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2021-2022 Fellowship Opportunities, Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia invites applications for postdoctoral, predoctoral, and short-term research fellowships for projects pertaining to Native American and Indigenous Studies, Early American History and Culture, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. 

Legal nationality of Englishwoman marrying an American?

All,

I am looking for information on the legal status, viz her citizenship/subjecthood, of an Englishwoman who married a foreigner during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century; I’m interested in both the American and British legal opinions. The specific individual in question is Margaret Rutson of Kendal, England, who married James Maury, the American consul at Liverpool, in 1796. They lived together in England until her death in 1830; Mr. Maury returned to the United States in 1831.

CFP: Launch of the David Center for the American Revolution Seminar, 2021

David Center for the American Revolution Seminar, 2021
Library & Museum
American Philosophical Society
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021

The David Center for the American Revolution at the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum is pleased to announce the launch of the David Center Seminar which will serve as a forum for works-in-progress that explore topics in the era of the American Revolution (1750-1820). 

Resources for teaching next semester with podcasts?

Hello all:

The Consolation Prize podcast team has put together a blog post with a lot of info about how you might use our podcast in your courses next semester: https://consolationprize.rrchnm.org/2020/11/13/consolation-prize-in-your-syllabus/ The topics go far beyond diplomatic or consular history, even though that's the main focus of our show.

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