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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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Call for Public History Working Group Discussants

The National Council on Public History (NCPH) invites proposals for working groups at its 2013 annual meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, April 17-20. Working groups, involving facilitators and up to twelve discussants, allow conferees to explore in depth a subject of shared concern before and during the annual meeting. In these seminar-like conversations, participants have a chance to discuss questions raised by specific programs, problems, or initiatives in their own public history practice with peers grappling with similar issues. Deadline for submissions is October 16.

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Posted: October 5, 2012
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Call for Posters: 2013 NCPH Annual Meeting

The National Council on Public History invites proposals for its Poster Session at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, April 17-20. The Poster Session is a format for public history presentations about projects that use visual evidence. It offers an alternative for presenters eager to share their work through one-on-one discussion, can be especially useful for work-in-progress, and may be a particularly appropriate format for presentations where visual or material evidence represents a central component of the project. Deadline for proposals is November 1.

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Posted: October 5, 2012
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Gilder Lehrman Conference on Abolition, Past and Present

Gilder Lehrman Center‘s fourteenth anual international conference, November 8-10, takes as its theme, “Abolition, Past and Present: Scholars, Activists, and the Challenge of Contemporary Slavery.” The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Posted: September 25, 2012
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Unfinished Journey: William H. Chafe, Forty Years at Duke, Writing American History

This fall, after having served forty years on the faculty at Duke University, William H. Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, will be retiring. At a conference on October 11-12, 2012, Duke University will honor and celebrate Chafe and the incomparable contributions he has made to the field of history and to the life of the university.

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Posted: September 25, 2012
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