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Hakluyt Society Research Funding 2019: Deadline 31 January 2019

For the fourth year running, the Hakluyt Society in pleased to announce its annual round of Research Funding. In furtherance of the principal objects of the Hakluyt Society, to promote the study of historical exploration, travel, and worldwide cultural encounter, the Society operates two schemes of research funding. These are:

Revisiting the Question of Pre-Columbian Contact between Mayan and Egyptian Cultures

Dear Colleagues,

New Year greetings. I will be teaching 'Medicine, Science and Technology in World History' this semester. Debates over crosscultural contact and exchange versus independent development are central to the undertaking. Among other historical cases, I plan to raise the question of possible pre-Columbian contact between the Mayan and Egyptian cultures. Along these lines, I've come across the following sources in my brief, limited searches thus far:

Panel on Situating the Environment in World History courses: AHA 2020

Dear Colleagues,

I’m interested in organizing a panel for the AHA 2020 that will explore ways for incorporating the environment in world history courses, particularly in survey courses and in the pre-industrial period, though I am flexible.  If interested, let me know.

Sincerely, Matthew Herbst

mtherbst@ucsd.edu

UC San Diego 

CfP: Journal of the History of Ideas Graduate Symposium (May 2019)

The Journal of the History of Ideas and the University of Pennsylvania invite graduate students to propose papers for this intensive one-day interdisciplinary symposium on “Reception? Challenging and Defending Canons.”

To apply, please email a 500-word paper proposal and CV to blogjhi@gmail.com by January 20. Selected applicants will be notified by early February 2019. Please direct any questions to blogjhi@gmail.com. Reimbursement for some travel expenses will be available.

Call for Applications: The Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

Call for Applications: The Summer Research Laboratory at Illinois

 

For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

 

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED: (Re)Writing Global Histories: Movement, Memory, and Materiality Graduate Conference

Northeastern University’s 11th Annual History Graduate Conference

(Re)Writing Global Histories: Movement, Memory, and Materiality

CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED: NOW FRIDAY DECEMBER 14, 2018!

March 23-24, 2019

Boston, MA, USA

Keynote: Zara Anishanslin, Assistant Professor of History and Art History at the UNiversity of Delaware 

 

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