Intersections offers news and comment on matters of interest to professional historians in Canada. Published three times a year, it is available online and also distributed by mail to CHA members. The editor of Intersections are Matthew Bellamy and Jean-Philippe Warren. We welcome your submissions to Intersections. If you have additional questions about submissions, please do not hesitate to contact the French-language and English-language editors.
The deadlines for submissions are 1 March, 1 July and 1 October. All submissions for Intersections should be sent directly to both editors, if possible, or to the CHA office, email@example.com. Typically, Intersections is published a few weeks after the deadline – this allows for translation and other delays. Intersections is placed online on the CHA website at the time of the publication of the next number. Past issues of Intersections are made available to the public on our website. Copyright is held by the CHA.
All submissions should be carefully edited before they are sent to the editors. Spellings of all proper names should be checked. Light copy editing may be done by the editors, but all Intersections submissions are expected to arrive in print ready condition. The editors may wish to reduce the length of a submission in consultation with the author.
All submissions should include the full name of the author, their institutional affiliation (if any), and contact information including telephone number.
Call for Papers: ChatGPT and AI in the Teaching of History
We invite researchers, educators, and practitioners to submit their contributions for the next edition of Intersections exploring the transformative potential and possible problems of ChatGPT and artificial intelligence (AI) in the teaching of history. As AI continues to advance, it presents new opportunities and challenges to engage students, facilitate historical inquiry, and deepen their understanding of the past.
This issue aims to explore the impact of ChatGPT and AI technologies on history education, fostering discussions on theoretical, pedagogical, and practical aspects. We encourage submissions that investigate, but are not limited to, the following themes:
- AI-Driven Learning Platforms: Explore the use of ChatGPT and other AI technologies in online history courses, virtual classrooms, or digital platforms to enhance student engagement, provide personalized learning experiences, and promote critical thinking skills.
- Interactive Virtual Historians: Investigate the role of AI-powered chatbots or virtual historians in creating dynamic historical narratives, engaging students in dialogues, and answering questions, thereby augmenting traditional teaching methods.
- AI for Historical Research: Examine the potential of AI tools in automating the process of archival research, data analysis, and historical text mining, enabling historians and students to gain new insights, discover patterns, and generate research hypotheses.
- Ethical Implications: Discuss the ethical considerations surrounding the use of ChatGPT and AI in history education, including concerns related to bias, authenticity, and the preservation of historical integrity.
- Multimodal Historical Experiences: Explore the integration of AI technologies with multimedia resources, such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and interactive simulations, to create immersive and experiential learning environments for historical events and places.
- Assessing AI-Assisted Learning: Examine innovative approaches to evaluating the effectiveness and impact of ChatGPT and AI in history education, including assessment of student learning outcomes, engagement, and historical thinking skills.
We welcome research papers, case studies, and demonstrations showcasing successful implementations, as well as theoretical and critical perspectives on the use of AI in history education. Join us in shaping the future of history teaching by submitting your 800-word article. Together, let us explore the exciting possibilities that AI brings to the teaching and learning of history.
Editors’ note: Please note that this call for papers has been entirely written using ChatGPT. Perhaps this information will encourage more people to participate and join the conversation.
All topics of interest are accepted, no matter the geographic location or the historical period.
The submitted work should include:
A short text (600-800 words). Please note that the word count limit of 800 words is very strict and must not be exceeded.
If they so wish, they may include a copyright-free image that could act as a teaser of sort to get readers’ attention. (Not compulsory)
A short bibliography of 4 or 5 references. (Not compulsory)
A two-line bio.
The deadline to submit a text is 6 October.
Matt Bellamy & Jean-Philippe Warren
Co-Editors of Intersections
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Articles are normally about 800 words in length but longer or shorter articles are accepted. A journalistic style is preferred with few, if any, footnotes.
Intersections is first and foremost the newsletter of the CHA bringing you information about the association’s activities. This includes reports and updates from CHA council members and everything related to the annual conference and general meeting. In addition, we seek to publish articles on a broad range of subjects of interest to practicing historians in Canada. Unusual research projects, controversies in public history or thoughtful reviews of museum exhibits, historic sites or any other place that might be of interest to our membership, could provide the basis for a great article for Intersections. We welcome your ideas.
Obituaries are accepted for any historian (academic, public or other) that spent his or her working life in Canada, for historians outside of Canada whose work dealt in some respect with Canadian topics, and former members of the CHA.
Obituaries should be less than 800 words in length and focus on the professional life of the individual. The author or source must be identified. Photographs are welcome and should be in a conventional digital format such as jpeg. Please provide a photo credit.
We regularly print calls for papers, information for upcoming conferences, and report new exhibits at museums, universities and historic sites. Please send your information directly to the editors. Some of this information may also be posted on the website.
We annually publish an issue focusing on history departments at universities and colleges across the country. “News from the Field” is collected in the fall through request made to chairs of departments.
Only photographs and images for which copyright has been obtained can be used. Authors who submit photographs, etc. must have approvals in advance. All should be sent electronically in a digital format.
Please contact Michel Duquet at the CHA Office should you have any questions:
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