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Unveiling the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

The Distinguished Lectureship Program section of the OAH Web site has been redesigned and updated. Visit http://lectures.oah.org to learn about the program or to browse the wide-ranging list of leading historians who can share their expertise with any audience.

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

Posted: April 10, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants for African American Historic Places

Partnership-in-Scholarship grants of up to $5000 for collaboration between scholars and African American historic places

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Posted: April 2, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Grants


LeCain receives George Perkins Marsh Prize

Timothy J. LeCain, associate professor in Montana State University’s Department of History and Philosophy, recently received the George Perkins Marsh Prize for the best new book in environmental history. His Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet tells the history of two open-pit copper mines: the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana, and the Bingham Pit in Utah.

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Posted: April 2, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Monetary awards for Missouri history dissertations and theses

The Lewis E. Atherton prizes recognize outstanding dissertations and theses on Missouri history or biography. The winning dissertation receives $1000; the winning thesis receives $500. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2010.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Awards and Prizes


Scholars-in-Residence program through the Institute for Advanced Study

The School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its scholars-in-residence program. Scholars in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature, and linguistics are welcome to apply to focus on the 2011–2012 theme, Moralities.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Submission deadline extended for the JAH special issue: “Borderlands”

The deadline for paper submissions to the “Borderlands” special issue of the Journal of American History has been extended to September 10, 2010.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


Carnevale receives NEH Fellowship

Nancy Carnevale has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. She will spend the 2010–2011 academic year researching a comparative study of African American and Italian American relations in urban and suburban New Jersey from the early 1900s through the 1960s.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Call for Papers: Conference on Slavery and the University

Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies is an international conference that will be held at Emory University in February, 2011. Prospective presenters are invited to submit panel and paper proposals by April 26, 2010.

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Posted: March 22, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


2010 OAH election results now available

The 2010 OAH election results are now available. The president is David Hollinger, the president-elect is Alice Kessler-Harris, and the vice-president is Albert Camarrillo. For a complete listing of results, click here.

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Posted: March 11, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Free online access to an online resource

Alexander Street Press celebrates Women’s History Month with free access to the online resources of Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000.

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Posted: March 9, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


2009 Treasurer’s report available online

The 2009 OAH treasurer’s report, compiled by Bob Griffith with assistance from Certified Public Accountant Michael Crouse, is now available online.

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


$1,000 for best student essay

The winning submission for the 2010 Michigan Historical Review Student Essay Prize will be published in the spring 2001 issue of the Review and its author will receive $1,000.00.

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Posted: March 5, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes, News of the Profession


Sanchez receives award

George J. Sanchez has received the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Research in Higher Education Award, presented by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. The award honors individuals who, through their expertise, energy, productivity, and contributions, have improved the conditions of Latinos pursuing a college degree or a career in higher education.

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Posted: March 2, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


$1,000 for the best U.S. naval history article

The Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize in Naval History is awarded to the best article on U.S. naval history published in a scholarly journal in 2009. The $1,000 award is given to heighten awareness of naval history and to encourage other scholars to research and write articles on innovative topics within the discipline. Nomination deadline is June 1, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Awards and Prizes


Pfister wins Author’s award

The Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion: The Storied History of a New Jersey Home (Charleston , 2009), by Jude M. Pfister, has won the Eastern National Board of Directors’ 2009 Author’s Award. Pfister is chief of cultural resources at the Morristown, New Jersey, National Historic Park and is currently working on another publication for the History Press that focuses on the Ford family of Morristown.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


$10,000 predoctoral fellowship in U.S. naval history

The Naval History and Heritage Command is offering the Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Predoctoral Fellowship in U.S. naval history for the academic year 2010–2011. The $10,000 fellowship will provide financial and scholarly aid for dissertation research and writing. The supported dissertations should significantly enhance knowledge of U.S. naval history. Application deadline is March 31, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


$2,500 research grant in U.S. naval history

The Naval History and Heritage Command is offering two research grants (of up to $2,500) for research in U. S. naval history. The grants are intended to help defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research or writing processes for books or articles. Application deadline is March 31, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: Grants, News of the Profession


NEH Fellowships Available for 2011-2012

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers annual fellowships for faculty and independent scholars to pursue research projects in the humanities. Projects should entail advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. The awards support six to twelve months of full-time work and carry a stipend of $4,200 per month. The 2010 application deadline is May 4. For a detailed program description, application guidelines, and contact information, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html.

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Posted: February 26, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (UK) Third Annual Conference

The Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) will hold its Third Annual Conference at the Marcus Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, July 1-3, 2010. Nancy MacLean, of Northwestern University, will deliver the keynote address: “‘To Make Democracy Safe for the World’: The Southern U.S. Sources for the Global Push for Privatization”. Registration is now open.

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Posted: February 18, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Schneider wins book award

Eric Schneider’s book, Smack: Heroin and the American City (Philadelphia, 2008) won the Kenneth B. Jackson Award, given by the Urban History Association for the best book in North American urban history for 2008.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos