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Deadline Extended: SHEAR Dissertation Prize

Submission deadline for the SHEAR Dissertation Prize is extended to February 15, 2021.

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic invites submissions for the SHEAR Dissertation Prize. The Prize will be awarded to an exceptional dissertation pertaining to the history of North America from 1776 to 1861. Within that period, the dissertation may treat virtually any aspect of history, including political, social, cultural, or literary history. Dissertations successfully defended in calendar years 2019 and 2020 are eligible.

Upcoming Deadlines: 2021-2022 Fellowship Opportunities in Early American History, Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society 

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects pertaining to Early American History.