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Call for Authors: Biographies of Interwar German-American Entrepreneurs

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C., is seeking authors for its online project "Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present" (www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org). This project examines the contributions that first- and second-generation German immigrants have made to business and entrepreneurship in United States. Intended as a research and reference tool, it will ultimately include 250 biographies of prominent American entrepreneurs of German descent.

Gender and History in the Americas

Gender and History in the Americas Seminar series, IHR
       London
    Date: 2013-11-04
    Description: The Gender and History in the Americas seminar series
       is organized by the Society for the History of Women in the
       Americas (SHAW) and is held at the Institute for Historical
       Research, London, at 17.30 on the first Monday of the month.
       The series offers a forum for speakers to present research
       invest ...
    Contact: shawsociety@gmail.com

Weekend reading: Common-place Fall 2013

In the Fall 2013 issue of Common-place, Dwight Pitcaithley and Marie Tyler-McGraw tell the story of the Lemmon Case — a trial dealing with states’ rights and slavery far less famous than the Dred Scott case, but that held the potential to more completely overturn the Constitutional order in the years before the Civil War. Lara Langer Cohen offers a

CfP: Critical Disability Discourse / Discours Critiques dans le Champ du Handicap

Title: CALL FOR PAPERS - CRITICAL DISABILITY DISCOURSE / DISCOURS
      CRITIQUES DANS LE CHAMP DU HANDICAP - DUE MARCH 1 2014
   Date: 2014-03-01
   Description: CRITICAL DISABILITY DISCOURSE / DISCOURS CRITIQUES
      DANS LE CHAMP DU HANDICAP Call for Papers The students of York
      Universitys Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies
      launched an academic journal in November 2009. Critical
      Disability Discourse is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal,
      publis ...

INQ: articles on interdisciplinarity as a critique of the disciplines.

Interdisciplinary Academix: I'm working on a university task force focused on understanding and supporting interdisciplinary activities. Ive been asked to help put together some readings on interdisiciplinarity, specificially around pedagogy, to ask task force members to read in advance of the December meeting.

New Book on costs of higher education

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book: The College Question: Why college (as we know it) isn't working for the Millennial generation. The book is timely and examines issues of cost and demand in higher education and the ramifications of significant economic and demographic shifts on students in the Millennial generation (as well as their parents.)

The book analyzes trends and data to forecast the coming years in higher education, and the forecast is not pretty. However, the book also offers practical, easy-to-follow suggestions for students and parents as well.

Your thoughts? Reconsidering Jefferson's quote: "We are all republicans, we are all federalists "

I am in the middle of teaching a course on the Early Republic.  Our task is to learn about this era while studying how historians have interpreted primary sources in writing secondary sources. This week we finished John Ferling’s Adams vs. Jefferson (Oxford, 2004). On pg. 205, Ferling claims that Jefferson wrote in his first inaugural speech, “We are all republicans, we are all federalists” without capitalization.

LECTURE: Horst Bredkamp: The Swimming Sovereign. Charlemagne and the political iconology of the body

Title: HORST BREDEKAMP: THE SWIMMING SOVEREIGN. Charlemagne and
      the political iconology of the body
   Date: 2013-11-15
   Description: University Copenhagen, The Department of Art and
      Cultural Studies (IKK) / HUM Campus, Copenhagen: Auditorium
      23.0.50 15. November.2013, Friday, 15-17.00 Horst Bredekamp is
      Professor of Art History at the Humboldt University in Berlin
      and Permanent Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies,
      Berlin ...
   Contact: kacunko@hum.ku.dk

Updated list of theses and dissertations in progress

H-Sport is happy to announce that the current list of theses and dissertations in progress in the sport humanities has been updated.  The list is updated two times a year (spring and fall) and has grown to over fifty entries.  A permanent link to the list is available on the main page of H-Sport, it can be also be accesed through the following link https://networks.h-net.org/node/2622/pages/2928/dissertations-theses-progress

 

 

CFP: Society of Appalachian Historians's Fifth Annual Meeting, May 19-21, Berea

The Society of Appalachian Historians (SAH) will hold its Fifth Annual Meeting in Berea, Kentucky, on the campus of Berea College, May 19-21, 2014. The Society of Appalachian Historians seeks to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of innovative historical scholarship on any aspect of Appalachia and encourages submissions by historians exploring new areas of inquiry.

Society of Appalachian Historians

Society of Appalachian Historians's Fifth Annual Meeting
    Location: Kentucky
    Date: 2014-05-19
    Description: The Society of Appalachian Historians (SAH) will hold
       its Fifth Annual Meeting in Berea, Kentucky, on the campus of
       Berea College, May 19-21, 2014. The Society of Appalachian
       Historians seeks to provide a forum for the dissemination and
       discussion of innovative historical scholarship on any aspect o
       ...
    Contact: sah@etsu.edu

Postdoctoral fellowship in African and African American Studies

   Location: Missouri
   Date: 2014-02-03
   Description: The African and African American Studies (AFAS)
      program at Washington University in St. Louis invites
      applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the humanities and
      social sciences for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with
      the option to apply for a second-year renewal. The fellowship
      is intended  ...
   Contact: afas@artsci.wustl.edu
   URL: afas.wustl.edu

Kentucky High School Feedback Reports - How Well Did KY Postsecondary and KY High Schools Work Together?

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics just released their new 2013 High School Feedback Reports and they need your help getting the word out. This is important to anyone interested in improving Kentuckians' lives as well as those of us in academia who are working to comply with Senate Bill 1 (2009) on college and career readiness.

New issue out: PA Magazine of History and Biography, October 2013


The October issue of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is now available in print and online. Articles in this issue are: Kevin Slack, “On the Origins and Intention of Benjamin Franklin’s ‘On the Providence of God in the Government of the World’”; and John L. Puckett and Mark Frazier Lloyd, “Penn’s Great Expansion: Postwar Urban Renewal and the Alliance between Private Universities and the Public Sector.”

Women as Wives and Workers - Marking Fifty Years of the Feminine Mystiqu

Women as Wives and Workers - Marking Fifty Years of the
       Feminine Mystique Conference Nov 30th 2013
    Date: 2013-11-30
    Description: The Society for the History of Women in the Americas
       and the Bedford Centre for the History of Women at Royal
       Holloway are holding a conference on Nov 30th - Women as Wives
       and Workers: Marking Fifty Years of the Feminine Mystique. 2013
       marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Feminine Mystiques public
       ...

Southern Studies Conference

Southern Studies Conference at Auburn University
       Montgomery, 7-8 February 2014
    Location: Alabama
    Date: 2013-11-07
    Description: SOUTHERN STUDIES CONFERENCE at Auburn University
       Montgomery7-8 February 2014 FINAL REMINDER: Now in its sixth
       year, the AUM School of Liberal Arts invites panel and paper
       proposals on any aspect of Southern history from Civil War to
       Civil Rights, from dueling to NASCAR, from King Cotton to corn
       whis ...

Deadline extended, CFP: "From Burned Over to Rusted Out: Disaster and Recovery"


"From Burned Over to Rusted Out: Disaster and Recovery" Location: New York Date: 2013-11-10 Description: The Fifth Annual Graduate Conference Hosted by the Graduate History Society at the University of Rochester Saturday, February 22, 2014. 

CfP: Sport in Africa and the Global South:Ten yearsWhat's next?

Title: Sport in Africa and the Global South:Ten yearsWhat's next?
   Location: Ohio
   Date: 2014-02-01
   Description: The Sport in Africa conference at Ohio University
      celebrates its tenth anniversary in April 2014. Over the years,
      the conference has been proud to provide scholarship that
      situates sport (in particular, sport in Africa and the Global
      South) within the realms of mainstream scholarship. The
      upcoming S ...
   Contact: akindesg@ohio.edu

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