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CFP: Front Range Early American Consortium, Tucson, October 16-17, 2015

Call for Papers
Front Range Early American Consortium
Tucson, Arizona
October 16-17
Deadline for Proposals: July 15, 2015


The Front Range Early American Consortium will gather for its annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona, on the weekend of October 16-17, 2015. FREAC, as we affectionately know it, is a small, collegial, but rigorous bunch of early American scholars most of whom live and work in the western United States. Our research interests range from the pre-Columbian through the antebellum eras.

2015-2016 David Library Fellows

The David Library of the American Revolution is pleased to announce fellowships awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Zara Anishanslin Ph. D., Assistant Professor, City University of New York, College of Staten Island  – “The Material and Visual Culture of Making and Remembering the American Revolution.” (book project)

Rebecca Brannon Ph. D., Assistant Professor, James Madison University  –  “Did the Founding Fathers Live Too Long?” (book project)

Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2015–2016 Fellowship Appointments

The Smithsonian American Art Museum will host 14 new fellows for the 2015–2016 academic year. The museum’s program grants awards for scholars and students to pursue research at the museum, including senior, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. The 2015–2016 museum fellows are:

• S. Elise Archias, George Gurney Senior Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago; “Armatures—Joan Mitchell, Lygia Clark and Melvin Edwards circa 1960”

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