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“New Perspectives on Legal Pluralism”

The 2010 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History, entitled “New Perspectives on Legal Pluralism,” will be held on April 23, 2010, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Newberry Library. Attendance is free and open to the public, but participants and attendees should preregister by contacting the Center for Renaissance Studies at renaissance@newberry.org.

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Posted: February 15, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program: Summer 2010

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is seeking 12 diverse undergraduate and/or graduate students for paid internships in history, historic preservation, archeology, architecture, museum studies, ethnic studies, and other related fields. The student application deadline is March 1, 2010.

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Posted: February 10, 2010
Tagged: Internships, News of the Profession


Call for Papers—Ab Initio: Law In Early America

The Legal History Consortium and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies together with the American Society for Legal History, the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Minnesota Law School, will sponsor a conference focusing on the legal history and historiography of North America to 1820. Paper proposals should be submitted by February 15, 2010.

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Posted: February 3, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


Civil War Fellowships at Boston Athenaeum and MHS

The application deadline for the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship for 2010–2011 is February 15, 2010. The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for four weeks of research at each institution. The fellowship will provide a stipend of $4,000 for a total of eight weeks of research. For information on the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship—as well as on other fellowship competitions at the Massachusetts Historical Society—please see our website: www.masshist.org/fellowships.

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Posted: February 3, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Fellowships


Indiana Association of Historians Annual Meeting

The thirtieth annual meeting of the Indiana Association of Historians (IAH) will take place on February 26 and 27, 2010, at Anderson University’s Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson, Indiana.

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Posted: February 3, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Social Science History Association Conference, Culture Network

The 35th Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association will be held in Chicago, Illinois, November 18–21, 2010. The deadline for proposal submissions is February 15, 2010.

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Posted: January 29, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Annual National Underground Railroad Summit

The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program and friends, invite proposals for the upcoming annual conference to be held in Topeka, Kansas, July 28–31, 2010

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Posted: January 26, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Urban History Association—deadline extended

The deadline has been extended to February 15, 2010, for proposals for the Fifth Biennial Urban History Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 20–23, 2010.

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Posted: January 26, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


OAH Launches New Web Site Design

The OAH is launching a newly designed Web site, including a new home page. Development of the site is ongoing, and we expect to finish it by July 1, 2010. The new OAH.org will feature enhanced navigation, rss feeds, and one-click access to the OAH’s most popular publications and resources. Check back frequently as we make these improvements, and let us know what you think.

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Posted: January 25, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Gilder Lehrman Announces 2010 Summer Seminars

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources, holds a series of Summer Seminars in American History for Teachers. The application deadline is February 15, 2010. The Gilder Lehrman Institute also partners with schools on Teaching American History (TAH) Grants, offering TAH Grant services to school districts.

More information is available at: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/education/seminar_course_offerings.php

Posted: January 25, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Dr. Eric Walther to Deliver Fifth Annual Hinson Lecture

On March 11, 2010, Dr. Eric H. Walther, professor of history at the University of Houston, will deliver a lecture entitled “William Lowndes Yancey, the Conventions of 1860, and the Coming of the Civil War?” as this year’s installment of the University of Mobile’s Billy G. Hinson Lecture Series.

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Posted: January 25, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Louis R. Harlan

Louis R. Harlan, Distinguished University Professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park, died on January 22, 2010, in Lexington, Virginia, where he and his wife Sadie had lived in retirement since 2003. He ranks among the leading historians of his generation whose body of work on Booker T. Washington and his study Separate and Unequal: Public School Campaigns and Racism in the Southern Seaboard States, 1901–1915 (1958) leave an enduring legacy. He will also be remembered for his many contributions to the historical profession, holding the distinction of being the only person to serve concurrent terms as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association.

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Posted: January 22, 2010
Tagged: In Memoriam


Summer Seminar in the History of the Book

The American Antiquarian Society announces its 2010 Summer Seminar in the History of the Book, “The Global American South and Early American Print Culture.” The seminar will be held Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18, 2010. Application deadline is March 12, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/summersem.htm

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


Georgia Historical Society presents Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball

The Georgia Historical Society presents “Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball,” featuring a lecture by Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.

More information is available at: http://www.georgiahistory.com

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


National Humanities Alliance 2010 Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day

The National Humanities Alliance 2010 Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Washington, DC.

More information is available at: http://www.nhalliance.org/events/2010-am-had/

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


Pennsylvania Historical Association: Call for proposals

Call for proposals for “New Perspectives on Pennsylvania’s Past,” the Pennsylvania Historical Association’s 2010 Annual Meeting, October 14–16 2010, in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

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Posted: January 20, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Margaret Fuller and Her Circles

The Massachusetts Historical Society is sponsoring a conference entitled “Margaret Fuller and her Circles” on April 8–10, 2010, in Boston.

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Posted: January 14, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


European Union-United States Atlantis Program Grant Competition

Grants to support higher education and vocational training available through the European Union-United States Atlantis Program.

More information is available at: http://www.ed.gov/fipse

Posted: January 11, 2010
Tagged: Grants


Slave Narratives Seminar for History and English Faculty Members

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Council of Independent Colleges, with the United Negro College Fund, will cosponsor a seminar on slave narratives to be held at Yale University on June 13–16, 2010.

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Posted: January 7, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Fellowships support research at the Mary Baker Eddy Library

Applications are now available for summer 2010 research fellowships at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston. Application and supporting materials must be postmarked by February 8, 2010.

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Posted: January 6, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships