The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has announced a call for proposals for papers on the history of the OCC, the national banking system, bank and thrift regulation and supervision, and related topics.
An interdisciplinary panel of OCC experts will evaluate proposals for originality and relevance to the proposed subject. The OCC and the national banking system were created by the National Currency Act of 1863, and papers will be compiled and published as a book to mark the 150th anniversary of this landmark legislation. Authors may also be invited to deliver oral presentations of their papers to local OCC audiences at events during the anniversary year.
According to the OCC, authors should hold an advanced degree in one or more of the following fields: history, economics, political science, public policy, or law. Proposals must be accompanied by a curriculum vita as well as a detailed summary of the topic, stating a thesis and examples of the sources to be used.
The deadline for proposals is May 11. The OCC will notify authors of its decision by June 30. Completed papers will be due by May 30, 2013. For more information, contact OCC Historian Jesse Stiller at firstname.lastname@example.org.