Call for submissions: RSAP 2016-17 Article Prize (Deadline: Dec. 1, 2017)

The Research Society of American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2016-17 Article Prize.

The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.

The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012 are eligible to apply.

Digital resource: Newspapers in 19th-century U.S. cities

Readex is pleased to announce Early American Newspapers, Series 14, 1807-1880: The Expansion of Urban America. This newest series offers digital editions of notable 19th-century newspapers from America’s urban centers. It delivers long runs of 48 major titles published in 34 towns and cities in 15 states and D.C. Each title has been selected not only to represent the new forms of journalism that emerged during this period in U.S. history, but also to enable longitudinal studies.

CFP: The Many 14th Amendments

The U.S. Civil War from 1861-1865 resulted in a forging of a second constitution that in time transformed the structures of American governance. With the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, the nation recast the relationship between the state and subordinated people. This revolutionary amendment created a national citizenship, set terms for southern states to reenter the union, codified new powers for the federal government, and spurred an enduring struggle for due process and equality under law that continues until today. The Fourteenth Amendment has no single legacy.

CFP: Seeking SHEAR 2018 panelists

Hello H-Shear,    

I’m trying to assemble a panel to submit to the 2018 SHEAR conference. My paper will be on Virginia politics and print culture in the 1820s. A panel description might be “print culture and ideology in the south, 1790-1860,” potentially including political ideology, religious belief, gender norms, and racial ideology.  Another option might be to compare print culture in the construction of ideology in the north and the south, 1790-1860. 

If you might be interested in joining me, please contact me. 


Sydney M

Boston Area Early American History Seminar 2017-2018

The first session of the Early American History Seminar will take place October 3 at the Massachusetts Historical Society, when Paul Finkelman will present on John Marshall, Slaveowner and Jurist, with comment by R. Kent Newmyer. This year’s seminar sessions pose questions that in new forms are still being asked today. What conditions of the 17th and 18th centuries promoted colonization, anarchy, charges of sedition, and political violence? What constituted physical disability in colonial America?


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