American Antiquarian Society Summer Seminar in Visual Culture: Food and Politics

Information about the Center for Historic American Visual Culture’s summer seminar, Culinary Culture: The Politics of American Foodways, 1765-1900, is posted on the American Antiquarian Society’s website:  



The application deadline is March 20, 2015.


Reminder of Mar 1 Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowship Deadline

MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Massachusetts Historical Society collections sometime between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Approximately twenty awards will be made. Application deadline: March 1, 2015.

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2015 AAS Summer Seminar in the History of the Book: "Reading Children"

What does it mean to be a child reader in pre-1900 America? This seminar, hosted by the Program in the History of the Book in American Culture at the American Antiquarian Society, will guide inquiries into the question: What does it mean to be a child reader in pre-1900 America? The holdings of the AAS in artifacts of childhood number over 26,000 objects, and thus provide a unique laboratory for thinking about the changing ideas of childhood and the child reader from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century. The dates of the seminar are June 22-26, 2015.

So Sudden an Alteration: The Causes, Course and Consequences of the American Revolution

April 9-11, 2015 Conference

Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston


“So Sudden an Alteration” aims to break out of the well-worn grooves of historical inquiry that have defined the study of the Revolution for the past fifty years and bring into focus key themes intended to inspire future scholarship. Sponsors include the MHS, the David Library of the American Revolution, Boston University, and Williams College.


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