CFP | Due 2 Nov 2020 | Seminars on Chronological Age (Virtual American Historical Association 2021)

The American Historical Association is soliciting scholars who are currently pursuing research that engages age as a category of analysis. Linked with the recent roundtable on chronological age in the American Historical Review (April 2020), we invite participants for three seminars that will explore age as a category of analysis. Each seminar will have a different theme—empire, consent, and gender—and will be led by two scholars whose work appears in the roundtable and who specialize on that topic. The two conveners of the seminars (and editors of the roundtable)—Corinne T. Field and Nicholas L. Syrett—will select approximately twelve to sixteen participants, with an eye towards including graduate students and early career scholars. Those accepted will attend all three seminars, with three or four having short pieces workshopped in each of the three seminars.

We expect that all participants will have read the AHR roundtable by the time of the seminar and will also be prepared to offer feedback on fellow participants’ work. All workshops will take place via Zoom. Details will be posted at

Age and Empire – Co-Chairs Corrie Decker (University of California, Davis) and Bianca Premo (Florida International University) – Monday, January 4th, 11:00am-12:30pm EST

Age and Consent – Co-Chairs Ishita Pande (Queens University) and Nick Syrett (University of Kansas) – Wednesday, January 6th, 11:00am-12:30pm EST  

Age and Gender – Co-Chairs Corinne T. Field (University of Virginia) and Ashwini Tambe (University of Maryland) – Friday, January 8th, 11:00am-12:30pm EST

Applicants should submit a 300-word abstract of their proposed paper and a one-page CV. E-mail by Monday, November 2, 2020 to apply. Please also indicate your top choice for the session at which you would like to present. Final papers of no more than 20 pages will be due on December 15th for pre-circulation.