Call for Proposals: The Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar

(Jan 23, 2015)

The Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar invites proposals for sessions in its 2015-2016 series. Programs take place at the Massachusetts Historical Society, usually on the third or fourth Tuesday evening of the month between September and April. The Seminar’s steering committee welcomes suggestions for papers dealing with all aspects of American immigration and urban history and culture. Programs are not confined to Massachusetts topics, nor are they limited to the research of historians. Papers comparing the American experience with developments elsewhere in the world are welcome.

The audience for the seminar consists of regular participants and others drawn to a specific topic; the seminars are widely announced on H-Net and in M.H.S. publications. Each session focuses on the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. The essayist and an assigned commentator will each have an opportunity for remarks before the discussion is opened to the floor. Papers must be available for circulation at least a month before the seminar date.

The seminar’s steering committee would like to fill at least two sessions through this call. If you would like to be considered for a slot, please send your CV and a one-page précis of your paper by March 15 to Conrad E. Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or to

In your proposal, please indicate when your paper will be available for distribution. If there are special scheduling conditions, such as a planned trip to Boston or an extended period when you can not make a presentation, please indicate this in your proposal.

For more information on the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar, please visit the series webpage at