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NEH 2011 Summer Seminars and Institutes

Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports national residential seminars and institutes for faculty who teach American undergraduates. These two- to six-week study opportunities allow faculty and a select number of graduate to increase their knowledge of current scholarship and advance their own teaching and research.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-university.html

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


NEH Summer Seminar for on the Early Republic

A four-week seminar held at The Library Company of Philadelphia entitled “The Early American Republic and the Problem of Governance” will focus on the experience of governance under the U.S. Constitution during the first two generations after independence. Information on eligibility, stipends, and application materials is available on their website.

More information is available at: http://www.librarycompany.org/governanceseminar/

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


The 2011 Albert H. Small Student/Teacher Institute

National History Day announces an exciting and unique summer institute for teachers and students led by World War II historians. In June 2011, fifteen student/teacher teams will participate in a scholarly study of World War II monuments in the D.C. area and walk in the footsteps of history on the beaches of Normandy. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.nhd.org

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


NEH 2011 Workshops for Community College Faculty

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops are national residential workshops for community college faculty. These one-week projects take place at sites of historical or cultural significance across the nation. Participants receive stipends to defray travel and living expenses.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-college.html

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


Congressional Research Awards

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Deadline for proposals is March 1, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm

Posted: December 6, 2010
Tagged: Grants


2010 OAH Treasurer’s Report

OAH Treasurer Robert Griffith discusses the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2010.

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Posted: December 3, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Online Balloting Opens for the 2011 OAH Election

The online balloting system for the OAH 2011 Election is now open. Members will receive an e-mail containing voting instructions and a direct link (with an embedded access code) to the system. The election closes on February 1, 2011. In addition to the slate of candidates for OAH offices, the 2011 ballot contains a question regarding changes to the OAH Constitution. The proposed changes, recommended by the OAH Executive Board, are meant to either clarify sections of the OAH Constitution or to meet best practices in nonprofit governance. For more information about the ballot including proposed changes to the Constitution, click here.

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Posted: December 1, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


2011 ASALH Black History Luncheon

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is pleased to announce its eighty-fifth annual black history luncheon, February 26, 2011, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. Lerone Bennett, author and editor emeritus of Ebony Magazine, will provide the keynote address. The deadline to purchase tickets is February 2, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.asalh.org

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Shryock Medal Essay Contest

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) invites graduate students to enter its 2011 Shryock Medal Essay Contest. The award is given for an outstanding, unpublished essay on any topic in the history of medicine. Essays must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than January 15, 2011. For additional information, contact Alexandra Stern, Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan by e-mail at amstern@umich.edu.

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Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies Fellowship

During the current and next academic years, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on problems of authority and legitimation. The center welcomes proposals that explore the popular claims of authority. The center will offer a limited number of research fellowships for one or two semesters, running from September to January and from February to June.

More information is available at: http://www.princeton.edu/dav/program/new_topic/index.xml

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


AASLH Leadership in History Awards

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) invites nominations for the 2011 Leadership in History Awards. The AASLH Awards Program recognizes achievement in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout America. Nominees need not be members of AASLH to qualify. Nominations are due to state award representatives on March 1, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.aaslh.org/aaslh_awards.htm

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


David Nord appointed head of HNS

David Nord, professor of journalism and adjunct professor of history at Indiana University-Bloomington and former interim editor of the Journal of American History, has been appointed editor of the History News Service (HNS).

More information is available at: http://www.h-net.org/~hns/

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellowships

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) seeks applications that are intellectually rigorous, imaginative, and accessible to the public. There are no restrictions on topic, but the VFH encourages proposals on the history, literature, and culture of the South Atlantic region, African American studies, and projects that compliment VFH programs in folk life and Indian heritage. Application deadline is December 1, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.virginiafoundation.org

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


John Carter Brown Library Fellowships

The John Carter Brown Library will award approximately forty research fellowships for the year June 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Fellowships are reserved for scholars and writers whose work considers the early history of the Americas, including all aspects of the European, African, and Native American experience. The deadline for mailing all application materials is January 3, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.jcbl.org

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

The thirty-third annual meeting of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) will meet in Philadelphia, July 14-17, 2011. The Program Committee invites proposals for sessions and papers exploring all aspects of the history and culture of the early American republic. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2010.

More information is available at: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/ctfriend/SHEAR1.htm

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Fellowships at the Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center is seeking proposals for its 2011-2012 Fellowship Program, supporting the study of invention and innovation in American society. Fellowships are awarded for a maximum of ten weeks and carry a prorated stipend. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2011. For more information, please contact: Eric S. Hintz via e-mail at hintzesi.edu.

More information is available at: http://invention.smithsonian.org/fellowships

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


University of Texas at Austin Research Fellowships in the Humanities

The Harry Ransom Center annually awards over fifty fellowships to support scholarly research projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Application deadline is February 1, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/fellowships

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


Research Fellowships at the Mary Baker Eddy Library

Applications are now available for Summer 2011 research fellowships at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. Fellowships are awarded to academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students interested in working within the library’s collections. Areas of research may include women’s history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture, and journalism. Application and supporting materials must be postmarked by February 7, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/collections/fellowships

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, History of Home Economics Fellowship

The College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is accepting applications for the 2011 Dean’s Fellowship in the History of Home Economics. Relevant historical subject areas include: the history of food, nutrition, housing, the family, child development, clothing and textiles, and history of women in higher education among other key topics in American social history. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is March 1, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.human.cornell.edu/che/Fellowship/index.cfm

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Writers of the Second World War

Contributors are needed for a monograph on American war correspondents during World War II. This monograph is already under contract (Dictionary of Literary Biography) and due for production by the end of 2010. Please direct proposals and inquiries to Professor Jeffery B. Cook, Department of History, North Greenville University, by e-mail at jcook@ngu.edu

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Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers