News in American History
John Nolen Research Fund, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University
The John Nolen Research Fund, established through the generosity of the Nolen family, provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. Applications are due by April 30, 2016; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2016. For fellowship information and application requirements, please visit https://rare.library.cornell.edu/services/funding/nolen
Posted: March 24, 2016
Fully-funded, full-time, PhD Studentship in History, University of Worcester, UK
Applications are invited for a fully-funded, full-time, PhD studentship at the University of Worcester (UK) in History, aligned with the expertise of one or more of our History researchers. This is one of a number of research projects in competition for one PhD Studentship in History. The project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding.
The USA and World War II: This topic will explore social, political, intellectual and cultural aspects of the United States during World War Two and can address both home and/or war fronts but not military history. Applications considering propaganda (in any medium), psychological warfare, or race and gender are especially encouraged.
Closing date: Monday 6th June 2016
For More Info: https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=73902&LID=3056
Posted: March 24, 2016
Celebrate the Five Year Anniversary of Community Transcription with the Papers of the War Department
Celebrate the five year anniversary of community sourced transcription with the Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 (http://wardepartmentpapers.org). An ongoing innovative documentary editing project, the Papers of the War Department is comprised of 0ver 42,000 digitized manuscript documents made freely accessible on the web by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) (http://chnm.gmu.edu/). In 2011, RRCHNM embarked on the effort to engage the larger community of citizen historians in the process of transcribing these important documents. By transcribing the digitized manuscripts, users contribute to the collection's usability and searchability. March 17, 2016 marks five years since the launch of the community transcription project Papers of the War Department and we are delighted at its success thus far.
After a devastating fire at the United States War Office in 1800, what has been considered the "national archive" of its time was thought lost. The collection was reassembled from scattered fragments found in over 200 diverse repositories before being transferred to the RRCHNM in 2006. These documents are invaluable sources of information on militia and army matters in the Early Republic. The War Department was responsible for frontier diplomacy, Indian affairs, veteran affairs as well as being a considerable commercial goods consumer.
Since inviting members of the community to assist with the transcription effort in 2011, the Papers of the War Department has amassed 2,538 registered users. These users come from varying backgrounds including genealogists, public historians, students and educators from all levels of educational institutions, and members of Native American tribes. With the help from these community transcribers, the Papers of the War Department now has over 1,500 documents transcribed, totaling 6,279 pages. Without the hard work and dedication of our community transcribers, the Papers of the War Department would not have been as successful. We are ecstatic with the contributions the project has received over these first five years and look forward to seeing its continued growth.
The Papers of the War Department was made possible through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
About the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Since 1994, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history—to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past. The Center itself is a democratic, collaborative space where over fifty scholars, technologists, and researchers work together to advance the state of the art. RRCHNM uses digital media and technology to preserve and present history online, transform scholarship across the humanities, and advance historical education and understanding. Each year RRCHNM's many project websites receive over 20 million visitors, and over a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn, and conduct research. Their work has been recognized with major awards and grants from the American Historical Association, National Humanities Center, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Council on Public History, U.S. Department of Education, Library of Congress, Institute of Museum and Library Services, American Council of Learned Societies, and the Mellon, Sloan, Hewlett, Rockefeller, Gould, Delmas, and Kellogg foundations.
Posted: March 24, 2016
The Southern Quarterly
General issue. Submission deadline: September 30, 2016. The Southern Quarterly invites submissions on all topics related to Southern studies, particularly modern and contemporary Southern poetry by women, Southern architecture, the novels and films of John Grisham, and representations of the South in cyberspace. Send manuscripts as an email attachment in Word format to: SouthernQuarterly@gmail.com. Submission guidelines and the full call for papers can be found on our website: www.usm.edu/soq. The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture, including the Caribbean and Latin America.
Posted: March 11, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers
Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland
OAH member Patrick B. Miller has recently been named the 2016-2017 Fulbright Bicentennial Chair in American Studies at the University of Helsinki, where he will guide courses in the Program for North American Studies/Department of World Cultures.
