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Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships, 2018-2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019, including the Loring Fellowship, offered conjointly with the Boston Athenaeum, for research on the Civil War. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Mark your calendar with the deadlines below!

Call for Nominations: 2018 Wiley-Silver Prize for Best First Book in Civil War History

The Center for Civil War Research is accepting submissions for the annual Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History. The prize will be awarded to the best first book in Civil War history published in 2017.  It recognizes exceptional emerging scholars in the history of the American Civil War. The prize is named for two distinguished former members of the University's History Department faculty, Bell Irvin Wiley and James W. Silver.

CWBR Fall 2017 Issue Online Now

The Civil War Book Review, a quarterly journal published by the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections Division, has released its Fall 2017 Issue at http://www.cwbr.com/index.php

This issue covers a range of topics that include family in antebellum America, U.S. Grant’s life, and slavery. Though these subjects receive regular attention in some capacity, many of the works reviewed highlight often neglected aspects of familiar topics.

New Online Letters Database Offers Insights Into Civil War's Common Soldiers

UGA's Center for Virtual History, in conjunction with linguists Michael Ellis (Missouri State University) and Michael Montgomery (University of South Carolina), has launched a new online archive (dubbed "Private Voices") devoted to the letters of Civil War soldiers who wrote 'by ear' -- meaning the letter-writers were untrained in spelling, punctuation, or the use of capital letters.

Event: "Recasting the Confederacy: Monuments and Civil War Memory"

Please join us for the kickoff event for the Draper Workshop Series, a panel discussion entitled "Recasting the Confederacy: Monuments and Civil War Memory."


Monday, November 6th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Center

University of Connecticut, Storrs


For more information on our speakers, please visit: http://calendar.uconn.edu/event/56659/2017-11-06