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2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the 2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible.

The World Cup on H-Net

We are happy to introduce the Commons Crossroads, a new kind of network for content delivered from all H-Net Networks around a single topic, representing the intersection of scholarship and thinking from across our many fields. Our first multi-network topic: The World Cup!

2014 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, June 20-22, 2014, "Let the Games Begin: Sports and Recreation in New England"

Join us for the 2014 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, June 20-22, 2014 at Historic Deerfield. The three-day conference, Let the Games Begin: Sports and Recreation in New England features eighteen lectures and demonstrations on the subject of the region's recreational and sports history from 1620 to 1930. The program begins with lectures on the origin and political role of American football, on the invention of basketball, on the beginnings of baseball and its audiences, and on the story of college athletics and of Fenway Park.

FELLOWSHIP: Scholar in the Park - Patriots of Color Research Project

The Friends of Minute Man National Park, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Minute Man National Historical Park, will sponsor a scholar to research the lives of “Patriots of Color,” Massachusetts slaves and former slaves who fought during the American Revolution, beginning with the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.

AAS Regional Academic Seminar: Thomas Augst, May 13

On Tuesday, May 13, Thomas Augst—an associate professor of English at New York University and a current National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society—will give a talk titled “Accounting for Vocation: Social Reform and Mass Culture in Nineteenth-Century America.” This seminar series is co-sponsored by the history departments of Brown University, Clark University, and the University of Connecticut.