Minding the GAPE - February 2021

Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers

Please head over to our SHGAPE Blog to read the latest installment of "Minding the GAPE" --> https://www.shgape.org/minding-the-gape-february-2021/

This month's roundup included:

  • Reclaiming the banjo's Black roots
  • Nannie Helen Burrough's Naitonal Training School for Women and Girls in D.C.
  • 19th-century ideas about ventilation and airborne disease 


New SHGAPE Blog Post - Dan Gifford on Microhistories

Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers


The editors of the SHGAPE Blog invite you to read our latest post by Dan Gifford, a public historian who has written about the ill-fated whaling ship Progress. His post is also a meditation on microhistory as a genre - we hope you will enjoy it! You can access the post, "Using Microhistory to Tell a Whale of a Tale" here --> https://www.shgape.org/using-microhistory-to-tell-a-whale-of-a-tale/

Call for Panel Proposals -- OAH & AHA 2022


SHGAPE is calling for panel proposals for the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Meeting and the American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting for SHGAPE sponsorship or co-sponsorship.  Sponsorship can direct traffic to your panel; or, as you’ll see below, for the OAH, SHGAPE can sponsor panels that have not been accepted by the selection committee. 


For the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Hybrid Conference to be held in Boston and online, March 31-April 3, 2022:

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-SHGAPE: 4 January - 11 January

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
 4 January 2021 to 11 January 2021.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-SHGAPE.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
write to jobguide@mail.h-net.org, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


Happy New Year from H-SHGAPE

Dear H-SHGAPE subscribers,


Just wanted to send a note wishing you a happy new year. We hope that this list-serv remains a useful resource in your inbox each week. Please feel free to contact me (cgibson2@binghamton.edu) if you ever have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions. And don't hesitate to post a discussion if you are looking for anything related to the GAPE. This may prove to be an especially useful resource to those of us unable to travel to archives this year. 


Reminder: SHGAPE Graduate Student Essay Prize

Dear H-SHGAPE Subscribers,

Reminder: SHGAPE is soliciting submissions for our Graduate Student Essay Prize. The Graduate Student Essay prize is awarded annually for the best article of journal article length written by a graduate student on a Gilded Age and/or Progressive Era topic. The winner of the prize will receive $250, and the winning essay will be considered for publication in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Essays should not be previously published or under consideration for publication. Applicants must be SHGAPE members at the time of submission.

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