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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


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