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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.

War, Words, Wisdom: A Veteran Experience Series Sponsored by John & Penny Barr

At the Walt Whitman Birthplace, Free & Open to the Public

Five part series of meaningful conversations about WARS through the WORDS and texts of Veterans, Soldiers, Scholars, and Composers to derive WISDOM about conflict and Democracy from the collaborative learning experience.

Join the conversation as we explore the Civil War, WWII, Vietnam, and Iraq.

For more information:

Posted: April 17, 2015
Tagged: News of the Profession

ACSC United States Congress Online Exhibit

The Association of Centers for the Study of Congress announces the opening of an online exhibition about the 89th United States Congress

The Association of Centers for the Study of Congress announces the opening of "The Great Society Congress," an online exhibition that draws on primary resources to highlight legislation passed during the 89th United States Congress (1965-1966).
The opening of the exhibition coincides with Congress Week, which takes place during the first week of April to commemorate the month in which Congress achieved its first quorums in 1789. The 89th Congress, considered one of the most productive in American history, passed an extensive legislative program as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's ambitious "Great Society" agenda.

The exhibition is a collaborative project of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC), an independent alliance of organizations and institutions that supports a wide range of programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, policy-makers and the general public on the history of Congress, the legislative process, and current issues facing Congress.

The University of Delaware Library is hosting this multi-institutional digital exhibition, which was created using the web publishing system Omeka. Omeka, a project of the Center for History and New Media, provided the platform for this groundbreaking collaboration.

Widely considered among the most effective in American history, the 89th Congress enacted the most extensive legislative program since the New Deal between January 1965 and December 1966. The Voting Rights Act, Immigration and Nationality Act, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the Social Security Act of 1965 each were transformative pieces of legislation and cornerstones of the Great Society. They are also but a few of the many significant laws passed during the two sessions of the 89th Congress that are still felt and debated in America today.

The online exhibition uses images, government documents, press releases, personal correspondence, and other materials contributed by more than ten ACSC member collections. "The Great Society Congress" explores the central role that the 89th Congress played in the construction of the Great Society and how some of the most impactful pieces of legislation in American history were shaped. The exhibition will be released in phases with content corresponding with legislative anniversaries and is available at: http://acsc.lib.udel.edu/great-congress.

ACSC institutions that contributed to the project are the:

· Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, University of Oklahoma

· Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration

· Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Research Center

· The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

· Indiana University Libraries Modern Political Papers

· John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, New York University

· Office of Art and Archives: U.S. House of Representatives

· Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia

· Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

· Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

· South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina

· University of Delaware Library

· W.R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University

· United States Senate Historical Office

Co-curators for this exhibition are Danielle Emerling, Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware Library, and Jay Wyatt, Director of Programs and Research, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies. The exhibition project team members are Hope Grebner, Political Papers Archivist & Assistant Professor of Librarianship, Drake University, and Evan Hocker, Registrar, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Audrey Hamelers, Assistant Librarian and Digital Humanities and Web Services Librarian, University of Delaware Library, implemented the Omeka site's design.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Tagged: News of the Profession

The John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism

The Forest History Society annually confers the John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism. The award recognizes the author of the best article on forest and conservation history published in newspapers, trade press, or general circulation magazines. An independent panel of judges considers depth of research, quality of analysis, clarity of expression, and overall significance when evaluating submissions.

The winning article will receive a $1,000 prize along with an opportunity to visit the Forest Historic Society Library and Archives or arrange for the presentation of the award plaque at a mutually agreed upon meeting or convention.

An original printed piece (photocopies are acceptable) or an electronic version of the nominated article(s) from the previous year's (2014) publications must be submitted to the Forest History Society postmarked no later than April 15, 2015. Author, publisher, and date of article must be included. Electronic versions should be sent to: andrea.anderson@foresthistory.org. A hardcopy of printed matter may be sent to Andrea at 701 William Vickers Ave., Durham, NC 27701.

John M. Collier was a working journalist. After many years of newspaper work, Collier completed his journalistic career with the Southern Forest Products Association. He also served on the Forest History Society Board of Directors. Following his untimely death, his friends arranged for an endowment to underwrite the costs of this memorial.

The award is open to any newspaper or general circulation magazine; professional or freelance journalist in North America. 

