The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals on “Power, Publics, and the U.S. and the World” for its 2017 Annual Conference, to be held June 22-24 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. Proposals must be submitted by December 1, 2016.
The production, exercise, and understanding of American power in the world takes many forms and touches myriad subjects. From exploring questions of strategy and statecraft to unpacking definitions of community, territory, and rights, scholars have illuminated the practice of American power and the many social and cultural processes that shape it. Members of various publics, domestic and foreign, also have commented on and constituted U.S. power. In policy and fiction, cultural production and political arrangement, scholars and their publics have worked—sometimes in tandem, sometimes at cross-purposes—to make meanings of the U.S. in the world.