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Amplified Initiative

Posted: 07/20/2018

The OAH Amplified Initiative, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation was launched at the Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, April 12–14, 2018. The aim of the project was to amplify the content presented within the confines of the conference rooms to a wider audience. Whether you missed a session, were unable to attend, or want to revisit a session you enjoyed, you can now explore it all at your leisure. Our post-conference surveys show that attendees attend an average of four to six sessions per conference. The 2018 OAH Annual Meeting had a total of 224 sessions meaning most attendees missed about 98 percent of the content! Your OAH membership gives you the opportunity to access all available content simply by logging in to the OAH User Portal and clicking on the link for the Amplified Initiative.

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Call for Papers | Empire Studies

Posted: 07/19/2018

CALL FOR PAPERS | Empire Studies
The Journal of Empire Studies is an open-access online journal featuring topics in the rise and fall of empire. We are looking for papers in a broad range of fields, from literature to military science, architecture to sociology. 
We feature interviews with the authors as well as visuals and a review. This journal is intended for teachers and students, to bridge the gap between new scholarship and the classroom. It has grown out of my experience teaching a course in Empire and Literature. 
We also need an Associate Editor to expand the journal’s capacity, both in content and digital reach. I can pay a small honorarium of $300 per month for three months.
More information here

Funding available for research at the British Library

Posted: 07/19/2018

Funding available for research at the British Library

The Eccles Centre at the British Library supports research into the Library’s North American collections (covering Canada, the United States and the greater Caribbean). The Centre offers funding to scholars based in North America, as well as the UK and Europe, to cover research visits to the British Library to use the North American collections. 

The Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award offer US-based scholars the opportunity to work at the Library for 6 months on a project which requires sustained use of the North American collections. Application deadline: 1 August 2018. Find out more: https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fulbright-scholarship 

The Centre’s Visiting Fellowships are open to academic and non-academic researchers, and offer up to £2,500 to support one month’s research at the Library. Application deadline: 4 January 2019. Find out more: https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fellowships 

Call for Papers The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum 2019 Issue

Posted: 07/19/2018

Call for Papers The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum 2019 Issue

Fort Ticonderoga seeks submissions for the 2019 issue of The Bulletin of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum. Published since 1927, the Bulletin has been a resource for historians, scholars, and the public for over 90 years, publishing a wide range of articles on North American military history. After a 15-year hiatus, The Bulletin returned to print in 2016 as an illustrated, annual publication and, with the 2019 issue, will become a peer-reviewed journal.

The Bulletin seeks proposals for new research on military history and culture during the long 18th century (roughly 1609-1815). We seek contributions that explore the complexities of waging and sustaining war in the early modern period. While we encourage articles on the military events of northeastern North America, we are interested in a range of topics and perspectives that can connect or contextualize North American military operations and institutions with broader trends and themes. Continuing the mandate of the original Bulletin we welcome contributions from a range of disciplines such as history, art history, material culture, archeology, anthropology, and public history. 

Articles may include or engage:

• Material culture and object studies
• Biographical analysis
• Social and cultural histories of early modern warfare
• Annotated transcriptions/translations of primary sources
• Archaeological approaches and case-studies
• International and Indigenous Perspectives

To submit an article for consideration please review our guidelines here: https://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/workshop-seminars/bulletin/style-sheet. Submissions may range from 4,000-8,000 words. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any copyrighted material, and for bearing the costs of obtaining or reproducing illustrations. Accepted authors will have free access to illustrations from Fort Ticonderoga’s collections. Submissions receive peer-review after an initial screening and authors will be informed of acceptance by October 1, 2018 with an anticipated publication date of May 1, 2019.

Please email submissions by September 1, 2018, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org.

Call for Papers: "Stonewall at 50 and Beyond"

Posted: 07/19/2018

CFP: “Stonewall at 50 and Beyond" (3-5 June 2019)

International conference: “Stonewall at 50 and Beyond: Interrogating the Legacy and Memory of the 1969 Riots”
University of Paris-Est Créteil & Paris-Dauphine University (Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres)
June 3rd–5th, 2019

In the night of June 27th to 28th, 1969, gay and transgender patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village bar in New York, refused to comply with one more among countless occurrences of police harassment. For five days and nights the neighborhood was the theater of a rough confrontation between demonstrators and police. In the following weeks and months, the resulting mobilization reinforced the already burgeoning movement for gay liberation. The first commemoration that took place the very next year, Christopher Street Liberation Day, eventually gave birth to the LGBTQ pride marches that we know today.
The fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall in 2019 is an opportunity to reexamine its legacy and lasting impact on the creation of an LGBTQ movement in the United States and worldwide. This conference aims to interrogate the processes of memorialization and patrimonialization, as well as the political legacy and the cultural and activist representations of Stonewall.

Full CFP and submission details at: https://stonewallat50.sciencesconf.org/
Submission deadline: 15 October 2018

2019 International Residencies

Posted: 07/09/2018

Information on 2019 residency programs in China, Germany, and Japan is now available: http://www.oah.org/programs/residencies/

New! Funding from the University of Augsburg will include an extension of the Germany residency program at the University of Augsburg.