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“News of the Profession” includes announcements of special interest to American historians and practitioners at all levels. Please submit your announcement using this form.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Now Available

The Newberry Library is pleased to announce the completion and release of its Digital Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Web-site, publications.newberry.org/ahcbp. The Atlas will assist researchers find accurate and comphrensive county data from 1634 through 2000.

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Posted: July 13, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


NEH Grant Opportunity Deadline September 15

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering grants of up to $25,000 for faculty to develop a new undergraduate course that fosters intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. The application deadline is September 15, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html

Posted: June 28, 2010
Tagged: Grants, News of the Profession


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
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Library of Congress Seeks Applicants For Kluge Fellowships

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is accepting applications for Kluge Fellowships that offer post-doctoral scholars an opportunity to conduct humanistic and social-science research in the Library’s large and varied collections. The fellowships are awarded for periods of up to 11 months at a stipend of $4,200 per month. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, July 15, 2010.

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Posted: June 14, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center Visiting Scholars Program

The Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for its Visiting Scholars Program, which provides grants of $500 to $1000 to researchers working at the center’s archives. Awards of $500–$1000 are normally granted as reimbursement for travel and lodging.

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Posted: May 11, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes, News of the Profession


Symposium on Executive Records in the 21st Century on May 20-21, 2010 in Albany, NY

The New York State Archives Partnership Trust and the Albany Law School’s Government Law Center have joined forces on a two-day event focused on the need for effective record keeping by elected government executives.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


AHA Equity Award

The AHA has established two equity awards to be given annually: one for individuals and another for academic units. The award can be conferred for new initiatives and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession.

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Posted: May 7, 2010
Tagged: Awards and Prizes, News of the Profession


Underground Railroad Conference, July 28–31, 2010

The 2010 National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program Conference will be held July 28–31 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Kansas. “Battleground for Freedom: The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier,” will explore how the underground railroad influenced the national and territorial struggle to bring Kansas into the Union—whether slave or free. For more conference and registration information, visit http://lanetrail.com/ugr/.

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Posted: May 3, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


“Sixty-five Years of Bearing Witness: Our Commitment to Human Rights”

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College will host “Sixty-five Years of Bearing Witness: Our Commitment to Human Rights” on May 12, 2010.

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Posted: April 28, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


International Conference on the History of Freemasonry

Call for papers: The Third International Conference on the History of Freemasonry.

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Posted: April 28, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Calls for Papers


Call for Papers: New Directions in Long Beach Studies

Papers are invited for the first annual Long Beach Community Studies Conference to be held September 11, 2010 at the Historical Society of Long Beach, California.

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Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


AASLH announces Public History Workshops

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announces three upcoming public history workshops. Expand your knowledge of collections management, explore new digital technologies, or learn best practices for maintaining historic textiles.

More information is available at: http://aaslh.org/workshops_000%28New%29.htm

Posted: April 26, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Seminar for Historical Administration

The Seminar for Historical Administration is an intensive three-week program that provides the tools, ideas, and connections that allow history professionals to become effective leaders and managers of history organizations.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Request for Faculty Field-Building and Student-Training Proposals

The Social Science Research Council seeks proposals from pairs of tenured faculty in graduate training programs of US universities to design and lead dissertation proposal workshops for graduate students within emerging or revitalizing interdisciplinary fields of the humanities and/or social sciences. Applications must be submitted by October 1, 2010.

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Posted: April 22, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


AAUP report on the status of the profession released

No Refuge: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2009–2010 has been released by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). An authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades, the report lists average salary by faculty rank and gender at more than 1,200 colleges and universities and provides an important perspective on the economic challenges facing higher education.

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Posted: April 15, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants for African American Historic Places

Partnership-in-Scholarship grants of up to $5000 for collaboration between scholars and African American historic places

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Posted: April 2, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Grants


Monetary awards for Missouri history dissertations and theses

The Lewis E. Atherton prizes recognize outstanding dissertations and theses on Missouri history or biography. The winning dissertation receives $1000; the winning thesis receives $500. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2010.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Awards and Prizes


Scholars-in-Residence program through the Institute for Advanced Study

The School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for its scholars-in-residence program. Scholars in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature, and linguistics are welcome to apply to focus on the 2011–2012 theme, Moralities.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Submission deadline extended for the JAH special issue: “Borderlands”

The deadline for paper submissions to the “Borderlands” special issue of the Journal of American History has been extended to September 10, 2010.

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Posted: March 29, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


Call for Papers: Conference on Slavery and the University

Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies is an international conference that will be held at Emory University in February, 2011. Prospective presenters are invited to submit panel and paper proposals by April 26, 2010.

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Posted: March 22, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession