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It is with great sadness that the OAH notes the passing of Ira Berlin.
Professor Berlin was a long-time member of the OAH (having joined in 1986) and served as OAH President from 2002-2003. Professor Berlin was Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and was well known for his scholarship on the history of slavery. Obituaries in the Washington Post and New York Times can be found at https://goo.gl/rJKxQK and https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/06/06/arts/ap-us-obit-ira-berlin.html
Call for Papers Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution September 21-23, 2019
Call for Papers
Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution
September 21-23, 2019
Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Sixteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday-Sunday, September 20-22, 2019.
The 250th anniversary of the American War of Independence looms on the horizon, but the anniversary of the political, social, and military events of the broader American Revolution are already upon us. Reflecting on the antecedents to the War itself may help scholars and historians to frame new approaches and contextualize the period better in the coming years.
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NCPH Call for Proposals
NCPH invites proposals for its 2019 conference in Hartford, Connecticut, that explore how public history intersects—sometimes purposefully, sometimes with unintended consequences—with the ongoing task of making and remaking places, communities, and polities. To learn more about the conference theme, “Repair Work,” and to fill out the proposal form, visit us at http://bit.ly/ncph2019CFP. Final submissions are due Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Please email NCPH Program Manager Meghan Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Call for Papers: WEB DuBois and Liberal Education
The Villanova Center for Liberal Education (VCLE) at Villanova University is sponsoring a one-day conference on W.E.B. DuBois and Liberal Education. We have chosen to celebrate the work of DuBois because he is the exemplary interdisciplinary, engaged scholar, not merely a practitioner of the liberal arts but also an ardent defender of them. His writings encompassed and bridged philosophy, sociology, literature, political science, history, music, economics, Africana Studies, and cultural studies. He was also a journalist, editor, organizer, and political activist. 2018 is the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Marc Reyes Receives Fulbright Award
OAH member Marc Reyes (a recipient of a 2018 OAH Presidents' Travel Grant for Emerging Historians) received a Fulbright-Nehru Open Study/Research Award to India from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Marc, a doctoral candidate in the University of Connecticut's Department of History, will spend 2019 conducting dissertation research in Delhi, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad. His dissertation, “In the Circle of Great Powers: India, the United States, and the Postcolonial Atomic State, 1947-1974” examines the political and cultural contexts of India’s atomic energy program and U.S. involvement in the development of their nuclear weapons program.
Malamy Fellowship Available at the Peabody Essex Museum
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum is pleased to announce the availability of a Francis E. Malamy fellowship for 2018. All application materials, including references, must be received by June 15, 2018. All materials may be submitted electronically to email@example.com or via post to 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970. Please ensure your application includes specific references to Phillips Library collection material, as found through our online catalog.