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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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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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2013 Business History Conference

The Business History Conference invites proposals for its 2013 annual meeting which will be held March 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, in Columbus, Ohio. The conference theme is \"the Cultures and Institutions of Business.\" In keeping with its policy, the conference will also consider submissions not directly related to the conference theme.

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Posted: September 11, 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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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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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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