News in American History
CFP Seminars at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Seminar Series Invite Proposals for 2016-2017
The Massachusetts Historical Society invites proposals for 2016-2017 for four of the five seminar series we host each year: the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women and Gender (in collaboration with the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe). Each series focuses on the discussion of a pre-circulated research paper. The essayist and an assigned commentator offer remarks, then the discussion is opened to the floor. To view the current series, please visit http://www.masshist.org/research/seminars
If you wish to be considered for a slot, please send your CV and a one-page précis of your paper by March 15 to Conrad E. Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or to email@example.com. Please indicate the series for which you are submitting your proposal and state when your paper will be available for distribution.
Posted: February 1, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers
OAH Members Received Awards at 2016 AHA's Annual Meeting
We would like to congratulate the following OAH members who received awards at the 2016 American Historical Association's Annual Meeting last month.
- Elizabeth A. Fenn, University of Colorado, Boulder, recipient of the Albert J. Beveridge Award for Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People (2014).
- James L. Leloudis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, faculty advisor of Michael D. Welker (BA 2014), recipient of the Raymond J. Cunningham Prize.
- Cornelia H. Dayton, University of Connecticut, Storrs, and Sharon V. Salinger, University of California, Irvine, recipients of the Littleton-Griswold Prize for Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston (2014).
- Brian Balogh, University of Virginia, recipient of the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award.
- Natsuki Aruga, Saitama University, Japan, recognized as the Honorary Foreign Member.
- Ira Berlin, University of Maryland, College Park, recipient of the Award for Scholarly Distinction.
Posted: February 1, 2016
Tagged: Clio's Kudos
MAC 2016 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students
Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) is soliciting applications for the 2016 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.
Applications are available from the Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students Committee Chair.
Archivist and Associate Librarian
Indiana University South Bend
574 – 520 - 4392
And from the MAC Web site, http://www.midwestarchives.org.
Applying for the Archie Motley Scholarship has gotten easier with our new online application form.
Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2016.
Posted: January 29, 2016
Tagged: News of the Profession
AEF Visiting Professor Program 2016
Application deadline is Friday, February 12, 2016.
The VPP is a two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. In 2015, 13 professors were hosted by advertising agencies in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and New York City. Whether a professor is placed with an agency, a marketing or media company depends upon his/her area of expertise. The number of placements in the VPP depends upon the number of companies willing to host a professor. Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience and to those who have not already participated in the program. Professors who are placed should know that programs will differ – no two programs will be alike. Note: The VPP is currently only offered to professors teaching in the United States.
To expose professors to the day-to-day operations of an advertising agency, marketing or media company; and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry. The VPP gives professors a greater understanding of and appreciation for the industry while host companies have an opportunity to develop closer ties to academia.
1) An orientation 2) Individual fellowships and 3) a Lunchtime Talk on his/her area of expertise and how it relates to advertising. Talks will be delivered in a TED Talk format – 20 minutes maximum, should include advertising and be concise. Note: With the professor's permission, the Talk may be videotaped for streaming on www.aef.com.
2016 VPP: June 5 -17
Professors are chosen by the VPP Selection Committee will be placed with host companies in Chicago, New York City and other major cities. Apply only if your academic and personal responsibilities allow you to participate for the full two weeks.
Notification: April 2016
Those selected to participate in the program must have a conversation with the host company to discuss mutual objectives prior to the program.
Housing and Expenses
Housing is provided to professors who are traveling from another state. Professors who reside in the host city are expected to provide his/her own housing. All professors will receive a stipend. Professors pay for travel to and from the host city, as well as out-of-pocket expenses.
Visit the On-Campus section on www.aef.com to apply. Complete the VPP application; upload your CV, statement and two-minute video (see details below).
Statement and supporting items
Your statement will help a potential company determine your fit within their organization. Please be concise when making your points and limit your statement to 500 words maximum. It is very important to succinctly communicate the topic of your Lunchtime Talk, which will be delivered in the TED Talk format – 20 minutes (not including Q & A ). Letter of recommendation (on school letterhead) must be mailed and postmarked by January 31, 2016. Letter of recommendation is not accepted via fax or email.
