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Symposium: "Pre-Columbian & Early Colonial Florida" (Oct 27-28)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The History Council is hosting a symposium in St. Petersburg on October 27-28 that will feature many experts on Florida as it existed before and during the time of the first contact by Europeans with Native Americans.

Topics will include Native Americans of Pre-Columbian Florida; the wildlife, flora, fauna, and coastal geography of the area during the Pre-Columbian and “first contact” periods, and early attempts at settlement and exploration of the Florida west coast.

WHAT: The west coast of Florida, from Charlotte Harbor to Tampa Bay, are the sites of the first exploration and settlement attempts by Europeans in the New World. From Juan Ponce de León’s discovery of the Florida west coast in 1513, to his settlement attempt in 1521, to the Narváez Expedition in 1528, to the Hernando de Soto Expedition of 1540, little is known about where their landings in “La Florida” occurred, and little is known of the Native Americans who were here at the time. The symposium will include presentations and introduce new research, to help us to understand more about the people who came here, the people who lived here at the time, and where the explorer’s excursions took them.

WHEN: Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28

WHERE: St. Petersburg Yacht Club, with visits to: The Anderson/Narváez Site (Jungle Prada Archaeological Site), and The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art (opened May 2018); St. Petersburg Hilton has discounted rooms for symposium registrants.

WHO: Hosted by The History Council; Open to public (limited tickets available)

Speakers include Sterling Professor Rolena Adorno of Yale University; Professor Emeritus Jerald Milanich of the University of Florida; Chair and Professor J. Michael Francis of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg; Professor Emeritus Barbara Purdy of the University of Florida; Professor Emeritus Martin Favata of the University of Tampa; Professor Ping Wang of the University of South Florida; and Professor Emeritus Al Hine of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

Tickets and further information are available at HistoryCouncil.org.

 

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Posted: October 17, 2018
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Cornell University College of Human Ecology History of Home Economics Fellowship

The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2019 Dean's Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. 

We invite faculty members, research scholars, and advanced graduate students (must be eligible to work in the United States) with demonstrated background and experience in historical studies to apply for this post-graduate opportunity. The fellowship recipient will receive an award of $6,500 for a summer or sabbatical residency of approximately six weeks to use the unique resources available from the College and the Cornell University Library system in pursuit of scholarly research in the history of Home Economics and its impact on American society. 

At the conclusion of the residency the fellowship recipient will provide a final report to the dean, including a bibliography of research pursued, and preservation recommendations for pertinent library and archival holdings. In addition, the recipient will be invited to give a public presentation on their research at a later date. Research projects should be intended for publication.

Relevant historical subject areas may include, but are not limited to: the role of women in the family and society, the history of women in higher education, the history of food, nutrition, housing, consumer economics, the family, child development, design, clothing and textiles among other key topics in American social history. We welcome applications in which the historical subject area may inform the investigation of contemporary societal issues.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Friday, March 1, 2019.

For futher information, click here>> 


Please circulate this announcement to your professional networks.

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships


Call for Nominations: SHFG 2019 John Wesley Powell Prize (Historical Display Projects)

The Society for History in the Federal Government's John Wesley Powell Prize for Historic Preservation and Historical Display annually honors distinction by an individual or principal collaborators for a single historical display/interpretation project, or historic preservation project completed in the last two years. The award is given for any form of interpretive historical presentation including, but not limited to, museum exhibits, interpretive media products, or programs; or to any project involving the preservation of records, artifacts, buildings, historical sites, and other historical entities. The prize rotates annually between projects of historical display/interpretation (awarded in odd years) and those of historic preservation (awarded in even years). The deadline for the current call for historical display projects is November 16, 2018.

The Powell Prize commemorates the explorer and federal administrator whose work demonstrated early recognition of the importance of historic preservation and historical display.

Eligibility

The prize will be conferred on a project created by any agency or unit of the federal government. Nongovernmental organizations, including federal contractors, who performed eligible activities on behalf of a unit of the federal government will also be considered. Projects may be renominated, as long as the renomination includes a description of any updates since the original nomination.


Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

Historical Display/Interpretation (odd years)
• Exhibits – in museums, cultural centers, and other public venues;
• Public Interpretive Programs – lecture series, walking tours, oral history projects, outreach activities, educational offerings, workshops, etc.;
• Major Initiatives – anniversary projects, agency initiatives, commemorative projects

For futher information, click here>>

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


New York State Archives Research Travel Grants

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency 

Deadline January 15, 2019

The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy with grants to qualified applicants to defray travel-related expenses for on-site research at the New York State Archives in Albany, NY. 

