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.
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Call for Applications: Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Frances Kolb at email@example.com; and Kristofer Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for abstract submission is July 1, 2018. Expected issue will be Spring
We need help with building a series of biographical sketches as part of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project. The sketches will later be edited by Dr. Melanie Goan for inclusion later in Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (Alexander Street Press).
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:
In the last ten months, the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has digitized and uploaded nearly 80,000 pages of Progressive Era Connecticut newspapers to the free, keyword-searchable digital archive Chronicling America.
[Ed. note: from our partners at H-Socialisms.]
[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.