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Journal of Mormon History

Jessie Embry, editor

Journal of Sport History

Murray Phillips, editor

Journal of Appalachian Studies

Shaunna Scott, editor

The Polish Review

Neal Pease, editor

Black Music Research Journal

Gayle Murchison, editor

History of the Present

Named 2012's 'Best New Journal' by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals

Journal of American Ethnic History

John J. Bukowczyk, editor


Ellen Koskoff, editor

Scandinavian Studies

Susan Brantly, editor

Journal of Film and Video

Stephen Tropiano, editor

Journal of American Folklore

Ann K. Ferrell, editor-in-chief, Erika Brady, co-editor

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The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America is pleased to invite proposals for its 75th Annual Conference, to be held in conjunction with the Polska Akademia Umiejętności (Polish Academy of Learning) in Kraków, Poland, June 16-18, 2017.

Proposals are solicited for complete sessions or individual papers in any of the disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, or business/economics. Since the Institute values comparative sessions, individual papers need not focus on Poland or the Polish diaspora, but it is hoped that at least one paper in each session will do so. Sessions including presenters from more than one nation are encouraged. Each session is scheduled for 90 minutes to accommodate three papers or about 20 minutes per paper. The conference language is English and all conference rooms will be equipped with AV for the use of PowerPoints and CD/DVD presentations.


It is expected that acceptable conference papers will be submitted for possible publication in The Polish Review subsequent to the conference.


To submit a paper or complete session, please send the name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, a tentative paper title and brief abstract (3-5 sentences will suffice) for all presenters to the chair of the program committee at jpula@pnw.edu.


The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2017. All participants are expected to pay the conference registration fee.

Public Affairs Quarterly special issue on Philosophical Reflections on Policing, Police Violence, and Anti-Racist Social Movements

In the United States, police violence is currently serving as a focal point for social reflection on racism and race relations, the militarization of the police force, the proper role of guns in society, and the changing nature of activist movements, particularly anti-racist movements. This special issue will feature articles that use philosophical tools to examine policing, conflicts between police and citizens, and the social movements that have sprung up in response to these conflicts. Relevant topics include but are not restricted to:

- What sort of police reform do we need? Is it possible to reduce or eliminate the need for a police force?
- What are the relationships among policing, incarceration, and systemic racism?
- How should our justice system respond to police violence?
- How are contemporary anti-racist social movements distinctive? How has the Internet, including tools it offers such as hashtags and online organizing, changed the face of social activism?
- How do philosphical considerations bear on the problem of striking a proper balance between public order and personal security?
- What are the pragmatic and political functions of slogans such as BlackLivesMatter, and counter-slogans such as AllLivesMatter?

Submissions on any philosophical topics concerning policing, police-
civilian conflict, and activist movements inspired directly or indirectly by this conflict will be considered.

Submissions should be 6000-8000 words, prepared for anonymous review, formatted in keeping with the instructions on the Public Affairs Quarterly website, and submitted to Rebecca Kukla (Editor),
kuklapaq@gmail.com by April 30, 2017