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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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New Voyages to Carolina

New Voyages to Carolina is a series of conferences on North Carolina history under the aegis of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Office of Archives and History, and participating universities. The 2012 conference will be held at East Carolina University, February 2-3.

More information is available at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-ecu/calendar.cfm?a=5&e=7743

Posted: January 25, 2012
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2012 NEH Summer Institute: Visual culture of the American Civil War

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers in July 2012 on the visual culture of the American Civil War. Applications deadline is March 1, 2012.

More information is available at: http://ashp.cuny.edu/civil-war-150/nehinstitute/

Posted: January 5, 2012
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2012 OAH Community College Symposium

The OAH Community College Symposium is a three-day professional development experience for community college historians. The sixth annual OAH Community College Symposium will be held in Springfield, Illinois, June 14-16, 2012, on the campus of Lincoln Land Community College. Designed to enrich the teaching of the U.S. history survey, the symposium presents new historical themes-as well as the latest historical research in traditional themes-to those teaching the college survey course. To reach a wide audience of historians, the annual symposium is held in a different U.S. location each year.

More information is available at: http://cc.oah.org/

Posted: October 5, 2011
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Graduate Student Workshop in Planning History

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) invites graduate students enrolled in master’s degree, professional, and PhD programs to participate in the Graduate Student Workshop in Planning History to be held at the 2011 National Conference on Planning History in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 17-20. The workshop will focus on the production and communication of research in planning history and continues SACRPH’s tradition of providing graduate students with an intellectual and social climate to launch their careers and contribute to the scholarship of city and regional planning.

More information is available at: http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/sacrph/conference/conference.html

Posted: September 14, 2011
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The AFL-CIO and the International Cold War Workshop

The international workshop, “The AFL-CIO and the International Cold War: Problems, Paradigms, and Pragmatic Responses,” at Congress Center ‘Het Pand’ in Ghent will explore the Cold War international history of US labor’s relations with worldwide organized labor. The presentations will demonstrate how the AFL-CIO played a significant and usually overlooked role in Cold War international political history. The workshop will take place October 7-8, 2011.

More information is available at: http://www.amsab.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=916&Itemid=591

Posted: September 14, 2011
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2011 Peace History Society Conference

“The Interpersonal as Political: Individual Witness for Peace and Justice in a Global Perspective” is the theme of the upcoming seventh international Peace History Society Conference, October 21-22 at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. The two-day conference will include panels on a wide range of topics, a plenary honoring the late Irwin Abrams, a banquet address by a representative of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and more.

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

Posted: September 14, 2011
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2012 Arkansas Historical Association Conference

The Arkansas Historical Association (AHA) invites presentation proposals for its 2012 conference in Fayetteville, April 12-14. The conference continues the AHA’s look at the Civil War years in Arkansas. For more information, please contact Carl G. Carlson-Drexler, program chair, at cdrexler@uark.edu. Proposal deadline is October 14, 2011.

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Posted: September 14, 2011
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2011-2012 Professional Seminars in Historic Preservation

The National Preservation Institute (NPI) is pleased to announce its 2011-2012 series of seminars and workshops in historic preservation and cultural resource management. For full descriptions of seminars, agendas, and faculty biographies, visit the NPI Web site.

More information is available at: http://www.npi.org/Seminars

Posted: September 14, 2011
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Houston History Conference

The Houston History Association will hold its first annual Houston History Conference October 29, 2011 at the Hilton University of Houston. The conference is being held in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of the founding of Houston and the birth of the Republic of Texas in 1836.

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

Posted: August 30, 2011
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Centennial Symposium on Franz Boas at Yale University

Two dozen scholars will gather September 15-17 at Yale University to rediscover Franz Boas, the so-called “Father of American anthropology,” and investigate the role of encounters between peoples in the development of our global society, the influence of Boas and his circle upon American modernity, and the impact of indigenous thought upon the revitalization of democracy.

More information is available at: http://www.yale.edu/glc/boas

Posted: August 30, 2011
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Fourteenth Civil War Symposium and Reenactment

The Fourteenth Civil War Symposium and Reenactment will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the First Division Museum at Cantigny, in Wheaton, Illinois. The all-day event will include presentations, living history displays and outdoor activities, and a book sale. For more information contact the National Archives at Chicago, 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629-5898, telephone: (773) 948-9001, e-mail: .

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Posted: August 9, 2011
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Hagley Museum and Library Conference

On November 17 and 18, the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Hagley Museum and Library will cosponsor the conference, “The Life of New Materials.” Conference sessions will explore the ways in which the development, use, and re-use of new materials is an embedded feature of industrial society.

More information is available at: http://www.hagley.org/library/center/conferences.html

Posted: August 5, 2011
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Integrating Women’s History Workshop

The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) and the National Park Service is conducting a training workshop on integrating women’s history into programs at historic sites. The workshop will be held prior to the 2011 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 7-9 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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

Posted: May 20, 2011
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American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Meeting

The 2011 annual meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory will be held October 19-22, at the Westin Pasadena.

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

Posted: May 10, 2011
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Fall 2011 Seminar at the Institute for Constitutional History

The Organization of American Historians, cosponsor of the Institute for Constitutional History (ICH), invites graduate students to the 2011 Robert H. Smith Seminar at the ICH this fall. The seminar is designed for graduate students and junior faculty in history, political science, law, and related disciplines. Application deadline is April 30, 2011. For further information, please contact Dr. Maeva Marcus at (202) 994-6562 or send an email to MMarcus@nyhistory.org.

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Posted: April 8, 2011
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Summer 2011 Seminar at the Institute for Constitutional History

The Organization of American Historians, cosponsor of the Institute for Constitutional History (ICH), is pleased to announce the twelfth annual residential summer research seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty. Entitled Academic Freedom, Free Speech, and the First Amendment, this year's seminar will take place June 26 through July 2. For further information, please contact Dr. Maeva Marcus at (202) 994-6562, or send an email to MMarcus@nyhistory.org.

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Posted: April 8, 2011
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Critical Thinking in World History Seminar

The National Humanities Center and the National Council for History Education are pleased to present an online professional development seminar on Chronological Reasoning and Critical Thinking in World History, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. This seminar will seek to help teachers pace out the year using a variety of periodization models and timelines, and to consider what level of detail students need to know. For more information:

More information is available at: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/ows/register/regdates.html

Posted: January 26, 2011
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Summer Seminar for K-12 Educators

Illinois College is now accepting applications from K-12 educators for a four-week summer seminar funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The seminar, specially designated as a “We the People” project of the NEH, encourages and strengthens the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. The theme of the seminar, which will take place at Illinois College from June 26 to July 23, is “The Frontier Experience in the American Midwest.” Applications must be postmarked by March 1. For more information visit:

More information is available at: http://www2.ic.edu/neh2011

Posted: January 26, 2011
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2011 Civil War Trust Teacher Institute

The 2011 Civil War Trust Teacher Institute is a four-day professional development workshop for K-12 educators focused exclusively on the American Civil War. This year’s workshop will be held July 14-17 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit:

More information is available at: http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/teacher-institute/

Posted: January 26, 2011
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