Fortnightly News - March 19, 2012
AHA news and updates for the history profession.
JSTOR's new Register & Read program allows users who don’t have access to JSTOR to register and gain read-only access to limited archival content. Hence the name, “Register & Read.” In this beta release of Register & Read, 75 journals, including the American Historical Review, will have some content available.
Congratulations to the 2012 winners of Columbia University's prestigious Bancroft Prize. The three historians, all AHA members, are Anne F. Hyde (AHA Council member and professor at Colorado College), Daniel T. Rodgers (Princeton University), and Tomiko Brown-Nagin (University of Virginia).
Take advantage of significant discounts on The New American History series. All pamphlets in this series are now being sold for $2 each, including titles like African American History; America Since 1945; U.S. Women's History; Liberty and Power: U.S. Diplomatic History 1750-1945; Prosperity, Depression, and War, 1920-1945; and more.
The American Historical Association is preparing to publish the annual Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians. Institutions that have previously listed in the Directory can make changes to their entry online. Your institution's login information has been sent by e-mail to department contacts. If your department or organization did not receive a message from us, please write to Liz Townsend for assistance. To add your department or organization to the Directory, you can find details here. Please log in and review your Directory listing by April 15, 2012, and let us know if your institution will or will not be listing this year. Updates made now will be included in the print edition, and changes made throughout the year will appear immediately in the AHA Directory Online.
Keep up with the latest information on history and the profession on the AHA's blog, AHA Today. Recent posts include:
Women’s History Month: Meet Nellie Neilson
Learn the story of Nellie Neilson, the American Historical Association’s first female president in 1943.
100 Years of Cherry Blossoms
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating 100 years of cherry trees in the Washington Tidal Basin with events and teacher workshops.
The AHA is pleased to announce the expansion of the William Gilbert Award for the Best Article on History Teaching. Starting this year, the award will be conferred annually and the winning author of the article as well as the journal that publishes it will each receive $1,000. These changes will (we hope) encourage journals to accept more articles on the teaching of history.
The endowment for the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women's History, established in 1983 with contributions from members of AHA affiliate the Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH), has fallen below the level required to sustain an annual $1,000 award. The award is administered by the AHA and given annually for a book in women's history and/or feminist theory that best reflects the high intellectual and scholarly ideals exemplified by the life and work of Joan Kelly (1928–82). The CCWH has set a goal of raising $15,000 over the next three years to restore the endowment.
Learn how to contribute.
The AHA 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. Their most recent reports include:
National Coalition for History
Recent news from the National Coalition for History:
Foreign Relations of the United States Series Now Available on E-Book
The Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State has announced the release of its Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series in a new e-book format that is readable on popular electronic devices such as the Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad.
National Park Service Awards State and Tribal Historic Preservation Grants
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced $46.9 million in historic preservation grants to the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, and three independent Pacific island nations.
National Humanities Alliance
Announcements from the National Humanities Alliance:
NHA Invites Nominations & Applications for Executive Director Position
Deadline for submissions is April 30
The National History Center has added to its website a list of links to audio, video, and print coverage of its panels at the AHA’s annual meeting in Chicago. Included are panels on “Historians, Journalists and the Challenges of Getting It Right” and “The History Major in Liberal Education.”
Postdoctoral Fellowship/Modern Middle East - Cornell College
Cornell College invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teacher-Scholar Fellowship position in modern Middle Eastern history.
Latin America - University of Dayton
The University of Dayton invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track lecturer in its Department of History.
Ancient Greece - University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in ancient Greek history beginning in August 2013.
Again, sign in to the AHA web site or more information about these and other positions.
See the AHA Calendar for more upcoming meetings and seminars, research, awards and fellowships, and upcoming exhibitions. Have a call for proposals, event, or award listing you'd like to submit? Simply send it in through our online form.
Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Arab Spring and its Implications for American Studies in Arab Universities
Submit proposals by June 30, 2012 for an international conference on "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Arab Spring and its Implications for American Studies in Arab Universities.”
Call for Authors: Writers for Historical Document Studies Project
Salem Press, an imprint of EBSCO Publishing, is soliciting historians to write for a reference series in development that is best defined as historical document studies. The first two volumes cover 1492-1750 and 1750-1800, and later volumes will cover the 19th century.
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Last Updated: March 15, 2012