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The Future of the African-American Past
The American Historical Association and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture announce a landmark international conference to mark the opening of the museum.
Registration is free of charge.
For More Information: futureafampast.si.edu
Upcoming Deadline for Submissions for Willi Paul Adams Award
The Willi Paul Adams Award is given biennially by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book on American history published in a foreign language. The award (formerly the Foreign Language Book Prize) is named for Willi Paul Adams, who was an active member of OAH in Germany and a tireless advocate of the internationalization of American history.
DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 2, 2016
U.S. History Scene
U.S. History Scene, a multimedia history education project founded by Harvard historians, is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate applicants for its Summer 2016 Historical Writing and Research Internship Program. Interns will gain valuable writing and publishing skills through the process of writing, submitting, and editing original multimedia research articles, book reviews, and classroom lesson plans.
Federal Funding for History Holds Steady
On December 18, 2015, Congress approved a $1.15 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2016. The vote in the House was 316–113; in the Senate, it was 65–33. President Obama signed the bill into law (PL 114-113) the same day.
Across the board, our programs generally were either level-funded or received small increases this fiscal year compared to last.
Urge the House to Fund K-12 History and Civics Education
In December, President Obama signed into law a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The "Every Student Succeeds Act" restored funding for K-12 history and civics education that was eliminated five years ago. Unfortunately, when the President's budget request was released on February 9 it did not include appropriations for the major new program source of funding for history and civics.
Left unfunded was a competitive grant program for non-profit organizations to develop and disseminate innovative approaches to provide high quality instruction in American history and civics for under-served students.
2016 ACLS Public Fellows Program
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the sixth annual competition of the Public Fellows program. In 2016, ACLS will place up to 21 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at diverse organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-building initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.