Opportunities for Historians

2023 Because of Her Story Cohort Internship Program

DEADLINE: February 13, 2023

Application Now Open for American Women’s History Initiative
Paid 2023 Because of Her Story Cohort Internship Program
June 12–August 4, 2023

Application open January 9—February 13, 2023

* The application will close when the system receives 400 applicants or 9:00am EST on February 13, 2023, which comes first. Apply early! *

Contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women's voices from the past and present through the Because of Her Story (BOHS) Cohort Internship Program. Interns will amplify women’s stories to tell a more complete American history, reach a diverse audience, and empower and inspire people from all walks of life.

As part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative (AWHI), the Smithsonian will host a cohort of 14 BOHS interns in Washington, D.C. Through a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including a hands-on internship with a designated Smithsonian unit, BOHS interns will gain a deeper understanding about museum and educational best practices, and will help further the work of the American Women’s History Initiative.

The program was professional, personal, and academic development. I met mentors and future professional contacts. I made some great friends. All the while, I was learning from the stories of many diverse women, both historically and contemporarily. I dove headfirst into the world of museums, archives, and libraries. I discovered so much more than I thought was possible.” ̴2021 BOHS Alumni

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Undergraduate college students (rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors)
  • Recent graduates from an undergraduate program (within 15 months of June 2023; those who graduated in Spring 2022 are eligible to apply)
  • Must have a commitment to women's history
  • Must be at least 18 years old and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

What Is the Because of Her Story Cohort Internship Program?
An eight-week cohort internship experience with a weekly $400 stipend, provided housing in Washington, D.C., and reimbursement for travel to and from Washington, D.C.

Where Is It?
All interns will be based in Washington, D.C. Cohort Learning Experiences will be in-person in Washington, D.C. Internship projects will either be onsite in-person at a Smithsonian Museum or research center, online virtually with a Smithsonian Museum or research center, or a hybrid of both (locations are noted in each project description).

When Is It?
June 12 – August 4, 2023

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Posted: January 11, 2023
Tagged: Fellowships


AJHA 2022 Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

The American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) seeks entries for its annual Margaret A. Blanchard Dissertation Prize, which honors the best dissertations focused on mass communication history topics each year.

The deadline for entries is February 15, 2023.

Dissertations must have been written in English and submitted, defended, revised, and formally filed with a doctoral degree-granting university within the calendar year that ends December 31, 2022.

The winner of the Blanchard prize will receive a $500 honorarium. Honorable mentions receive $200. Honorees will present their work during a session at the AJHA Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio (or virtual, if necessary), September 28–30, 2023.

Complete details about the Blanchard Prize competition and its submission requirements can be found at https://ajha.wildapricot.org/blanchard

For more information, contact Pete Smith, the chair of the Blanchard Committee, at AJHAdissertationprize@gmail.com.

Posted: September 19, 2022
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


Call for Submissions: 2023 ASFS Awards in Food Studies

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

The deadline for the 2023 ASFS Awards in Food Studies is quickly approaching! February 1, 2023, is the deadline for all categories with the exception of February 15, 2023, for the pedagogy award.

Accepted submission types:

  • Book
    • Manuscript
    • First Book
    • Edited Volume
  • Journal or Chapter
  • Pedagogy
  • Student Paper
    • Graduate
    • Undergraduate

With the exception of the pedagogy award, you do not need to be an ASFS member to submit.

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Posted: January 11, 2023
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


Archie K. Davis Fellowship Awards

DEADLINE: March 1, 2023

The North Caroliniana Society offers on a competitive basis Archie K. Davis Fellowships to assist scholars in gaining access to resources contributing to knowledge of the state’s past. As of 2020, the four or five awards will be in the $4000-$5000 range to cover travel and subsistence expenses while fellows conduct research in North Caroliniana. In evaluating proposals, the Society considers the qualifications of applicants; individual need; quantity, quality, and location of sources; length of research stay; plans for publication or other “product”; and, especially, potential of subject to advance among citizens of the state knowledge and understanding of their own history and culture.

Applications are due by March 1, 2023.

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Posted: November 28, 2022
Tagged: Fellowships


Phillips Fund for Native American Research

DEADLINE: March 2, 2023

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. The funds are intended for such extra costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants’ fees.

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Award: up to $3,500

Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (215) 440-3429

E-mail: LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org

Learn more about the Phillips Fund for Native American Research on the American Philosophical Society website

Posted: August 31, 2022
Tagged: Grants


United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship

DEADLINE: March 15, 2023

Applications are invited for the United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to support research and publications on the history, art, architecture, or landscape of the United States Capitol and related buildings. Graduate students and scholars may apply for periods ranging from one to twelve months; the stipend is $2,500.00 per month. (Most awards are for one to three months.)

