Guest Editor: Bethany Moreton, Dartmouth College
With journal submissions on a steep rise since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, publishers are feeling intense pressure to manage the record level of article submissions, while continuing to preserve their high standards. At the same time, they must ensure this research is disseminated quickly so that it can reach the hands of decision-makers so they can determine policy.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking applications for the KHS research fellowship program for the spring 2022 cycle. The program provides funding for academic researchers whose projects focus on Kentucky or larger regional-related topics. Time periods are open - researchers have used the Kentucky Historical Society's archival holdings to shed light on a vast array of topics, including resistance and slavery, politics, medical history and addiction, religion, activism, early frontier, and environmentalism and economic development.
Dr. bell hooks, Gloria Jean Watkins of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College has died. Here is a statement from Berea College: https://www.berea.edu/news/statement-on-the-death-of-bell-hooks/
Call for Papers
Southern Cultures: Moral Economies
Guest Editor: Bethany Moreton (Dartmouth College)
The language you use to express yourself, your form and style of communication, and even the examples you use have a direct impact on how your research is perceived in your field and adopted among your peers.
But what if breakthrough and innovative research is being rejected by reviewers simply because it isn't written in 'standard English?'
The Department of History at Western Kentucky University invites applications for an endowed chair, the Richard Frockt Family Chair, to begin August 2022. They seek an established scholar who examines the United States Civil War, the Civil War and Reconstruction era, and/or the legacies of the Civil War, with a strong record of outstanding scholarship, dedicated teaching, and community-based engagement. The successful candidate will lead the department Committee on the Civil War and its Legacies.
The Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky is currently hiring for a full-time Visitor Experience and Operations Manager. Complete information about the position is available here. The position closes January 3, 2022. Please share with friends and colleagues who may be interested.
Gwen Thompson, Executive Director