For more information: http://www.foresthistory.org/Fellowships/CollierAward.html

Posted: March 23, 2015
Tagged: News of the Profession, Awards and Prizes

OAH Amicus Brief Filed in Same-Sex Marriage Case

The OAH has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the same-sex marriage case, James Obergefell, et al. vs. Richard Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Public Health. Written by OAH member George Chauncey, professor of history and American studies at Yale University, the brief focuses on the history of discrimination against gays. Opening oral arguments are expected to be heard in the last week of April, with a decision to be issued the last week of June.

Read the brief in full.

Posted: March 9, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization, News of the Profession, Advocacy

2015 Leffell Seminar on the Impact of Israel on American Jewry: Call for Applications

How has Israel shaped the culture, religious expression, political and organizational life, and self-understanding of American Jews between 1948 and the present? This subject will be explored at a two-day seminar sponsored by The Lisa and Michael Leffell Foundation from May 4-6, 2015 and to be held in Westchester, New York. Facilitated by senior academic faculty and leading opinion-makers, the seminar invites applicants from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences. All transportation and lodging expenses will be provided by the Foundation.

Advanced graduate students, early career academics, and thought leaders are invited to submit an application by February 23, 2015, with notification of acceptance to the seminar by March 1, 2015. Applicants should submit a two page resume that includes personal contact information, education, degrees earned, publications, and names with contact information of two persons who can directly reflect on the candidate's past performance and future promise. Each applicant must submit an 800 word essay explaining how their scholarly or professional interests intersect with the seminar's theme. Applications should be sent electronically to Ms. Stacey Popovsky, Executive Director, Lisa and Michael Leffell Foundation at spopovsky@leffellfoundation.org You may also contact Ms. Popovsky with questions at (646) 532-2445. Candidates accepted for participation in the seminar will be asked to write an original 12-15 page paper on a topic related to the seminar's theme due no later than midnight April 15, 2015. Seminar presenters will be eligible to apply for subsequent research support to expand the scope of their seminar presentations for possible publication. 

Posted: February 12, 2015
Tagged: News of the Profession

Smithsonian Symposium on Religion in Early America - March 20, 2015

On Friday, March 20, 2015 the Smithsonian's National Museum in American History will convene a one-day symposium on "Religion in Early America." Led by Stephen Prothero, renowned Professor of Religion at Boston University, the symposium will explore three major themes that characterize the role of religion in the formation and early development of the United States.

The symposium will be free and open to the public and webcast live, for those who wish to participate remotely. We encourage you to join us and invite any other interested colleagues, students and friends. It will convene on Friday, March 20 in the Warner Brothers Theater on the first floor of the museum, beginning at 9:00 AM, and continuing until 3:00 PM. 

A major goal of the symposium is to inform the planning of the "Religion in Early America" exhibition that will be opening on the second floor of the National Museum of American History, along with companion exhibitions on "Democracy in America," and "Many Voices, One Nation," which focuses on American immigration, migration, and diversity.

Posted: February 5, 2015
Tagged: News of the Profession

Call for Papers: 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference

The National Park Service, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Project, and its partners, including the OAH, will host the 2015 National Underground Railroad Conference in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina June 17-20, 2015. The conference organizers welcome panels and single-paper proposals on this year's theme, "Into the Light: Striving for Freedom" in which we will explore the transition from enslavement to freedom before, during, and after the Civil War, and commemorate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War and the adoption of the 13th Amendment.

The deadline for submissions is March 2. Follow this link to submit a proposal: http://proposals.oah.org/nurc/

More information about the conference can be found at: http://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/index.htm

Posted: February 3, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization, News of the Profession

OAH Member Yuksel Atillasoy Publishes Book on Turkish Republic

OAH member Yuksel Atillasoy has published the book, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk: First President and Founder of the Turkish Republic and the Turkish War for Independence (2009). Atillasoy previously published Directory of the Fifty States: Puerto Rico and District of Columbia (2002) and Directory of American Presidents (2001). All three titles are available from Amazon.

Posted: January 29, 2015
Tagged: Clio's Kudos, News of the Profession

New 2015 OAH Summer Regional Workshop

The 3-day workshop, titled Diversity in the American West, will be held on the campus of Glendale Community College, located ten miles north of downtown Los Angeles, from Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19, 2015. The Program Committee invites proposals from college faculty (from both two-year and four-year institutions); high school faculty, including AP History instructors; historical researchers and writers; librarians: museum curators; public historians; advanced graduate students; and other educational professionals. Read More>>

Posted: January 19, 2015
Tagged: News of the Organization, News of the Profession

The AASLH Announces New Leadership

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announced today their new leadership. Dr. John Dichtl will lead the AASLH, becoming President & Chief Executive Officer of the 6,000 plus member association effective May 1st. Bob Beatty will be appointed Chief Operating Officer.

