UPDATE--CFP: “White Supremacist/Nationalist/Separatist Utopias" (SUS 2018) new deadline 7/1/18

The submission deadline has been extended to July 1, 2018


Although the need to understand the imaginative and ideological coordinates of white supremacy has currently come to the fore, truly, it has been an ongoing concern. As George M. Fredrickson wrote in his classic 1981 study, 


Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2018–2019 Fellowship Appointments

The Smithsonian American Art Museum will host 18 new fellows for the 2018–2019 academic year. The museum’s program grants awards for scholars and students to pursue research at the museum, including senior, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships. Recipients will be part of the premier residential fellowship in American art—one that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020.

Peter Betjemann Wins the 2017 Frost Essay Award

Peter Betjemann, an associate professor of English and the director of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University, is the winner of the 2017 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award. Betjemann’s article, “The Ends of Time: Abolition, Apocalypse, and Narrativity in Robert S. Duncanson’s Literary Paintings,” appeared in the fall 2017 issue of American Art (vol. 31, no.

Susan Rather Awarded the 30th Annual Eldredge Prize

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2018 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Susan Rather for her book The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era (New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2016).

Please Help H-AMSTDY and H-Net on Their 25th Anniversary!

Writing at the dawn of H-AMSTDY, in July 1993, founder Jeff Finlay pointed out “Once you yourself stop thinking of who you are and where you're coming from, you'll slip into belonging as a member of a true scholarly community.  You'll learn that the computer mediated conversation we're having can help you discover your own voice, and transform you from being a passive consumer of knowledge to an active producer of it


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