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NEH Grant Opportunity Deadline September 15

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering grants of up to $25,000 for faculty to develop a new undergraduate course that fosters intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. The application deadline is September 15, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html

Posted: June 28, 2010
Tagged: Grants, News of the Profession


Ferenc “Frank” Szasz

Distinguished OAH member and University of New Mexico Regents’ Professor of History Ferenc “Frank” Szasz passed away Sunday, June 20, at the age of 70. For a complete obituary and brief biography, please visit http://news.unm.edu/2010/06/history-professor-ferenc-szasz-dies/.

The History Department and the UNM Foundation will be sending out an announcement shortly vis a vis the Service of Celebration of Ferenc’s life. The service will be held at the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel from 2–4 p.m. on Friday, 27 August, with a reception hosted by the History Department directly after.

The announcement will also include contact information for contributions to the Fellowship established in our names. I list that information below, which you are welcome to add to the OAH website:

The Ferenc Morton Szasz and Margaret Connell—Szasz PhD Dissertation Fellowship in History
University of New Mexico
College of Arts & Sciences
MSC03 2120

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Attn: Jeff MacNutt

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Posted: June 28, 2010
Tagged: In Memoriam


The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier

The fourth annual National Underground Railroad Conference will be held in Topeka, Kansas from July 28–31, 2010. The four-day conference, entitled “Battleground for Freedom: The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier,” will include renowned speakers, educational workshops, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, a film screening, and tours of local museums and historic sites.

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Posted: June 14, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Luebke receives award for Outstanding Achievement

The Society for German-American Studies awarded its Outstanding Achievement Award for 2010 to Frederick Luebke, Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

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Posted: June 14, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Library of Congress Seeks Applicants For Kluge Fellowships

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is accepting applications for Kluge Fellowships that offer post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to conduct humanistic and social-science research in the Library’s large and varied collections. The fellowships are awarded for periods of up to 11 months at a stipend of $4,200 per month. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, July 15, 2010.

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Posted: June 14, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Bell receives Grant

Karen B. Bell received a Research Support Grant from the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University, Schlesinger Library for Women for the 2010-11 academic year.

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Posted: June 8, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


OAH Nominating Board presents 2010 Election Slate

The OAH Nominating Board announces the slate of nominees for the 2011 OAH Election. 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. As outlined in Article V of the OAH Constitution, nominating and executive board candidates receiving the highest number of votes then serve a three-year term in office.

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Posted: May 27, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Howlett and Lieberman co-edit For the People

Chuck Howlett of Molloy College and Robbie Lieberman of Southern Illinois University have co-edited For the People: A Documentary History of the Struggle for Peace and Justice in the United States (Information Age Publishing).

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Posted: May 24, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Miami Architecture Guide Published

James F. Donnelly is co-author with Allan Shulman and Randall Robincon of Miami Architecture: An AIA Guide Featuring Downtown, the Beaches, and Coconut Grove. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2010. Link for more information: www.upf.com/index.asp.

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Posted: May 20, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Brown Publishes Thesis

Lisa Marie Brown published her Master's thesis entitled Posing As Nuns, Passing For White: The Gouley Sisters (Lisa Marie Brown, 2010). The book chronicles the history of three blood sisters who established an order of Catholic nuns for women of color in New Orleans in 1883.

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Posted: May 20, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


OAH passes Texas Textbook Resolution

The Organization of American Historians supports the efforts of the professionally trained educators of Texas to achieve and maintain a history curriculum that reflects the basic consensus of scholarship.

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Posted: May 12, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


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