New Funding and Job Opportunities
Max Woody, the sixth-generation chair maker and "part-time fiddler," will be honored with the North Carolina Folklore Society's 2016 Brown-Hudson Folklore Award at an October 9th event in Marion.
The free, public ceremony is set for 2-4 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Historic Carson House, 805 Highway 70 West, Marion. McDowell County native Woody, 87, has worked in chair-making for more than five decades, starting when he was only four.
What's New For Teachers
Prof. Julie Voss, Lenoir-Rhyne University, will lead a webinar titled "Students Becoming Scholars: Using Digital Archives to Create a Powerful Primary Source Assignment" on September 29. In this webinar, Voss will share her experience using a digital archive of 18th-century American books, broadsides and pamphlets to fascinate and challenge an undergraduate class.
Recent Calls for Papers
Call for Papers: Beyond Established Narratives? New Approaches to European History from Early Modern Times to the Present.
The 11th annual Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH), to be held at the European University Institute (EUI, Florence), April 27–29 2017
Recent Items For Scholars
The Folger Institute in Washington, D.C. is now accepting applications to its Fellowship Program. Each year, the Folger awards approximately five long-term fellowships and forty-five short-term fellowships. Fellowships support scholars in residence for anywhere from six to nine months (long-term) and one to three months (short-term). Long-term fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,555.55 for up to $50,000 while short-term fellows receive $2,500 per month for up to $7,500.