In honor of the bicentennial of the construction of the Erie Canal, the State Archives invites researchers to apply with a research focus on the history of New York’s canal system. For a detailed guide to our records on the Erie Canal, go to The Mighty Chain: A Guide to Canal Records in the New York State Archives.

Previous Residents have included academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. Residencies range from a few days to several weeks depending upon the nature of the research and volume of records consulted.

Contact the Archives Researcher Services staff to discuss your research topic and the records you propose to use: archref@nysed.gov or 518-474-8955.

For futher information, click here>>

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: Grants


Ronald Hoffman (1941-2018)

Ronald Hoffman, who retired as Director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and Professor of History at William & Mary in 2013, passed away on September 4th.
He is survived by his partner, Sally Mason; his daughter and son-in-law, Maia Hoffman and Avi Melamed; his son and daughter-in-law, Barak Hoffman and Dora Lemus; and his sister, Joanne Giza.

A distinguished scholar of the American Revolution, author or editor of dozens of books, and the editor of the Papers of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence and the last of the signers to die, Dr. Hoffman was the seventh, and longest serving, Director of the Omohundro Institute. 
A member of the OAH Distinguished Lectureship program, he taught at the University of Maryland, College Park (1969-1994) and, parallel to his appointment at the OI, was Professor of History at William & Mary (1992-2013).

For further information, click here>>

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: In Memoriam


CFA: Blacks on the Left Symposium

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (Rose Library) at Emory University is pleased to announce the symposium, “Blacks on the Left" (May 31-June 1, 2019). 

The Rose Library is home to one of the world’s premier archives of African American History and Culture. For 21 years we have documented hundreds of individuals and organizations, resulting in the preservation of over 5,000 linear feet of manuscripts and 13,000 print titles. Included in our holdings are the papers of Louise Thompson Patterson (1901-1999) and Matt (1903-1996) and Evelyn Crawford (1899-1972), who were prominent African American Communists in the Harlem Renaissance era. This symposium will be held in honor of their contributions to American life and letters.

In this spirit, we invite proposals for papers that will illuminate the braided histories of struggles against racism, state violence, and capitalism alongside the individuals and organizations that engaged in those conflicts. ‘Blacks on the Left’ is a symposium that we hope can bring together a variety of disciplines that document the role of left-wing anti-capitalist politics in struggles for black liberation. (Or, for that matter, cases in which these forces part ways.)

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: identity, liberation, struggle, political motives and commitments, contradictions, intersections, relevance/irrelevance, and the notion of “blackness” in activism.

The submission deadline is December 1, 2018. Proposals for individual papers should be limited to 500 words. Proposals for organized panels should be limited to 500 words for each speaker, plus a 300 word abstract addressing the overall themes and goals of the panel.

To submit, use the form at the bottom of the symposium site: Click here>>  

Graduate students are encouraged to submit; two sessions will be reserved for students currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent January 2, 2019.

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers


NCPH Award Program

NCPH awards recognize excellence in the diverse ways public historians apply their skills to the world around us. The purpose of the award program is to promote professionalism and best practices among public historians and to raise awareness about their activities.

Submissions for the Book Award and Kelley Award are due November 1; the Outstanding Public History Project Award, New Professional Award, Excellence in Consulting, and Robinson Prize for Historical Analysis are due December 1; and student awards are due January 1.

Help us acknowledge extraordinary work by nominating yourself or a colleague.

for a full list of awards and submission details, click here>> 

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


Loring Fellowship on the Civil War

The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. The Loring application deadline is February 15, 2019.

The recipient will conduct research for at least four weeks at each institution. The Athenaeum’s Civil War collections are anchored by its holdings of Confederate states imprints, the largest in the nation, consisting of books, maps, broadsides, sheet music, government documental publications, and other materials organized according to the Parrish & Willingham bibliography. The Society’s manuscript holdings on the Civil War are particularly strong. They include, for instance, diaries, photographs, correspondence from the battlefield and the home front, papers of political leaders, materials on black regiments raised in Massachusetts, and extensive holdings on the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The Athenaeum and the Society are especially interested in projects for which both repositories’ resources are vital. Each institution will automatically refer unsuccessful proposals to its short-term fellowship competition.

For futher information, click here>> 

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships


New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Grants

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of twenty-seven major cultural agencies, will offer at least twenty awards in 2019-2020. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research at three or more participating institutions between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020.

