Garst Museum Hosts Free Lecture on “The Community Within: Discovering African-American History in Rural Ohio”
The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announces a grant program for the 2017/2018 academic year. SHSI will award up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to support original research and interpretive writing related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to applicants proposing to pursue previously neglected topics or new approaches to or interpretations of previously treated topics. SHSI invites applicants from a variety of backgrounds, including academic and public historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers.
The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to announce that the first batch of Wisconsin newspapers are now available on the Library of Congress historic newspaper site Chronicling America. Currently available is the Wood County Reporter of Grand Rapids, 1858-02-17 to 1890-03-13 with more of this title to come shortly.
The State of Iowa was just 11 years old when some of its early residents had the foresight to create the State Historical Society of Iowa, in 1857. Even then, they recognized the value of Iowa history and wanted to safeguard it for generations to come.
Please join us at noon on Thursday, December 8, when Thomas R. Baker will discuss “Going Local: How New Research on Individual States is Shaping Our Understanding of the Civil War” at the State Historical Society of Iowa, Centennial Building, 402 Iowa Avenue in Iowa City. The program is free and open to the public.
Call for Nominees: Jon Gjerde Prize
Call for Nominees: Frederick Jackson Turner Award
Call for Nominees: Dorothy Schwieder Prize
The Midwestern History Association invites nominations for the Dorothy Schwieder Prize for the best article in Midwestern history published during the 2016 calendar year. The winner will be announced in spring 2017 at the annual meeting of the Midwestern History Association.