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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.

Kentucky Historical Society to Lead National Digital Research Effort

Kentucky Historical Society to Lead National Digital Research Effort

$90,000 NHPRC/Mellon Grant will kick off initiative

Frankfort, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2018) – A $90,000 grant from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help a team of national organizations led by the Kentucky Historical Society explore the future of biographical research and publishing for digital history projects.

Virginia Tech Postdoc in Civil War Era History

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and the History Department of Virginia Tech invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral associate position in the history of the American Civil War era that will begin in July 2018.

The successful applicant will benefit from professional mentoring, the opportunity to gain experience with academic and public outreach activities, and access to the extensive Civil War era holdings of Virginia Tech’s Special Collections (http://spec.lib.vt.edu/).

Call for Books: Frederick Douglass Book Prize

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are pleased to announce the twentieth annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, an annual award for the most outstanding non-fiction book in English copyrighted in the year 2017 on the subject of slavery, resistance, and/or abolition. Beginning on January 2, 2018, we invite you to submit books that meet these criteria.

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.

Deadline Approaching: 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.

Call for Submissions: Gotham Blog

Cuny's Gotham Center for New York City history blog is soliciting posts pertaining to New York City history. The "Gotham" blog: https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog is a wonderful resource for scholars of the city and reaches a wide audience. Individuals with interests that fall under the Civil War era who would like to submit pitches or draft articles can do so to David Thomson at thomsond@sacredheart.edu.

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