Calls for papers – Conferences taking place in February 2022

“Ecologies – Environments – Ethics”, Emerging Scholars Colloquium, part of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS)
Grainau, Germany, 19-20 February 2022
Deadline for abstacts : 31 October 2021

Emerging Scholars Colloquium: Ongoing Research Projects Organized by the Emerging Scholars Forum

The Emerging Scholars Colloquium will offer a space for emerging scholars to share and discuss their ongoing research projects with peers and experts. Any emerging scholar from the BA to the PostDoc level working on a dissertation or a long-term research project in or with a strong emphasis on Canadian Studies is invited to submit a proposal. Besides contributions addressing the overall conference topic of ecology, environmental studies, and ethics (please find the general CFP here), we welcome any project presentations within the field of Canadian Studies.

To ensure the exchange between emerging scholars, peers and experts, the emphasis will be on the dialogue between participants and attendees. As such, we invite proposals for brief 10-minute presentations of the main ideas of your projects and key questions for the following 20-minute discussion. This extensive exchange will allow participants to gain insightful new perspectives regarding their own projects. To provide a basis for a stimulating discussion, participants are invited to pre-circulate a longer paper that allows for an in-depth look at issues that could not be addressed during their short presentations.

More information on the GKS at

Please submit abstracts of max. 250 words and a short bio of approximately 100 words to Johanna Lederer and Manuel J. Sousa Oliveira at by October 31, 2021.

If accepted, participants will be asked to submit their in-depth paper of around 2000 words by January 16, 2022.

(posted  21 September 2021)

Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)
An online conference, University of Salzburg, Austria, 19-20 February 2022
Deadline for proposals: 1 September 2021

The Historical Fictions Research Network aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.

The theme of the 7th annual conference of the Historical Fictions Research Network is “Communities” and spans a wide array of topics across the disciplines of Archaeology, Architecture, Literature, Art History, Cartography, Geography, History, Memory Studies, Musicology, Reception Studies, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Museum Studies, Media Studies, Politics, Re-enactment, Larping, Gaming, Transformative Works, Gender, Race, Queer studies.

For the 2022 conference, HFRN seeks to engage in scholarly discussions and deliberations on how communities construct their own pasts; how different versions of the past are used to create − or question − a national memory and identity; how communities challenge the narratives that have been foisted upon them or are used to oppress and discriminate; how communities challenge their own consensual understandings of their past; or how a re-evaluation of the past and past events may change a communities’ self-image. We welcome paper proposals across historical periods, with ambitious, high-quality, interdisciplinary approaches and new methodologies that will support research into larger trends, and which will lead to more theoretically informed understandings of the mode across historical periods, cultures, and languages.

The conference will prioritize (but will not be necessarily limited to) the following thematic strands:
●      Past, Present and the community writing
●      Literature, Language, and community building
●      Historical Fiction, Gaming and Community
●      Gender Writings, Health and Community
●      Textual retellings, revisions, and Community construction
●      COVID, Community and resilience
●      Queer Space and community development
●      Social Media and digital communities
●      Web series, Film adaptation and community
●      Memory, community, and identity
●      Ecological writings and community
●      Community, worldbuilding and historical imagination
●      Cultural histories of communities
●      War, Migration, and community restoration
●      National memories and identities

Our Keynote Speakers
The George Padmore Institute: An archive, educational resource and research centre housing materials relating to the black community of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and continental Europe.
Amy Tooth Murphy: A Trustee of the Oral History Society and a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the blog ‘Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality‘. Dr. Murphy will be talking about her project on the oral history of the Butch Community.

Registration details
The speakers of accepted proposals will be notified with further registration process.

Please fill in this form to register a proposal.

Paper proposals are due 1st September 2021: they should consist of a title, and up to 250 words abstract. The decisions on acceptance would be communicated by 1st November 2021
All papers will be delivered live and we will schedule across time-zones. Each presentation will be of 20 minutes followed by an interaction session.

Visit our website ( for more details and regular updates. You can also write to us on

(posted 21 July 2021)