Applications must be e-mailed by March 15, 2023, for the fellowship period beginning in September 2023 and ending in August 2024. Applications should be e-mailed in PDF format to michele.cohen@aoc.gov and sholliday@uschs.org.

If you have questions about a potential topic, contact Dr. Michele Cohen at (202) 228-1222 or michele.cohen@aoc.gov.

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Posted: November 2, 2022
Tagged: Fellowships


CFP 2023: World History Connected “The American West in World History”

DEADLINE: March 19, 2023

Submission Date: March 19, 2023.

Contact for Inquiries: Vera Parham, Vera.parham@mycampus.apus.edu, or Marc Jason Gilbert, mgilbert@hpu.edu.

World History Connected (ISSN 1931-8642), https://journals.gmu.edu/whc, has been an affiliate of the World History Association since 2003. While the submission of individual articles on any topic germane to world history are welcome at any time, the journal also invites papers suitable for a Forum, a set of 4 to 8 curated articles on a topic showcasing innovative approaches to this interdisciplinary field. This Call for Papers invites contributions to the summer of 2023 issue’s Forum devoted to “The American West in World History,” Guest Edited by Vera Parham. Contributions may include archival research, field work, and the scholarship of teaching (while WHC does not publish lesson plans, it does feature articles that are rooted in pedagogical analysis and data gathered from classroom activities, which may contain lesson plans and examples of student activities and exercises).

Submission of articles for this Forum should be received no later than Monday, March 20, 2023, at Vera.parham@mycampus.apus.edu for consideration for publication in Summer, 2023 (see also below).

About the Forum
While the history of the American West is an important topic for historians of the United States, it plays a much broader role in World History that is often overlooked. The landscape represents stewardship for its Indigenous people, opportunity for thousands of immigrants, conquest for empires, exploitation for those seeking its natural riches, and spheres of cultural devastation as well as struggles for cultural preservation and political representation. The American West has played an enormous role in the development of our global world economically, culturally, and socially. As of today, the state of California is the fifth largest economy in the world.

This forum seeks to situate the American West in a broader global view, highlighting the role the lands and people have played in global change. This forum focuses on all communities in the American West, broadly defined in geographic scope. Submissions can be varied but should focus on the impact of Western North America and the Pacific on World History. Submissions might utilize the lenses of economics, trade, colonization and post-colonialism, cultural revitalization, gender, and identity and beyond. Submissions can include original research, articles on pedagogical approaches for using the American West in world history courses, and research-based explorations of current events and struggles in the American West. Teaching plans, embedded in broader historical research and means of gaining access to research are also encouraged. Submissions that focus on marginalized voices in history are highly encouraged.

As envisioned by Guest Editor Vera Parham, this Forum will assist in the ongoing effort to broaden the scope of World History by decentralizing the narrative from major nation states and empires to the impact the region of the American West has had on the globe. In both research and practice, histories located in the West can be used to highlight individual agency and decision-making, challenge meta narratives, and identify how communities and individuals understood and reacted to broad global-scale events. Focusing on the American West supports broader world historical research and builds pedagogical creativity in the world history classroom.

Submission of articles for this Forum
Submissions of articles for consideration or questions related to this Forum should be sent via email directly to its Guest Editor, Vera Parham (Vera.parham@mycampus.apus.edu), with the subject line “WHC Submission,” followed by a last name and a short title or query. Prior to the submission of a prospective article authors are encouraged to consult its Submissions and Style Guide (https://journals.gmu.edu/index.php/whc/submission-guidelines), or risk possible delays in consideration. The journal, like all academic journals, reserves the right to decline to publish any submission.

Please note that due to the recent transition of WHC from the University of Illinois Press to George Mason University Press, World History Connected’s back issues may appear at its former website (https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu). You can access the first George Mason University Press published issue (WHC 19.3) at https://journals.gmu.edu/whc or by searching for “World History Connected George Mason University Press.”

About World History Connected
World History Connected is a grant-supported, open-sourced, double-blind reviewed e-journal. annually reaches 1.85 million readers (scholars and practitioners who read more than two articles) and attracts six million visits to its website. It publishes Forums, individual articles, book reviews, special features (such as its “Interview with a World Historian”), and a list of books available for review. General inquiries should be submitted to the Editor, Marc Jason Gilbert at mgilbert@hpu.edu with the subject line beginning “WHC.” Book reviews are welcome via preliminary contact with the journal’s Book Review Editor, Cynthia Ross, at Cynthia.Ross@tamuc.edu.

