DEADLINE MAR. 1: Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, 2018-2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

Call for Papers: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography



Call for Papers

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

Special Issue: Women and Politics in Pennsylvania History


The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue on women and politics in Pennsylvania history, scheduled for publication in October 2020.


The editors seek submissions of the following two sorts.


Feb. 27 Boston Seminar on Modern American Society & Culture

Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 5:15 PM

Jonathan Cohen, University of Virginia, and Davor Mondom, Syracuse University
Panel Discussion: Capitalism and Culture
Comment: Sven Beckert, Harvard University

[APPLY] NEH Summer Institute, The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty in July 2018 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath.  Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2018.

Boy (and Girl) Scouts of America

On October 11, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced they would begin accepting girls in their ranks.  The landmark decision came on the heels of previous decisions to reverse longstanding policies on barring gay scouts, 2013, and gay scout leaders, 2014.  All together, the BSA promoted these policy shifts as signs that the organization was evolving, becoming more diverse and inclusive, while continuing to adhere to their own clear-eyed mission of developing all American youth into the right kinds of American citizens.  Well, maybe not all—Atheist children, for instance, remain


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