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Call for Nominations: Agricultural History Society Annual Awards

The Agricultural History Society is now accepting nominations for its 2018 awards, to be presented at the annual meeting in June 2019. To be considered for an award, the article, book, or dissertation must bear a 2018 original publication date. AHS welcomes submissions for the following honors:

The Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award Award for the best book on U.S. agricultural history, broadly interpreted, with an original copyright date of 2018.

Call for Submissions: SHEAR Dissertation Prize

The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic invites submissions for the SHEAR Dissertation Prize. The Prize will be awarded to an exceptional dissertation pertaining to the history of North America from 1776 to 1861. Within that period, the dissertation may treat virtually any aspect of history, including political, social, or cultural history.

 

"Coloured" Doctress in 1818 Boston?

I'm researching health caring in early Republic New England, and, at the moment, looking specifically on varieties of care available for poor consumptives. In the 1818 Boston Directory, I've come across a listing under "Coloured Persons" for "Mary Lyons, doctress, Warren St." There are no other "doctresses" in the directory. As this predates the emergence of female doctors in Boston, I am wondering what the title might signify.

Call for Panelists: The Uses and Abuses of Fashion in the Early Republic

Hello historians, 

A co-panelist and I are looking to organize a panel on the politics of beauty and fashion for the SHEAR 2019 conference. We know it's a bit late, but if anyone is interested, we're still looking for another presenter, a panel chair, and a commentator. 

We're interested in broad questions:

William L. Clements Library 2019 Fellowships

The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for 2019 research fellowships. Specializing in pre-1900 American history, the Clements Library's primary resources (books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, prints and views, newspapers, photographs, ephemera) support diverse research topics. Strengths include: military history, gender and ethnicity, religion, the American Revolution, Native American history, politics and government, slavery and antislavery, the Civil War, travel and exploration, and others.

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