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National Park Service Announces American Latino Theme Study

The National Park Service is undertaking an American Latino Theme Study to enhance the public?s understanding of the role of American Latinos in the development of the nation. The theme study will consist of a core essay that will cover Latina/o history since the fifteenth century, with a primary focus on the period since the 1820s, and will highlight four broad themes: making the nation, making a life, making a living, and making a democracy. The study encourages suggestions from the public about American Latino historic sites within the boundaries of the U.S. and the stories associated with them. Please send your suggestions (name of the property, where it is located, and a few sentences about why it is important and why it tells an important story) to: .

More information is available at: http://www.nps.gov/history/crdi/latino.html

Posted: February 7, 2012
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Casting Call: Historical Hackers

“Historical Hackers,” a documentary series now in development, is casting individuals interested in serving as its host and master cryptologist. This new series will explore the world of code breaking and codes that changed the course of history. Interested individuals are asked to submit their names, contact information, a photograph and brief biographical statement to .

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Posted: February 7, 2012
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American Demographic History: 1790—2000

American Demographic History Chartbook is a new Web site that presents a demographic history of the United States, using decennial census data from 1790 to 2000.

More information is available at: http://www.demographicchartbook.com

Posted: February 7, 2012
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Authors Wanted

Authors wanted for the final stages of an encyclopedia on Women and American Military History to be published with ABC-Clio at the end of 2012. Most of the entries have already been assigned and submitted, but authors are still needed for several important entries. Unassigned entries include the War in Afghanistan, the Cold War, U.S. Intervention in Latin America, Middle East Conflicts, Nursing, and several biographies. Faculty, graduate students, and Independent scholars are all encouraged to inquire. For more information contact Lisa Tendrich Frank, .

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Posted: January 25, 2012
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Office of the Historian Commemorates Anniversary

The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions. The series began in 1861 and provides an indispensable resource for all who seek to understand U.S. foreign policy and strategic planning, international relations, economic affairs, and transnational social and cultural developments.

More information is available at: http://history.state.gov/frus150

Posted: January 12, 2012
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Research Support Services for Scholars

Ithaka S+R is pleased to announce Research Support Services for Scholars, a new program that will comprise a series of discipline-specific research projects aimed to provide critically needed research about the evolving behavior and needs of scholars to the information support service providers who work with them.

More information is available at: http://www.researchsupportservices.net/?page_id=8

Posted: October 5, 2011
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Oral History Association Seeks a New Institutional Home

The Oral History Association (OHA), the principal organization of practicing oral historians in the United States, is seeking a new home for its executive office and staff beginning in 2013. It also plans to hire an executive director to serve as its principal administrator after its new institutional home is determined. Institutions interested in hosting the OHA’s offices are invited to send an initial expression of interest to OHA by November 1, 2011. For more information contact the cochairs, Rina Benmayor (rbenmayor@csumb.edu) or Linda Shopes (lshopes@aol.com).

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Posted: September 14, 2011
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Foreign Relations of the United States Research Online

The Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State, announces new content highlighting the office’s research into the history of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series.

More information is available at: http://history.state.gov/frus150/research

Posted: August 5, 2011
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Women in Early America: A Call for Contributors

Women in Early America is an anthology on women in America from contact through the Revolutionary era. Proposals are sought for essays that employ a transnational approach and especially those that rewrite master narratives. As the volume is largely intended for use in undergraduate courses, essays that are written for that audience and that address major themes in women’s and gender history courses are also particularly desirable. If you are interested in proposing an essay for this volume, please send an abstract and cv via e-mail to Tom Foster, Depaul University ().

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Posted: June 29, 2011
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The Civilian Public Service Story Web site

The Civilian Public Service Story Web site (http://www.civilianpublicservice.org) tells the story of nearly twelve thousand conscientious objectors to war who chose Civilian Public Service (CPS) in World War II, performing “work of national importance” rather than bearing arms. The Web site includes the origins of the CPS program, a comprehensive listing of the draftees who served in CPS, as well as the communities, occupations, and denominations from which they entered, and the camps and units to which they were assigned.

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Posted: June 29, 2011
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Department of State Publishes Foreign Economic Policy, 1973-1976

The Department of State’s Office of the Historian in the Bureau of Public Affairs convened a conference on March 7, 2011, cohosted by the George Mason University School of Public Policy, which focused on the Foreign Economic Policy, 1973-1976 volume of the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series. Transcripts and audio recordings may be accessed on the Office of the Historian website at their website.

More information is available at: http://history.state.gov/conferences/2011-foreign-economic-policy/audio-transcripts

Posted: May 10, 2011
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The Society of Military History Announces 2011 Award Winners

The Society of Military History (SMH) will hold its 2011 annual meeting June 10, in Lisle, Illinois. In recognition of academic excellence in and service to the field of military history, the Society of Military History has announced this year?s winners of its awards and prizes.

More information is available at: http://www.smh-hq.org/awards/awards.html

Posted: May 10, 2011
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NEH on the Road Program

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has issued a request for proposals for continuation of its “NEH on the Road” program. The program is a special initiative designed to create wider access to exhibitions funded by the Division of Public Programs. First implemented in 2005, the program offers smaller, object-based, low-security versions of some exhibitions, which circulate to small and mid-sized museums nationwide. The deadline for applications is July 6, 2011. Details and proposal guidelines may be found online at their website.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov

Posted: May 10, 2011
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Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War

Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War is a new traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine, touring U.S. libraries through 2013. Life and Limb describes the damage caused by the weapons of the time, the treatment of wounds, and their consequences for the young men who survived. Information on the current schedule and details about booking the exhibition are available online.

More information is available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/travelingexhibitions/lifeandlimb.html

Posted: April 8, 2011
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Call for Peer Reviewers for the FY 2011 TAH Grant Competition

The U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History (TAH) Grant Program seeks reviewers with expertise in U.S. history content, K-12 professional development initiatives, and evaluation. Reviewers will independently read, score, and provide written comments for proposal submissions. If you would like to be considered as a TAH peer reviewer, please complete the TAH Reviewer Checklist found at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dERhR0d4UWpsVGlEemVsWXlxMGF4bWc6MQ and e-mail a copy of your current resume to the Teaching American History Program at: TAHReviewer@ed.gov

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Posted: April 8, 2011
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Call for Reviewers: American Journalism

American Journalism, the quarterly journal sponsored by the American Journalism Historians Association, recognizes the importance of peer reviewers in refining individual manuscripts and the contributions they make to the credibility and reputation of the journal. If you wish to apply to review manuscripts for American Journalism, please contact Barbara Friedman, University of North Carolina, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, CB #3365, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, or e-mail:

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Posted: January 26, 2011
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Greenwood Press is seeking authors

Greenwood Press seeks authors for a four-volume reference set entitled Chronology of the U.S. Presidency.

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Posted: November 24, 2009
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AHA offers an opportunity to mentor a graduate student with disabilities

Graduate study in history is arduous for all students, but students with disabilities face distinctive challenges. The American Historical Association (AHA) Task Force on Historians with Disabilities believes that historians who understand disability experiences firsthand could help such students deal with disability-related issues in graduate historical studies and in the development of their careers. If you are interested in mentoring a disabled graduate student, contact Paul Longmore at longmore@sfsu.edu. The task force will keep all provided information strictly confidential.

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Posted: October 19, 2009
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