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2010 OAH election results now available

The 2010 OAH election results are now available. The president is David Hollinger, the president-elect is Alice Kessler-Harris, and the vice-president is Albert Camarrillo. For a complete listing of results, click here.

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Posted: March 11, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


Free online access to an online resource

Alexander Street Press celebrates Women’s History Month with free access to the online resources of Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600–2000.

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Posted: March 9, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


2009 Treasurer’s report available online

The 2009 OAH treasurer’s report, compiled by Bob Griffith with assistance from Certified Public Accountant Michael Crouse, is now available online.

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Posted: March 5, 2010
Tagged: News of the Organization


$1,000 for best student essay

The winning submission for the 2010 Michigan Historical Review Student Essay Prize will be published in the spring 2001 issue of the Review and its author will receive $1,000.00.

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Posted: March 5, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes, News of the Profession


Sanchez receives award

George J. Sanchez has received the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Research in Higher Education Award, presented by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. The award honors individuals who, through their expertise, energy, productivity, and contributions, have improved the conditions of Latinos pursuing a college degree or a career in higher education.

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


$1,000 for the best U.S. naval history article

The Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize in Naval History is awarded to the best article on U.S. naval history published in a scholarly journal in 2009. The $1,000 award is given to heighten awareness of naval history and to encourage other scholars to research and write articles on innovative topics within the discipline. Nomination deadline is June 1, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Awards and Prizes


Pfister wins Author’s award

The Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion: The Storied History of a New Jersey Home (Charleston , 2009), by Jude M. Pfister, has won the Eastern National Board of Directors’ 2009 Author’s Award. Pfister is chief of cultural resources at the Morristown, New Jersey, National Historic Park and is currently working on another publication for the History Press that focuses on the Ford family of Morristown.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: Clio's Kudos


$10,000 predoctoral fellowship in U.S. naval history

The Naval History and Heritage Command is offering the Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Predoctoral Fellowship in U.S. naval history for the academic year 2010–2011. The $10,000 fellowship will provide financial and scholarly aid for dissertation research and writing. The supported dissertations should significantly enhance knowledge of U.S. naval history. Application deadline is March 31, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


$2,500 research grant in U.S. naval history

The Naval History and Heritage Command is offering two research grants (of up to $2,500) for research in U. S. naval history. The grants are intended to help defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research or writing processes for books or articles. Application deadline is March 31, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: Grants, News of the Profession


NEH Fellowships Available for 2011-2012

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers annual fellowships for faculty and independent scholars to pursue research projects in the humanities. Projects should entail advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. The awards support six to twelve months of full-time work and carry a stipend of $4,200 per month. The 2010 application deadline is May 4. For a detailed program description, application guidelines, and contact information, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html.

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Posted: February 26, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (UK) Third Annual Conference

The Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) will hold its Third Annual Conference at the Marcus Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, July 1-3, 2010. Nancy MacLean, of Northwestern University, will deliver the keynote address: “‘To Make Democracy Safe for the World’: The Southern U.S. Sources for the Global Push for Privatization”. Registration is now open.

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Posted: February 18, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Schneider wins book award

Eric Schneider’s book, Smack: Heroin and the American City (Philadelphia, 2008) won the Kenneth B. Jackson Award, given by the Urban History Association for the best book in North American urban history for 2008.

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


Gauger elected to Phi Beta Kappa Senate

At the October 2009 Phi Beta Kappa honor society’s triennial council in Austin, Texas, Michael Gauger was elected to a six–year term in the Phi Beta Kappa Senate, representing the north central district.

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


Loveland presents at Yale

Anne C. Loveland, the T. H. Williams Professor Emerita at Louisiana State University, presented “Military Chaplains in Cultural Transition, 1946 to the Present” at “Faith and Arms in a Democratic Society: A Working Conference on Religion in the Military,” held on November 13–14, 2009, at Yale University.

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


Diner receives book award

Hasia Diner’s book, We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945–1962 (New York, 2009), received the National Jewish Book Award in the category of American Jewish studies. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish history and the director of the Goldstein–Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University.

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


$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