Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH), is proud to announce the creation of the South Carolina Electronic Records Archive (SCERA).
H-South is H-Net's Network on the study of the Culture and History of the Southern U.S.
Below you will find current Discussions and Announcements. Over on the right you will find CFP's for Southern Studies.
H-South is currently seeking new editors, bloggers, and contributors. Please see our announcement for more information.
CFP: Regionalism in Jewish American Literature, Studies in American Jewish Literature, 300-word abstract + brief bio due by April 15, 2016.
We are pleased to announce that Studies in American Jewish Literature: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Theory is devoting a special issue to the subject of Regionalism in American Jewish Literature. Submissions are invited that thematize regionalism and regional identities in American Jewish poetry, prose, drama, life writing, and creative nonfiction from all periods and in all languages of American Jewish literature.
The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers in July 2016 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and its Aftermath. Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2016.
The Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has started a new podcast called "Press Record." Our first two episodes are now available (32-35 minutes each), and you can listen on iTunes, Soundcloud, or on our website at https://sohp.org/podcast/
Our archive of oral history interviews is well over 6,000, but to engage new audiences, and to talk informally about the power and potential of oral history, we thought producing a podcast would be useful...and fun!
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The Research Society for American Periodicals announces the $1000 article prize for 2016.
The prize will be awarded to the best article on American periodicals by an early-career scholar – that is, one who is pre-tenure, non-tenure, or independent, within five years of degree conferral – published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015.
The prize winner will be announced at the 2016 American Literature Association (ALA) conference, to be held in San Francisco, CA May 26-29, 2016.
The KHS scholarly research fellowship program encourages and promotes advanced study and research in KHS collections on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national and transnational history. Fellowships support visits to KHS within one year of the award and are designed to assist researchers with travel and living expenses while using the KHS research collections. Applications are judged on the merits of the proposed research and the extent to which the judges believe that research can be advanced through use of collections at KHS.
The St. George Tucker Society, an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of the American South, is proud to announce its annual M. E. Bradford Dissertation Prize. The award recognizes the best dissertation focused on the South, any time period and any discipline. The prize carries a $1,000 award and an expense-paid trip to discuss the project at the Society’s annual meeting. Attendance at the meeting in Asheville, North Carolina to be held Thursday, July 28th to Saturday, July 30th is mandatory for receipt of the prize.
A member of the board of a new non-profit organization in Virginia, Associates of Colonel Philip Ludwell, would like to share information about the organization with scholars working in Southern history and the history of religion. It can be found at the following link:
Register now for the 2016 Virginia Forum, hosted at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Virginia, March 3-6, 2016.
Initiated in 2006, the Virginia Forum is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together academics, teachers, writers, archivists, museum curators, historic site interpreters, librarians, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history and culture to share their knowledge, research, and experience. The Forum is open to all interested participants and attendees.
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