The ledger of Lemuel Adams, the shop principal of the Hartford, Connecticut, cabinetmaking firm Kneeland & Adams (1792-1795), was discovered at the University of Miami in 2016. It features the shop’s financial accounts, biographical information, customer lists, shop output, and other new information – leading to new scholarship on the firm and its larger network of cabinetmaking firms in southern New England. This forum will share the ongoing research of the firm and its significance to the history of commercial craftsmanship in New England.
Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History. The Conference welcomes submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.
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The Cold War Then and Now
Theories and Legacies
The trans-Atlantic experience has had profound implications on both sides of the ocean: Since the Columbian encounter, societies have constructed and imagined communities in intimate political, economic, and ideological interaction, overcoming barriers to meet, blend together, or engage in conflict. Trans-Atlantic connections and impacts have crucially shaped the ways in which people relate to one another, assert authority, and envision themselves as local, ethnic, political, ideological, and virtual communities.
E. Randolph Hooks will discuss his restoration of Spring Bank, the house built in 1793 for John Stark Ravenscroft (1772-1830) and his wife Anne Spotswood Burwell (1773-1814) in Lunenburg County, Virginia. Ravenscroft became the first Episcopal bishop of North Carolina in 1823 and is buried in Raleigh’s Christ Church. Mr.
The Michigan Historical Review announces a call for graduate papers exploring themes from Michigan’s past for its 2019 Graduate Student Essay Prize. The winner will receive $2,000 and publication in our journal. Entry deadline is 1 July 2019. Papers must use original, primary source material and will be judged on style, research, originality, and proper documentation.
Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar, Newberry Library
2019-2020 Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2019
The Religion and Culture in the Americas Seminar explores topics in religion and culture broadly from interdisciplinary perspectives including social history, biography, cultural studies, visual and material culture, urban studies, and the history of ideas. We are interested in how religious belief has affected society, rather than creedal-or theological focused studies.
Best dissertation in American legal history completed in the past year.
June 7, 2019