Two new institutions joined the Consortium this past year: the Chapin Library at Williams College, and the University of Vermont Special Collections! The full list of participating institutions is below.

Participants include: Baker Library, Harvard Business School; Boston Athenæum; Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center; John J. Burns Library, Boston College; Chapin Library, Williams College; Colonial Society of Massachusetts; Congregational Library and Archives; Connecticut Historical Society; Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; Mary Baker Eddy Library; Harvard Law School Special Collections; Harvard University Archives; John Hay Library, Brown University; Historic Deerfield; Houghton Library, Harvard University; Maine Historical Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Mystic Seaport; New England Historic Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Historical Society; Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine; Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College; Rhode Island Historical Society; Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute; Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College; University of Vermont Special Coll ections; Vermont Historical Society.

Deadline: February 1, 2019. 

For information on the NERFC fellowship competition and to apply online, visit www.nerfc.org. Questions? Email fellowships@masshist.org.

Posted: October 16, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships


Vernacular Architecture Forum Catherine W. Bishir Prize

Does your work contribute to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes? Have you published a scholarly article on the subject in the last two years? You may be eligible for the Bishir Prize from the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

The 2019 Bishir Prize, named for longtime VAF member and influential scholar Catherine W. Bishir, will be awarded to the scholarly article published in a juried North American publication between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018 that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. Articles considered for the prize should be based on primary research, break new ground in interpretation or methodology, and contribute to the intellectual vitality of these fields. Entries may come from any discipline concerned with vernacular architecture studies. 

Please note that essays published as chapters in a book are also eligible if the volume is peer-reviewed, published within the time parameters specified, and the research presented in the essay is new. Anthologized collections are not eligible.

The deadline for nominations for the 2019 Bishir Prize is February 1, 2019.

To nominate an article please submit the following:
• MS Word document providing contact information, publication data (name of book publishing company or title of journal, and date of publication), and a brief statement contextualizing the author(s) and article.
• PDF copy of the article.

Nomination materials should be submitted to Dr. Margaret Grubiak at bishirprize@vafweb.org.

For further information, Click here>> 

Posted: September 28, 2018
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


Call for Proposals - Pacific Northwest Labor History Association

Call for Papers, Presentations and Performances!


General Strike 1919-2019 – Radicalism, Repression, and Solidarity
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of a watershed year in American and Canadian labor history, especially in the West. The year was defined by the Seattle and Winnipeg General Strikes, the Centralia Massacre, and the wave of state sponsored repression of immigrant workers during the Palmer Raids. Reflecting on these events a century later encourages us to consider the significance of radicalism as well as ways that organized labor has both enforced and overcome racial and gendered barriers to solidarity. The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association seeks presentations performances, and papers that examine labor history of the past 100 years. For more information, please see the website posting for full CfP.


Proposals due by Jan. 7, 2019.

PNLHA Annual Conference May 3-5, 2019 Portland, Oregon.

Posted: September 28, 2018
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

Manuscripts form the heart of the collections at the MHS. The Society houses more than 12 million pieces in 3,600 separate collections of personal papers and institutional records. The Society’s collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art. Go online at www.masshist.org to view our collection guides and search our online catalog.

To learn more and apply online, please click here>>

 Questions? Email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0577.

Posted: September 28, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships


Massachusetts Historical Society Long-Term Fellowships

Apply by January 15, 2019, to the MHS-NEH Long-Term Fellowship Program.

The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston will offer at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020. These fellowships are made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. The Society will supplement each stipend with a monthly allowance of $562.50 for housing and professional expenses. NEH guidelines require applicants to have completed their training for the terminal degree in their field (ordinarily the Ph.D.) by the application deadline. 

About the MHS: Manuscripts form the heart of the collections at the MHS. The Society houses more than 12 million pieces in 3,600 separate collections of personal papers and institutional records. The Society’s collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art.

To apply, and for more information on MHS-NEH Fellowships and other fellowships available through the MHS, click here>> 

email fellowships@masshist.org, or phone 617-646-0577.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Posted: September 28, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships


Library Company of Philadelphia Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2019-2020 Deadline for application

