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49th ASEEES Annual Convention Call for Proposals

49th ASEEES Annual Convention Call for Proposals
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Nov. 9-12, 2017
Convention Theme: Transgressions
  The theme includes the centenary of the 1917 revolution.

The Proposal Submission closes on February  ALL submissions - panel, roundtable, individual paper, lightning round presentation, and meeting request submissions – are due by Feb. 15.
New Session Types for 2017: Beyond the usual panel, roundtable and individual paper submissions, are acceptingBook Discussion Roundtable and Lightning Round Presentation submissions. Please read the descriptions andrules for participation here:  
Panelists Wanted Boards: We are anticipating a large number of proposals for the 2017 Convention. Individual paper submissions will have a MUCH LOWER chance of being accepted than panel/roundtable proposals. We STRONGLY encourage all interested participants to form, or become part of, a panel proposal. To assist in the process of forming panels, we have created the Panel/Paper Wanted Board:  If you are looking for a panel to join or a paper presenter for your panel, please review the proposals on the online board. You can also indicate your willingness to volunteer as chair or discussant. You can also post your requests on the new ASEEES Commons: (See below for more information on the ASEEES Commons).
Membership Requirement: ALL individual paper and lightning round presentation submitters and panel/roundtable organizers in the US and abroad MUST be ASEEES members in order to submit a proposal. Please review themembership rules for participation. Renew your membership today:  The technical problem with online payment has been resolved.

Question? With any inquiries about the convention, please contact Margaret Manges, the convention manager,  If you need assistance logging into the ASEEES members site or are experiencing other technical difficulties, please contact 

ASEEES Advocacy
·        Action Alert! – Tell Congress and White House you oppose elimination of the NEH:
·        ASEEES has joined the Scholars at Risk Network:
·        ASEEES expressed support for the European University at St. Petersburg:

ASEEES Commons
Join us on the new ASEEES Commons:  This online network seeks to support collaboration and dissemination of members’ work. Users can create professional profiles, build websites/blogs, create or join groups to connect with colleagues who share their interests, and link to work deposited in CORE, the open-access repository for the humanities. Members can also browse CORE for articles, syllabi, and more. ASEEES Commons is part of the newHumanities Commons, established by the MLA. Register and get started at!  Interested in creating a group or need assistance? Contact or
1917 Website on ASEEES Commons
In recognition of the centenary of the 1917 revolution and its impact around the world, ASEEES has created a website to gather resources and information on related events. We will be adding more info to the site throughout the year. Help us create a robust website. If you have resources, course syllabi and events to add, please
Upcoming Programs/Deadlines
·        First Book Subvention Proposals due Feb.
·        Two-part Webinar on Grants, Feb. 16 & Feb. 23:
·        Nominations for 2017 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions Award, April
·        ASEEES Dissertation Grant applications due April 30:



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