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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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted: November 24, 2009
Tagged: Miscellaneous