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2012-2013 Massachusetts Historical Society Seminars

The MHS hosts five seminar series: the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar, the Boston Seminar on the History of Women and Gender (cosponsored by the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study), and the New England Biography Seminar. Most programs take place at the MHS, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, and revolve around the discussion of a precirculated paper. A light supper follows each program. The programs are free of charge, and all are welcome to attend. As in the past, we are making seminar essays available to subscribers as .pdfs on the MHS website in advance of each program.

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Posted: August 31, 2012
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Law and the French Atlantic

On October 5, 2012, the Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History will present a conference on \"Law and the French Atlantic\" at the Newberry Library, Chicago. This conference will explore the legal dimension (broadly conceived) of the French Atlantic empire in the early modern period. Participants and attendees should preregister by contacting the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library at renaissance@newberry.org or at 312-255-3514. For information about the conference, please contact Prof. Richard Ross at Rjross@illinois.edu.

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Posted: August 21, 2012
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Engaging Students & Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in K-16 Curricula

Registration is now open for the 2012 Midwest Archives Conference Fall Symposium to be held October 19-20, 2012. The Symposium is titled \"Engaging Students & Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in K-16 Curricula,\" and it will gather archivists and educators to learn and discuss methods for connecting students with primary sources. Expert speakers will provide hands-on opportunities to work with primary sources, develop assignments and lesson plans using primary sources, and dialogue about best practices.

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Posted: August 2, 2012
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2013 Humanities Advocacy Day

National Humanities Alliance will hold its 2013 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day on Monday, March 18 - Tuesday, March 19. Pre-meeting sessions are tentatively scheduled to begin the afternoon of Sunday, March 17. Events will take place in Washington, DC on The George Washington University campus and Capitol Hill. If you have any suggestions or questions regarding the 2013 meeting or advocacy day, I can be reached at duane@arl.org or 202-296-4994 x149. You may also contact Erin Mosley at emosley@nhalliance.org or x150.

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Posted: August 2, 2012
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American Academy in Rome 2013

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years. Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy's eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend. Deadline is November 1.

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Posted: August 2, 2012
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Topic Modeling for Humanities Research

Topic Modeling for Humanities, a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start Up Grant-funded workshop, will facilitate a unique opportunity for crossfertilization, information exchange, and collaboration between and among humanities scholars and researchers in natural language processing on the subject of topic modeling applications and methods. The workshop will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, on November 3, 2012.

More information is available at: http://mith.umd.edu/topicmodeling/

Posted: July 16, 2012
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Digital Humanities Winter Institute

The Digital Humanities Winter Institute at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is an extension of the highly-successful Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. DHWI provides an opportunity for scholars to learn new skills relevant to digital scholarship and mingle with like-minded colleagues through coursework, social events, and lectures during an intensive, week-long event. The 2012 winter institute will be held January 7-11, 2013 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

More information is available at: http://mith.umd.edu/dhwi/

Posted: July 16, 2012
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2012 Conference on Illinois History

The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for October 11-12, 2012, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield, Illinois. The conference will feature topics that include politics, architecture, community studies, Abraham Lincoln, African American history, and the Civil War.

More information is available at: http://www.illinoishistory.gov/conference.htm

Posted: July 16, 2012
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Teacher Seminar on Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Leadership, and Legacy

This three day seminar, June 18-21, at the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln, Illinois combines onsite visits, activities, and stimulating discussion to provide teachers with a deeper awareness of Lincoln, the changing times in which he lived, and how he helped move the nation ahead. For more information and to apply, please contact Ron Keller, Lincoln College, at rkeller@lincolncollege.edu. Deadline to submit an application is May 28, 2012.

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Posted: May 10, 2012
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Deep Delta Civil War Symposium

The 26th annual Deep Delta Civil War Symposium will be held June 1-2, 2012 in the War Memorial Student Union at Southeastern Louisiana University. Sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science, the theme of this year's symposium is “Lee’s Generals.”

More information is available at: http://www.selu.edu/acad_research/depts/hist_ps/civil_war_symposium/index.html

Posted: May 10, 2012
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Engaging Students and Teachers: Integrating Primary Sources in the K-16 Curricula

The 2012 Midwest Archives Conference Fall Symposium will be held October 19-20 it will gather archivists and educators to learn and discuss methods for connecting students with primary sources. The symposium will be held at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington, Kentucky.

More information is available at: http://www.midwestarchives.org

Posted: May 10, 2012
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Reading Artifacts Summer Institute

The 2012 Reading Artifacts Summer Institute will take place August 13-17 at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.

More information is available at: http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/whatson/2012-reading-artifacts-summer-institute.cfm

Posted: May 10, 2012
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Leading Scholars Put Civil War on Trial

Albany Law School will host “The Civil War on Trial: Legal Issues that Divided a Nation” a scholarly conference in June 2012 to discuss the legal issues that led to and defined the Civil War and post-war reconstruction.

More information is available at: http://www.albanylaw.edu/sub.php?navigation_id=297&event_id=624

Posted: May 10, 2012
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The Port Huron Statement: Fifty-Year Commemorative Conference

The Port Huron Statement and the Making of the New Left, an open conference at the University of Michigan, October 31-November 2, 2012, will mark fifty years since publication of The Port Huron Statement by Students for a Democratic Society. The conference will explore the social, cultural, political, and global contexts for the rise of new radical movements from 1958-1965. For further information, contact Professor Howard Brick ().

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Posted: March 26, 2012
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Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars

The University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, will host the tenth annual symposium April 13-14, 2012. The symposium investigates the potential of object-based research to expand and even reinvent our understanding of culture and history. The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. For more information contact

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Posted: March 26, 2012
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HistoryMakers NEH Summer Institute

The HistoryMakers’ 2012 NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers will be held in Chicago, Illinois from Sunday, July 8, 2012 - Friday, August 3, 2012. In a competitive process, teachers will compete for 25 spots as Summer Scholars. These Summer Scholars will spend the month of July studying the subject of African American political history from the Reconstruction to the present.

More information is available at: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/edday

Posted: February 21, 2012
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Federal Trials and Great Debates

Secondary school teachers of U.S. history and government are invited to apply for a summer institute, Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History, to be held June 24-29, 2012, in Washington, DC. The institute is cosponsored by the Federal Judicial Center and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education.

More information is available at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/summer _institute_for_teahers.html

Posted: February 21, 2012
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American Slavery: Bringing Wider Perspectives to Museum Interpretation

This symposium, jointly sponsored by Independence National Historical Park, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and the Friends of Independence National Historical Park, will take place February 25.

More information is available at: http://www.friendsofindependence.org/

Posted: February 7, 2012
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War of 1812 NEH Landmarks Workshops

Interested teachers are invited to apply for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History Workshops focusing on The War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories. The workshops will be offered July 22-27 and August 5-10 in Toledo, Ohio. There is no fee to participate in this program and all participants will receive a $1,200 stipend to help defray travel and lodging expenses. Applications are due March 1.

More information is available at: http://www.1812landmarkscollege.org

Posted: February 7, 2012
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2012 Illinois History Symposium

“Contested Lands: 1763-1840” is the theme of the 2012 Illinois History Symposium, April 26-28 in East Peoria, Illinois. Sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society, the three-day symposium will include sessions, hands-on workshops, performances, as well as tours and offsite events.

More information is available at: http://www.historyillinois.org/announcements/announce.php#18

Posted: February 7, 2012
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