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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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Call for Papers:
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

Congratulations to the Journal of Aesthetic Education on its golden anniversary!

In honor of 50 years of publication, this volume of JAE has a shiny new cover!

This issue has several exciting articles, as well. Here’s a sneak peek of the table of contents.

“The Acquaintance Principle, Aesthetic Judgments, and Conceptual Art” by Andrea Sauchelli
“Commissioning the (Art)Work: From Singular Authorship to Collective Creatorship” by Katerina Bantinaki
“Aesthetic Educators, Aesthetic Experts, and Deferential Belief Formation” by Amir Konigsberg
“A Primordial Sense of Art” by Guillermo Marini
“Virginia Woolf, Literary Style, and Aesthetic Education” by Vid Simoniti
“Formalist Problems, Realist Solutions” by David Anthony Gall
“The Ethical Turn in Aesthetic Education: Early Chinese Thinkers on Music and Arts” by Ming Dong Gu
“Toward a Cinematic Pedagogy: Gilles Deleuze and Manoel de Oliveira” by Susana Viegas

This issue will be available online at JSTOR. Read the upcoming issue as well as past issues of JAE on JSTOR and Project MUSE, or learn more about the Journal on our website.

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Abraham Lincoln Association names new President

The Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) honored Kathryn Harris as president at their symposium banquet in Springfield on February 12, 2016, the 207th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

Harris is both the first woman and first African American appointed to the position. Prior to her appointment as ALA president she served as the director of library services at the President Lincoln Memorial Library and Museum.

She was interviewed by Illinois Public Media to discuss the importance of libraries. Listen to the interview, here.

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Congratulations to Dr. Jim Leary!

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Leary!

Leary is a former editor of the Journal of American Folklore and a member of two University of Illinois Press-affiliated societies, American Folklore Society and the Society of the Advancement of Scandinavian Study.

Read more from Isthmus: http://isthmus.com/music/jim-leary-grammy-award-scandinavian-folk-music/

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