Rare Book School Courses on American Book History This Spring and Summer

“Rare Book School is an important—and well-placed—investment for anyone who is interested in the art and history of the book.” –2017 student

Expand your understanding of book history during a Rare Book School course this spring or summer. Our five-day, intensive courses on the history of manuscript, print, and digital materials will be offered at the University of Virginia, The Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Amherst College, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana University, Bloomington. 

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.

Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, & Consequences

Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences

The application deadline for the Loring Fellowship on the Civil War for 2018-2019 is February 15, 2018.

The Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts Historical Society will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship in 2018. The recipient will conduct research for at least four weeks at each institution. The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 for a total of eight weeks of research.

A Photographic History of Public Memory

I would like to invite my fellow scholars to visit my site The Memorial Project. This is a new, ongoing project to use photography to dosuments and interrogate public memory and American memorial practice. All content is mine, and all the photographs are captured on film (mostly Ilford Delta 400), a technology that is itself an artifact of history and memory.

Literature syllabus, 1940s/1950s

I am interested in knowing what/how (primarily American) literature was taught in American universities in the 1940s and 1950s. What works would have been included on a typical undergraduate syllabus/reading list? Does anyone have access to digital records of such things at their institution (or is there anything online? I am in the UK)?

CFP - Towards a History of Louisiana State Institutions along Class, Racial, and Gender Lines - Tulane University


We would like to invite you to sumit an abstract for this forthcoming graduate student symposium at Tulane University:  

Towards a History of Louisiana State Institutions along Class, Racial, and Gender Lines

"The Post" Film Renews Interest in Pentagon Papers

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Post, has generated renewed interest in the history surrounding the Pentagon Papers and Daniel Ellsberg’s role, only briefly highlighted in the film.

The Oscar-nominated documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers presents the full backstory of the man who started it all, the Vietnam War, and the top-secret papers he revealed.

Childhood-Related Source Materials: Library Building Project

*apologies for cross-posting


I am looking for primary source materials related to childhood studies in order to build a resource library for graduate students and instructors.

My name is Emily Slomski. I am a second year graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the advisement of Dr. Will Thomas.


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