Dichtl has served for the last nine years as Executive Director of the National Council on Public History, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of History at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Beatty has been director and then Vice President for Programs at AASLH since 2007. He currently serves as interim President & CEO until May 1, 2015.

John Dichtl holds an MA and PhD in United States history from Indiana University and a BA in history from Carleton College. For the last nine years he has served as Executive Director of the National Council on Public History and was Deputy Director of the Organization of American Historians from 2000-2005. Prior to the Indiana-based OAH and NCPH, Dichtl had two years of direct Capitol Hill experience as a staff member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

Dichtl is the author of Frontiers of Faith: Bringing Catholicism to the West in the Early Republic (University Press of Kentucky, 2008). At NCPH, Dichtl has edited Public History News and helped edit the blog History@Work. He has written encyclopedia entries, book and exhibition reviews, and a variety of articles and reports in history publications.

For more information on the AASLH, visit www.aaslh.org.

Posted: January 16, 2015
Tagged: News of the Profession

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 19, 2015, marks the 30th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday. The inspirational and influential civil rights leader, who was born on January 15, 1929, is the only nonpresident honored with a federal holiday.

Dr. King was instrumental in America's modern civil rights movement and is recognized as one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history. The Baptist minister spent his adult life striving for racial equality until his assassination in 1968 at the age of 39. He played pivotal roles in the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, in the 1964 March for Jobs and Freedom on the Washington, D.C., national mall, and in multiple peaceful resistance campaigns for which he was jailed more than two dozen times. Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the same year Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, followed the next year by the Voting Rights Act.

President Ronald Reagan signed legislation in 1983 establishing the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday on the third Monday of every January (beginning in 1986). Dr. King's widow, Coretta Scott King, led the 15-year effort, which included support from Congressman John Conyers, Senator Ted Kennedy, Congressman Jack Kemp, and Stevie Wonder, among others.

Posted: January 16, 2015
Tagged: News of the Profession

Funding Opportunity - University of Hull (UK) Doctoral Awards

The University of Hull is offering the following fully funded doctoral awards over three years. The topics are set out within the links but there is flexibility in terms of topic for the right candidate.

The closing date for applications is February 2, 2015.

Native American Slaveholding and Biracial Alliance Amongst Native American Indian and African Americans 1500-Present
The Relationship between Conflict and Slavery
Towards the risk society? Cross-cultural encounters and the diffusion of scientific systems of insurance and risk management since 1800
Trees in Indigenous America in Historical and Biological Context

For more information, please contact:
Joy Porter
Professor of Indigenous History
University of Hull
Hull, UK

Posted: January 14, 2015
Tagged: News of the Profession

AJHA 2015 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize

The AJHA Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize, given for the first time in 1997, is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history. An honorarium of $500 accompanies the prize, and a $200 honorarium is awarded to each honorable mention. Eligible works shall include both quantitative and qualitative historical dissertations, written in English, which have been completed between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014. For the purposes of this award, a "completed" work is defined as one which has not only been submitted and defended but also revised and filed in final form at the applicable doctoral-degree-granting university by December 31, 2014. To be considered, nomination packets must include:
(a) One copy of the complete dissertation in hard copy;
(b) One digital copy of the complete dissertation on a CD;
(c) Four copies each of the following items, with all author, school, and dissertation
committee identification of any kind whited-out:

(d) a letter of nomination from the dissertation chair/director or the chair of the
university department in which the dissertation was written;
(e) a cover letter from the nominee:

Note: Regarding Paragraph (c.)(i.) above, as a guide to selecting a chapter for submission, the Award Committee has in the past expressed a preference for a chapter which, if possible, highlights the work's strengths as a piece of primarysourced original research. Nominations, along with all the supporting materials, should be sent to: Prof. David Abrahamson, Chair, AJHA Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize Committee, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1845 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208.

The deadline for entries is a postmark date of February 1, 2015.

Posted: December 16, 2014
Tagged: News of the Profession

OAH Issues Statement Regarding Steven Salaita

OAH Issues Statement Regarding Steven Salaita
The OAH Executive Committee was authorized to prepare a statement addressing Steven Salaita's termination at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After preparation of the statement, the OAH Executive Board approved sending the statement to the Chancellor at the University of Illinois and representatives at the American Association of University Professors.

