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International Committee of Historical Sciences 2015 Conference

Conference organizers of the 22nd Comité International Des Sciences Historiques (CISH) Congress welcome proposals for its conference to be held August 23-29, 2015 in Jinan China. This year's theme is "MT4 History, New Media and the Digital Turn." Conference organizers welcome proposals for this meeting. Submission deadline is November 30, 2013. Read more >

More information is available at: http://www.cish.org/congres/MT4-digital-turn.pdf

Posted: August 29, 2013
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Foodways in the Northeast II: A Second Helping

“Foodways in the Northeast II: A Second Helping” is a three-day conference on June 21-23 of seventeen lectures, a supporting workshop, and demonstrations on the subject of New England’s culinary history from 1600 to the present. The program complements and expands on scholarly developments presented at a previous Seminar held thirty-one years ago in Deerfield in 1982. The Seminar is designed for educators, historians, culinarians, collectors, authors, librarians, and museum curators; students and the general public are cordially invited to attend. The conference will take place at Historic Deerfield, in Deerfield, Massachusetts.

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Posted: May 29, 2013
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2014 Florida Conference of Historians Annual Meeting

The Florida Conference of Historians (FCH) invites faculty, independent scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the 2014 annual meeting to be held in historic St. Augustine, Florida on January 31-February 1, 2014. The FCH welcomes panels and individual papers on all historical subjects and themes. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, a peer-reviewed journal. The FCH is also pleased to offer two best paper awards. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are eligible to compete for the Thomas M. Campbell Award, which is given to the best paper published in the FCH Annals. The J. Calvitt Clarke III Award is given to the best undergraduate research paper. Each award winner will receive $100. Panel and individual paper proposals are due by December 6, 2013. More information on submitting a paper and/or panel, registering, finding hotel accommodations, and important dates, may be found on the FCH website.

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Posted: April 23, 2013
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2013 National Trust Preservation Conference

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its 2013 National Preservation Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 29-November 2. The conference encompasses nearly one hundred education and field sessions using Indianapolis and the surrounding area as a living laboratory of preservation examples.

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Posted: March 25, 2013
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Call for Papers: 2013 Gulf South History and Humanities Conference

The 2013 Gulf South History and Humanities Conference will be held October 10-12 in Pensacola, Florida. The program committee seeks papers around the conference theme, \"Five Hundred Years After Ponce De Leon: The Gulf South in Change, 1513-2013.\" Proposals should be postmarked by July 1, 2013.

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Posted: March 25, 2013
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Time for Everyone: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Public Time

Twenty years ago at Harvard University, the Longitude Symposium brought together collectors, restorers, dealers, academics, curators and people from seventeen countries interested in the history of time measurement. \"Time for Everyone: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Public Time\" will be held on November 7-9, 2013 at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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Posted: March 25, 2013
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Governor's Conference on Otto Kerner

The Governor's Conference on Otto Kerner (Illinois governor, 1961-1968) will include four panel sessions: Kerner Administration Goals and Accomplishments; Journalists' View of the Kerner Administration; Trial and Conviction of Otto Kerner; and The Public and Private Otto Kerner. The conference will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, 112 N. Sixth St., Springfield, IL.

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Posted: March 25, 2013
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Massachusetts and the Civil War: The Commonwealth and National Disunion

The Massachusetts Historical Society invites you to attend its conference on Massachusetts and the Civil War: The Commonwealth and National Disunion, April 4-6.

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview

Native Americans of New England: A Historical Overview (July 7-26, 2013) is a summer institute for K-12 teachers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each successful applicant receives a stipend to help with the cost of travel, lodging, and meals.

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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History of Science Society 2013 Annual Meeting

The History of Science Society will hold its 2013 annual meeting at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The meeting will mark the centennial anniversary of the society's journal Isis, one of the premiere international journals in the history of science. Submissions on all topics are encouraged. All proposals must be submitted via the HSS Web site or on the annual meeting proposal forms that are available from the HSS Executive Office. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2013. Also, anyone wishing to submit a panel or paper idea for the upcoming conference should visit hssmeeting.wikia.com.

