H-OIEAHC is sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia. Moderator of H-OIEAHC is John Saillant, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Linda and Richard Kerber Fund for Research in the Iowa Women’s Archives
The Iowa Women’s Archives (University of Iowa Libraries) announces a grant of $1000 to fund travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to conduct research in the Iowa Women’s Archives. The collections of the Iowa Women’s Archives are global in scope and include rich sources on the history of the women’s movement, political activism, African Americans, rural women, and Latinas, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Proposals must be postmarked by April 15, 2014. Additional information can be found on the Iowa Women’s Archives webpage: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/kerber/
On Thursday, April 10, Kenneth Carpenter will deliver the James Russell Wiggins Lecture in the History of the Book in American Culture at the American Antiquarian Society for the 2013-14 year. His talk will be titled “The Incredible Journey of Franklin’s ‘Way to Wealth’,” and will take place at 7:00 PM in the Society’s library building in Worcester, MA. Benjamin Franklin’s “Way to Wealth” began its existence in Philadelphia as the untitled preface to Poor Richard’s Almanac for 1758. Despite not having a formal title—or author’s name—and despite being published on the periphery of the British Empire, it gradually spread around the world, eventually being published in twenty-six languages, in well over a thousand appearances.
Dear Subscribers, let's try some of the features of the new H-NET Commons. I've initiated two blogs.
One is Michael Jarvis's on the dig he conducts at Smiths Island, Bermuda. The H-OIEAHC blog post contains only a little of his most recent material. Follow the link to read about what he and his students do at Smiths Island. I wish I were there.
The other is a call for manuscripts. We've been posting calls of various kinds for years. Some have deadlines, others not. Let's post the former in discussions and the latter in a blog. That will make the latter easier to find for those who think of them some time after the initial announcement.
Smiths Island seems a long way off and a long time ago, considering the view of snow-covered trees currently out my window, but already I am putting together next season's excavation plan and finishing the 2013 season site report. This year, the University of Rochester will be opening up participation in the field school internationally.
An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Department of History at Drew University.
Co-organizers: Richard Bell (Maryland) and Sharon Braslaw Sundue (Drew)