Call for Applicants: 2019-2020 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Fellowships

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is announcing the opening of its 2019-2020 Fellowship competition. The Center, located in the heart of Washington, DC, awards approximately 15-20 academic year residential fellowships to academics, practitioners, journalists, former public officials, and independent experts from any country with outstanding project proposals on global issues. The Center welcomes policy-relevant proposals which complement the Center's programming priorities.

CFP: Tennessee Historical Quarterly Special Issue on Suffrage in the South

The Tennessee Historical Quarterly seeks submissions for a special issue focusing on the centennial of women’s acquisition of the right to vote.  Papers must explore suffrage-related questions in the American South, although they need not be Tennessee-specific.  Interested authors should submit a one page abstract and (no more than) two page CV to Carole Bucy at carole.bucy@volstate.edu; Frances Kolb at frances.b.kolb@vanderbilt.edu; and Kristofer Ray at kristofer.ray@dartmouth.edu.  Deadline for abstract submission is July 1, 2018.  Expected issue will be Spring

CFP: WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN THE WEST

Greetings all!

I’m seeking fellow panelists for the 2016 Western Association of Women Historians conference in Denver, CO. The conference will be held May 12-14. For more information on the conference and CFP I’ll direct you to the website:

http://www.wawh.org/conferences/current/
http://www.wawh.org/2015/cfp-2016-wawh-conference/

Today in New Jersey history - February 10

 

[From author Joseph Bilby]

February 10, 1843: As the Philadelphia ferry docked at Camden, self proclaimed “ladies man” Mahlon Hutchinson Heberton was shot dead by a Paterson-made Colt revolver in the hands of Singleton Mercer, in revenge for Heberton’s seduction of Mercer’s sixteen-year-old sister Sarah. A New Jersey jury subsequently acquitted Mercer of murder on the grounds that he was mentally unstable, due, one physician testified, to constipation.

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