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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.

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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.

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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 >

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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.

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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.

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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


United States Capitol Historical Society

Applications are invited for the twenty-fourth year of the United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support research and publication on the history of the art and architecture of the United States Capitol and related buildings. Graduate students and scholars may apply for periods ranging from one month to one year; the stipend is $2000 per month. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2010. For further information contact Dr. Barbara Wolanin, Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20515, (202) 228-1222 or the United States Capitol Historical Society at www.uschs.org.

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Posted: October 22, 2009
Tagged: Fellowships


AHA offers an opportunity to mentor a graduate student with disabilities

Graduate study in history is arduous for all students, but students with disabilities face distinctive challenges. The American Historical Association (AHA) Task Force on Historians with Disabilities believes that historians who understand disability experiences firsthand could help such students deal with disability-related issues in graduate historical studies and in the development of their careers. If you are interested in mentoring a disabled graduate student, contact Paul Longmore at longmore@sfsu.edu. The task force will keep all provided information strictly confidential.

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Posted: October 19, 2009
Tagged: Miscellaneous


W. Curtis Worthington Research Paper Competition

The Waring Library Society and the Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina invite entries for the W. Curtis Worthington Jr. undergraduate and graduate research papers competition. Entries must be received by April 30, 2010.

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Posted: September 24, 2009
Tagged: Calls for Papers


New England Journal of History

The New England Journal of History is accepting articles for its Fall 2010 Journal on American domestic issues. The deadline is March 2010. The Spring 2011 issue will be a general issue, open to any aspect of history, and the deadline is September 2010. The Journal uses The Chicago Manual of Style, and articles and questions can be sent to Dr. Joseph Harrington, Editor, cacg1@aol.com.

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Posted: September 7, 2009
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship

The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience invites applications for the Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship to support outstanding writing on American history and culture by scholars and nonacademic authors. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2010.

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Posted: August 19, 2009
Tagged: Fellowships


Journal of American History: Textbooks and Teaching

Posted: December 31, 1969
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Organization


Massachusetts Historical Society Seminar Series 2017-2018

More than two dozen Massachusetts Historical Society Research Department seminars have been scheduled for 2017-2018, offered in five series: the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Modern American Society & Culture Seminar, the New England Biography Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, presented in conjunction with the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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