Library Company of Philadelphia Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2019-2020
Deadline for applications: November 1, 2018
National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections, which are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries. NEH Fellowships are for individuals who have completed their formal professional training. Consequently, degree candidates and individuals seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold NEH-supported fellowships. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline, November 1, 2018. Foreign nationals are not eligible to apply unless they have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. NEH fellowships are tenable for four to nine months. The stipend is $4,200 per month.
Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company and other nearby institutions into the origins and development of the early American economy, broadly conceived, to roughly 1850. The fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to investigate the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, economic policy making and other topics. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and they must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2019. The stipend is $40,000 for the academic year, or if the award is divided between two scholars, $20,000 per semester.
Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The Library Company’s Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours. All post-doctoral fellowships are tenable from September 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020, and fellows must be in continuously in residence in the Philadelphia area for the duration of their fellowships.
THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2018 with a decision to be made by December 15. Make just one application; you will automatically be considered for all the fellowships for which you are eligible. To apply, go to librarycompany.org/neh-and-peaes-post-doctoral-fellowships-application/ to fill out an online coversheet and upload a single PDF containing a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of proposed research, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. In addition, two confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted online in PDF format using the form provided on the application page. 
Candidates are strongly encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of the proposed topic before applying.

For more information about the NEH award, contact James Green via telephone (215) 546-3181 or e-mail jgreen@librarycompany.org.

For more information about the PEAES award, email Cathy Matson at cmatson@udel.edu.

For further information, Click Here>>

Posted: September 20, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships


Organization of American Historians Announces New Resource for Members of the Media

Journalists seeking fresh, fast, and thoughtful insight from the nation's foremost historians can now consult a database of experts assembled by the Organization of American Historians.

It is available here: www.americanhistoryexperts.org.

This free database was made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Posted: September 14, 2018
Tagged: News of the Organization, News of the Profession


Call for Papers: Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

14-16 July 2019

The 2019 ANZASA conference committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or panel sessions on the conference theme of community, conflict, and “the meaning of America” as well as on any topics in American Studies and related fields, including US culture, history, literature, media, politics, and foreign policy or where the United States figures in a global or transnational context. 

The deadline for proposals is 15 January 2019, but we will be reviewing proposals as they are submitted and providing timely responses to aid advance planning and preparations. All proposals must include the presenter’s name, e-mail address, and affiliation; an abstract of 250 words; and a brief biography of 250 words. For panel session proposals, please provide the session organizer’s name, e-mail address, and affiliation; a title for the panel; an abstract of 250 words for the session as a whole; and relevant information for each presenter.

Please submit your proposals as well as any questions to Jennifer Frost, Associate Professor of History, The University of Auckland, j.frost@auckland.ac.nz.

For more information click here>>>

Posted: September 11, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers


2018 Conference on Illinois History

The 2018 conference includes sessions, panels, and workshops that feature topics such as Abraham Lincoln, archaeology, Civil War, digital resources, early statehood, immigrations, museums, politics, race and popular culture. The mid-day presentation on Thursday is a roundtable discussion on Illinois Bicentennial Exhibits and will include speakers from prominent state museums and archives.

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Posted: September 7, 2018
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Franklin Research Grants

The American Philosophical Society’s Franklin Research Grants support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the Ph.D. APS has two-upcoming fellowship opportunities.

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Posted: September 6, 2018
Tagged: Grants


Phillips Fund for Native American Research

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants to fund research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada. Application deadline is March 1, 2019.

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Posted: September 6, 2018
Tagged: Grants


FROM ‘HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS’ TO AUSCHWITZ: REGIONAL DIMENSIONS OF THE FINAL SOLUTION

CALL FOR PAPERS: The conference aims to attract students and scholars with new ideas, new perspectives, and creative approaches toward the understanding of the Holocaust. The organizers hope to host scholarly papers as well as foster discussions between various disciplines and scholars and students. Therefore, two forums are organized through which individuals can participate in the conference: (1) paper presentations, and (2) round-table discussions. Participants are encouraged to engage in both forms of scholarly exchanges!

Please complete the form below:

Name of the presenter or registrant (include official or scientific title):

Name of the co-presenter: if any

Home Institution (university or scholarly institution):

Email Address:

Phone (optional): for emergency purposes

Title of the Presentation:

An Abstract (200 words):

Participation in Roundtable Discussions:
Participants strongly encourage to join one or several of the discussion groups which will be moderated by leading scholars.
Select from the list of themes and topics you would be interested in participating in the round-table discussions. 

Participation in Optional Trips:
Indicate if you are interested in joining in any of the optional trips organized by the conference. (see list above).

Deadline for sending a proposal, with title and abstract: February 8, 2019. Results will be announced by March 1, 2019.
Send proposals or conference registration to:
Ms. Sivan Perdue
Email: education_pro@hotmail.com
Tel: 585 (309) 1717
Website: www.frombulletstoauschwitz.com

For more information: 

http://www.frombulletstoauschwitz.com

Posted: September 6, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers