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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.

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.

Posted: January 6, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of the Space Sciences

The History of Science Society Fellowship in the History of Space Sciences is supported by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) History Division will annually fund one Fellow, for up to one academic year, to undertake a research project related to the history of space science. Applications must be received by March 3, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.hssonline.org/publication/Newsletter2009/October-space-science.html

Posted: January 6, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships


Conference Military History, Potsdam

Announcement for the conference “On the Path to Reunification: West and East Germany in their Alliances from 1970 to 1990” convened by the Military History Research Institute in Potsdam from September 22–24, 2010. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of German reunification, the 51st International Conference for Military History focuses on the role security and military policies played in the long run-up to 1989–1990. The conference is open to everyone interested in the topic.

More information is available at: http://www.mgfa.de

Posted: January 5, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Wall Street Journal—Historian 5th Best Job

The Wall Street Journal has released its 2010 list of “Best and Worst Jobs,” compiled by CareerCast.com using the following five criteria: environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands, and stress. This year “historian” ranks 5th—up 2 positions from 2009.

More information is available at: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/st_BESTJOBS2010_20100105.html

Posted: January 5, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Segal Wins Book Award

Howard Segal, a professor of history at University of Maine, received the 2009 book award from the Henry Ford Heritage Association for his Recasting the Machine Age: Henry Ford’s Village Industries. The book describes Henry Ford's life and enterprises.

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


Summer Institute for High School Teachers

Secondary school teachers of U.S. history and government are invited to apply for a summer institute, “Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History,” to be held June 27–July 2, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

Posted: December 14, 2009
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Funding for collaborative research available through TransCoop Program

Funding for collaborative research in the humanities, social sciences, economics, and the law available through the Transatlantic Cooperation in Research Program. Application deadlines are April 30, 2010 and October 31, 2010.

Posted: December 3, 2009
Tagged: Grants


Greenwood Press is seeking authors

Greenwood Press seeks authors for a four-volume reference set entitled Chronology of the U.S. Presidency.

Posted: November 24, 2009
Tagged: Miscellaneous


NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops

Participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Community College Faculty Summer Program in 2010.

Posted: November 24, 2009
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Southwest Labor Studies Association Conference: Labor and Immigration: Past and Present

The Southwest Labor Studies Association will host its 36th Annual Conference, May 7–8, 2010, at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This year’s theme is “Labor and Immigration: Past and Present.” The conference will feature plenary sessions on labor and U.S. immigration policy and on immigrant worker organizing in Silicon Valley and the Monterey Bay area. For more information contact David Brundage at brundage@ucsc.edu or Pedro Castillo at pcastle@ucsc.edu.

Posted: November 11, 2009
Tagged: Calls for Papers


The Role of the West in the Reunification of the US after the Civil War

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “The Role of the West in the Reunification of the U.S. after the Civil War” on February 25, 2010.

Posted: November 9, 2009
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


The Idea of Progress in the 19th Century

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “The Idea of Progress in the 19th Century” on February 18, 2010.

Posted: November 9, 2009
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Picturing America in the 1930s: Reading Farm Security Administration Photographs

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “Picturing America in the 1930s: Reading Farm Security Administration Photographs” on February 23, 2010.

Posted: November 9, 2009
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Walt Whitman’s Civil War Poetry—An American Experience Workshop

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “Walt Whitman’s Civil War Poetry: An American Experience Workshop” on March 18, 2010.

Posted: November 9, 2009
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


Hamilton’s America—Jefferson’s America: An American Experience Workshop

The National Humanities Center is sponsoring a live, online professional development seminar for literature and history teachers entitled “Hamilton’s America—Jefferson’s America: An American Experience Workshop” on March 24, 2010. The deadline to register is March 17, 2010.

Posted: November 9, 2009
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia


OAH Appoints New Executive Director

At its fall 2009 meeting, the OAH Executive Board appointed Katherine Finley as the new executive director of the Organization of American Historians. Finley holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and has worked for history museums and associations; she is also a seasoned nonprofit executive. Finley’s experience and talents will be useful as the OAH works toward the goals adopted in its newest strategic plan. Read more >

Posted: November 1, 2009
Tagged: News of the Organization


San Francisco Rights Conference

San Francisco State University will host a conference September 16–17, 2010, exploring the question and place of rights in history, politics, and society. The deadline for papers and proposals is March 15, 2010.

Posted: October 30, 2009
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Student Activism, Southern Style: Organizing and Protest in the 1960s and 70s

Call for papers on any aspect of student activism among southern students in the 1960s and 70s for a conference at the University of South Carolina, March 19-21, 2010. Proposals for full panels welcomed, individual papers will be considered. Send a brief panel or paper abstract, along with a CV to sasshist@mailbox.sc.edu by December 1, 2009. For full panels, include information for each presenter. Selected presenters will be informed by January 1, 2010. If you are interested in serving as a chair/commentator, please send a CV to sasshist@mailbox.sc.edu.

Posted: October 26, 2009
Tagged: Calls for Papers


NCHE National Conference 2010

Each spring, the National Council for History Education holds a national conference. The national conference is a place where everyone who loves to teach and learn history can come together and share. NCHE encourages conference proposals that illustrate collaboration and history education. The 2010 Conference theme is Crossroads of Peoples and Places Over Time and will be held at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego, CA.

More information is available at: http://www.nche.net/conference

Posted: October 22, 2009
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia