The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the strengths and weaknesses in the global organization of economic and political relations, trade, technical infrastructure, finance, information flows, and so on. The role of art, culture, and entertainment has also been brought into question, with the debate about their ‘(non)essential’ status emerging in various contexts. For example, some countries have provided direct financial support to those working in the culture sector, whilst others have delegated responsibilities to the private sector, grassroots communities, and professional associations.
Do you have a passion for public history and developing compelling stories in digital media? Looking for a capstone or graduate-school project based on the history of diverse Veterans, military monuments, or cemeteries?
The National Cemetery Administration’s History Program is seeking three motivated college students to serve as virtual interns through the State Department’s Virtual Student Federal Service program for the 2020-2021 academic year. NCA manages more than 140 national cemeteries in the United States that contain the graves of veterans from the Civil War to present.
For a better and deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers 15 research fellowship grants annually in the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University, Budapest on a competitive basis to support scholars who wish to conduct research in the holdings of OSA, and whose current research projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and OSA.
Research theme within the Visegrad Scholarships at OSA in 2020/21:
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2020
The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to support historical projects related to the Covid-19 pandemic that advance the public interest.
American Society for Environmental History is excited to announce Environmental History Week 2021!
*** Call for Papers for Edited Volume ***
'Populist Historicities'. Populist Engagements with the Past and the Challenges to Historical Thinking
Announcing the release of the special issue of Quaderni Storici on "The construction of Heritage", investigating the role of heritage politics and history making in nowadays emerging forms of globalised nationalism.
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-- Tommaso Bobbio Foreword
pp. 303-315, DOI: 10.1408/96901
Historical memory is playing a central role, especially in Eastern European, in shaping national identities and legitimizing claims to leadership. Remarkably, history is currently not simply politized but history is also being sacralized. Historical evidence, myths and stereotypes are declared “authentic” and therefore beyond doubt or criticism. Secular and sacral rituals, venerated objects and marked spaces are used to strengthen feelings of national identity and belonging. Religious authorities and churches are often involved in the sacralization of historical politics.