Boston Area Early American History Seminar 2014-2015

The first session of the 2014-2015 Boston Area Early American History Seminar will take place on October 7, when David Konig will present on Thomas Jefferson as lawyer/slave holder. (RSVP to seminars@masshist.org.) Subsequent sessions will take us to Latin America, Louisiana, rural New England, the colonial frontier, and Jamaica. The series will include a panel discussion on slavery in early Massachusetts.

CFP: Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England, 14 March 2015

CFP: Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England, 19th century-present

A one-day symposium sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College and the Office of Academic Programs at Historic Deerfield.

Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Location: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA

2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society

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.

The World Cup on H-Net

We are happy to introduce the Commons Crossroads, a new kind of network for content delivered from all H-Net Networks around a single topic, representing the intersection of scholarship and thinking from across our many fields. Our first multi-network topic: The World Cup!

2014 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, June 20-22, 2014, "Let the Games Begin: Sports and Recreation in New England"

Join us for the 2014 Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, June 20-22, 2014 at Historic Deerfield. The three-day conference, Let the Games Begin: Sports and Recreation in New England features eighteen lectures and demonstrations on the subject of the region's recreational and sports history from 1620 to 1930. The program begins with lectures on the origin and political role of American football, on the invention of basketball, on the beginnings of baseball and its audiences, and on the story of college athletics and of Fenway Park.

FELLOWSHIP: Scholar in the Park - Patriots of Color Research Project

The Friends of Minute Man National Park, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Minute Man National Historical Park, will sponsor a scholar to research the lives of “Patriots of Color,” Massachusetts slaves and former slaves who fought during the American Revolution, beginning with the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.

AAS Regional Academic Seminar: Thomas Augst, May 13

On Tuesday, May 13, Thomas Augst—an associate professor of English at New York University and a current National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society—will give a talk titled “Accounting for Vocation: Social Reform and Mass Culture in Nineteenth-Century America.” This seminar series is co-sponsored by the history departments of Brown University, Clark University, and the University of Connecticut.

Fifth Annual Conference of the Biographers International Org. (Boston, MA)

Acclaimed and emerging biographers will meet at the University of Massachusetts Boston from May 16 – 18, 2014 for three days of panels, workshops, and master classes on the art, craft, and practical aspects of biography; tours and receptions; and opportunities to meet with literary agents.


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