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CFP: Midwest Labor and Working Class History Colloquium 2018 - Due: 2.2.2018


Midwest Labor and Working Class History Colloquium 2018


Call for Papers

Colloquium date: May 26, 2018

Submission date: February 2, 2018


University of Iowa, Iowa City

Organizers: Ashley H. Dorn and John Jepsen


CFP: Northeastern University's 10th Annual Graduate Conference in World History - Due 1.12.2018


"Interrogating Boundaries: Mapping the Mental and Material in World History"- Northeastern University's 10th Annual World History Graduate Conference

The Northeastern History Graduate Student Association invites proposal submissions for its 10th annual graduate student conference to be held on March 24th and 25th 2018 at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. The deadline for submissions to the conference is Friday January 12th 2018.

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. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Start your application and mark your calendar with the deadlines below!


Recent Blog Posts

Maintaining a Healthy Brain

Insider Information Blog

In the very demanding world of academia it is important to find time to decompress. Having a hobby, a group of friends outside of work or your department, or designating a daily quiet-time is extremely important. Psychologists recommend spending several minutes’ everyday thinking about something other than your work. It is important for your mental health, and in a profession that requires extensive use of our brains, it is important to maintain a balanced life.

Public History Reading List

Reading Lists

Public History Readers

      Frisch, Michael.  A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and

      Public History (1990)

      Gardner, James and Peter LaPaglia. Public History: Essays from the Field (1999)

      Kean, Hilda and Paul Martin. The Public History Reader (2013)

      Tyrrell, Ian. Historians in Public: The Practice of American History, 1890-1970 (2005)

Public History Theory

      Abrams, Lynn. Oral History Theory (2010)