Your two-minute video will also help a potential company determine your fit within their organization. Videos shot with a cell phone or a computer's webcam are acceptable. We are not looking for sleek, professional videos. Please hold cell phones horizontally when making your video. Videos must cover one of the following topics below:
- Most interesting teaching moment or research finding in your career
- Most interesting/surprising/impressive example of advertising/marketing that has caught your eye in the past year or two, and why
- Discuss something about you that is not on your application
- What is your passion?
- Most striking thing you have noticed about student culture today on your campus, especially as it contrasts with student culture from your own days as an undergrad.
- A teaser about your Lunchtime Talk/research
- Check your calendars before submitting an application as you are expected to be available for two weeks.
- VPP is only offered to professors teaching in the United States.
- Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience and those who have not participated in the past.
- Please do not apply if you have applied more than three times.
Posted: January 27, 2016
Tagged: News of the Profession
Travel Grant Program: The Thomas C. Cundy Fund for World War II Era Research
Honoring the memory and lasting vision of Thomas C. Cundy, Sr. the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University anticipates offering at least one $500 travel grant for scholars and graduate students (ABD) to use the holdings of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience in 2016-2017.
Founded in 1997, the Institute maintains one of the nation's largest archives documenting the human dimension of the Second World War with special emphasis on the role of American servicemen and servicewomen as well as those serving on the home front. Among the noteworthy collections are the Tom Brokaw Collection containing letters, photographs, and manuscripts used in the writing of the Greatest Generation and the Anne and Wayne Coloney papers that includes a set of family papers beginning in the 1780s and continuing into the 21st Century. Notable international collections include the Oliver Austin Collection that includes extensive photographic documentation of the American occupation of Japan and the Hasterlik, Hine and Wolff Collection which focuses on the daily lives of a middle class Jewish Viennese family and their responses to Nazi persecution. For more information on the Institute's collections, please visit the website at: ww2.fsu.edu. The Institute welcom es specific inquiries regarding our holdings. Please address them to Professor G. Kurt Piehler, Director, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for this program should submit by May 1, 2016 a proposal of no more than five pages in the form of a letter, a current c.v., and the names and addresses of three references, all in a PDF document to email@example.com Graduate student applicants should also submit a letter of recommendation from their Dissertation Advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies of their program. In the subject line, please include: CUNDY FUND APPLICATION-2016. Letters of recommendation for graduate student applicants should be sent directly to the Institute Director, Professor G. Kurt Piehler at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2016.
Posted: January 26, 2016
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives Study Grants
The Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, announces the availability of the Lynn E. May, Jr. Study Grants. The grants provide financial assistance in the maximum amount of $750.00 to doctoral students, professors, and other scholars for research work that uses the materials in the SBHLA collection. The Library and Archives is a research center for the study of Baptists in the United States and around the world. The collection includes extensive holdings related to Baptists in the South, English Baptists, and Russian and Eastern European evangelicals and Baptists. Researchers can search the online catalog and finding aids for additional information. The grants provide reimbursement for travel, lodging, food, copying, and/or clerical expenses incurred while conducting research at the SBHLA. The deadline to apply for the grants is April 1, 2016. Funds for these grants will be available by mid-April, 2016. For more information and to apply online, visit the SBHLA website at http://www.sbhla.org/sg_info.htm
Posted: January 22, 2016
Congress Restores Funding for K–12 History Education
By Lee White
After nearly a decade of false starts, President Obama has signed a new education law (Public Law 114-95) to replace the controversial No Child Left Behind Act that was passed in 2001. On December 9, the U.S. Senate voted 85–12 to approve the conference report to a bill (S. 1177) to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. On December 2, the House approved the report by a vote of 359–64.
Most importantly for the historical community, the new law—the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)—restores targeted federal funding for K–12 history and civics education. The National Coalition for History (NCH), the OAH, and the coalition's member organizations have engaged in advocacy efforts for nearly five years to achieve this goal. Given the retrenchment of federal funding for a host of programs in the bill, restoration of funding for history education is a major accomplishment.
In fiscal year (FY) 2012, Congress terminated funding for the Teaching American History (TAH) grants program at the Department of Education. The move also eliminated appropriations earmarked for civics education and federal funding for National History Day, a nationally recognized program that increases student participation in historical studies across the country. As a result, starting in FY 2012 there has been no federal funding provided for history or civics education.
ESSA includes four sections that provide funding streams for K–12 history and civics education. Two sections are specifically earmarked for those subjects, and two sections establish grant programs in which the subjects are eligible for competitive funding.
