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Re: Wanted: New moderator for Jhistory

Dear Jhistory members,

W are still looking for another moderator (or two) to help manage the Jhistory list. You'd be moderating the list about three or four months a year (we take turns) and the workload is about an hour or two a week when you're on.

Jhistory has more than 700 members all over the world; we publish notices, reviews, and queries; every year, we sponsor a panel at the AEJMC. We are still an important outlet, although there is room for improvement; we could have a better social media presence, for example.

Call for Participants: MLA 2018 Working Group "Can we read?": Literacies in the Era of Fake News

Call for Participants

Modern Language Association Convention (Jan 4-7, New York City)

“Can we read?”: Literacies in the Era of Fake News

Note: This call is for participation in a Working Group session, which meets for two or three days and includes 8-12 participants. For more information about this session format, please visit the MLA convention website: https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2018/New-Session-Formats-at-the-Convention

Call for Proposals: Women's Suffrage and the Media, A special issue of American Journalism

American Journalism: A Journal of Media History announces a call for proposals for a special issue to be published in April 2019 to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that granted the women of all states the right to vote. We seek original historical research on the role of media in and about the suffrage movement, work that illuminates lasting cultural, political, economic, ideological, and social problems.

Call for American Journalism's 2017 Rising Scholar Award

American Journalism, the flagship journal of the American Journalism Historians Association, seeks applications for its Rising Scholar Award. The application deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2017.

The award provides research assistance of up to $2,000 for a junior, untenured faculty member or a media professional who has transitioned within the last four years to full-time work in the academy. The proposed research project must be related to media history, and all methodological approaches are welcomed.

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