related to graduate school in our chosen humanities-based professions. Please read the introduction to the H-Grad Website to learn more about our mission, subscription procedures, and editorial board.”