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FELLOWSHIP: AAS Hench Post-Dissertation Award, 2015-16

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the 2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible.

CFP: Western Society for C18 Studies, 2/2015, San Luis Obispo

Call for Papers: Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS) Annual Meeting

San Luis Obispo, California, February 13-14, 2015

Deadline: September 1, 2014

WSECS invites proposals for its annual conference, to be held at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, on Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14, 2015.

The conference will be organized around the theme of “Race, Gender, and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century” and will feature a plenary address by Brycchan Carey of Kingston University, London.

CFP: Humor in Early America, 6/2015, Chicago

CFP: Humor in Early America

Panel Proposal for OIEAHC-SEA Conference

Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

How do comic writing, performance, art, or other forms of humor function as a mode of addressing urgent social concerns, of negotiating divided loyalties, or of responding to tensions in early America?  How do wit or humor construct the grounds for community? Who circulates which humor in which way to whom, where and when?  How do theoretical accounts of wit, satire, humor, caricature, or comedy develop in a transatlantic context?

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