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Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships

Application deadline: March 1, 2017.

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Inaugural SHEAR Second-Book Writers' Workshop


Inaugural SHEAR Second-Book Writers’ Workshop

Call for Applications

SHEAR is pleased to announce the creation of the SHEAR Second-Book Writers’ Workshop and to invite applications for its inaugural session at the annual meeting 20 – 23 July 2017 in Philadelphia.  

TOC: Early American Studies Winter 2017

The following is the table of contents for the Winter 2017 issue of Early American Studies, a journal published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. Issue 15.1 features articles on phrenology and and the science of race, market production in eighteenth-century Massachusetts, and the dynamic between local institutions and allegiance during the American Revolution.

John P. Bowes
Rebecca Kugel

Kugel on Bowes, 'Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal'

John P. Bowes. Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal. New Directions in Native American Studies Series. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Illustrations. 234 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-5212-7.

Reviewed by Rebecca Kugel (University of California, Riverside)
Published on H-SHEAR (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray