CFP: ASA 2014 PANEL: Imagined Pasts, Happier Presents: The Functions of Nostalgia in American Culture

From renovations of historic downtowns to romanticized TV communities and retro fashion trends, nostalgia supplies a lens for interpreting—and surviving—the vicissitudes of American life. This panel will explore the function of nostalgia in American culture past and present. Work exploring intersections between nostalgia, gender, and historical memory in American culture is welcome.

ANN: 2014 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop

The 2014 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic (begins June 2), Hindi-Urdu, Persian, Tatar, Turkish, and Uzbek.

* All participants pay in-state tuition and earn 6-10 credits

* 4- and 5-week options are available for Russian (ending on July 3)

* FLAS and ROTC Project GO funding available to qualified students — Priority deadline for funding is February 1, 2014. Funding requests received after this date will be reviewed contingent upon availability of remaining funds.

ANN: 2014 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop (Bloomington, Summer 2014)

The 2014 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is accepting applications for intensive study of Arabic, Hindi-Urdu, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, Tatar, Turkish, and Uzbek.

* All participants pay in-state tuition and earn 6-10 credits

* 4- and 5-week options are available for Russian (ending on July 3)

* FLAS and ROTC Project GO funding available to qualified students — Priority deadline for funding is February 1, 2014. Funding requests received after this date will be reviewed contingent upon availability of remaining funds.

Mellon Scholars Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History (PAAH), with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is pleased to announce the next round of the Mellon Scholars Program of fellowships, internships, and a workshop for 2014-2015. These competitive programs are designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900.

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