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Critical Thinking in World History Seminar

The National Humanities Center and the National Council for History Education are pleased to present an online professional development seminar on Chronological Reasoning and Critical Thinking in World History, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. This seminar will seek to help teachers pace out the year using a variety of periodization models and timelines, and to consider what level of detail students need to know. For more information:

More information is available at: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/ows/register/regdates.html

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Summer Seminar for K-12 Educators

Illinois College is now accepting applications from K-12 educators for a four-week summer seminar funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The seminar, specially designated as a “We the People” project of the NEH, encourages and strengthens the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. The theme of the seminar, which will take place at Illinois College from June 26 to July 23, is “The Frontier Experience in the American Midwest.” Applications must be postmarked by March 1. For more information visit:

More information is available at: http://www2.ic.edu/neh2011

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


White House History

White House History, the journal of the White House Historical Association, is published twice each year and features articles on the historic White House, especially those that relate to the building itself, its uses, and life as lived there through the years. Authors interested in submitting an article are asked to complete the White House History abstract submission form available online. Abstracts are due March 1, 2011. For more information, please visit:

More information is available at: http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_publications/publications_whitehousehistory-call.html

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: Calls for Papers


2011 Civil War Trust Teacher Institute

The 2011 Civil War Trust Teacher Institute is a four-day professional development workshop for K-12 educators focused exclusively on the American Civil War. This year’s workshop will be held July 14-17 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit:

More information is available at: http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/teacher-institute/

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Great Lakes History Conference

The 37th annual Great Lakes History Conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University, will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on October 7-8, 2011. The Great Lakes History Conference is a general history conference with an interdisciplinary emphasis. The program committee seeks panels and papers on the history of education broadly considered, from national and transnational perspectives, with particular focus on providing a historical context to current crises in education, whether at the elementary and secondary level or in higher education. For more information and a link to the conference, visit the Grand Valley State University History Department website at:

More information is available at: http://www.gvsu.edu/history

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Expositions: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

Expositions is an online journal where scholars from various disciplines gather as colleagues to converse about common texts and questions in the humanities. Expositions seeks to publish two types of contributions: articles that either have an interdisciplinary character and appeal or are exemplary in their respective disciplines while being of interest to those from other disciplines or notes, insights and reflections on Teaching the Great Books that benefit teaching, research, and the life of the academy. For submission guidelines contact managing editor Greg Hoskins (). For more information visit

More information is available at: http://expositions.journals.villanova.edu

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Graduate Research/Education Intern in Latino History

The American Social History Project (ASHP)/Center for Media and Learning seeks a graduate student intern for Summer 2011 or Fall 2011 to research and compile a collection of teaching materials on the Latino experience in the United States. Founded in 1981 and based at the City University of New York Graduate Center, ASHP produces award-winning print, visual, and multimedia materials that explore the richly diverse social and cultural history of the United States. The internship will be part-time for 10-12 weeks. For more information visit:

More information is available at: http://ashp.cuny.edu/about-us/internships/internship-in-latino-history/

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: Internships


American History TV on C-SPAN3

Every weekend on C-SPAN3 American History TV, watch 48 hours about people and events that help document the American story. For schedule and programming information visit:

More information is available at: http://c-span.org/history

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: News of the Profession


Direct an NEH Summer Program in 2012

Since 1967, the National Endowment for the Humanities has funded residential summer programs for college and university faculty and, since 1982, K-12 teachers. These include two- to five-week Summer Seminars and Institutes and one-week Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. The application deadline is March 1, 2011. For information on NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes and for application materials, visit:

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/seminars.html

Posted: January 26, 2011
Tagged: News of the Profession


OAH Treasurer Steps Down

Robert Griffith has resigned as OAH Treasurer for reasons of health, effective January 1. OAH President David Hollinger has appointed Jay Goodgold as interim OAH Treasurer. Goodgold will serve until a search for a new Treasurer has been conducted. In announcing this transition, Hollinger expressed his gratitude to Griffith for his dedicated service as Treasurer and expert supervision of the OAH’s finances during his tenure. “Bob has been an exemplary Board member in every way,” said Hollinger, “and a Treasurer of rare wisdom and technical acuity.”

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Posted: January 22, 2011
Tagged: News of the Organization


Printed Program Hits the Streets

The 2011 OAH Annual Meeting Program was mailed to all current members of the organization at the end of December. In addition to the printed program, you may download a copy online at:

More information is available at: http://annualmeeting.oah.org/

Posted: January 21, 2011
Tagged: News of the Organization


In Houston, Diversity Is on the Menu

Houston, the host for OAH’s 2011 annual meeting, is a city of neighborhoods–a big city with a small-town feel. Kathleen A. Brosnan, University of Houston, takes us on a culinary tour of the city and shares with us Robb Walsh’s “Top Ten H-Town Ethnic Eateries.” Read more at:

More information is available at: http://annualmeeting.oah.org/about/houston_2011/diversity_is_on_the_menu.html

Posted: January 21, 2011
Tagged: News of the Organization


January OAH Magazine of History Focuses on Colonial America

The January 2011 issue of the OAH Magazine of History, the first to be published with Oxford University Press, focuses on teaching the history of colonial America. It includes articles by the issue’s consulting editor Karin Wulf, Juliana Barr, Christopher Hodson and Brett Rushforth, and James Horn, as well as teaching strategies by Erik Seeman, William White, and Matt Moore. Editor Carl Weinberg’s column and Seeman’s article on teaching the history of death in colonial North America are also featured online. Follow this link to view the table of contents, selected articles, and supplementary documents:

More information is available at: http://www.oah.org/publications/moh/issues/251/

Posted: January 21, 2011
Tagged: News of the Organization


Dr. Robert J. Rusnak

Long time OAH member, Dr. Robert J. Rusnak, passed away November 21, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=robert-jay-rusnak&pid=146822720

Posted: January 20, 2011
Tagged: In Memoriam


Dr. Craig Wollner

Dr. Craig Wollner, Portland State University, Oct. 17, 1943 - Nov. 20, 2010.

More information is available at: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=craig-evan-wollner&pid=146922016

Posted: January 20, 2011
Tagged: In Memoriam


Lawrence Gelfand

Distinguished OAH member and Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Iowa, Lawrence E. Gelfand passed away in Irvine, California on November 30, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20101207/NEWS02/12070325/Lawrence-Gelfand-84

Posted: December 13, 2010
Tagged: In Memoriam


American Antiquarian Society Fellowships

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2011-12 visiting academic fellowships. At least three AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months. Long-term fellowships are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate; senior and mid-career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/fellowships.htm

Posted: December 6, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


Historians of Twentieth Century United States (1890-present)

The Historians of the Twentieth Century United States has issued a call for papers for its fourth annual conference to be held at St. Anne?s College, University of Oxford, in July 2011. Proposals from scholars outside the United Kingdom as well as those undertaking postgraduate study are especially welcome.

More information is available at: http://www.hotcus.org.uk

Posted: December 6, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


2011 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day

Join the National Humanities Alliance Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8 for the 2011 Humanities Advocacy Day, a national gathering of the humanities community for an annual conversation on the state of the humanities and to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

More information is available at: http://www.nhalliance.org/events/2011-upcoming-events/index.shtml

Posted: December 6, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Gilder Lehrman Institute 2011 Summer Seminars

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History invites K-12 history, social studies, and English teachers to apply to the 2011 Summer Seminar series. Taught by renowned historians on college campuses in the U.S. and the U.K., these one-week seminars give educators the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of topics in American history.

More information is available at: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/education/seminar_overview.php

Posted: December 6, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia