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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


Joint Journalism Historians Conference

The American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division invite submissions for completed papers, research in progress, or panel discussions for presentation at the Joint Journalism Historians Conference–the American Journalism Historians Association and the AEJMC History Division joint spring meeting.

More information is available at: http://journalism.nyu.edu

Posted: November 12, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


At NARA, Making Tough Choices in the Budget

The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, discusses many of the tough decisions his organization faces as a result of federal budget cuts for 2012.

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Posted: November 11, 2010
Tagged: From the Archivist of the US, Advocacy, News of the Profession


Richard E. Herrmann

Richard E. Herrmann, January 17, 2010, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee.

More information is available at: http://www.stategazette.com/story/1603436.html

Posted: October 11, 2010
Tagged: In Memoriam


William H. Goetzmann

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and OAH member, Dr. William H. Goetzmann, died September 7, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10262/1088642-122.stm

Posted: October 11, 2010
Tagged: In Memoriam


Register Now for the 2011 OAH Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2011 OAH Annual Meeting in Houston, March 17 to 20! Members can save as much as $50 now by taking advantage of \"early bird\" registration rates. Read more >

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Posted: October 5, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Pi Lambda Theta Joins PDK International Family of Associations

PDK International, a membership association for educators, announced today the acquisition of Pi Lambda Theta (PLT), a national honor society of educators. This acquisition completes the PDK International family of associations, which includes PDK, Pi Lambda Theta, and the Future Educators Association®.

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Posted: October 4, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


2011 OAH Election: Meet the Candidates

Each fall, individual members of the Organization of American Historians cast their ballots in the annual OAH election using the slate of candidates prepared by the OAH Nominating Board. Each candidate is asked to prepare a biographical outline, including five of their most important publications, grants, fellowships, honors and awards, along with a brief personal statement. Read more >

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Posted: October 4, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Nancy C. Carnevale Receives 2010 American Book Award

Nancy C. Carnevale, Associate Professor of History at Montclair State University, is the recipient of a 2010 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for A New Language, A New World: Italian Immigrants in the United States, 1890-1945 (University of Illinois Press, 2009).

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Posted: September 30, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


The New-York Historical Society Launches Slavery Collection

The New-York Historical Society announces the launch of its online portal to nearly twelve thousand pages of source materials documenting the history of slavery in the United States, the Atlantic slave trade, and the abolitionist movement. The collections include account books and ship manifests documenting the financial aspects of the slave trade, legal papers such as birth certificates and deeds of manumission, and political works and polemics. The site also provides access to the archives of abolitionist organizations such as the New-York Manumission Society and the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, as well as the records of the African Free School, which document the education of free blacks in early nineteenth-century New York.

More information is available at: http://www.nyhistory.org/slaverycollections

Posted: September 27, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Contingent History Faculty Survey

The OAH encourages all non-tenure track history instructors, adjuncts, teaching assistants, and postdoctoral fellows to participate in a national survey by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce. The survey aims to develop a detailed picture of how contingent historians and other teaching professionals are compensated and treated nationwide.

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Posted: September 27, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts

The Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts on all facets of the history of Illinois and its citizens. Contributions in social, political, economic, and cultural history are welcome, as are related midwestern and Civil War topics, the history of the Northwest Territory, and Illinois biography. Articles for publication are carefully chosen by the editors, who solicit the comments of at least two referees. Articles are judged on their quality and depth of research, originality, significance of the subject matter, and appropriateness for the JIH.

More information is available at: http://www.illinoishistory.gov/journal.htm

Posted: September 27, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


History of the Academic Health Center and Health Sciences Travel Fellowships

The Travel Fellowship in the History of the Academic Health Center and Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota is intended to promote research on post-World War II developments in academic health centers and health science research using the University of Minnesota Archives. The University of Minnesota Program in the History of Medicine in conjunction with the Academic Health Center History Project will offer up to two fellowships per year to interested scholars whose research is well suited to the health science and administrative collections in the University Archives. Where possible, preference will be given to early career scholars, namely graduate students in the research stage of their dissertation and recent recipients of the PhD. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2010.

More information is available at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/moore144/ahcarchives/travel/

Posted: September 27, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


ACLS Fellowship Competitions

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for its 2010-2011 fellowships competition. The Online Fellowship Application (OFA) system opened in early July and the 2010-2011 ACLS fellowship competitions are underway. November 10, 2010 is the deadline for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art, and East European Studies Programs.

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

Posted: September 27, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


Thomas Jefferson Prize, Society for History in the Federal Government

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) seeks entries for its 2011 Thomas Jefferson Prize for documentary histories published in 2009 or 2010. The prize recognizes the editor(s) of a single volume or one or more volumes in a project that contributes significantly to the understanding of the history of the federal government. The award will be given at the SHFG annual meeting in College Park, Maryland in March 2011.

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

Posted: September 27, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


Business History Conference Announces New Award

The Business History Conference announces a new annual award named for Dr. Ralph Gomory, an American businessman, author, mathematician, executive, and research professor. The Ralph Gomory Prize recognizes historical work on the effect business enterprises have on the economic conditions of a country in which they operate. Two prizes of $5,000 will be given: one for a book and one for an article. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.thebhc.org/awards/gomory10.pdf

Posted: September 27, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes