Call for Papers
49th annual meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 09:19 AM
Southern Rural Sociological Association would like to cordially invite you and your students to attend and participate in the 49th annual meeting.  

The meeting will be held concurrently with the annual meetings of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists in Jacksonville, Florida from February 2-6, 2017. Our website, with more information on the conference, and our journal can be found at:

The theme of the annual meeting is “Pursuing the New Sustainable South: Rural Sociology in a Changing Era.” You and your students are welcome to share thoughts on this topic. However, papers on any subject or topic related to the South are welcome. Please feel free to pass this on to other interested parties, including non-sociologists.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions is Friday, November 3, 2017.

For more information click here.

West Virginia Law Review - Call for Papers & Participation
Monday, September 25, 2017 09:13 AM

Appalachian Justice Symposium

West Virginia University College of Law 
Morgantown, WV 
February 23—24, 2018

“There exists a truer identity for Appalachia beyond its mythology in the American imagination.” 
-Jeff Biggers, The United States of Appalachia (2006)

The West Virginia Law Review invites proposals for papers and panels for its upcoming “Appalachian Justice Symposium.” The Symposium will take place on February 23 & 24, 2018, at the West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia. Law Review editors will select essays for publication in a special symposium issue of the West Virginia Law Review entitled “Essays on Appalachia.” The purpose of the conference is to bring together people from various disciplines to have a serious conversation about the legal and public policy issues faced by Appalachia and to collaborate to develop innovative solutions to those challenges in keeping with what Jeff Biggers describes as “Appalachia’s best-kept secret”:

Far from being a “strange land with peculiar people,” the mountains and hills have been a stage for some of the most quintessential and daring American experiences of innovation, rebellion, and social change.
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 for other manuscript submission details or click here.

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: