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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


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