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African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter seeks to highlight the complexities of our field through dialogue and exchange. This newsletter also serves as the vehicle to engage with centuries of muted voices uncovered by the archaeological record, politics of representation and narrative, as well as intersections of power, privilege and oppression. One of the many challenges of our discipline is to figure out how to push the scholarly parameters and think more complexly about life across the Diaspora. The material record is always in conversation with the social world, thus reminding us to keep these discussions open.

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communication +1

communication +1 provides an open forum for exploring and sharing ideas about communication across modes of inquiry and perspectives. Its primary objective is to push the theoretical frontiers of communication as an autonomous and distinct field of research. Suspending any judgment regarding distinction between theory and practice, this forum encourages critical reflections on communication and seeks to encourage these reflections to and among those who place communication at the center of their thinking and writing.

Our current CFPs can be found here.

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Contributions in Black Studies (Afro-American Studies)

Contributions in Black Studies: A Journal of African and Afro-American Studies (CIBS), was a periodical publication of the Five Colleges, Inc.: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, that appeared more or less annually from 1977 to 1997. The W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst is pleased to provide open access to the articles that appeared in CIBS through this electronic repository.

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Dose-Response: An International Journal

Dose-Response, the journal of the International Dose-Response Society, is a quarterly peer-reviewed electronic journal publishing original findings on the occurrence of dose-response relationships across a broad range of disciplines. Particular interest focuses on experimental evidence providing mechanistic understanding of nonlinear dose-response relationships.

This version, located in ScholarWorks, is an effort to archive and make available the issues of Dose-Response published 12 months ago and prior. Go to Dose-Response to receive more information from the official site.

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EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies

Edge is a peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary graduate journal for German and Scandinavian Studies. The journal is published annually under the direction of graduate students in the German and Scandinavian Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the support of the W.E.B. DuBois Library.

Edge showcases the best new scholarly articles in German and Scandinavian Studies by graduate students, as well as reviews of films and the latest books of interest in the field. We welcome submissions from all disciplines with a connection to German and Scandinavian Studies, including but not limited to comparative literature, cultural studies, history, film and media studies and philology.

Each issue is written, refereed, and edited by graduate students. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please .

Call for Papers:
We accept submissions of scholarly articles as well as book and film reviews on a rolling basis, and current submissions will be considered for publication in our 2015 issue. For more detailed submission and formatting guidelines, please see our Policies page.

We do not currently have any titles available for review. Please check back soon!

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Heritage & Society

Heritage & Society-the successor journal to Heritage Management-is a global, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarly, professional, and community reflection on the cultural, political, and economic impacts of heritage on contemporary society. We seek to examine the current social roles of collective memory, historic preservation, cultural resource management, public interpretation, cultural preservation and revitalization, sites of conscience, diasporic heritage, education, legal/legislative developments, cultural heritage ethics, and central heritage concepts such as authenticity, significance, and value.

The journal provides an engaging forum about tangible and intangible heritage for those who work with international and governmental organizations, academic institutions, private heritage consulting and CRM firms, and local, associated, and indigenous communities. With a special emphasis on social science approaches and an international perspective, the journal facilitates lively, critical discussion and dissemination of practical data among heritage professionals, planners, policymakers, and community leaders.

Heritage & Society includes peer-reviewed research on policy, legislation, ethics, and methods in heritage management and will showcase exemplary projects and models of public interpretation and interaction. A peer-reviewed Forum section presents position statements and responses on key current issues. The journal also includes reviews of books, web pages, exhibits, and resources in various media, regions, and languages.


Heritage & Society
UMass Amherst Center for Heritage & Society
Gordon Hall
Amherst MA 01003 USA

Submissions & Author Guidelines

Please read our Policies and submission guidelines before submitting your article.

Publisher and Subscription Information

Please visit the Maney Publishing website.

New Publisher for Heritage & Society

We are pleased to announce that the international, peer-reviewed journal of the CHS, Heritage & Society, will now be published and distributed in both print and digital editions by Maney Publishing, a leading independent publisher of academic and professional journals based in the United Kingdom. H&S Co-editors Elizabeth Chilton and Sophia Labadi want to express their thanks to Mitch Allen of Left Coast Press in Walnut Creek, California—who was the founding publisher of the journal and who made the seamless transition to Maney possible. The new arrangement will offer Heritage & Society greater international visibility and wider availability to heritage scholars and professionals. With its increasing focus on archaeology and heritage and catalogue of more than 100 journals, Maney is committed to technical and editorial innovation combined with traditional values of quality and academic collaboration. We are enthusiastic about the new possibilities this opens for Heritage & Society. For the official announcement, see:

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HOSTEUR CoverHOSTEUR™ is the only internationally distributed career and self-development magazine for future hospitality and tourism professionals. It aims to prepare the more than 60,000 students enrolled in hospitality and tourism education programs at International CHRIE member schools for careers in the industry. The objective of HOSTEUR™ is to ease student transition from undergraduate education to graduate- or study-abroad programs, professional life with restaurants and foodservice management, hotels and lodging; travel-related businesses; food & beverage suppliers; equipment manufacturers; trade and professional associations; and commodity groups.

International CHRIE created the word HOSTEUR™ to describe future hospitality and tourism professionals. The first syllable, "HOST," resonates the common mission and heritage of hospitality--serving the guest. The second syllable, "-EUR," denotes an international identity which captures the essence of the hospitality industry.

Published twice annually, HOSTEUR™ is used as a classroom and training resource by many educators and industry professionals who are anxious to integrate academic theory and pragmatic experience for the workforce of tomorrow.

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Just’re burning the midnight oil, trying to finish a brilliant paper for class. You remember an article you read in HOSTEUR™ webzine that would add the perfect finishing touch. Do you have to tear your room apart to find your copy? NO! Thanks to the wonderful world of technology, HOSTEUR™ is just a mouse click away.

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Now you can read HOSTEUR™ whenever you want. Its online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That means that it’s ready when you are, whenever that happens to be.

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ICHRIE Johnson & Wales Case Study Competition (Hospitality & Tourism Management)

ICHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Case Study Competition

The ICHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Case Study Competition and Publication Series is a new initiative of ICHRIE that aims to:

  • enhance the ICHRIE services and benefits to its membership
  • create a new publication outlet of ICHRIE
  • provide a new way of ICHRIE and its members to participate in the advancement of tourism and hospitality education
  • foster and strengthen the communication between academia and industry within tourism and hospitality
  • establish ICHRIE as a valuable source for tourism and hospitality educational material
  • reinforce the role of ICHRIE as a communication hub and facilitator of knowledge exchanges between research, academia and industry in tourism and hospitality.

Case studies provide innovative ideas, business (best) practices, professional dilemmas, and lessons learned from the tourism and hospitality reality. In this vein, case studies are an invaluable source of knowledge for educators, professionals and researchers alike. Simultaneously, case studies can nurture and strengthen knowledge exchanges between research, education and industry.

The ICHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Case Study competition will take place on an annual basis.

All case studies submitted to the ICHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Case Study Competition will be double-blind reviewed by three reviewers.

The three most highly evaluated and commented case studies will receive prestigious (financial and material) prizes as well as recognition and promotion in the annual ICHRIE conference and publication in the ICHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Case Study e-book.

This is your opportunity to contribute to hospitality and tourism education, in addition to being rewarded and recognized for your efforts.

Worthy case studies submitted to the ICHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Case Study will be professionally produced in an e-book with an ISBN, so please be advised of the following important dates:

15th May 2011
Deadline for authors who want to enter and participate in the ICHRIE Hospitality and Tourism Case Study competition to submit their case studies via the ScholarWorks system.

30th June 2011
Deadline for authors who wish to solely publish their Case Studies in the ICHRIE e-book to submit their case studies via the ScholarWorks system.

Dr. Marianna Sigala, Chair of the ICHRIE Case Study
University of the Aegean |

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International Journal of Soil, Sediment and Water

Welcome to the site of the new publication The International Journal of Soil, Sediment, and Water. This publication is no longer being published. Past issues incorporate the selected manuscripts from the Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy, and expands the opportunity for investigators to exchange innovative, high-quality, important and time-critical research findings in an open-access format.

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Journal of Hospitality Financial Management

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Welcome to the Journal of Hospitality Financial Management.

The Journal of Hospitality Financial Management (ISSN 1091-3211 for print version, E-ISSN 2152-2790 for online version) is the official refereed publication of the Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators (AHFME), a premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about finance, financial economics and accounting in hospitality and tourism. Published twice a year, the journal is committed to featuring leading research in the area of finance, financial economics and accounting related to hospitality and tourism. The journal also features invited papers on special interest hospitality finance/accounting topics, viewpoints, research notes, book reviews and abstracts of papers presented at the Annual Symposium of the Association of Hospitality Financial Management Educators (AHFME). Research article submissions in this journal typically undergo a double blind review process. Some of the key criteria for evaluation include innovativeness of research ideas, rigor and quality of research, clarity, and relevance to the practice and/or education of financial management and accounting in hospitality and tourism.

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Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (Hospitality & Tourism Management)

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The award-winning Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education is a refereed, interdisciplinary quarterly magazine designed to serve the needs of all levels of hospitality and tourism education through the presentation of issues and opinions pertinent to the field. The main objective of this periodical is to facilitate scholarly interchange among hospitality and tourism educators, industry practitioners and educators from related disciplines. All members of International CHRIE eligible to receive JHTE as a member benefit receive the Educator in March, June, September, and December.

Regular features of the JHTE include:

  • Papers on relevant academic issues.
  • Forum articles addressing current trends and developments related to hospitality and tourism education.
  • Creative essays through which educators share unique instructional techniques or other innovative approaches in the classroom.

Golden Page Award Winner 2003 - EmeraldInternational CHRIE's Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education has received the 2003 Golden Page Award for Practical Usability of Research in the category of Hospitality and Tourism. The Golden Page Award is presented each year to the most consistently performing management periodicals of only the top 400 management titles worldwide and is only presented to the journal that emerges from its discipline as the top journal for the whole year, having received the highest aggregate score for all its articles. There is no other independent process that comprehensively and rigorously evaluates so many journals, making the award the only one of its kind.

Subscription Information

International CHRIE Member Rate: JHTE subscription is included with membership.

Non-member Rate: $US125 for a one-year subscription ($US135 Canada , $US145 International). Back issues may be purchased for $US20 per issue for members and $US75 for nonmembers (subject to availability). To order a subscription click here. To order a back issue please click here.

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Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

Journal of Medicinally Active Plants

The Journal of Medicinally Active Plants is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, on-line professional journal sponsored by the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants. The Journal publishes scientific manuscripts related to the analysis, application, bioactivity, collection, conservation, cultivation, growth, harvest, identification , physiology, processing, and other issues related to medicinally active plant material. Investigators working with these plant materials are invited to submit articles for publication. Guidelines for publication are here.

The objective of this quarterly publication is to facilitate scholarly exchange among those studying and/or interested in medicinally active plants and plant extracts. For this reason, access to this journal is free. Members of the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants may publish two articles each year without charge. For other authors, a small, pre-review fee is being assessed to cover handling charges. Issues are published in March, June, September, and December of each year. All published articles will include a volume number, issue number, and page numbers.

Authors may submit scientific articles, book reviews, comments, and other materials at any time by carefully following the above referenced guidelines. Material submitted for publication must be accompanied by a statement that the material has not been submitted for publication elsewhere and be a transfer of the article copyright to the American Council for Medicinally Active Plants.

Knowing that authors want quick publication, articles will be published in the issue following acceptance by referees and the Board of Editors. All questions and other correspondence about publication should be addressed to one of the Executive Editors or the Managing Editor.

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Landscapes of Violence (ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst)

The goal of Landscapes of Violence(LoV) is to provide a balanced approach to the causes of violence and offer a voice for the human experience behind it. This journal deals with the interrelationships between society and violence seen through the analytical eyes of trans-disciplinary researchers.

NOTE: While we are not currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts, we are happy to receive inquiries regarding future publications at

For information about Landscapes of Violence(LoV), please see About this Journal.

For information about the affiliated UMass Violence and Conflict Laboratory, please see VCL.


LoV Seeks Photo Essay Proposals on Policy and Violence

Our call for proposals is now closed. Look for our newest issue to publish in Fall 2014!

Selected Authors

All authors will be notified of their status in late-July 2014.

If selected, authors will be asked to submit a 500-word essay and up to 10 high-resolution photographs (.tiff or .jpg) with captions and credits. Authors must have all relevant permissions to publish in LoV any multimedia content not belonging to them. All submissions must follow LoV submission requirements.

Accepted photo essays will be due 31 August 2014 and will be published in Landscapes of Violence after review by two independent peer referees considered experts in the subject field.

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Perspectives in Asian Leisure and Tourism (Hospitality & Tourism Management)



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Portuguese Cultural Studies

P is a peer-reviewed, open access journal designed to promote interdisciplinary, theoretical and cultural studies focused on the countries of the Portuguese-speaking world and its diasporas. Its chief aim is to combine multiple theoretical perspectives in the humanities and the social sciences and to function as a medium for the exploration of complex topics across national and cultural boundaries.

P, an online international journal, is published bi-annually at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Paulo de Medeiros, University of Warwick, Great Britain
José Ornelas, University of Massachusetts Amherst

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

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Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies (CES Electronic Resources)

Welcome to Rasenna: Journal of the Center for Etruscan Studies. This site includes the current issue of Rasenna, an archive of earlier issues, Guidelines for Contributors, and information about the composition of the Editorial and Advisory Boards.

For more information about Rasenna and the Center for Etruscan Studies please contact Anthony Tuck or Rex Wallace.

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Warring States Papers

Volume 1 (cover date 2010) became available in print form in May 2012. The online edition will appear here when the print edition is exhausted. To acquire the print edition, please visit the Project web site at

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Conference Proceedings

Art & Power in Movement

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The Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies thanks all the scholars and activists, writers and artists, youth and elders, who came together November 18-20, 2010, to mark our 40th year on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus, as well as to support the exchange of knowledge about the dynamic period in which academic Black Studies units like ours were established. The conference drew over 400 participants. Please click the poster to go to the conference website. We will be posting photos, as well as links to video and audio files of many conference presentations, especially by our keynoters Sister Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, and others.

This event was held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center and hundreds of you registered for the conference using the online system set up by our Conference Services. We would appreciate your feedback about the system and any aspect of your experience while attending our conference. Please write to us at the Du Bois Department:

W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
329 New Africa House, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9289 USA

The conference schedule will remain available online and aspects of the proceedings, documents, photos, audio files will be shared herein as they become available.

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Clean Energy Connections

Clean Energy Connections is a career and business development information and networking event. It is a forum for the individuals and organizations that will accelerate the growth of our clean energy economy.

Click here to see the 1st Annual Conference and Opportunity Fair, 2008

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Climate Change and the Future of Nuclear Power

The Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is proud to host the 2011 joint Fall meeting of the New England sections of the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Society of Physics Students, on November 18-19, 2011.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Rutherford’s discovery of the nucleus. He thought it would be “moonshine” to think that we would ever be able to extract energy from the nucleus. Now nuclear power plants provide 20% of the electricity in the U.S. without emitting climate changing greenhouse gases as do fossil fuel fired plants. But considering the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, and Germany’s decision to drop nuclear power after 2022, what will be the future of nuclear power in the U.S. and the world? Are there new designs and procedures that will ensure safe operation? These are among the questions that this meeting will address.

The conference is supported by the Five Colleges Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst), the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Physics and the College of Natural Sciences.

Questions from the media should be directed to the chair of the organizing committee, Prof. Gerald Peterson (413-545-2008).

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Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels

Organized by The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR)

Those interested in the Commonwealth’s developing biofuels industry are invited to participate in the annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels. The conference is hosted by The Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research (TIMBR) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. TIMBR is a growing interdisciplinary research group focused on expanding biofuels research on the Amherst campus and enabling translational research through strategic partnerships between academia, industry, and state and federal government (

During the conference you will hear about the latest developments in biofuels research, learn about the opportunities that lie ahead for biofuels in the region from state policy makers, and connect with others from industry, academia, and government who are eager to expand their network of partners and collaborators in the biofuels industry. Topics covered will include emerging research in catalytic and microbial routes to biofuels, the Massachusetts biofuels industry, and more.

Click here to see the 1st Annual Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels, 2008

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Ethics Day: Engaging Librarians in the Responsible Conduct of Research

The UMass Amherst Libraries hosted “Ethics Day: Engaging Librarians in the Responsible Conduct of Research,” a professional development program for New England area librarians, on Friday, October 8, 2010. The Ethics Day program included morning sessions, which introduced research ethics and the responsible conduct of research, and afternoon sessions, which explored some of the ethical concerns in the field of librarianship. This site makes the presentations available.

Ethics Day was sponsored by the Science, Technology & Society Initiative, the UMass Amherst Libraries, the National Center for Digital Government, and the Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation through grant number 0936857. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the sponsors.

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Landscapes of Violence: Conflict and Trauma through Time

"Landscapes of Violence: Conflict and Trauma through Time" will take place on April 3 & 4, 2008 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This conference will explore the current and future potential of academe to mitigate human rights issues, provide essential services to local, national and international governments, and broaden the dialog between the academic disciplines. The objective is to engage in an interdisciplinary inquiry of the theoretical and empirical issues around the study of violence, warfare, conflict, and human rights. The strength of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of violence is a critical, self-reflective, and non reductionist perspective that allows for a holistic examination of the dynamics that have led to the wide array of human atrocities committed throughout the world.

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Music Education Symposia

This site contains the scholarly papers presented at five music education symposia held in the United States between 1995 and 2007. All of the papers, by leading scholars and teachers in music education from North America and Europe, originally appeared in proceedings of the various symposia and are no longer in publication. They are reprinted here as a service to music education. Three of the symposia are devoted to the sociology of music education and the other two are devoted to music teacher education. Stephen Paul and Roger Rideout hosted On The Sociology of Music Education I and II and On Music Teacher Education at the University of Oklahoma, Norman in 1995, 1997 and 1999 respectively. Hildegard Froehlich, Darryl Coan and Roger Rideout hosted On The Sociology of Music Education III at the University of North Texas, Denton in 2003. Roger Rideout hosted On The Sociology of Music Education IV at University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2005. Peter Tiboris, Hal Abeles, and Roger Rideout hosted Policies and Practices: Rethinking Music Teacher Preparation in the 21st Century at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2007.

The papers are organized under the symposia titles. An Introduction and Table of Contents are provided for each. By perusing the Table of Contents, a reader can identify a paper, topic or author of interest. The individual papers are identified by the author's name. This format is the simplest way of conforming to Scholarworks protocols and allowing interested readers to find a specific paper.

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War, Dictatorship, and Memory: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Spain

In the last decade, efforts to confront the legacy of the Spanish Civil War and Franco dictatorship have catapulted Spain into front page news. The exhumations of mass graves and the suspension of judge Baltazar Garzón for attempting to investigate General Franco’s military regime, are just two of the stories that have prompted high-profile figures like human rights activist Rigoberta Menchú, to cite Spain as an example of the need for global mechanisms of justice and restitution.

This symposium brings together a diverse group of scholars in literature, film, anthropology and political science to explore the controversies that surround the politics of memory in Spain today. Highlights include two keynote lectures, three sessions of scholarly talks, a multimedia presentation on the newly created digital archive of Civil War testimonials and the US premiere of a new documentary by Spanish photojournalist Clemente Bernad.

Events are free and open to the public. Please see the program for times and locations.

Organizers of the symposium:

  • Sara Brenneis, Amherst College, sbrenneis @
  • Justin Crumbaugh, Mount Holyoke College, jcrumbau @
  • Jacqueline Urla, University of Massachusetts Amherst, jurla @

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