Dear AHA Member,
Fortnightly News is the AHA's e-mail newsletter, sent out around the first and fifteenth of every month to keep members up to date with the AHA and the history profession.
In this issue:
- Submit a Proposal - 2011 Annual Meeting
- CAW - AHA Joins Call for Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Faculty
- Grants - Jameson and NASA
- AHA Today – Recent history news
- News from Washington – Updates from NCH and NHA
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Submit a Proposal - 2011 Annual Meeting
The deadline for submitting proposals is 11:59 p.m. PST tonight. The theme this year is "History, Society, and the Sacred." See the "Submitting a Proposal" page for information on how to submit by tonight.
Coalition on the Academic (CAW) Report -
AHA Joins Call for Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Faculty
As recently reported at AHA Today, at
its January meeting, the AHA Council endorsed a new
study from the Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW) that calls
on college and university faculty and administrators to assure that all
teachers at their institutions are treated as professionals. Representing
a consensus of 15 disciplinary and professional associations, the report
concludes that "[i]f we are to maintain a world-class system of higher
education and help all students achieve success, we must have a strong
faculty with the support necessary to carry out its professional
responsibilities." The complete issue brief and related materials can be
found at the CAW web
Jameson and NASA Fellowships - Deadlines Approaching
Just a reminder, two fellowship deadlines are just weeks away. Send in applications for the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History by March 15, 2010 and the Fellowship in Aerospace History by March 1, 2010.
The J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is sponsored jointly by the AHA and the Library of Congress. It is awarded annually to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. Ph.D. degree or equivalent required.
The Fellowship in Aerospace History, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), annually funds one or more research projects for six months to one year. Proposals of advanced research in history related to all aspects of aerospace, from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, are eligible, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and history of science, engineering, and management.
Keep up with the latest information on history and the profession on the AHA’s blog, AHA Today. Recent posts include:
Online Oral History Projects, Part II
Much like podcasts, oral history projects seem to be growing by the week, covering countless historical eras and events. Last week we ran a post introducing a few of these online oral history resources, and today we survey more of these projects.
Online Oral History Projects
AHA Today has featured oral history in numerous past blog posts. This post along with an upcoming post roundup some of these previously mentioned oral history resources as well as introducing some new sources.
Heroic AHA Member Helps to Save Lives in Haiti
AHA member James Coll was recently in Haiti after the devastating earthquake there, and helped to save at least six lives, it has been reported.
The Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library
The Special Collections of the USDA's National Agricultural Library (NAL) offer agricultural historians, and those with similar interests, access to "rare books, manuscript collections, nursery and seed trade catalogs, photographs, and posters from the 1500s to the present."
Also, see the most recent What We’re Reading (February 4, 2010) and Grant of the Week (NY Public Library Short-term Research Fellowships) posts.
News from Washington
In addition to AHA Today, the Association also draws on the efforts of a number of coalitions that support the Association's agenda to keep track of issues in the nation’s capital that will be of concern to historians. Here are news updates from some of them.
National Coalition for History (NCH)
National Humanities Alliance