OAH Home Donate to OAH Join the OAH

News in American History »

Call for Papers: Sex, Suffrage, Solidarities: Centennial Reappraisals

Posted: 12/04/2018

The year 2020 marks the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment. What are our obligations to this moment? What are the crucial questions and unresolved problems in the histories and historiographies of suffrage in the United States? The Journal of American History will observe the centennial with a sustained, multidimensional appraisal. From late 2019 through 2020, we intend to publish a variety of scholarly analyses across our many platforms. Our ambition is to foster creative thinking about the amendment, its discursive and material frameworks, and its complex, often-unanticipated legacies. Our theme for the project—Sex, Suffrage, Solidarities—is intended to provoke new questions about the amendment and the political, economic, and cultural transformations of which it has been a part.

Read more here >>

NEH Summer Institute "Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Chicago, 1893-1955"

Posted: 11/29/2018

What is Chicago's contribution to the modernist movement? This institute will explore Chicago's distinct literary and artistic culture as well as the city's connections to other modernist metropoles. We will consider the dominant styles and guiding aesthetics that characterize Chicago from the turn of the century through the aftermath of the Second World War, asking how Chicago's cultural output during these decades is connected more broadly to transatlantic modernism.

Read More>>

The University of Virginia announces 2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted: 11/29/2018

The University of Virginia’s Religious Studies Department invites applications from any whose work bears on American religious history, thought or practice. Preference will be given to those applicants with interest in marginal or newer religious movements, especially Mormonism. The fellowship is for one full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer for the 2019-2020 academic year.  

Read More>>

Phillips Library announces Malamy Fellowship

Posted: 11/15/2018

The Phillips Library is pleased to announce the availability of a Frances E. Malamy fellowship for 2019.

Read More>>

Archie K. Davis Fellowships Available From North Caroliniana Society

Posted: 11/15/2018

To encourage more extensive and intensive research in North Carolina’s historical and cultural resources, the North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to collections.

Read More>>

NEH Summer Institute - Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere

Posted: 11/13/2018

Join us for this in-depth exploration of museums and curated cultural collections around Washington, D.C. This four-week NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers will bring the rich and diverse histories of America’s public museums into wider use for teaching and research in the humanities. The Institute approaches museums as sites for interdisciplinary inquiry into advances in humanistic and scientific research, the effects of ongoing international conflicts, the speed of evolving technologies, and ethical debates over privacy, sustainability, and cultural heritage. 

Read More>>