Transatlantic Studies Association
19th Annual Conference
Centre for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon
6-8 July 2020
Call for Papers
Submissions are invited for the 2020 Annual Conference
Professor Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)
“Why meeting NATO’s 2% target would make Europe (and the West) less secure”
Professor Anna Brickhouse (University of Virginia)
2020 Mayflower Lecture
“From Lima to Lisbon: Earthquake History in the Making”
Co-sponsored by the University of Plymouth:
‘Mayflower 400: Atlantic Crossings’
A Roundtable discussion on:
Southern Transatlantic Connections and the Cold War
The TSA is a broad network of scholars who use the ‘transatlantic’ as a frame of reference for their work in a variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to): history, politics and international relations, and literary studies. All transatlantic-themed paper and panel proposals from these and related disciplines are welcome.
The conference is organised around a number of subject themes, each of which is convened by members of the conference programme committee. If you would like to discuss your paper or panel proposal prior to submission, please contact the relevant programme committee members. This year’s subject themes are:
- Diplomatic and international history
David Ryan, email@example.com, Chris Jespersen, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Political and intellectual history
Joe Renouard, email@example.com, Ana Monica Fonseca, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social, cultural and religious history
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Literature, film, and theatre
Donna Gessell, email@example.com, Finn Pollard, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business and finance
- Latin America in a transatlantic context
- Ethnicity, race and migration
Special subject theme:
‘Mayflower 400: Atlantic Crossings’
The TSA is pleased to join the University of Plymouth, England in welcoming proposals that seek to place the Mayflower voyage within an Atlantic context, and that offer an opportunity to better understand, interrogate and develop the political, religious, scientific and economic forces which shaped the Atlantic world in this historical moment and beyond. In commemorating ‘Mayflower 400’, we seek to uncover and enable voices and identities which forged, or were forged by, Atlantic crossings of many kinds. The 2020 TSA conference thus welcomes scholars focusing on the Mayflower voyage and its legacies, or on early America from historical/cultural/literary perspectives.
In addition to the subject themes above, we welcome papers and panels on any aspect of transatlantic studies. Interdisciplinary papers and panels are particularly welcome, as are innovative formats, such as roundtables, workshops or multimedia presentations.
Panel proposals should constitute three or four presenters and a Chair (as well as a discussant if desired). Panel proposals should be sent by email as one document attachment to email@example.com, and include:
- 300-word overview of the panel theme;
- 300-word abstracts for each of the papers;
- 100-word author biographies;
- 2-page CVs for all participants.
The subject line of the email for panel proposals should read: ‘TSA Proposal-[Last name of panel convenor]-[Subject theme]’ (state ‘Other’ if not falling under listed themes) (E.g. ‘TSA Proposal-Smith-Diplomacy and International History’).
Individual paper proposals should be sent by email as one document attachment, and include:
- 300-word abstract for the paper
- 100-word author biography;
- 2-page CV.
The subject line of the email for paper proposals should read: ‘TSA Proposal-[Last name of presenter]-[Subject theme]’ (state ‘Other’ if not falling under listed themes) (E.g. ‘TSA Proposal-Smith-Other).
The TSA particularly welcomes proposals from new members and junior scholars. Travel grants are available to support early career scholars presenting a paper at the conference. As a result of funding from the Halle Foundation, the TSA is able this year to offer a number of additional travel grants to support early career scholars presenting a paper on any aspect of relations between the United States and Germany.
If wishing to apply for a travel grant, applicants should indicate this in the body of the email when submitting their paper or panel. If papers are believed to qualify for Halle Foundation funding, this should be indicated. In addition to the materials requested above, travel grant applicants should include a brief statement explaining why it is important for them to attend the TSA conference, and an outline of the principal costs entailed. For further details about TSA travel grants, see the TSA website: www.transatlanticstudies.com.
Deadline for panel and paper proposals: 27 January 2020
All paper and panel proposals, and travel grant applications, should be sent to the conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB: The working language of the conference will be English.
The Conference Location
On the right bank of the river Tagus, Lisbon is a city whose legendary history stretches back over twenty centuries. Lisbon’s exceptional light has charmed writers, photographers and filmmakers with the polychrome façade tiles serving to create a particular atmosphere. On foot, by tram, by boat or walking on the banks of the Tagus, and even on the metro – an open underground museum of contemporary Portuguese art – any means serves to reveal the cultural diversity of the Portuguese capital.
Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level.
Located in the central Entrecampos area of Lisbon, ISCTE is easily accessible by metro, train and bus. Lisbon Airport is a short drive away and has direct flights throughout Europe and to North and South America.
Contact details and further information
Chair of TSA: Christopher Jespersen: email@example.com
Vice-Chair of TSA: Thomas Mills: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary of TSA: Kristin Cook: email@example.com
Local Organiser: Luís Rodrigues, firstname.lastname@example.org