Call for Papers on America’s 250th

Two co-editors of an upcoming book of essays about historic sites on the eve of America’s 250th anniversary seek submissions from heritage practitioners and humanities scholars to discuss inclusive, expansive, and reflective narratives of the Revolutionary Era (1750-1830). The book is in editorial development for a public history series at an academic press.

Call for Submissions: 2023 Global Voices Essay Contest (January 31, 2023 deadline)

In partnership with MSU’s Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES), the 2023 Global Voices Essay Contest is open to citizens between the ages of 15 and 24 from specific countries in Central and Eastern Europe (see list below). We invite youth to share their stories of RESILIENCE in order to raise awareness, amplify their voices, and inspire others. 

Re: AI and College Essays

Don't get mad; get creative. An AI can only produce content if it has information in its dataset. The answer is to create assignments that specifically reference course content, put unique information together in new and interesting ways, and make use of third-party (hopefully free and accessible) tech tools to make creative projects. An AI can turn out a passable essay on Moby-Dick since there are many examples to choose from.


American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the next round of the AAUS Book, Article, Translation Prizes, and launching this year – Graduate Student Prize. For this round, works published (graduate student papers completed) in 2021 and 2022 are eligible (as long as they were not nominated last year, as each work can be considered for a prize only once). Eligibility criteria are as follows.

A "person off the street" may have rewritten human history

Weekend reading:

Below is an excerpt from, and link to, an article entitled "A Total Amateur May Have Just Rewritten Human History With Bombshell Discovery: Ben Bacon is "effectively a person off the street," but he and his academic co-authors think they've found the earliest writing in human history" by Becky Ferreira for Vice, January 5, 2023, 9:46am.


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