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Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center Visiting Scholars Program

The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides grants of $500 to $1000 to researchers working at the center’s archives. Awards of $500–$1000 are normally granted as reimbursement for travel and lodging.

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Posted: May 11, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes, News of the Profession


AHA Equity Award

The AHA has established two equity awards to be given annually: one for individuals and another for academic units. The award can be conferred for new initiatives and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes, News of the Profession


Interviews with Award Winners from the OAH Annual Meeting

The Organization American Historians sponsors or cosponsors more than twenty annual awards, prizes, fellowships, and grants, presented at the OAH Annual Meeting, to recognize scholarly and professional achievements in American history. In a series of interviews from the 2010 OAH Annual Meeting, Michael Regoli talks with a few of the winners.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization, Awards and Prizes, Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Journal of American History: Textbooks and Teaching, 2011

In March 2011, the annual “Textbooks and Teaching” section of the Journal of American History will focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, in the context of college-level history courses. Essays of 15–20 pages may be submitted for consideration no later than July 31, 2010.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
Tagged: None


Symposium on Executive Records in the 21st Century on May 20-21, 2010 in Albany, NY

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust and the Albany Law School’s Government Law Center have joined forces on a two-day event focused on the need for effective record keeping by elected government executives.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Melosi named Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor

Martin V. Melosi, Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Center for Public History at the University of Houston, has been named the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor.

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Posted: May 4, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Underground Railroad Conference, July 28–31, 2010

The 2010 National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program Conference will be held July 28–31 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Kansas. “Battleground for Freedom: The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier,” will explore how the underground railroad influenced the national and territorial struggle to bring Kansas into the Union—whether slave or free. For more conference and registration information, visit http://lanetrail.com/ugr/.

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Posted: May 3, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Freeberg recieves 2010 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

Ernest Freeberg has been selected the 2010 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award recipient for his book, Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent. The biographical study provides an framework for understanding how Eugene Debs legitimized dissent as an ethical stance supported by the First Amendment.

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


“Sixty-five Years of Bearing Witness: Our Commitment to Human Rights”

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College will host “Sixty-five Years of Bearing Witness: Our Commitment to Human Rights” on May 12, 2010.

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Posted: April 28, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


International Conference on the History of Freemasonry

Call for papers: The Third International Conference on the History of Freemasonry.

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Posted: April 28, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Calls for Papers


JAH Printing Error—Replacement Copy in the Mail

Due to a printing error, the March 2010 Journal of American History is missing 36 pages that should have appeared immediately after the volume index on page 1285. A complete, reprinted edition of volume 96, number 4 is now in the mail. Once your replacement copy arrives, please recycle the issue you received earlier this month.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Call for Papers: New Directions in Long Beach Studies

Papers are invited for the first annual Long Beach Community Studies Conference to be held September 11, 2010 at the Historical Society of Long Beach, California.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


AASLH announces Public History Workshops

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announces three upcoming public history workshops. Expand your knowledge of collections management, explore new digital technologies, or learn best practices for maintaining historic textiles.

More information is available at: http://aaslh.org/workshops_000%28New%29.htm

Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


William Preston Jr.

William Preston Jr., a historian and activist whose 1963 book Aliens and Dissenters: Federal Suppression of Radicals, 1903–1933 helped open a new field of scholarly inquiry into government policies that repressed radicals and restricted civil liberties, died on April 19, 2010, at his home in Martha’s Vineyard. He was 85.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: In Memoriam


OAH signs with Oxford University Press

The Organization of American Historians is pleased to announce a new partnership with Oxford University Press for the publication and dissemination of the Journal of American History and the OAH Magazine of History.

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Posted: April 23, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Howe elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

OAH Distinguished Lecturer Daniel Walker Howe has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. He has taught at Yale, UCLA, and Oxford, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Seminar for Historical Administration

The Seminar for Historical Administration is an intensive three-week program that provides the tools, ideas, and connections that allow history professionals to become effective leaders and managers of history organizations.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Request for Faculty Field-Building and Student-Training Proposals

The Social Science Research Council seeks proposals from pairs of tenured faculty in graduate training programs of US universities to design and lead dissertation proposal workshops for graduate students within emerging or revitalizing interdisciplinary fields of the humanities and/or social sciences. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2010.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Arista awarded Allan Nevins Prize

Noelani Arista has been awarded the Allan Nevins Prize by the Society of American Historians for the best doctoral dissertation on an American subject. Her Brandeis University dissertation, “Histories of Unequal Measure: Euro-American Encounters with Hawaiian Governance and Law 1793–1827,” addresses questions of law and jurisdiction in early nineteenth-century Hawaii. Arista is currently an assistant professor of American and Hawaiian history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Posted: April 15, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


AAUP report on the status of the profession released

No Refuge: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2009–2010 has been released by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). An authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades, the report lists average salary by faculty rank and gender at more than 1,200 colleges and universities and provides an important perspective on the economic challenges facing higher education.

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Posted: April 15, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession