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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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Gilder Lehrman Institute 2011 Summer Seminars

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History invites K-12 history, social studies, and English teachers to apply to the 2011 Summer Seminar series. Taught by renowned historians on college campuses in the U.S. and the U.K., these one-week seminars give educators the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of topics in American history.

More information is available at: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/education/seminar_overview.php

Posted: December 6, 2010
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NEH 2011 Summer Seminars and Institutes

Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports national residential seminars and institutes for faculty who teach American undergraduates. These two- to six-week study opportunities allow faculty and a select number of graduate to increase their knowledge of current scholarship and advance their own teaching and research.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-university.html

Posted: December 6, 2010
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NEH Summer Seminar for on the Early Republic

A four-week seminar held at The Library Company of Philadelphia entitled “The Early American Republic and the Problem of Governance” will focus on the experience of governance under the U.S. Constitution during the first two generations after independence. Information on eligibility, stipends, and application materials is available on their website.

More information is available at: http://www.librarycompany.org/governanceseminar/

Posted: December 6, 2010
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The 2011 Albert H. Small Student/Teacher Institute

National History Day announces an exciting and unique summer institute for teachers and students led by World War II historians. In June 2011, fifteen student/teacher teams will participate in a scholarly study of World War II monuments in the D.C. area and walk in the footsteps of history on the beaches of Normandy. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2011.

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

Posted: December 6, 2010
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NEH 2011 Workshops for Community College Faculty

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops are national residential workshops for community college faculty. These one-week projects take place at sites of historical or cultural significance across the nation. Participants receive stipends to defray travel and living expenses.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/projects/landmarks-college.html

Posted: December 6, 2010
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2011 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day

Join the National Humanities Alliance Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8 for the 2011 Humanities Advocacy Day, a national gathering of the humanities community for an annual conversation on the state of the humanities and to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill.

More information is available at: http://www.nhalliance.org/events/2011-upcoming-events/index.shtml

Posted: December 6, 2010
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2011 ASALH Black History Luncheon

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is pleased to announce its eighty-fifth annual black history luncheon, February 26, 2011, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. Lerone Bennett, author and editor emeritus of Ebony Magazine, will provide the keynote address. The deadline to purchase tickets is February 2, 2011.

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

Posted: November 12, 2010
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Call for Papers: Southern Labor Studies Conference

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University, the 15th Southern Labor Studies Conference proposes to turn a similar self-critical gaze on the materials labor historians rely on to produce the field of labor history.

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Posted: August 26, 2010
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Call for Papers: Popular Music Histories

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music welcomes proposals concerning all facets of popular music in the United States. and abroad, but especially encourage submissions that address the themes: canonical histories; alternative histories; archival approaches; historical methods; and local histories. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2010.

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Posted: August 26, 2010
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The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier

The fourth annual National Underground Railroad Conference will be held in Topeka, Kansas from July 28–31, 2010. The four-day conference, entitled “Battleground for Freedom: The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier,” will include renowned speakers, educational workshops, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, a film screening, and tours of local museums and historic sites.

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Posted: June 14, 2010
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Interviews with Award Winners from the OAH Annual Meeting

The Organization American Historians sponsors or cosponsors more than twenty annual awards, prizes, fellowships, and grants, presented at the OAH Annual Meeting, to recognize scholarly and professional achievements in American history. In a series of interviews from the 2010 OAH Annual Meeting, Michael Regoli talks with a few of the winners.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
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