Posted: March 8, 2016
Tagged: News of the Profession
Evers Research Scholars Program
A new program at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will facilitate increased use of the department's holdings and the publication of original research findings. The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program, a collaboration between MDAH and the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, encourages work in the history of civil and human rights at the state archives in Jackson.
A stipend of $4,000 will be awarded to the Evers Scholar. The funds may be used to cover travel, housing, and other expenses, including costs of research.
"The intent is to allow young university faculty and upper-level graduate students to settle in and complete a substantial project," said Archives and Records Services director Julia Marks Young. "You really need several weeks to take full advantage of the world-class civil rights holdings of MDAH "
Candidates will submit a CV along with a detailed project description, sample of their work, breakdown of proposed expenses, and references. Applications must be received by March 25, 2016.
For more information, contact Brittany Henderson (601.576.6850).
For more information: http://mdah.state.ms.us/new
Posted: March 8, 2016
Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition Summer Graduate Internship
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) seeks one graduate intern to work closely with editors and other staff of the Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition (CWG-K).
Through this competitive internship opportunity, a successful candidate will be responsible for researching and writing short annotation entries on named persons, places, organizations, and geographical features. This work will be completed and submitted on a weekly basis to the Project Director and Intern Supervisor for evaluation, with all annotations submitted on July 29, 2016, for final review. All research for the entries must be based in primary or secondary sources, and the intern is expected to keep a research file with notes and digital images of documents related to each entry. The intern will also have the opportunity to learn, acquire and exercise additional skills associated with documentary editing including document identification, metadata control, transcription, and XML encoding.
The overall goal of the internship is to provide a high-quality, supervised professional practicum that introduces the intern to the field of documentary editing in order to enhance their education and future employability. This internship will be filled by an American history graduate student in at least the second year of a M.A. program.
To apply, submit a narrative statement—focused on the questions below—of professional ability in the form of a cover letter, a CV, and two letters of recommendation to email@example.com. (No phone calls please.)
Research Experience: Describe your familiarity with research in 19th century U.S. history. Describe some projects you have undertaken. What sources have you used? Have you been published? Have you interpreted historical research in forms other than a scholarly peer-reviewed publication? How does the proposed research project differ from those you have undertaken in the past? Describe your familiarity with the strengths and weaknesses of online research databases such as Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, ProQuest, and Google Books.
Project Experience: Describe any work you have done in the editing of historical documents. Discuss how a project such as CWG-K maintains balance between thorough research and production schedules. Have you worked on other collaborative projects in the field of history or otherwise? Describe your ability to meet deadlines and regulate workflow. Describe your understanding of and/or experience with the "Digital Humanities." From what you understand of the CWG-K project, how does it fit with current trends in the field? What do you hope to gain from working on the CWG-K project?
This paid internship will consist of 250 hours over the course of 10 weeks—starting on June 1, 2016.
This is a temporary position—with a $2,500 stipend—based in Frankfort, Ky. Employee benefits are not available. Housing is not provided.
Application deadline is March 31, 2016. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is a state agency and membership organization that is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums. We educate and engage the public through Kentucky's history in order to confront the challenges of the future.
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Posted: February 29, 2016
U.S. History Scene
U.S. History Scene, a multimedia history education project founded by Harvard historians, is currently seeking undergraduate and graduate applicants for its Summer 2016 Historical Writing and Research Internship Program. Interns will gain valuable writing and publishing skills through the process of writing, submitting, and editing original multimedia research articles, book reviews, and classroom lesson plans.
All interns will work one-on-one with our Editorial Board to gain experience in primary source research, editing, and publishing. Internships are unpaid, but we will assist interns in applying for stipends or university credit. Internships can be performed via telecommute from your home university.
To apply: Interested undergraduates and graduate students should submit a resume/ CV, unofficial transcript, and a writing sample to Executive Editor Jennifer Ostwinkle at Editors@USHistoryScene.com by April 1, 2016. Applicants are asked to submit a list of five original topics they would be interested in working on; these topics are not binding, but help us understand applicants' research interests. Applicants will be notified of their application decision by April 22, 2016.
For more information, please contact Jennifer at Editors@USHistoryScene.com. Please feel free to forward our e-mail to your department list serve or interested students.
Posted: February 26, 2016
Tagged: News of the Profession
Federal Funding for History Holds Steady
By Lee White
On December 18, 2015, Congress approved a $1.15 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2016. The vote in the House was 316–113; in the Senate, it was 65–33. President Obama signed the bill into law (PL 114-113) the same day.
Across the board, our programs generally were either level-funded or received small increases this fiscal year compared to last. Funding has become a constant issue in recent years, but the fact that our interests survived intact should be considered a victory in this budget climate. Here are some highlights:
Of particular note is level funding for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The original appropriations bill considered in the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee would have cut NHPRC's FY '16 budget by 40 percent from the FY '15 level of $5 million to $3 million. This crisis allowed NCH to work with the contacts gained from the History Caucus, and the cut was rescinded at the House Appropriations Committee markup. The NHPRC was the only program in the entire bill to have funding restored. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) received $7.3 million in its operating expenses budget.
In addition, level funding for the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays International Education programs should also be considered a major accomplishment. In August, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $25 million (35 percent) reduction for these programs. We worked closely with our allies at the National Humanities Alliance and the Coalition for International Education to successfully advocate against these potentially devastating cuts. In the omnibus FY '16 budget both Title VI ($65.1 million) and Fulbright-Hays ($7.2 million) received level funding.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) received a nearly $2 million funding increase, to $147.9 million. This amounts to the first increase in the NEH's budget in the past six years.
The Smithsonian Institution received $21 million more than last year. The Library of Congress will receive a $9 million increase this fiscal year and has seen a $21 million increase over the past two fiscal years. The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) received a modest $2.2 million increase.
The Historic Preservation Fund at the National Park Service received a $9 million increase. However, $8 million of that funding is dedicated to a new grant program to preserve Civil Rights Movement historic sites.
In February, the FY '17 appropriations process begins anew. NCH and the historical community will have an additional challenge in ensuring that the new K–12 history and civics education programs that were authorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act are fully funded in their first fiscal year.
Lee White is executive director of the National Coalition for History.
Posted: February 26, 2016
Tagged: Advocacy, News of the Profession
NEH Workshop for K-12 Teachers and Librarians
Immerse yourself in the world of the Shakers by participating in the NEH L andmarks Workshop "Religious Revivals, Utopian Societies and the Shaker Experience in America." This one-week residential workshop in Upstate New York examines the history, contributions and legacies of the Shaker movement in America in hands-on and minds-on ways. Workshop participants will tour Watervliet Shaker National Historic District (the original Shaker site in America), Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon and Hancock Shaker Village. We will research historic Shaker documents at the New York State Library and study Shaker objects (furniture, clothing and art) at the New York State Museum. We will also read and discuss scholarly works about Shaker history, religion, culture and art with leading scholars including Robert Emlen of Brown University and Carol Medlicott, author of Issachar Bates: A Shaker's Journey.
Most important, participating teachers and librarians will share with one and other their own ideas about how to utilize Shaker history and site based learning to teach American history, literature, culture, religion and art to contemporary students.
Details about the workshop including eligibility requirements and the $1200 stipend are available at www.siena.edu/shakerworkshop. Applications are due March 1, 2016. Please contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: February 23, 2016
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia
Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships
Application deadline: March 1, 2016.
Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.
Manuscripts form the heart of the collections at the MHS. The Society houses more than 12 million pieces in 3,600 separate collections of personal papers and institutional records. The Society's collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art.
Apply online at https://www.masshist.org/research/fellowships/short-term Questions? Email email@example.com or phone 617-646-0568.
