OK, this isn't so much about a call for papers as it is an oppor- tunity to show this really cool oblique aerial photo-graph that accom-panied the call for papers. I believe this is the Traffic Circle, but the land around it is so empty I can't even guess at the year. And look at all the oil rigs at the top of the picture!
But, if you're into the academic study/conference of the growth of the city: Next April--2014--Long Beach will host its 3rd annual Community Studies Conference. The theme for this conference is the city's neighborhoods, past and present.
The deadline to submit a proposal for a paper is February 15, 2014, and you can download the form and get more information here, at the Historical Society.