Jackson Papers win SHFG Jefferson Prize

On April 13, the Society for History in the Federal Government awarded its Thomas Jefferson Prize to The Papers of Andrew Jackson: Volume X, 1832, at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington.  The prize is awarded every other year “for an outstanding contribution to furthering the understanding of the history of the Federal Government on the basis of significance of subject matter, depth of research, rigor of methodology, clarity of presentation, and quality of style.”  Volume X of the Jackson Papers was edited by Daniel Feller, Thomas Coens, and Laura-Eve Moss, a

2017 Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellows Lectures

The Smithsonian American Art Museum cordially invites you to attend three afternoons of lectures delivered by its research fellows. The talks will be held in the museum’s McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, D.C. This event is open to the public, and no reservations are required. The talks will be available through a simultaneous webcast at www.AmericanArt.si.edu/research/fellowslectures.

Temporary Closure of Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections

To Whom it May Concern,

The Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College will close in December 2017 due to a building renovation project, which will begin in February 2018 and last approximately fourteen months. The project will include a complete renovation of Quaker & Special Collections spaces. During that time, the collections will be inaccessible.  We will make a further announcement about reopening dates as the plans develop.

New Issue of Common-place Launched: Care and Dependence in Early America

At a moment when Americans are deeply divided about the role of care, and the obligations we owe to those who need it, the new Common-place (17.2) brings together a group of scholars whose work asks us to think about how age and illness have shaped the possibilities for individual and communal identity in early America.

Correspondence of James K. Polk Volume 13 Published

The James K. Polk Project, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is delighted to announce the publication of Volume 13 of the Correspondence of James K. Polk. This penultimate volume in the series, covering August 1847 to March 1848, sheds new light on the end of the Mexican-American War and the origin of the current U.S.-Mexico border.

Panel: Fishing the Commons, Mass. Historical Society, Apr. 11

Boston Environmental History Seminar

Massachusetts Historical Society

April 11, 2017, Tuesday, 5:15 PM

Erik Reardon, University of Maine at Orono, and Stacy Roberts, University of California, Davis

Panel: Fishing the Commons

Comment: Matthew McKenzie, University of Connecticut at Avery Point


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