The journal was created to serve all those devoted to research and teaching world history. Ideally, any work in world history can be made relevant in terms of both increasing our understanding of micro- and macro-historical processes, and also contributing to classroom instruction and curriculum development. Not every article in this journal is so “connected,” but published reviews have judged it successful in achieving its dual goal in supporting and disseminating globally both archivally based research and the scholarship of teaching. It is a double-blind peer reviewed publication guided by world historians and educators devoted to growing a community of world historians by assisting prospective authors to reach the highest standards for accessible writing, referencing, and formatting, whether the article is, or is not, accepted for publication. Its editorial staff includes past presidents—and the current president-- of the World History Association as well as distinguished Advanced Placement and Master Teachers, who are all unpaid volunteers.

In addition to individual articles, book reviews, a list of books available for review, and “special” features such as interviews with world historians, the journal seeks Guest Editors who wish to create one of its curated topical sections (“Forums”) that help WHC keep as close as possible to the needs of its audience and developments in the field. The journal is published three times a year (Winter, Spring and Fall) and offers additional content through its social media editors, Angela Lee amrsleehistory@gmail.com, Suzanne Litrel (suzannemlitrel@gmail.com), and Joe Snyder (jsnyderwvu@gmail.com).

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Posted: January 5, 2023
Tagged: Calls for Papers


CFP: World History Connected “The American West in World History”

DEADLINE: March 20, 2023

CFP: World History Connected “The American West in World History”
Type: Call for Papers
Submission Date: March 19, 2023.
Contact for Inquiries: Marc Jason Gilbert, mgilbert@hpu.edu and Vera Parham, Vera.parham@mycampus.apus.edu.

World History Connected (ISSN 1931-8642), is a 17-year-old affiliate of the World History Association. While the submission of individual articles on any topic germane to world history are welcome at any time, the journal also invites papers suitable for a Forum, a set of 4 to 8 curated articles on a topic showcasing innovative approaches to this interdisciplinary field. This Call for Papers invites contributions to the summer of 2023 issue’s Forum devoted to “The American West in World History,” Guest Edited by Vera Parham. Contributions may include archival research, field work, and the scholarship of teaching--while WHC does not publish lesson plans, it does feature articles that are rooted in pedagogical analysis and data gathered from classroom activities, which may contain lesson plans and examples of student activities and exercises.

Proposals for this Forum should be received by Sunday, March 19, 2023, for potential publication in Summer, 2023.

About the Forum:
While the history of the American West is an important topic for historians of the United States, it plays a much broader role in World History that is often overlooked. The landscape represents stewardship for its Indigenous people, opportunity for thousands of immigrants, conquest for empires, exploitation for those seeking its natural riches, and spheres of cultural devastation as well as struggles for cultural preservation and political representation. The American West has played an enormous role in the development of our global world economically, culturally, and socially. As of today, the state of California is the fifth largest economy in the world.

This forum seeks to situate the American West in a broader global view, highlighting the role the lands and people have played in global change. This forum focuses on all communities in the American West, broadly defined in geographic scope. Submissions can be varied but should focus on the impact of Western North America and the Pacific on World History. Submissions might utilize the lenses of economics, trade, colonization and post-colonialism, cultural revitalization, gender and identity and beyond. Submissions can include original research, articles on pedagogical approaches for using the American West in world history courses, and research-based explorations of current events and struggles in the American West. Teaching plans, embedded in broader historical research and means of gaining access to research are also encouraged. Submissions that focus on marginalized voices in history are highly encouraged.

As envisioned by Guest Editor Vera Parham, this Forum will assist in the ongoing effort to broaden the scope of World History by decentralizing the narrative from major nation states and empires to the impact the region of the American West has had on the globe. In both research and practice, histories located in the West can be used to highlight individual agency and decision-making, challenge meta narratives, and identify how communities and individuals understood and reacted to broad global-scale events. Focusing on the American West supports broader world historical research and builds pedagogical creativity in the world history classroom.

Submission of proposals for this Forum should be sent directly to its Guest Editor, Vera Parham

All submissions for Forums, as with prospective individual articles, must follow the user-friendly “Submissions and Style Guide” at https://worldhistoryconnected.press.uillinois.edu/submissions.html. Please note, World History Connected is in the process of moving from its long-time publisher, the University of Illinois Press, to George Mason University, known for its support of world history. As a result, the journal’s web address may change or be temporarily interrupted, in which case those seeking the “Submission and Style Guide” may write directly to the Editor, Marc Jason Gilbert at mgilbert@hpu.edu with the subject line beginning “WHC” for this and any other inquiries.

