The University of Illinois Press will publish the new Journal of Civil and Human Rights, beginning in 2015.
The mission statement for the Journal of Civil and Human Rights is: “Founded in 2014, the Journal of Civil and Human Rights is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal dedicated to preserving the histories of modern U.S.-based social justice movements and freedom struggles, including transnational ones, and their antecedents, influence, and legacies. The journal features research-based articles, interviews, editorials, and reviews of books, films, museum exhibits, and Web sites.”
The University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in cooperation with the American Folklore Society and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, are collaborating to host an author’s workshop at the 2014 conference of the American Folklore Society for authors working on their first book. Up to six authors will be selected to participate in a full day of intensive activities devoted to critiquing and developing their individual projects. Workshop activities will include one-on-one mentoring sessions with editors and senior scholars and group discussions of revision and editing strategies, publishing processes, and project critiques.
Midwestern History Working Group at the Midwestern History Meeting at MVHA in Omaha, Nebraska
At 5:30 pm on Friday March 7th, 2014 in room Council Bluffs B at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the downtown/Old Market area of Omaha a meeting will be held for anyone interested in hearing about or being a part of the Midwestern History Working Group.
Garst Museum Offers Free Lecutre on the First African American US Senator
On Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm, the Garst Museum will host a presentation by Roane Smothers. The topic will be Hiram Revels, the first African American U.S. Senator. Senator Hiram Revels was educated at the Union Literary Institute in Randolph County, Indiana which was part of the Longtown settlement.