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Call for Proposals - Pacific Northwest Labor History Association

Call for Papers, Presentations and Performances!

General Strike 1919-2019 – Radicalism, Repression, and Solidarity
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of a watershed year in American and Canadian labor history, especially in the West. The year was defined by the Seattle and Winnipeg General Strikes, the Centralia Massacre, and the wave of state sponsored repression of immigrant workers during the Palmer Raids. Reflecting on these events a century later encourages us to consider the significance of radicalism as well as ways that organized labor has both enforced and overcome racial and gendered barriers to solidarity. The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association seeks presentations performances, and papers that examine labor history of the past 100 years. For more information, please see the website posting for full CfP.

Proposals due by Jan. 7, 2019.

PNLHA Annual Conference May 3-5, 2019 Portland, Oregon.

Posted: September 28, 2018
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

Manuscripts form the heart of the collections at the MHS. The Society houses more than 12 million pieces in 3,600 separate collections of personal papers and institutional records. The Society’s collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art. Go online at to view our collection guides and search our online catalog.

To learn more and apply online, please click here>>

Questions? Email or phone 617-646-0577.

Posted: September 28, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships

Massachusetts Historical Society Long-Term Fellowships

Apply by January 15, 2019, to the MHS-NEH Long-Term Fellowship Program.

The Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston will offer at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020. These fellowships are made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. The Society will supplement each stipend with a monthly allowance of $562.50 for housing and professional expenses. NEH guidelines require applicants to have completed their training for the terminal degree in their field (ordinarily the Ph.D.) by the application deadline.

About the MHS: Manuscripts form the heart of the collections at the MHS. The Society houses more than 12 million pieces in 3,600 separate collections of personal papers and institutional records. The Society’s collections also include several hundred thousand books, more than 10,000 broadsides, 30,000 18th- and 19th-century pamphlets, 2,500 maps, 120,000 photographs, and 660 works of art.

To apply, and for more information on MHS-NEH Fellowships and other fellowships available through the MHS, click here>>

email, or phone 617-646-0577.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Posted: September 28, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships

Library Company of Philadelphia Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2019-2020 Deadline for application

Library Company of Philadelphia Post-Doctoral Fellowships for 2019-2020
Deadline for applications: November 1, 2018
National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in residence at the Library Company on any subject relevant to its collections, which are capable of supporting research in a variety of fields and disciplines relating to the history of America and the Atlantic world from the 17th through the 19th centuries. NEH Fellowships are for individuals who have completed their formal professional training. Consequently, degree candidates and individuals seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold NEH-supported fellowships. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline, November 1, 2018. Foreign nationals are not eligible to apply unless they have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. NEH fellowships are tenable for four to nine months. The stipend is $4,200 per month.
Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Post-Doctoral Fellowships support research in the collections of the Library Company and other nearby institutions into the origins and development of the early American economy, broadly conceived, to roughly 1850. The fellowships provide scholars the opportunity to investigate the history of commerce, finance, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, internal improvements, economic policy making and other topics. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and they must hold a Ph.D. by September 1, 2019. The stipend is $40,000 for the academic year, or if the award is divided between two scholars, $20,000 per semester.
Senior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. The Library Company’s Cassatt House fellows’ residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and non-resident fellows at all hours. All post-doctoral fellowships are tenable from September 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020, and fellows must be in continuously in residence in the Philadelphia area for the duration of their fellowships.
THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 1, 2018 with a decision to be made by December 15. Make just one application; you will automatically be considered for all the fellowships for which you are eligible. To apply, go to to fill out an online coversheet and upload a single PDF containing a brief résumé, a two- to four-page description of proposed research, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. In addition, two confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted online in PDF format using the form provided on the application page.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to inquire about the appropriateness of the proposed topic before applying.

For more information about the NEH award, contact James Green via telephone (215) 546-3181 or e-mail

For more information about the PEAES award, email Cathy Matson at

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Posted: September 20, 2018
Tagged: Fellowships

Organization of American Historians Announces New Resource for Members of the Media

Journalists seeking fresh, fast, and thoughtful insight from the nation's foremost historians can now consult a database of experts assembled by the Organization of American Historians.

It is available here:

This free database was made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Posted: September 14, 2018
Tagged: News of the Organization, News of the Profession

Call for Papers: Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

14-16 July 2019

The 2019 ANZASA conference committee welcomes proposals for individual papers or panel sessions on the conference theme of community, conflict, and “the meaning of America” as well as on any topics in American Studies and related fields, including US culture, history, literature, media, politics, and foreign policy or where the United States figures in a global or transnational context.

The deadline for proposals is 15 January 2019, but we will be reviewing proposals as they are submitted and providing timely responses to aid advance planning and preparations. All proposals must include the presenter’s name, e-mail address, and affiliation; an abstract of 250 words; and a brief biography of 250 words. For panel session proposals, please provide the session organizer’s name, e-mail address, and affiliation; a title for the panel; an abstract of 250 words for the session as a whole; and relevant information for each presenter.

Please submit your proposals as well as any questions to Jennifer Frost, Associate Professor of History, The University of Auckland,

For more information click here>>>

Posted: September 11, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers

2018 Conference on Illinois History

The 2018 conference includes sessions, panels, and workshops that feature topics such as Abraham Lincoln, archaeology, Civil War, digital resources, early statehood, immigrations, museums, politics, race and popular culture. The mid-day presentation on Thursday is a roundtable discussion on Illinois Bicentennial Exhibits and will include speakers from prominent state museums and archives.


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Posted: September 7, 2018
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia

Franklin Research Grants

The American Philosophical Society’s Franklin Research Grants support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. The Society is particularly interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the Ph.D. APS has two-upcoming fellowship opportunities.

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Posted: September 6, 2018
Tagged: Grants

Phillips Fund for Native American Research

The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants to fund research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada. Application deadline is March 1, 2019.


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Posted: September 6, 2018
Tagged: Grants

From ‘Holocaust by Bullets’ to Auschwitz: Regional Dimensions of the Final Solution

CALL FOR PAPERS: The conference aims to attract students and scholars with new ideas, new perspectives, and creative approaches toward the understanding of the Holocaust. The organizers hope to host scholarly papers as well as foster discussions between various disciplines and scholars and students. Therefore, two forums are organized through which individuals can participate in the conference: (1) paper presentations, and (2) round-table discussions. Participants are encouraged to engage in both forms of scholarly exchanges!

Please complete the form below:

Name of the presenter or registrant (include official or scientific title):

Name of the co-presenter: if any

Home Institution (university or scholarly institution):

Email Address:

Phone (optional): for emergency purposes

Title of the Presentation:

An Abstract (200 words):

Participation in Roundtable Discussions:
Participants strongly encourage to join one or several of the discussion groups which will be moderated by leading scholars.
Select from the list of themes and topics you would be interested in participating in the round-table discussions.

Participation in Optional Trips:
Indicate if you are interested in joining in any of the optional trips organized by the conference. (see list above).

Deadline for sending a proposal, with title and abstract: February 8, 2019. Results will be announced by March 1, 2019.
Send proposals or conference registration to:
Ms. Sivan Perdue
Tel: 585 (309) 1717

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Posted: September 6, 2018
Tagged: Calls for Papers