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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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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