Statement from the OAH Executive Board, November 2, 2014
The OAH Executive Board strongly endorses the American Historical Association's August 31, 2014, statement on the Salaita appointment, a copy of which is enclosed. We concur with the AHA's declaration that "'civility is a laudable ideal, and many of us wish that American public life had more of it today." But we also affirm the AHA's recognition that "The First Amendment protects speech, both civil and uncivil." Thus the OAH joins the AHA in its support of academic freedom.
The OAH Executive Board believes that the actions taken in Professor Salaita's case threaten standards of academic expression and send a chilling message to faculty, staff, and students whose personal and professional views may be controversial.
To read the American Historical Association's letter to the Chancellor at the University of Illinois, click here.

Posted: December 16, 2014
Tagged: News of the Profession, News of the Organization

2015 Conference of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars

Traditions and Transitions:
Independent Scholars and the Digital Landscape

National Coalition of Independent Scholars
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary
Thursday-Sunday, June 18-21, 2015
New Haven, Connecticut

Twenty-Five Years of Independent Inquiry

NCIS is pleased to announce its 16th conference, to be held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in June, 2015. The theme, Traditions and Transitions: Independent Scholars and the Digital Landscape, will be addressed by keynote speaker, Lawrence K. Grossman, former president of PBS and NBC News. Scholars and the general public are invited to join us for what promises to be a candid and engaging discussion on "The Tale of a Sometime 'Independent Scholar,' With and Without Footnotes in the Digital Age."

The Programming Committee is now accepting proposals for original papers from any discipline in the arts, humanities, and STEM fields that fall within the broadly defined theme of "traditions and transitions" in any context and field of study. Selected papers will be organized into panels by the programming committee.

The Programming Committee for the 2015 NCIS Conference invites proposals for panels and workshops that explore and critique digital technologies for research, publishing, and sharing independent scholarship. In recent years, advancements in digital technology have expanded the possibilities for research and for sharing research with a wide audience. But are these tools easily accessible to scholars outside of institutions? Does digital technology offer a means for parity between independent and institutionally supported scholarship or does it ultimately reinforce traditional models that undermine independent inquiry through devices such as paywall systems? How can new media be used to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue? What can arts and humanities scholars learn from the digital platforms for presenting research used by STEM scholars and vice versa? How have advancements in technology impacted the quality of scholarship?

We are seeking panels of 3-4 experts from the arts, humanities, and STEM fields to interrogate such issues and formulate solutions that will enable equal access to resources for all scholars. Panel participants need not be independent scholars.

We are also seeking experts who have engaged with these issues professionally to lead workshops on the practical implementation of tools and strategies for the advancement of independent scholarship in the arts, humanities, and STEM disciplines. Workshop leaders need not be independent scholars.

The Conference announcement has more details here: http://www.ncis.org/2015-ncis-conference.

The Call for Papers has more details here: http://ncis.org/call-papers.

The Call for Panels and Workshops has more details here: http://ncis.org/call-proposals-panels-workshops.

Deadline is December 15, 2014. Contact secretary@ncis.org with any questions.

Posted: December 11, 2014
Tagged: News of the Profession

NEH Announces New Grant Opportunity

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a new grant opportunity, the Public Scholar Program, intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should present significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.

The Public Scholar Program is open to both independent scholars and individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions. It offers a stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must have previously published a book or monograph with a university or commercial press, or articles and essays that reach a wide readership.

Application guidelines and a list of F.A.Q.'s for the Public Scholar Program are available on the NEH's website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program. The application deadline for the first cycle is March 3, 2015. Recipients may begin the term of the grant as early as October 1, 2015 or as late as September 1, 2016.

Official Press Release

Posted: December 11, 2014
Tagged: News of the Profession

Vicki Ruiz Selected as a 2015 National Women's History Month Honoree

Vicki Ruiz, Educator and Pioneer in Latina History, has been named an Honoree for National Women's History Month for 2015. Her achievements will be recognized and celebrated by the National Women's History Project on March 28, 2015 at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

Each year, March is designated as National Women's History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country. The 2015 theme for National Women's History Month, Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives presents the opportunity to weave women's stories – individually and collectively – into the essential fabric our nation's history.

Vicki Ruiz was the first in her family to receive any advanced degree, earning a Ph.D in History at Stanford in 1982. Two months later she showed up for her first teaching position with a baby on her hip and another on the way. Over the course of three decades, Ruiz has been a major force in shaping the field of Chicana history.