The “Submission and Style Guide” specifies that all email to the journal email should include the subject line “WHC Submission” and manuscripts should be prepared double-spaced, with one-inch margins and subheads at the left-hand margins in bold, with endnotes (no bibliography), a short biography (250 words) similar to that found at the end of published WHC articles, and include a mailing address and phone number. Submitted articles should be more than 3,000 words, with the upper limit as appropriate (usually not more than 10,000 words). All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review. World History Connected reserves the right to decline to publish any submission. Copyright free images are encouraged; MP3 and audio files are also welcome.

World History Connected annually reaches 1.85 million readers (scholars and practitioners who read more than two articles) and attracts 6 million visits to its website. It publishes Forums, individual articles, book reviews, special features (such as its “Interview with a World Historian”), and a list of books available for review. Book reviews are welcome via preliminary contact with the journal’s Book Review Editor, Cynthia Ross, at Cynthia.Ross@tamuc.edu.

The journal is published 3 times a year (Winter, Spring and Fall), with additional material shared on social media through its social media editors, Angela Lee (mrsleehistory@gmail.com), Suzanne Litrel (suzannemlitrel@gmail.com), and Joe Snyder (jsnyderwvu@gmail.com).

Posted: August 31, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers


Call for Proposals: Scholars Working Groups at the Center for Jewish History

DEADLINE: March 24, 2023

Deadline: March 24, 2023

The Center for Jewish History (CJH) invites proposals for a new Scholars Working Group to begin in fall 2023. Building on the success of previous working groups including ‘The History of the Jewish Book,’ ‘New York City and the Jews,’ ‘Women and Gender,’ ‘Jews and the Modern Economy,’ ‘Yiddish Press,’ and ‘Roman Forum,’ CJH is seeking to provide new opportunities to draw from the research and ideas of a wide array of scholars at different career stages. The Center welcomes proposals on diverse and multidisciplinary themes/subjects that seek to examine a specific topic or question through various historical, disciplinary, and contextual mediums and lenses. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the creation of an interdisciplinary community of scholars who engage and provide opportunities for inquiry and conversation among themselves in an ongoing way.

Working Group Requirements:

  • The new working group will be expected to commit to a two-year cycle of six meetings per academic year. To be as inclusive as possible, most of these meetings will be held virtually, with one meeting per academic semester taking place in-person at the Center for Jewish History.
  • The meetings will consist of scholars presenting works-in-progress or completed but unpublished works of scholarship in the interest of generating conversation that relates to the overall theme of the group.
  • Working groups should also consider how to engage the broader CJH public. This might take the form of sponsoring a public symposium or a public lecture series, developing a digital platform, print publication, or other forms of disseminating the group’s results, all based on the outcome of the working group’s cumulative deliberations.

Applications must identify two group conveners, one of whom is expected to be a resident of the New York metropolitan area.

Conveners will determine the specific composition of the group, but both junior and senior scholars as well as advanced graduate students (ABD) should be invited to participate. Participation is by invitation only. Groups should consist of no fewer than twenty and no more than thirty-five invitees to begin.

The proposal should identify, in very clear terms:

  • The proposed theme and its significance to Jewish Studies
  • The plan for the two-year cycle
  • The names of the two conveners and a list of potential participants
  • Possible session topics that reflect a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Proposals should address the potential afterlife of the working group. Applications must consider ways the group can further its stated goals following completion of the working group cycle, either through sponsoring annual panels at the AJS conference, establishing a long-term digital project, publication of working group presentations, creating public symposia or workshops that involve a broader array of participants, conferences, or by other means.

The Center for Jewish History will cover the cost of each session including refreshments, technical, and administrative expenses.

Proposals are welcome from established scholars in the field of Jewish Studies. Applications should be no longer than 3-5 pages and should be sent to:

Miriam Eve Mora
Director of Academic and Public Programs
miriam@cjh.org by March 24, 2023.

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Posted: January 11, 2023
Tagged: Calls for Papers


APS Library Resident Short- and Long-Term Research Fellowships

DEADLINE: April 1, 2023

The American Philosophical Society invites applications for short-term residential fellowships to conduct research in the American Philosophical Society’s library in the history of American science and technology and early American history and culture.

Deadline: March 2023 (please check the website for exact date)

Award: $3,000 per month for one to three months

Contact: Library Resident Research Fellowships, American Philosophical Society, 105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: (215) 440-3443

E-mail: libfellows@amphilsoc.org

Web: https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/library-short-term-resident-research-fellowships

The APS Library offers a variety of long- and short-term residential fellowships for scholars at various stages of their careers. Subject-specific research is supported, primarily in the areas of early American history, the history of science and technology, and Native American and Indigenous topics, as is work in the digital humanities. Application deadlines will be determined shortly, and new opportunities are continually being added. Please consult the APS website for the most up-to-date information.

Posted: August 31, 2022
Tagged: Fellowships