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  • Aug 26, 2016 - Grant of the Week: Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections

    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 Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections from the Omohundro Institute. The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OI) seeks proposals from scholars at all levels, in partnership with special collections libraries and historical societies, for Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections. In concert with other OI projects promoting creative use of digital tools and materials, these fellowships are intended to bring scholars and collections specialists together to make collections available for digital scholarship. The post Grant of the Week: Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Aug 25, 2016 - AHA Member Spotlight: Eric Zolov

    Eric Zolov is an associate professor at Stony Brook University. He lives in Forest Hills, Queens, and has been a member since 2001. Zolov is the author of Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture (1999), and is currently working on a book that explores the concept of a “Global Sixties.” Alma maters: PhD, University of Chicago, 1995; MA, Latin American Studies, University of Chicago, 1990; MA, International Relations, University of Chicago, 1990; BA, Colby College, 1987. Fields of interest: 20th-century Mexico, US-Latin American relations, global Cold War, 1960s, popular culture. The post AHA Member Spotlight: Eric Zolov appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Aug 24, 2016 - Hero, Villain, or Anti-Hero? Archival Records and Dealing with the Contradictions of the Past

    I was wrapping up the second to last chapter of my MA thesis when I received a call from a local historian from Holly Springs, Mississippi. During our conversation, my colleague read out an excerpt from a short biographical sketch about Dr. William M. Compton that she’d found in a local history book published in the 1930s. What struck me about the sketch was that it named Compton as the founder and “Grand Cyclops” of Marshall County’s chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. The post Hero, Villain, or Anti-Hero? Archival Records and Dealing with the Contradictions of the Past appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

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