In 2012, when she became the first Latina historian inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, for her ...pioneering scholarship and leadership. ...Skillfully blending insights from the history of women, of workers, and from the arena of ethnic studies...she inspired a generation of students and scholars to think seriously about how the examination of one large and complicated ethnic group can help us understand U.S. history writ large."

Over three decades, Dr. Ruiz has published over fifty essays and a dozen books including Cannery Women, Cannery Lives and From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth- Century America. Her edited collections include Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women's History and Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. . Ruiz, explains: "I have had the privilege of interviewing people whose quiet courage made a difference in their lives and in their communities."

Dr. Ruiz has contributed to numerous public history projects, including documentaries, museum exhibits, and oral history programs. She is President-elect of the American Historical Association.
The National Women's History Project is proud to honor Dr. Ruiz's scholarship and leadership which has been pivotal in recognizing the importance of women's history as essential to the fabric of our national story.

For more information contact: The National Women's History Project by going to www.nwhp.org or call (707) 636-2888

Posted: November 17, 2014
Tagged: News of the Profession, News of the Organization

The OAH Strongly Urges Support of the Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2014

The Organization of American Historians strongly urges support of S. 2712, the Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2014, recently sponsored by Democratic Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois to allow adjunct, contingent and other part-time faculty to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

The Organization of American Historians, a professional society representing more than 7,800 historians working in the United States and abroad, affirms that S. 2712 constitutes good public policy for all of higher education, including the history discipline. As it currently stands, the PSLF program encourages graduating students to apply for and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. After making 120 payments (10 years of student loan payments) graduates may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program while employed full-time by selected public service employers in such careers as the military, public education, public health and law enforcement. Many full-time faculty at public universities and some part-time faculty at community colleges qualify for the loan forgiveness program as it was originally passed.

Over the last 40 years, however, the higher education environment has changed, so that around half of all faculty positions today are being filled by adjunct, contingent, and other part-time employees who are not eligible for PSLF benefits. This is true across higher education as well as in the history field. Budgetary and staffing trends in modern schools of higher learning have reduced the proportion of full-time history faculty members while escalating the percentage of part-time adjunct instructors, so that higher education today relies heavily on part-time faculty members to carry its fundamental educational mission. Yet, to secure the advanced degrees that allow them to enter public service and serve their communities as educators, the highly-skilled historians and other specialists who staff today's part-time jobs often acquired the heavy burden of student loans. Now they find themselves in part-time positions that pay far less than full-time positions with fewer benefits; they often lack job security and health insurance. Many are forced to string together positions at multiple institutions barely to manage a living wage, much less pay off their debts.

The Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act of 2014 proposed by Senator Durbin will help to alleviate this problem. It will add adjunct faculty at public colleges and universities to the list of professions currently qualifying for loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Consequently, it will reduce the financial burden imposed both on part-time historians and on adjunct faculty in other disciplines. And it will enhance part-time faculty members' ability to stay in public service and continue their contributions to higher education.

The Organization of American historians urges the United States Congress to take up Senator Durbin's S. 2712, the Adjunct Faculty Loan Fairness Act, and enact it speedily into law.

Posted: October 23, 2014
Tagged: News of the Profession, News of the Organization

American Academy in Rome 2015 Rome Prize Fellowship

The American Academy in Rome is now accepting applications for the 2015 Rome Prize competition.

Each year, through a national juried competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to emerging and established artists and scholars working in the following categories:

Rome Prize winners live and work at the Academy's eleven-acre campus in Rome and receive a stipend, room and board, and a study or studio. Stipends for six-month fellowships are $16,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $28,000.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2014 (extended deadline 15 November).

For more information and to apply, please visit the Academy website at www.aarome.org/romeprize.

Posted: October 8, 2014
Tagged: News of the Profession

Fellowships at the Huntington

The Huntington is an independent research center with holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. The Library collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present and include seven million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books, 275,000 reference works, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Burndy Library consists of some 67,000 rare books and reference volumes in the history of science and technology, as well as an important collection of scientific instruments. Within the general fields listed above there are many areas of special strength, including: Middle Ages, Renaissance, 19th- and 20th-century literature, British drama, Colonial America, American Civil War, Western America, and California. The Art Collections contain notable British and American paintings, fine prints, photographs, and an art reference library. In the library of the Botanical Gardens is a broad collection of reference works in botany, horticulture, and gardening.

The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.

Short-Term Awards

Long-Term Awards

Application deadline for all fellowships: November 15, 2014. (Please note this is an earlier deadline than in past years.)

Keep reading>>

Posted: September 26, 2014
Tagged: News of the Profession