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National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships 2017-18
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are welcome; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply.
Oppose Cuts to Federal Funding for International Education
House and Senate Appropriations Committees are in the process of finalizing fiscal year 2017 (FY17) Department of Education funding bills. Unfortunately, severe cuts to Title VI/Fulbright-Hays international education programs are on the table.
Urge the Senate to Confirm Dr. Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress
President Obama's nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to become the 14th Librarian of Congress is pending before the U.S. Senate and may be voted on at any time. We are asking you to contact your senators and urge them to support her confirmation and that a vote be scheduled as soon as possible so she can assume her position, which has been vacant since October 2015. Dr. Hayden would become the first woman and the first African-American to lead the Library of Congress. Please contact your U.S. Senators in support of Dr. Hayden's nomination today!
The Middle East Refugee Crisis in Historical Context: Teaching for Understanding
The University of Oklahoma is providing a three-day workshop entitled The Middle East Refugee Crisis in Historical Context: Teaching for Understanding. OAH Distinguished Lecturer Andy Mink will be speaking, as well as speakers from Qatar Foundation International, the National Council for History Education, and the Insitute for the Study of International Migration. Middle school and high school teachers are invited to attend this free professional development experience.
Registration is free and must be done through the workshop's registration page.
Rebecca Jo Plant Named as 2015 Recipient of Berkshire Conference of Women Historians' Article Prize
The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians has chosen OAH member Rebecca Jo Plant, along with her co-author Frances Clarke, as the 2015 recipients of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historian's Article Prize for their article "The Crowning Insult': Federal Segregation and the Gold Star Mother and Widow Pilgrimages of the Early 1930s," published in by the Journal of American History 102: 2 (September 2015). This prize is given annually for "an article in the fields of the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality".
National Park Service's Network to Freedom Underground Railroad Annual Conference
The OAH is pleased once again to partner with the National Park Service's Network to Freedom Underground Railroad Annual Conference, which will be held this year June 13-16, 2016.
More information about this year's meeting, including a schedule and registration information, can be found at: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/annual-conference.htm