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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C-SPAN 2013 Summer Educators' Conference

This summer, C-SPAN will be hosting two, day-and-a-half long conferences at C-SPAN's headquarters in the heart of Washington, DC. Airfare to and from Washington, two nights' hotel stay, and meals during the conference are all provided by C-SPAN. The dates for the conferences are: Monday, July 8th-Tuesday, July 9th; and Thursday, July 11th-Friday, July 12th. The application deadline is Friday, April 5, 2013.

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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2013 Midwest Archives Conference

Registration is now open for the Midwest Archives Conference 2013 annual meeting. The meeting will be held in Indianapolis, IN at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis April 18-20.

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Capitalism, Democracy, and Progressivisms, 1877 to 1920

The Chicago Metro History Education Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago invite K-12 teachers to apply for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, \"Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Capitalism, Democracy, and Progressivisms, 1877 to 1920,\" to be held July 8-August 2, 2013. NEH Summer Scholars will spend four weeks in Chicago, a center of Progressive Era reform, engaging in vigorous discussions about this critical time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms.

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Posted: February 18, 2013
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NEH Summer Institute on American Material Culture

The NEH will host a 2013 summer institute, \"American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York\" for college and university teachers at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, July 1-26, 2013. The institute will focus on the material culture of the nineteenth century and use New York as its case study because of its role as a national center for fashioning cultural commodities and promoting consumer tastes. We will study significant texts in the scholarship of material culture together as well as in tandem with visiting some of the wonderful collections in and around New York City for our hands-on work with artifacts Deadline for applications is March 4, 2013.

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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Activism and Scholarship: A Conference Honoring Amy Swerdlow and Gerda Lerner

The fifteenth annual Women's History Month Conference, March 1-2, 2013, will feature a keynote address by Alice Kessler- Harris, distinguished professor at Columbia University and author of Difficult Women The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman. For more information contact: Tara Elise James tjames@sarahlawrence.edu or call (914) 395-2405.

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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George C. Marshall International Center Announces 2013 Immersion Workshop

The George C. Marshall International Center announces the 11th Annual Marshall Immersion Workshop, July 22-26, 2013, promising an exciting professional and collegial experience for high school-level American and modern European history teachers, and social studies supervisors. During the workshop, all expenses--food, lodging, and transportation--are paid and participants receive a $200 stipend, free materials, and re-certification points. Persons interested in applying may simply log onto the George C. Marshall International Center website. The application deadline is March 15, 2013.

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Posted: January 28, 2013
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NEH Summer Institute for Teachers

The Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Society for American Music, is pleased to offer a five-week summer institute for K-12 teachers, \"Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song.\" The institute will be held from June 24 to July 26, 2013 at the University of Pittsburgh. Accepted participants will receive a $3900 stipend to cover travel and housing.

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Posted: December 10, 2012
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Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections

The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is marking this election year by presenting Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections, a symposium that explores the role of invention and technology in electoral politics. Through this lens, we temporarily shift the focus away from today’s candidates and issues to examine the critical role that political “machinery” such as campaign advertisements, voting machines, and automated opinion polls play in our democracy. The symposium will be held at the National Museum of American History on November 2-3, 2012. All events are free and open to the public.

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Posted: October 25, 2012
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Forum on Education Abroad Announces Curriculum and Teaching Project

The Forum on Education Abroad invites faculty to participate in this new initiatiev to identify best practices in curriculum design and teaching abroad that will help to advance the education abroad field. The project is compiling resources and best practice examples from across the curriculum and identifying the range of approaches to curriculum development and teaching in education abroad.

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Posted: October 23, 2012
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Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Annual Conference

Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Annual Conference (HOTCUS) invites paper proposals for its sixth annual conference, which will take place at Northumbria University, in Newcastle, United Kingdom, on July 5-7, 2013. Proposals are requested on all topics concerning the History of the United States from 1890 to the present and proposals from complete panels of scholars as well as those undertaking postgraduate study are especially welcome. Deadline for proposals is December 21, 2012.

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Posted: October 5, 2012
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