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Recent Discussion Posts

CFP: Journal of Festive Studies

The Journal of Festive Studies, a new peer-reviewed journal published on H-Celebration, invites submissions for its first issue, scheduled for March 2018.

The journal’s stated aim is to draw together all academics who share an interest in festivities, including but not limited to holiday celebrations, family rituals, carnivals, religious feasts, processions and parades, and civic commemorations.


Recent Blog Posts

Time Management

Insider Information Blog

Grad school can overwhelm the best of us, but often in ways we didn’t anticipate. The intellectual rigors -- research, writing, teaching -- come as no surprise, but we rarely consider the day-to-day routine when imagining an academic life. The struggle of managing when and how we work tends to elude us. We blow through mealtime, skip sleep, and wave goodbye to hobbies as if these are requirements to graduate.


Reading Lists

The topic of gender history has become ubiquitous within the past few decades with everyone asking, ‘What about the women?’ This question led to revisionist histories of all major historical events such as the evolution of a two-party political system in early America in Catherine Allgor’s Parlor Politics: In which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government (2000), American slavery in Deborah Gray White Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (1985) and Annie L.