Within ESSA, Subpart 3: American History and Civics Education authorizes an allocation of 1.4 percent of the amount appropriated for all national activities relating to preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers, principals, and other school leaders for each fiscal year the act is in effect (FY 2017 through FY 2020). It is important to note that these amounts will still need to be funded through the annual appropriations process. The maximum allowable allocations are $6,564,000 each for FY 2017 and FY 2018, $6,568,000 for FY 2019, and $6,848,000 for FY 2020. (These funding amounts are provided by the Committee for Education Funding.)
Two programs stand to benefit substantially from Subpart 3. Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics (section 2232) would receive not less than 26 percent of the amount available, and other National Activities (section 2233) would receive up to 74 percent.
Section 2232: Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics—This section establishes intensive academies for teachers and students to learn more about history and civics. The secretary of education shall award up to 12 grants annually on a competitive basis to fund the academies.
1. Presidential Academy—Each year, the Presidential Academy shall select between 50 and 300 teachers of American history and civics from public or private elementary schools and secondary schools to attend a seminar or institute that provides intensive professional development opportunities. The program will be led by a team of primary scholars and core teachers who are accomplished in the field of American history and civics. It will be conducted during the summer or other appropriate time and will be between two and six weeks in duration. Teachers will receive a stipend to attend the seminar or institute.
2. Congressional Academy—Each year the Congressional Academy shall select between 100 and 300 outstanding students of American history and civics to attend a seminar or institute. To be eligible to attend, a student must be recommended by his or her secondary school principal or other school leader. The student must be a secondary school junior or senior in the academic year following attendance at the seminar or institute. The program will be conducted during the summer or other appropriate time and will be between two and six weeks in duration. Students will receive a stipend to attend the seminar or institute.
Entities eligible to conduct the Presidential and Congressional Academies include institutions of higher education, nonprofit educational organizations, museums, libraries, and research centers with demonstrated expertise in historical methodology or the teaching of American history and civics. Eligible entities must provide matching funds equal to 100 percent of the amount of the grant.
Section 2233: National Activities—The purpose of this section is to promote new and existing evidence-based strategies to encourage innovative instruction in American history, civics and government, and geography; learning strategies; and professional development activities and programs for teachers, principals, and other school leaders. The grants emphasize instruction, strategies, activities, and programs that benefit low-income students and underserved populations.
ESSA authorizes the secretary of education to award competitive grants to eligible entities (such as institutions of higher education and nonprofit or for-profit organizations) with demonstrated expertise in the development, implementation, and strengthening of programs to teach traditional American history, civics, economics, and geography. Grants will be awarded for developing, implementing, and disseminating for voluntary use innovative, evidence-based approaches to American history and civic learning that demonstrate innovation, scalability, and accountability. Grants may be for professional development. Grants are for a three-year period with the opportunity for a one-time two-year renewal.
There are two other potential funding streams for history and civics. The law provides funding to the states to make grants to local education agencies (LEAs) for a broad range of programs.
Section 4107: Well-Rounded Educational Opportunities—This section provides competitive funding to local education agencies (LEAs) to develop and implement programs that provide students with a "well-rounded education." One allowable use of grant funds is for "activities to promote the development, implementation, and strengthening of programs to teach traditional American history, civics, economics, geography, or government education." LEAs may partner with other LEAs, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, and businesses in developing these programs.
Section 4611: Education Innovation and Research—This section creates a new research and innovation fund that allows LEAs, in conjunction with nonprofit organizations, to apply for funding to create, implement, replicate, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students. Innovations in teaching civics, history, and social studies are eligible for grants. This could be the source of much-needed funding for the evaluation of programs.
So what happens next?
First, the programs authorized in the law have to be funded by the appropriations committees in the House and Senate. The NCH will be sending alerts in February, when the FY 2017 appropriations process begins, asking everyone who cares about history, civics, and social studies to contact their senators and representatives to urge full funding for these programs created as part of the ESSA legislation. Despite the fact that the grant programs now exist, we still must push to have them fully funded.
Second, over the course of 2016, the Department of Education will prepare program guidelines and competitive criteria for the grant programs outlined in ESSA. That way, once the funding is made available, the department will be ready to issue calls for proposals.
