CFP: Chesapeake Studies: Casting a Wide Net

From June 5-7, 2019, Salisbury University will host “Chesapeake Studies: Casting a Wide Net,” an inaugural interdisciplinary academic conference for professional scholars and graduate students studying the Chesapeake and Delmarva region.  We invite proposals for presentations and panel discussions that contribute to the scholarly understanding of the region from a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts.  We intend for this to be the

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park Created

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal became obsolete after railroad use made the transportation of goods faster and cheaper. It was purchased by the federal government in 1938 and eventually became part of the war effort. In 1961, the C&O became a National Monument under the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. It became a national park ten years later under President Richard Nixon.

Image Credit: National Park Service Photo/Dean

Maryland Historical Society - Graduate Student Research Fellowship

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is pleased to offer a third Wing Fellowship in Chesapeake history and requests proposals from graduate students for the 2014–2015 academic year. The $5,000 fellowship is funded by a grant from John and Barbara Wing.

The purpose of the Wing Fellowship is to assist a graduate student in undertaking a significant project in Chesapeake region history. Areas of research could include maritime history, the arts, archaeology, economic development, and life in the early Chesapeake Bay region. Proposals for other subjects and themes are also welcome.

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