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Recent Discussion Posts

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, 2018-2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

Politics of Memory Workshop at the German Historical Institute in Amsterdam

Hi all,

The Duitsland Institute at the University of Amsterdam is hosting a graduate student workshop on April 27th. We are currently looking for participants whose work centers on memory of the Second World War in Europe. Students with topics focusing on commemoration, monuments and museums, the politics of victimhood, or collective memory are especially encouraged to respond. 

If you are interested in presenting please contact Jazmine Contreras at contr090@umn.edu.


Script United: Safavid Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Nasta’liq Calligraphy in the Sixteenth Century

"Script United: Safavid Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Nasta’liq Calligraphy in the Sixteenth Century"

with Dr Simon Rettig (Freer Sackler Gallery, Washington)

on Friday 19th January 2018

from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

at the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK.

Attendance by free ticket only https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-18/script-united


New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Research Grants, 2018-2019

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Application deadline: February 1, 2018.

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of twenty-five major cultural agencies, will offer at least twenty awards in 2018-2019. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research at three or more participating institutions between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply.

2018 JDC Archives Fellowship Program: Deadline Extended

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2018 fellowship program. In 2018, 6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.


Recent Blog Posts

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)

Your Online Presence

Insider Information Blog

Whether you know it or not, all graduate students have some kind of online presence. Maybe you have a Facebook profile, signed up for Linkedin at some point, or created your own website and have Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest, and any other number of social networking sites that you use every day. Perhaps you filled out your profile on H-Net or have the option, like I do at my University (Florida State), to have a profile on your department’s website.

Teaching Tips

Insider Information Blog

For August, the insider information blog topic was tips for teaching. The following tips have been pulled from different blogs/websites and are by no means tried and tested (or at least not by me!). Hopefully, this blog will be a starting point for those who may be teaching for the first time or those who wish to add some variety to their seminars and lectures.

History of Capitalism Reading List

Reading Lists

There is no question that trying to compile a comprehensive list about the history of capitalism is a daunting, if not impossible, task. Thus, take what follows as a very small sliver of what is available. Admittedly, this list is skewed heavily towards North and South America (with a bit of Great Britain thrown in) as those are the areas I am most familiar with. One will also notice how studies of capitalism often go beyond state borders and are becoming increasingly global in scope. I and the editors at H-Grad welcome any additions you wish to leave in the comments.