Finally, the competitive funding awards will likely be made, and moneys distributed, for the first time in the second half of calendar year 2017. The change in administrations in January may push the timetable further back.
The restitution of federal funding for K–12 history and civics education is reason to cheer, and we should recognize the important role that advocacy played in ensuring that K–12 history continues to play an important role in our children's education.
Lee White is executive director of the National Coalition for History.
Posted: January 12, 2016
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Delta State University are now accepting proposals for papers for the Beatles Symposium.
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and Delta State University will be presenting the GRAMMY Beatles 2016: From Cavern to Candlestick symposium April 1 – 2, 2016 to celebrate The Beatles and the Ladies and Gentleman...The Beatles! exhibit which will be on view at the new Museum March 5 – June 12, 2016. Headlining the weekend's activities will be two distinguished Beatles authors: Ivor Davis and Jude Southerland Kessler.
Beatles-related topics of general interest to scholars and enthusiasts are welcome. Topics of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged.
Papers will be twenty minutes in length, with an additional ten minutes for discussion, and should address a general audience. Independent scholars and Beatles enthusiasts are welcome to submit proposals.
Proposals must be submitted online at http://grammymuseumms.org by Friday, January 29, 2016. Please include a description of the presentation, audio/visual equipment needs, and biographical information for all presenters. Please note that not all A/V requests will be granted. Presenters agree to appear at the conference at their own expense, which will include a $30 registration fee.
Papers are particularly invited from young and developing scholars (graduate students, recent masters and doctoral graduates, and junior faculty).
For more information about the symposium, please contact Jane-Marie Dawkins: email@example.com.
For more information about papers, please contact Dr. Shelley Collins: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: January 11, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers
New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
The application deadline for New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) funding for 2016-2017 is February 1, 2016. The NERFC, a collaboration of twenty-one major cultural agencies, will offer at least sixteen awards in 2016-2017. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight or more weeks of research at participating institutions.
Participants include: Baker Library, Harvard Business School; Boston Athenaeum; Boston Public Library Rare Books and Collections of Distinction; Colonial Society of Massachusetts; Congregational Library and Archives; Connecticut Historical Society; Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Harvard Law School Special Collections; Historic Deerfield; Houghton Library, Harvard University; John Hay Library, Brown University; Maine Historical Society; Massachusetts Historical Society; Mystic Seaport; New England Historic Genealogical Society; New Hampshire Historical Society; Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College; Rhode Island Historical Society; Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College; and Vermont Historical Society.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
For More Information: http://www.nerfc.org
Posted: December 28, 2015
The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife: New England at Sea: Maritime Memory and Material Culture
The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife (founded 1976) is pleased to announce the subject of its forty-first conference, New England at Sea: Maritime Memory and Material Culture, to be held in Deerfield June 24-26, 2016.
The Seminar is now accepting proposals for papers, presentations, and workshops on the maritime history of New England and adjacent areas of New York and Canada from the seventeenth through the early twentieth century. The topic explores how the region remembered its maritime past.
New England at Sea: Maritime Memory and Material Culture will consist of approximately seventeen lectures of twenty minutes each, with related tours and workshops. Professional development points will be available for public school teachers. Selected papers will appear as the 2016 Annual Proceedings of the Dublin Seminar to be published about eighteen months after the conference.
For More Information:
Posted: December 16, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers
Victorian Society in America: 2016 Summer Schools
The Victorian Society invites you to study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at one of their internationally-acclaimed Summer Schools in Newport, Chicago, and London. Enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries.
Open to graduate students, academics, architects, and the general public. Applications and additional information are available online at http://vsasummerschools.org
Posted: December 16, 2015
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia
Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University
The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University invites applications for a one-year position (2016-2017) as the Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow in Slavery and Justice.
Location: Providence, RI
Closes: Feb 15, 2016
The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission. Recognizing that racial and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas and the modern world, the CSSJ creates a space for the interdisciplinary study of the historical forms of slavery while also examining how these legacies shape our contemporary world. We are also attentive to contemporary forms of human bondage and injustice. The Center is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarly research around issues of racial slavery, contemporary forms of injustice, as well as freedom.
Applicants should have Ph.D. in any humanities or social science discipline and have received their degree within the last five years (or will obtain a Ph.D. by June 2016) and work on questions concerning the historical formations of slavery in global or comparative terms; issues concerning contemporary forms of indentured servitude; philosophical, historical, and theoretical questions concerning slavery, justice, and freedom. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose work pays special attention to contemporary issues and legacies of slavery. Applicants working on questions of gender, contemporary racial formations, public history, and memory are welcome. The successful applicant will be expected to be an active participant in the Center's regular brown bag lunch series, and will have the option to teach a course in the semester of his/her choosing.
Applicants should apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/33212
Please include a cover letter, current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference.
For more information: http://brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/ruth-j-simmons-postdoctoral-fellow-study-slavery-justice-2016-2017
Posted: December 15, 2015
Schlesinger Library Research Travel Grants
The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites applicants for a variety of research grants.
The library's special collections document over two centuries of United States history, from abolition to transgender rights. Manuscripts, books, periodicals, audiovisual material, photographs, and other objects make up the collections. These materials illuminate the lives of ordinary women as well as American icons such as suffragist Alice Paul, Harlem renaissance writer Dorothy West, civil rights activist Pauli Murray, feminist Betty Friedan, the Republican Party activist Anna Chennault, poet June Jordan, chefs Zarela Martinez, and zine author Cindy Crabb, among many more.
Applications will be evaluated on the significance of the research and the project's potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge, along with its creativity in drawing on the library's collections. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, scanning, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of durable equipment or travel to other research sites.
Research Support Grants – $3,000
For postdoctoral or independent scholars whose research requires use of the library's collections.
Dissertation Grants – $3,000
For scholars whose dissertation research requires use of the library's collections.
Oral History Grants – $3,000
For scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States.
New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
Offering grants to encourage projects that draw on the resources of 18 major cultural agencies throughout New England.
How To Apply
Applications must be received by Friday, February 1, 2016. Awards will be announced in April 2016, to be used for research at the Library between July 2016 and June 2017.
Posted: December 14, 2015
Special Double Issue Call for Papers: Health in the South
The Southern Quarterly solicits carefully documented essays on the history of disease, medical care, and medical institutions in the antebellum and post-bellum South; health care and race; the contributions of prominent 19th- and early to mid-20th-century health care practitioners in the South; health care and the Civil War; the rise of public health agencies in the South; health care and the environment; health care and 19th- and 20th-Century Southern literature—representation of nurses, doctors, and disease in plays, poems, and fiction; health care and the visual arts; health care and popular Southern culture and media.
Essays ranging from 20-30 pages (double-spaced) must be received before March 15, 2016 to be considered for this special issue. Proposals for submission, or questions about your submission, should be sent to the editor at Philip.Kolin@usm.edu.
SoQ does not consider multiple submissions or work that has been approved elsewhere. Please follow the SoQ guidelines, which are available online at: http://sites.usm.edu/southern-quarterly-literary-magazine/guidelines.htm
Email submissions of MSWord documents to SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com are preferred over postal delivery.
For More Information: http://sites.usm.edu/southern-quarterly-literary-magazine/
Posted: December 14, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers
Fall 2015 Board Action Items
The Organization of American Historians fall 2015 board action items are now online. They can be read or downloaded here
Posted: December 11, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization
Churchill For Schools: Teaching Modern World History Using Churchill Archives
The Churchill Archive for Schools provides an expanding range of classroom-ready resources, specially written and developed by leading history educators to engage and excite as well as inform and challenge. Based around four broad topics in modern world history, the Churchill Archive for Schools also offers teachers and students an accessible entry-point to the complete Churchill Archive.
The Organization of American Historians is pleased to offer the opportunity to explore this rich archival collection through the guided practice of master teachers and scholars in one of a series of webinar events. Participants will explore teacher-produced classroom investigations that are mined from over 800,000 documents associated with Sir Churchill. More than a view into the life and thoughts of the statesman, these documents bring Churchill to life as a person - as well as the many other major actors in personal correspondance. Use the archives of a great man to learn about lives of ordinary people!
This 60-minute webinar is free of charge and available to any educators at the K-12 or post-secondary level.
Each participant will receive full access to the complete Churchill Archives at no charge.
Each virtual session will:
• apply historical thinking and inquiry-based investigations to modern history topics
• identify and share sets of primary source documents that support that investigation
• connect history teachers from across the globe around practice and curation
• provide free site license access to the Churchill Archives
• work to create best practice models for how technology can bring historical archives alive!
This webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00pm EST
Posted: December 10, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization, News of the Profession
A. K. Sandoval-Strausz Awarded Three Scholarly Awards for JAH Article
UNM Associate Professor of History and OAH member A. K. Sandoval-Strausz has won three scholarly prizes for his article "Latino Landscapes: Postwar Cities and the Transnational Origins of a New Urban America," which was published last December in the Journal of American History.
The Urban History Association awarded Sandoval-Strausz the 2015 Arnold Hirsch Award for Best Article in a Scholarly Journal. "The insights of this essay," noted the official commendation, "will provoke valuable new research in years to come, potentially shaping the field of urban history as fundamentally as Kenneth Jackson and Arnold Hirsch thirty years ago."
The article also won the 2015 Catherine Bauer Wurster Prize of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History which is awarded to the best scholarly article in the field written in the previous two years.
Posted: December 9, 2015
Tagged: Clio's Kudos
NEH Public Scholar Grant Opportunity
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for the 2016 round of the Public Scholar Program, which is intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should present significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.
The Public Scholar Program is open to both independent scholars and individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions. It offers a stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or residency in the U.S. for the three years prior to the application deadline. In addition, they must have previously published a book with a university or commercial press or at least three articles and essays in publications reaching a large national or international audience.
Application guidelines (including a full statement of the eligibility requirements) and a list of F.A.Q.'s for the Public Scholar Program are available on the NEH's website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program. The application deadline for this cycle is February 2, 2016. Recipients may begin the term of the grant as early as September 1, 2016 or as late as September 1, 2017. In the last cycle of the competition, the Endowment received 485 applications and made 36 awards.
The press release announcing the 36 winners in last year's competition is available here: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2015-07-29
Posted: December 9, 2015
Tagged: Fellowships, Awards and Prizes
Application Deadline Approaches For New York Historical Society's 2016-2017 Fellowships
The deadline to apply for the New-York Historical Society's prestigious fellowship program for the 2016–2017 academic year is January 5, 2016. Designed to encourage and promote the use of New-York Historical's extraordinary collections of documents, artifacts, and works of art detailing American history from the perspective of New York City, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. Details about applications, residency, stipends, and past fellows are available by visiting http://www.nyhistory.org/library/fellowships.
The nine fellowships available for the 2016–2017 academic year include:
- Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Women's History
- Bernard and Irene Schwartz Fellowships
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowships
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
- Patricia and John Klingenstein Short-Term Fellowships
ABOUT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The New-York Historical Society, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting history and art exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
ABOUT THE PATRICIA D. KLINGENSTEIN LIBRARY
The New-York Historical Society's Patricia D. Klingenstein Library is one of the oldest and most distinguished in the United States, containing more than three million books, pamphlets, maps, atlases, newspapers, broadsides, music sheets, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. The Klingenstein Library is one of only 16 libraries in the United States qualified to be a member of the Independent Research Libraries Association. Among its collections are far-ranging materials relating to the founding and early history of the nation; one of the best collections of 18th-century newspapers in the United States; an outstanding collection of materials documenting slavery and Reconstruction; an exceptional collection of Civil War material, including Ulysses S. Grant's terms of surrender for Robert E. Lee; collections relating to trials in the United States prior to 1860; American fiction, poetry and belles-lettres prior to 1850; a broad range of materials relating to the history of the circus; and American travel accounts from the colonial era to the present day.
Posted: December 7, 2015
The Society of American Archivists Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct Call for Submissions
With the adoption of the SAA Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics (Approved by the SAA Council May 2011) and Code of Ethics for Archivists (Approved by the SAA Council February 2005; revised January 2012) there has come a need to provide examples to promote their understanding and utilization in both educational and real environments. The Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) is seeking submissions for its Case Studies in Archival Ethics series that explore the multitude of issues addressed in the Code of Values Statement and Code of Ethics. Please consider submitting a case study covering one or more of the codes' areas. We particularly encourage submissions from emerging professionals and authors.
You will find the submission form at: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/committee-on-ethics-and-professional-conduct/call-for-case-studies-in-archival-ethics
Published case studies can be found here.
General questions may be directed to Robert B. Riter, Senior Co-chair, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: December 7, 2015
Tagged: Calls for Papers