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  • Jul 29, 2016 - Grant of the Week: SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship & Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

    Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring a fellowship from The Social Science Research Council along with a fellowship in cooperation with the CETREN Transregional Research Network at the University of Göttingen in Germany.  The Social Science Research Council is pleased to invite preliminary applications for its recently expanded and enhanced Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship, funded with generous support from the Andrew W. The post Grant of the Week: SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship & Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Jul 28, 2016 - AHA Member Spotlight: Lance R. Blyth

    AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. Lance R. Blyth is a command historian at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has been a member since 2011. Alma mater/s: BS (history), University of Wyoming, 1988; MA (history), Colorado State University, 1997; PhD (history), Northern Arizona University, 2005 Fields of interest: 18th- and 19th-century global pastoral borderlands, conflict, violence. The post AHA Member Spotlight: Lance R. Blyth appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Jul 27, 2016 - The Gift Thieves: Interpreting a Scandal in Early Modern Venice

    This is the third post in a series by Jesse Hysell, one of this year’s AHA Today blog contest winners. His posts examine material exchanges between Venice and Egypt in the early modern period. Previous Posts include: Cultural Encounters and Material Exchanges in the Venetian Archives and The Politics of Pepper: Deciphering a Venetian-Mamluk Gift Exchange My last post examined how diplomatic gift exchange between Venice and Cairo in the early modern period enabled communication and cooperation between their rulers. As I continued my research into these practices, my findings led me to confront an inevitable question: What happened to ambassadorial gifts after they had changed hands? The post The Gift Thieves: Interpreting a Scandal in Early Modern Venice appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

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