Opportunities for Historians

Association for Documentary Editing Conference Registration

DEADLINE: June 5, 2023

Registration is open for the 2023 conference of the Association for Documentary Editing. We look forward to welcoming you to Washington, DC, on June 22–25. Please register her>> ( https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=8264 .)

This year’s conference, of which the OAH is a sponsor, has the theme "Modalities of Text and Editing." It will be held on the American University campus and at the Embassy Suites Chevy Chase Pavilion. We would love to see you in person. You may, however, virtually attend sessions on June 22–24.

*The ADE wants this conference to be welcoming and equitable for all attendees. To that end, the ADE Council has elected not to charge registration fees. Attendance, in-person or virtual, is free. *

Please preregister by June 5. This is not required but will greatly aid our planning. Preregistration is required for the banquet, the breakfast, and housing; to guarantee spots on tours; and to receive the virtual sign-in links. The Council is using ADE funds to keep the banquet and breakfast fees as low as possible. A limited number of assistantships, compensated with free meals at both, are available for students who assist at the registration desk.

Attendees have a choice of accommodations. You can reserve rooms in an AU residence hall as part of the preregistration process until June 5, or you can book rooms at the Embassy Suites directly until May 22. Please notify us of any needed accessibility arrangements by May 22.

The program will be posted there soon. If you have any questions or are interested in an assistantship, contact Serenity Sutherland ( serenity.sutherland@oswego.edu ).

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Posted: April 12, 2023
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia

California History Room and California State Library Host Free Virtual Series

DEADLINE: June 9, 2023

Hello from the California History Room in the California State Library!

Events are in Pacific Daylight Time:

  • Wednesday, May 17th, 6:00-7:30PM:Threads of the HMong Diaspora— a talk exploring the history of HMong Californians through the threads of their global diaspora. Tapping into oral history and folklore, designer and curator Pachia Lucy Vang shares research rooted in HMong knowledge to look at the importance of paj ntaub or HMong clothing and textiles throughout the world. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/HMongDiaspora .
  • Friday, June 9th, 4:00-5:30PM:Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party— a panel discussion featuring Stephen Shames and Ericka Huggins, co-authors of the newly released book, Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party . This panel is joined by former Black Panther Party member M. Gayle Asali Dickson and moderated by Susan D. Anderson. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/ComradeSisters2023 .

To see what other forms of outreach we have going on, check out our Events and Presentations page. If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us at cslcal@library.ca.gov .

Posted: May 12, 2023
Tagged: Meetings, Conferences, Symposia

CFP: Material Matters: It's in the Details Conference

DEADLINE: July 1, 2023

Call for Papers
Material Matters: It’s in the Details
January 20, 2024

The vast majority of participants in the military events of the long 18th century left no written traces of themselves. Fortunately for scholars, and the public, evidence of their presence survives in material form. From the arms they carried, to the archaeological evidence of their presence, the material experience of soldiering extensively survives if we look carefully. Often seen as mementos or souvenirs of war, or as distinct areas of avocational collecting, military material culture is pervasive, yet understudied, as a rich body of material culture.

However, “military material culture” is not limited to the weapons men wielded or the uniforms they wore. The dense networks of manufacturing supporting early modern militaries connected civilians across the world and expands our definition of this area of study. Furthermore, militaries left their impact on societies through the appropriation and re-use of materials, as well as physically on landscapes shaped by the presence, or absence, of soldiers. Thus, material culture provides a unique and compelling way to engage with topics and individuals for which no written sources survive.

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks papers relating broadly to material culture made, used, or altered in a military context. From soldier’s encounters with domestic furnishings on campaign, to the weapons designed and built for battle. We are seeking new research from established scholars in addition to graduate students, professionals, and artisans that relate to material culture made, used, or altered in a military context between roughly 1609–1815. Papers may engage but are not limited to:

  • Objects made for military purposes.
  • Civilian objects used in military contexts.
  • Archeological research into sites of military occupation
  • Ephemeral material cultures such as food or fuel
  • Military material culture crossing cultural, national, and geographic lines.
  • Construction and fabrication of material culture
  • Craft, trade, experimental archeology, or living history perspectives on material culture.
  • Art and representations of material culture in military contexts

This conference will be held online, using Zoom Webinars, on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Sessions are 30 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes for audience questions. Traditional illustrated papers, combined with live or recorded videos of trade practice or object analysis will all be accepted for consideration. Fort Ticonderoga may provide speakers with an honorarium. Please submit a 300-word abstract and CV by email by July 1, 2023, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org .

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Posted: April 25, 2023
Tagged: Calls for Papers

"The Past, Present, and Future of Nation-States" Conference hosted by SNHU’s Liberal Arts and Social Sciences departments

DEADLINE: July 14, 2023

This multidisciplinary conference is a product of collaboration between Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) Liberal Arts and Social Sciences departments. Nation-states are relatively new to the international political landscape. Accompanied by wars, border realignments, and bitter territorial disputes, as well as by glorifying victories and alliances, a modern history of nation-states is a complex mix of losses and achievements. How did the modern nation-state-building process change the lives of people inside and outside of their borders? How do newly developing citizenship regimes and the forces of globalization affect nation-states today? Are nation-states in demise, losing their practical value for local and international politics, or are they changing to meet new conditions? These are some of the questions this conference seeks to discuss.

This conference is open to students and professionals alike from any field or discipline and aims to:

  • Showcase academic research by students and professionals
  • Create opportunities for collaborative and mutually enriching interactions among students and professionals, as well as between them, thus helping them to expand their social capital
  • Enhance inter-cultural exchange of ideas and exposure to diverse views
  • Stimulate critical thinking about the topics that have deep impacts on millions of people around the world.

The Program Committee will consider all proposals that advance deeper understanding of complex issues surrounding historical nation-state building and its transformation in the 21st century, as well as discuss and/or propose solutions to them. We are looking for submissions on the historical legacies and modern challenges facing nation-states for all places and people (in any continent or part of the world) and which use diverse sources and methods. Presentations can be in various formats, including roundtable discussions, traditional presentations, interviews, formal or informal lectures, or digital multimedia storytelling. Live presentations will be broadcast on Teams and recorded for later rebroadcast on SNHU’s podcast and/or YouTube feeds.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for individual presentations or group collaborations from all students and professionals, regardless of their field, institutional affiliation, location, and country of origin. The Committee promotes inclusivity and diversity and encourages proposals from scholars from under-represented groups. Please send proposals to Program Committee co-chairs Robert Denning (r.denning@snhu.edu) or Laman Tasch (l.tasch@snhu.edu) by close of business on July 14, 2023.

Each proposal must contain the following information:

  • Title of presentation
  • Presentation abstract (up to 500 words) that introduces the topic and summarizes the argument
  • Presentation format and technology needs (if applicable)
  • Presenter information (full name, biographical paragraph or CV, email address, affiliation, and city/state/country of residence)

Only proposals containing all of the above-mentioned information will be considered. Email notification regarding acceptance or rejection of each proposal will be sent in late July, 2023.

Please direct all questions regarding presentation format or content of proposals to Program Committee co-chairs Robert Denning (r.denning@snhu.edu) and Laman Tasch (l.tasch@snhu.edu).

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Posted: May 12, 2023
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Call for Papers - White House History Quarterly

DEADLINE: July 31, 2023

White House History Quarterly features articles on the historic White House and its occupants. With the knowledge that the White House is one of the most richly documented houses in the world and the premier symbol of the American presidency, we publish original research that draws from these resources as well as first-hand interviews, secondary accounts, and the vast wealth of illustrations of all kinds, from drawings to photographs, in exploring the many aspects of so extensive a past. We serve a varied readership, both popular and academic, interested in history, architecture, and biography, all of which we present in the context of the White House and its ongoing traditions.

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit proposals for articles, in the form of abstracts, for the editor’s review. Please refer to the Call for Papers for a list of topics currently being considered for general thematic issues. These include: The White House that Wasn’t; Pets and Working Animals at the White House; Military Roles in the White House; The White House During World War II; White House Traditions; The White House and Philadelphia; The White House in Literature and Poetry; Faith and the White House, America 250; White House History in Historic Cemeteries. Topics for other issues may include presidential biography; first family biography; and studies of documentary letters, journals, diaries, and illustrations that relate to the White House.

Authors interested in submitting an article are asked to complete the White House History Quarterly abstract submissions form or contact the publications office at books@whha.org.

Download the abstract form

Posted: April 21, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Call for Book Proposals: Book Series on Teaching and Learning History

DEADLINE: July 31, 2023

Book Series on Teaching History Today and In the Future

Rowman & Littlefield is requesting proposals for a book series that publishes high quality volumes on current and future trends in the teaching and learning of history. Of particular interest are book proposals that combine aspects of the scholarship of the teaching and learning of history with classroom applications. Books should be written for K-12 teachers, K-12 pre-service teachers, and/or collegiate faculty.

Proposals may explore any topic or theme related to history teaching and learning.

Initial proposals should include a brief 250-word description of the proposed book including its topic, purpose, importance for teaching and learning history, and suggested audience(s). Also include a brief 100-word biography. After review of the initial proposal, if accepted, the book will follow standard Rowman & Littlefield book proposal procedures for final approval.

For more information, contact Mark Newman, series editor, at mnewman@nl.edu.

Mark Newman, series editor, mnewman@nl.edu

Posted: February 21, 2023
Tagged: Calls for Papers

Call for E-Journal Editor

DEADLINE: July 31, 2023

During 2023, the First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE) will appoint an inaugural editor to launch an e-journal that reflects the research and education mission of the organization. This is a unique opportunity to influence and shape a new journal in a field where nothing else like it exists. FLARE was launched in June 2021, and has members from many different areas of history. See the full description of FLARE on our website: https://www.flare-net.org/aws/FLARE/pt/sp/home_page

Initially, the journal will be published once a year and will reflect original scholarship on the lives and legacies of American first ladies. The inaugural editor will work with FLARE’s Board to: create a strategic vision for a new journal in this field; establish an editorial board; establish review and publication policies. The editor will oversee the submission, review and editing of manuscripts; liaise with the web manager to publish the journal on the FLARE website; and work with the communication committee to promote the journal through FLARE digital channels. The editor can expect to make a two to three-year commitment as FLARE works toward making the journal the premier site for the publication of first ladies’ scholarship.

The editor must be a member of FLARE at the time of appointment and must maintain membership in FLARE throughout the term. The journal editor will report to the Board. It is expected that the editor will attend FLARE events as appropriate and actively participate in the cultivation of the journal.

Additionally, the editor must follow FLARE by-laws, uphold the integrity of the organization, and foster diversity and inclusion in the editorial focus and the journal’s contributors.

As per FLARE’s 501(c)(3) non-profit status, the editor will not receive compensation. However, as a result of service, the editor will gain further prominence in the field and within FLARE, and further valuable experience in editing and publishing.

The selection of an editor will be based on the following considerations:

  1. Established research profile in first ladies’ scholarship.
  2. Editorial experience relevant to academic review and publication of a journal.
  3. Knowledge of word processing, document collaboration, and e-publishing.
  4. Ability to work with authors from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives.
  5. Access to a graduate assistant, student interns, or other immediate staff support.
  6. Ability to meet deadlines and make timely decisions.
  7. Vision of excellence for the development of the journal.
  8. Be a member of FLARE in good standing.

Application Process:
Submit a letter of application that addresses: the commitment to serve, the skills and vision the applicant brings to the creation and launch of an e-journal as per the selection criteria, and a statement of perspective on plans for content in relation to FLARE’s mission. Include a curriculum vita with the letter of application. If relevant to the applicant’s situation, submit a letter of support from your supervisor and indicate the level and type of support provided by the institution.

The application deadline will remain open until FLARE receives a suitable candidate for appointment to the position; however, applications received by April 15, 2023, will be given priority consideration. The FLARE Board will review all applications and make a recommendation to the FLARE Executive Council for final approval.

Direct inquiries and send electronic (Word files) application letter, CV, and any supporting materials to:
Elizabeth Natalle
FLARE e-Journal Search Committee Chair

Posted: March 8, 2023
Tagged: Digital Humanities, Professional Development

Call for Papers for the 2024 Cryptologic History Symposium

DEADLINE: September 5, 2023

The Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) and the National Cryptologic Foundation (NCF) invite proposals for papers and posters to be presented at the 19th Cryptologic History Symposium on May 8–10, 2024. The Symposium will be held in-person at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. The theme for the 2024 Cryptologic History Symposium is “Engage the Past—Educate the Future.” Proposals are due September 5, 2023.

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Posted: May 12, 2023
Tagged: Calls for Papers

2024 – 2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition Now Open

DEADLINE: September 15, 2023

Deadline: September 15, 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of the competition for Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for the 2024-25 academic year!

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program (https://fulbrightscholars.org/) offers over 400 unique awards for U.S. citizens to teach, research, and conduct professional projects in more than 130 countries. In the current competition, there are 54 awards in American Studies, in addition to opportunities open to all disciplines. Explore awards available in the 2024-25 competition. You can join the more than 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

We encourage you to visit our website for application resources:

Posted: February 21, 2023
Tagged: Awards and Prizes

Call for Book Submissions by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

DEADLINE: December 31, 2023

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History co-sponsors four national book prizes annually. Each recognizes the best book of the year in its field. A jury of leading scholars evaluates the entries and presents the top choices to the prize’s board for final selection. The winner is honored at an award ceremony providing an opportunity for the public, including teachers and students, to hear the author speak.

We always welcome submissions of books that bear a copyright date in the current year and which conform to the following criteria:

Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize
The prize is awarded to the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or the American Civil War era.

George Washington Prize
The prize recognizes the year’s best works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.

Gilder Lehrman Military History Prize
The award recognizes the best book on American military history in English distinguished by its scholarship, its contribution to the literature, and its appeal to the broadest possible general reading public.

Frederick Douglass Book Prize
Awarded to an outstanding non-fiction book in English published on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. We are interested in all geographical areas and time periods. Please note that works related to the Civil War are acceptable only if their primary focus relates to slavery or emancipation.

To inquire about submitting or suggesting books for consideration, please contact: bookprizes@gilderlehrman.org .

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Posted: April 12, 2023
Tagged: Awards and Prizes