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Recent Discussion Posts

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

Environmental History

Reading Lists

Defining the Field

McNeill, J. R. Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (2000)

Sutter, Paul S. “The World with Us: The State of American Environmental History,” Journal of American History, June 2013, Vol. 100, 1.

Rome, Adam. “What Really Matters in History? Environmental Perspectives on Modern America.” Environmental History, April 2002, 7, 2.

Special Issue, Journal of American History 76.4 (1990)

Digital Humanities

Resource Blog

With digital humanities becoming increasingly important both inside and outside of the academy, grad students should pay attention to its current trends, methodologies, and projects. The following resource list provides information about organizations/networks, blogs, funding opportunities, publications, and universities associated with the growing field of digital humanities.

University Projects and Resources:

Cleveland State University: http://csudigitalhumanities.org/

Reading Advice Part III

Insider Information Blog

The Introduction/Prologue/Preface can offer a lot about the direction, framework, and argument of the book. Read through these sections very carefully, and make sure you do not skip the Acknowledgement section. Acknowledgements give the reader another clue about where the author studied, who informed their research, and who guided the direction of the project. As you should know by now your advisors and mentors have a tremendous influence on what you read, how you write, and the way you think about your discipline.

Reading Advice Part II

Insider Information Blog

Reading in graduate school demands a strategy. It is a skill that has to be learned, because the tremendous load can very quickly overwhelm you.

The organization of the book can give you many signposts as to what is the argument, how the author present’s their evidence, and how you can strategically understand the book in a few short hours.

1. Start by looking at the book’s organization