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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.

$2,500 research grant in U.S. naval history

The Naval History and Heritage Command is offering two research grants (of up to $2,500) for research in U. S. naval history. The grants are intended to help defray the costs of travel, living expenses, and document duplication related to the research or writing processes for books or articles. Application deadline is March 31, 2010.

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Posted: March 1, 2010
Tagged: Grants, News of the Profession


NEH Fellowships Available for 2011-2012

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers annual fellowships for faculty and independent scholars to pursue research projects in the humanities. Projects should entail advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. The awards support six to twelve months of full-time work and carry a stipend of $4,200 per month. The 2010 application deadline is May 4. For a detailed program description, application guidelines, and contact information, please visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html.

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Posted: February 26, 2010
Tagged: Fellowships, News of the Profession


Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (UK) Third Annual Conference

The Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) will hold its Third Annual Conference at the Marcus Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, July 1-3, 2010. Nancy MacLean, of Northwestern University, will deliver the keynote address: “‘To Make Democracy Safe for the World’: The Southern U.S. Sources for the Global Push for Privatization”. Registration is now open.

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Posted: February 18, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


$500 for the best article in the history of education

The History of Education Society awards a prize of $500 biennially for the best article in the history of education. The next award will be presented at the fall 2010 meeting of the History of Education Society. Articles (no book chapters) published in journals during 2008 and 2009 are eligible. Self-nominations are welcome.

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Posted: February 17, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Awards and Prizes


“New Perspectives on Legal Pluralism”

The 2010 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History, entitled “New Perspectives on Legal Pluralism,” will be held on April 23, 2010, from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Newberry Library. Attendance is free and open to the public, but participants and attendees should preregister by contacting the Center for Renaissance Studies at renaissance@newberry.org.

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Posted: February 15, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program: Summer 2010

The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program (CRDIP) is seeking 12 diverse undergraduate and/or graduate students for paid internships in history, historic preservation, archeology, architecture, museum studies, ethnic studies, and other related fields. The student application deadline is March 1, 2010.

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Posted: February 10, 2010
Tagged: Internships, News of the Profession


Call for Papers—Ab Initio: Law In Early America

The Legal History Consortium and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies together with the American Society for Legal History, the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Minnesota Law School, will sponsor a conference focusing on the legal history and historiography of North America to 1820. Paper proposals should be submitted by February 15, 2010.

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Posted: February 3, 2010
Tagged: Calls for Papers, News of the Profession


Civil War Fellowships at Boston Athenaeum and MHS

The application deadline for the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship for 2010–2011 is February 15, 2010. The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for four weeks of research at each institution. The fellowship will provide a stipend of $4,000 for a total of eight weeks of research. For information on the Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship—as well as on other fellowship competitions at the Massachusetts Historical Society—please see our website: www.masshist.org/fellowships.

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Posted: February 3, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession, Fellowships


Indiana Association of Historians Annual Meeting

The thirtieth annual meeting of the Indiana Association of Historians (IAH) will take place on February 26 and 27, 2010, at Anderson University’s Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson, Indiana.

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Posted: February 3, 2010
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, News of the Profession


Gilder Lehrman Announces 2010 Summer Seminars

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history through a wide range of programs and resources, holds a series of Summer Seminars in American History for Teachers. The application deadline is February 15, 2010. The Gilder Lehrman Institute also partners with schools on Teaching American History (TAH) Grants, offering TAH Grant services to school districts.

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

Posted: January 25, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession


Summer Seminar in the History of the Book

The American Antiquarian Society announces its 2010 Summer Seminar in the History of the Book, “The Global American South and Early American Print Culture.” The seminar will be held Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18, 2010. Application deadline is March 12, 2010.

More information is available at: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/summersem.htm

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


National Humanities Alliance 2010 Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day

The National Humanities Alliance 2010 Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Washington, DC.

More information is available at: http://www.nhalliance.org/events/2010-am-had/

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


Georgia Historical Society presents Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball

The Georgia Historical Society presents “Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball,” featuring a lecture by Scott Simon, host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.

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

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


Wall Street Journal—Historian 5th Best Job

The Wall Street Journal has released its 2010 list of “Best and Worst Jobs,” compiled by CareerCast.com using the following five criteria: environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands, and stress. This year “historian” ranks 5th—up 2 positions from 2009.

More information is available at: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/st_BESTJOBS2010_20100105.html

Posted: January 5, 2010
Tagged: News of the Profession