Posted: February 19, 2016
American Journalism Historians Association 2016 Call For Papers
The American Journalism Historians Association invites paper entries, panel proposals, and abstracts of research in progress on any facet of media history for its 34th annual convention to be held October 6-8, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Florida. More information on the 2016 AJHA convention is available at ajhaonline.org.
The deadline for all submissions is June 1, 2016.
The AJHA views journalism history broadly, embracing print, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and other forms of mass communication that have been inextricably intertwined with the human past. Because the AJHA requires presentation of original material, research papers and panels submitted to the convention should not have been submitted to or accepted by another convention or publication.
Authors may submit only one research paper. They also may submit one Research in Progress abstract but only on a significantly different topic. Research entries must be no longer than 25 pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, not including notes. The Chicago Manual of Style is recommended but not required.
Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word attachments. Please send the following:
• An email with the attached paper, saved with author identification only in the file name and not in the paper.
• A separate 150-word abstract as a Word attachment (no PDFs) with no author identification.
• Author's info (email address, telephone number, institutional affiliation, and student or faculty status) in the text of the email.
Send papers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors of accepted papers must register for the convention and attend in order to present their research.
Accepted papers are eligible for several awards, including the following:
David Sloan Award for the outstanding faculty research paper ($250 prize).
Robert Lance Award for outstanding student research paper ($100 prize).
Jean Palmegiano Award for outstanding international/transnational journalism history research paper ($150 prize)
J. William Snorgrass Award for outstanding minority-journalism research paper.
Maurine Beasley Award for outstanding women's-history research paper.
Wally Eberhard Award for outstanding research in media and war.
Research Chair Michael Fuhlhage (email@example.com) of Wayne State University is coordinating paper submissions. Authors will be notified in mid-July whether their papers have been accepted.
Preference will be given to proposals that involve the audience and panelists in meaningful discussion or debate on original topics relevant to journalism history. Entries must be no longer than three pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with one-inch margins. Panel participants must register for and attend the convention.
Panel proposals must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word attachments. Please include the following:
• A title and brief description of the topic.
• The moderator and participants' info (name, institutional affiliation, student or faculty status).
• A brief summary of each participant's presentation.
Send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No individual may be on more than one panel. Panel organizers must make sure panelists have not agreed to serve on multiple panels. Panel organizers also must secure commitment from panelists to participate before submitting the proposal. Moderators are discussion facilitators and may not serve as panelists. Failure to adhere to the guidelines will lead to rejection of the proposal.
Panelists may submit a research paper and/or research in progress abstract.
Tracy Lucht (email@example.com) of Iowa State University is coordinating the 2016 panel competition.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
The Research in Progress category is for work that will NOT be completed before the conference. Participants will give an overview of their research purpose and progress, not a paper presentation, as the category's purpose is to allow for discussion and feedback on work in progress. RIP authors may also submit a research paper on a significantly different topic.
For research in progress submissions, send a blind abstract of your study. Include the proposal title in the abstract. The abstract should include a clear purpose statement as well as a brief description of your primary sources. Abstracts must be no longer than two pages of text, double-spaced, in 12-point type, with 1-inch margins, excluding notes.
Primary sources should be described in detail in another double-spaced page.
Entries that do not follow these guidelines will be rejected.
The AJHA Research in Progress competition is administered electronically.
• Proposals must be submitted as PDF or Word attachments, saved with author identification ONLY in the file names and NOT in the text of the proposal.
• Each proposal must be submitted as an attachment, with author's info (name, project title, telephone number, email address, institutional affiliation, and student or faculty status) in the text of the email.
Send research in progress proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors whose work is accepted must register for and attend the convention.
Melita Garza (email@example.com) of Texas Christian University is coordinating the 2016 Research in Progress competition.
Posted: February 19, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2016 Research Funding
These funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole's extensive collections which include his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, scholars will use these collections, which provide extensive documentation on a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.
The 2016 Research Fellowship is a $2,500 award and the fellow will be required to conduct research at the Dole Archives for a period of 1-3 weeks between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. The deadline to apply is March 21, 2016.
This program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute and offers reimbursements of up to $750. Awards may be used after July 1, 2016. There is no deadline to apply and applications will be considered until funds are exhausted.
For more information on how to apply, please see http://dolearchives.ku.edu/grants.
Posted: February 19, 2016
Urge the House to Fund K-12 History and Civics Education
In December, President Obama signed into law a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The "Every Student Succeeds Act" restored funding for K-12 history and civics education that was eliminated five years ago. Unfortunately, when the President's budget request was released on February 9 it did not include appropriations for the major new program source of funding for history and civics.
Left unfunded was a competitive grant program for non-profit organizations to develop and disseminate innovative approaches to provide high quality instruction in American history and civics for under-served students.
Representatives Ross (R-FL) and Graham (D-FL) have circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter to all Members of the House of Representatives, inviting them to sign a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking for funds for these competitive grants.
The OAH and the National Coalition for History (NCH) urgently needs you to contact your representative and ask him or her to sign the Ross/Graham "Dear Colleague" letter supporting funding for history and civics education. Click here to see a copy of the letter.
How to Contact Your Representative
Please call or email your House member's office and urge them to support federal funding for history and civics education. To contact your representative, you can use one of these two options. No matter which means of communication you choose, please personalize your message as to your background or interest in history. If you are employed in the education field, especially as a K-12 teacher, mention the institution where you work in your congressional district.
Make a phone call. All Members of Congress can be reached through the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 225-3121. If you feel comfortable doing so, a personal phone call is preferable to an email. If you are not sure who your Representative is you can follow this link to the House's website.
Then enter your zip code which will provide a link to your Member's website. Ask the receptionist for the name of the staffer who handles education funding. Then ask to leave a voice mail, or for the email address of that staffer.
- Message: Representatives Ross (R-FL) and Graham (D-FL) have circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter to be sent to the House Appropriations Committee requesting funds for K-12 history and civics grants at the U.S. Department of Education. These new grants were authorized under the "Every Student Succeeds Act" enacted in December. The future health of our democracy depends on the quality of instruction today's students receive in these subjects. I urge you to support this bi-partisan effort by signing on to the Ross/Graham "Dear Colleague" letter to promote the teaching of Traditional American History and civics by funding these programs.
Send an email. The NCH, working with our colleagues at the National Humanities Alliance, has prepared a one-step link to your House member. You simply enter your address and the system identifies your representative. We've provided an email template that can be edited to personalize your message. The message not only goes to your Member's email, but their Twitter account and Facebook page as well.
Posted: February 18, 2016
Tagged: News of the Profession, Advocacy
Urban History Association Conference Graduate Student Poster Session
The Urban History Association (UHA) invites graduate students to submit proposals to the inaugural poster session at the Eighth Biennial Urban History Association Conference.
Submissions are due April 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: February 18, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers
The German Historical Institute Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The German Historical Institute Washington, DC awards short-term fellowships to European and North American doctoral students as well as postdoctoral scholars in the fields of German history, the history of German-American relations, and the history of the role of Germany and the USA in international relations. These fellowships are also available to European doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars in the field of American history. The fellowships are usually granted for periods of one to five months. The research projects must draw upon primary sources located in the United States. The next deadline for applications is April 1, 2016.
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Posted: February 18, 2016
Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World
University of Montpellier, France
1-2 December, 2016
Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University)
Christine Chivallon (Research Director, CNRS)
The Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World conference sets out to interrogate how descendants reconstruct the history of their ancestors when transatlantic slavery is one of the variables of the memorial process. The conference also aims at examining the extent to which, by a process of collectivization of personal or family memories and (hi)stories, social actors of the present not only partake in generating and consolidating group identities but also how they foster « the emergence of the memory of slavery in public space. » In addition to assessing the cultural and symbolic redistribution which are enabled by the commemoration, the museification and the patrimonialization of the memory of slavery, this conference aims at probing the constraints which determine the inscription of this memory in the public sphere and the extent to which social demand, especially in the context of the obligation of remembrance, influences the production of historical know ledge and sometimes leads to conflicts of memory.
The themes this conference endeavors to explore include, but are not limited to:
– the history and memory of slavery;
– the memorialization of slavery;
– the canonization of the memory of slavery;
– representation(s) of slavery;
– the commemoration, the museification and the patrimonialization of the memory of slavery;
– places and conditions of the production of knowledge on slavery and its circulation;
– the legacy/cies of slavery and the (re)construction of (collective) identity;
– slavery and genealogy;
– sources and archives on slavery.
The languages of the conference are English and French. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words in English or French (for papers or panels) and a brief CV mentioning your institutional affiliation to email@example.com by February 29, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 31, 2016. We welcome papers that cover any region of the Atlantic World as well as proposals for round table discussions.
Lawrence Aje (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier – EMMA)
Nicolas Gachon (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier – EMMA)
Posted: February 12, 2016
Tagged: Calls for Papers
AHA Awards and Prizes
The American Historical Association recognizes a wide variety of distinguished historical work, which can take the form of an exceptional book in the field, distinguished teaching and mentoring in the classroom, and even on film. Nominations are due May 15. The Association particularly seeks nominations for the Awards for Scholarly and Professional Distinction, including K-12 and postsecondary teaching and mentoring, public history, and individuals and institutions who have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to the history profession.
For More Information: http://historians.org/awards-and-grants/awards-and-prizes
Posted: February 11, 2016
Tagged: Awards and Prizes
How Numbers Lie with Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Tracing the genealogy of statistical discourses on race, Khalil Gibran Muhammad explores the violence of racial quantification on black women and men's lives beginning after the Civil War. How did the numbers of out of wedlock childbirths or incarcerated men come to define the progress and potential of African Americans in contrast to others? Why have such facts spoken for themselves? Or have they?
Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. He was recently appointed Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a professor of history, race, and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information: http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2016-khalil-gibran-muhammad-lecture
Posted: February 4, 2016
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia
2016 ACLS Public Fellows Program
Expanding the Reach of Doctoral Education in the Humanities
The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the sixth annual competition of the Public Fellows program. In 2016, ACLS will place up to 21 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at diverse organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-building initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.
In 2016, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:
- American Friends Service Committee – Communications Analyst
- American Public Media Group – Senior Research Analyst, Engagement & Inclusion
- Center for Genetics and Society – Project Director on Race, Genetics, and Society
- Center for Investigative Reporting – Membership Engagement Manager
- City of Atlanta, City Auditor's Office – Senior Performance Auditor
- Chicago Humanities Festival – Digital Programming Strategist
- Grand St. Settlement – Community Engagement & Policy Advocate
- International Rescue Committee – Impact Evaluation Advisor
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Digital Content Specialist
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Executive Communications Specialist
- National Park Service – Cultural Resources Public Outreach Coordinator
- National Partnership for Women & Families – Workplace Programs Federal Policy
- Philanthropy Northwest – Communities of Practice Manager
- Ploughshares Fund – Political Engagement Strategist
- Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Education Specialist
- Rare – Global Philanthropy Specialist
- Smithsonian Enterprises – Business Development Associate
- Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative – Program Manager, Scholarly and Public
- Southern Poverty Law Center – Research and Investigations Specialist
- The Texas Tribune – Research Analyst
- The Reinvestment Fund – Policy Analyst
Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences and will aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Applicants must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between January 1, 2013 and June 12, 2016.
Applications will be accepted starting January 14, 2016, through the ACLS online application system (OFA). All applications must be received by the deadline of March 24, 2016, 8 pm EDT. Applicants should not contact any of the organizations directly. Please visit www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp for complete position descriptions and application information.
This program is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Posted: February 1, 2016