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“Sixty-five Years of Bearing Witness: Our Commitment to Human Rights”

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College will host “Sixty-five Years of Bearing Witness: Our Commitment to Human Rights” on May 12, 2010.

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Posted: April 28, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


International Conference on the History of Freemasonry

Call for papers: The Third International Conference on the History of Freemasonry.

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Posted: April 28, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Calls for Papers


JAH Printing Error—Replacement Copy in the Mail

Due to a printing error, the March 2010 Journal of American History is missing 36 pages that should have appeared immediately after the volume index on page 1285. A complete, reprinted edition of volume 96, number 4 is now in the mail. Once your replacement copy arrives, please recycle the issue you received earlier this month.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Call for Papers: New Directions in Long Beach Studies

Papers are invited for the first annual Long Beach Community Studies Conference to be held September 11, 2010 at the Historical Society of Long Beach, California.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


AASLH announces Public History Workshops

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announces three upcoming public history workshops. Expand your knowledge of collections management, explore new digital technologies, or learn best practices for maintaining historic textiles.

More information is available at: http://aaslh.org/workshops_000%28New%29.htm

Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


William Preston Jr.

William Preston Jr., a historian and activist whose 1963 book Aliens and Dissenters: Federal Suppression of Radicals, 1903–1933 helped open a new field of scholarly inquiry into government policies that repressed radicals and restricted civil liberties, died on April 19, 2010, at his home in Martha’s Vineyard. He was 85.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: In Memoriam


OAH signs with Oxford University Press

The Organization of American Historians is pleased to announce a new partnership with Oxford University Press for the publication and dissemination of the Journal of American History and the OAH Magazine of History.

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Posted: April 23, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Howe elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

OAH Distinguished Lecturer Daniel Walker Howe has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. He has taught at Yale, UCLA, and Oxford, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Seminar for Historical Administration

The Seminar for Historical Administration is an intensive three-week program that provides the tools, ideas, and connections that allow history professionals to become effective leaders and managers of history organizations.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Request for Faculty Field-Building and Student-Training Proposals

The Social Science Research Council seeks proposals from pairs of tenured faculty in graduate training programs of US universities to design and lead dissertation proposal workshops for graduate students within emerging or revitalizing interdisciplinary fields of the humanities and/or social sciences. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2010.

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


Arista awarded Allan Nevins Prize

Noelani Arista has been awarded the Allan Nevins Prize by the Society of American Historians for the best doctoral dissertation on an American subject. Her Brandeis University dissertation, “Histories of Unequal Measure: Euro-American Encounters with Hawaiian Governance and Law 1793–1827,” addresses questions of law and jurisdiction in early nineteenth-century Hawaii. Arista is currently an assistant professor of American and Hawaiian history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Posted: April 15, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


AAUP report on the status of the profession released

No Refuge: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2009–2010 has been released by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). An authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades, the report lists average salary by faculty rank and gender at more than 1,200 colleges and universities and provides an important perspective on the economic challenges facing higher education.

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Posted: April 15, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Unveiling the OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

The Distinguished Lectureship Program section of the OAH Web site has been redesigned and updated. Visit http://lectures.oah.org to learn about the program or to browse the wide-ranging list of leading historians who can share their expertise with any audience.

More information is available at: http://lectures.oah.org

Posted: April 10, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants for African American Historic Places

Partnership-in-Scholarship grants of up to $5000 for collaboration between scholars and African American historic places

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Posted: April 2, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Grants


LeCain receives George Perkins Marsh Prize

Timothy J. LeCain, associate professor in Montana State University’s Department of History and Philosophy, recently received the George Perkins Marsh Prize for the best new book in environmental history. His Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet tells the history of two open-pit copper mines: the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana, and the Bingham Pit in Utah.

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Posted: April 2, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Monetary awards for Missouri history dissertations and theses

The Lewis E. Atherton prizes recognize outstanding dissertations and theses on Missouri history or biography. The winning dissertation receives $1000; the winning thesis receives $500. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2010.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Awards and Prizes


Scholars-in-Residence program through the Institute for Advanced Study

The School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its scholars-in-residence program. Scholars in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature, and linguistics are welcome to apply to focus on the 2011–2012 theme, Moralities.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Submission deadline extended for the JAH special issue: “Borderlands”

The deadline for paper submissions to the “Borderlands” special issue of the Journal of American History has been extended to September 10, 2010.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


Carnevale receives NEH Fellowship

Nancy Carnevale has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. She will spend the 2010–2011 academic year researching a comparative study of African American and Italian American relations in urban and suburban New Jersey from the early 1900s through the 1960s.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


Call for Papers: Conference on Slavery and the University

Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies is an international conference that will be held at Emory University in February, 2011. Prospective presenters are invited to submit panel and paper proposals by April 26, 2010.

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Posted: March 22, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession