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$500 for the best article in the history of education

The History of Education Society awards a prize of $500 biennially for the best article in the history of education. The next award will be presented at the fall 2010 meeting of the History of Education Society. Articles (no book chapters) published in journals during 2008 and 2009 are eligible. Self-nominations are welcome.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Awards and Prizes


Formwalt receives new appointment

Lee W. Formwalt was appointed executive director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute in Albany, Georgia, in December 2009.

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


Scroop’s essay published

Daniel Scroop’s essay “The Anti–Chain Store Movement and the Politics of Consumption,” published in American Quarterly in December 2008, has won two prizes: the American Studies Association’s Constance P. Rourke prize of the for the best essay published in the American Quarterly in any given year and the Arthur Miller prize from the British Association of American Studies for the best essay on an American studies topic by a British citizen or non–British citizen based in the United Kingdom.

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


John Fea wins award: book honored

John Fea’s The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (Philadelphia, 2008) was recently chosen as the best scholarly non–fiction book of 2008 by the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance and was chosen as an honor book for 2009 by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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


Balleisen and Moss edit collection of essays

Edward Balleisen of Duke University and David Moss of Harvard Business School recently co–edited an interdisciplinary volume, Government and Markets: Toward a New Theory of Regulation (Cambridge, Eng., 2009). The collection of essays by historians, political scientists, sociologists, economists, and legal scholars explores the latest research on regulatory policy, and it charts an ambitious intellectual agenda for the study of political economy and relations between business and the state.

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


“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