Calls for Papers: These two conferences are just two examples of what you can find on the Calender page of the American Historical Association website. Hat tip: AHA Blog. 17th Annual Conference of the Texas Medieval Association. Abstracts of proposed panels or papers on any medieval topic are due by September 1, 2007 for the Texas Medieval Association annual conference on October 11-13, 2007, at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Peace Movements in the Cold War and Beyond: An International Conference. Paper proposals due September 1, 2007 for the Peace Movements in the Cold War and Beyond: An International Conference taking place January 31-February 2, 2008 in London, UK.
NOTE: Regional meetings and smaller, subject-focused conferences are perfect for graduate students submitting their first conference paper proposal. It is much easier to get onto the program at a meeting like these, than at the big meetings like the AHA or the Organization of American Historians. And once you attend and present at the smaller meetings, you'll meet more well-known scholars who you might be able to organize a panel with for the more high-profile meetings.