NEHA Fall Conf CFP: Submission Deadline 15 July 2014

July 10th, 2014 | Comments Off

The New England Historical Association proudly announces its Fall 2014 meeting will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Rindge NH College of Franklin Pierce University.

The program committee welcomes proposals on any subject, period, or geographical area from scholars within or outside the New England region. We seek the variety of papers and sessions that might be presented at the American Historical Association (as we are a regional affiliate). We encourage proposals from both established scholars and graduate students; undergraduate papers may also be presented, with faculty sponsorship. Proposals for complete sessions or individual papers are equally welcome. Please include for each participant a paper title, one-page abstract and brief CV.

Please send proposals by July 15, 2014 to:

Professor Cliff Putney
Department of Humanities
Bentley University
175 Forest Street
Waltham MA 02452

Email: cputney@bentley.edu

CFP: New England Regional World History Conf, Oct 2014

June 6th, 2014 | Comments Off

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 4.34.59 PMThe New England Regional World History Association (NERWHA) announces the call for papers for its fall 2014 conference, “Industrialization and World History,” to be held 25 October 2014 in Lowell, MA.

NERWHA invites proposals for panels, individual papers and roundtables; deadline is 1 August 2014. Submissions should be sent as a Word document to
NERWHAProg@gmail.com
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For details, click here to download the flyer.

Upcoming & Local: Salem Fire Centennial Symposium, June 20-21

May 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Great Salem Fire of 1914, Salem State University and Historic Salem, Inc. will hold a two-day symposium “Conflagration!” on June 20 and 21. The symposium, which will be held on campus, will include presentations and walking tours recounting the cataclysmic events that destroyed more than 250 acres and 1,376 buildings.

Local Salem residents and scholars affiliated with Salem institutions – Salem State University, the National Park Service, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Athenaeum and Historic New England – have collaborated to develop this symposium to commemorate this historic Salem event. Featured will be nationally known keynote speaker, Bruce Hensley, author of Crucible of Fire: Nineteenth-century Urban Fires and the Making of the Modern Fire Service, and five scholars in the community who have done extensive research on the subject.

For more information and to register, visit salemstate.edu/salemfire or call 978.542.7757. This conference is co-sponsored by Historic Salem, Inc. and Salem State University with generous additional support from Beverly Bank and Salem Five.
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Fall NEHA Conference Announced

May 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

The New England Historical Association proudly announces its Fall 2014 meeting will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Rindge NH College of Franklin Pierce University.

The program committee welcomes proposals on any subject, period, or geographical area from scholars within or outside the New England region. We seek the variety of papers and sessions that might be presented at the American Historical Association (as we are a regional affiliate). We encourage proposals from both established scholars and graduate students; undergraduate papers may also be presented, with faculty sponsorship. Proposals for complete sessions or individual papers are equally welcome. Please include for each participant a paper title, one-page abstract and brief CV.

Please send proposals by July 15, 2014 to:

Professor Cliff Putney
Department of Humanities
Bentley University
175 Forest Street
Waltham MA 02452

Email: cputney@bentley.edu

Successful Spring Conference at Springfield College

April 28th, 2014 | Comments Off

In one of its largest gatherings in many years, NEHA held its spring meeting on April 26, 2014 at Springfield College. Close to 150 attendees enjoyed panels and roundtable discussions – 30 sessions total – focusing on a range of topics, including the history of labor, sport, women’s rights, slavery, religion, higher education, and diplomacy. Other sessions focused on public history, teaching history online, the Middle East, India, Ireland and Irish-America, New England, and the American Revolution. The “Ukraine: European Borderland or a New Bloodland?” roundtable discussion provided historical context to better understand the current crisis.

Marty Dobrow (Springfield College) delivered a Keynote Address entitled “Ever So Close to Silence: The Perilous Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Springfield College in 1964.” His talk commemorated the 50th anniversary of King’s Commencement address at Springfield and the circumstances, including pressure on the College from the FBI to disinvite him, that almost prevented King from making his address.

The program was arranged by Mark Herlihy (Endicott College). NEHA would like to thank officials of Springfield College for agreeing to host the conference, and Tom Carty especially for helping with local arrangements.

Spring 2014 Conference to be held at Springfield College

April 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

NEHA anticipates a fantastic Spring conference on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. It promises to be one of the largest and most diverse meeting programs we have offered. In addition to a full slate of panel sessions the featured keynote speaker after the luncheon will be Marty Dobrow of Springfield College, “Ever So Close to Silence: The Perilous Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Springfield College in 1964.”

Preliminary Conference Program

Download registration form – bring with you for same-day registration (cash or check only, please)

Participant information including accommodations in Springfield and directions to the campus. See you on the 26th!

Spring 2014 NEHA News

March 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

The Spring 2014 edition of NEHA News is now available; it is being mailed to all members, or you can download it here.

Newsletter Highlights:
Preliminary Conference program and information for the Springfield meeting on April 26
Slate of candidates for NEHA officer election (the election will take place during the conference’s luncheon)
NEHA President’s Address
Announcements and Calls for NEHA Prize submissions
News of the Profession
Book and Film Reviews: Mitt; Molly McCarthy, The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Day Planner in America (Chicago, 2013)
New Members
Upcoming Events

Save the Date for April 26th NEHA at Springfield College

February 27th, 2014 | Comments Off

NEHA is pleased to announce its upcoming Spring conference on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. It promises to be one of the largest and most diverse meeting programs we have offered. In addition to a full slate of promising panel sessions the featured keynote speaker after the luncheon will be Marty Dobrow of Springfield College, “Ever So Close to Silence: The Perilous Journey of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Springfield College in 1964.” The full preliminary program is now posted. Registration by mail is now open.

Please make your plans now to be at this outstanding conference. Click here for participant information including accommodations in Springfield and directions to the campus. Click here to download a mail-in registration form (mailing deadline: April 12).

Announcement: CFP for Boston Stamp Act Conference, New Date

February 13th, 2014 | Comments Off

“‘So Sudden an Alteration:’ The Causes, Course, and Consequences of the American Revolution,” a conference to be held in Boston in recognition of the 250th anniversary of the passage of the Stamp Act, will take place April 9-11, 2015. The conference was previously announced for another date.

The organizers continue to invite essay proposals: the deadline is February 21, 2014. The program will be held at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston and is co-sponsored by the MHS, Boston University, the David Library of the American Revolution, and Williams College. This conference aims to break out of the well-worn grooves of historical inquiry that have defined the study of the Revolution for the past fifty years. In particular, the organizers are seeking papers that address issues of politics and ideology, the impact of military developments and military actions on society, and the course of Revolution in New England.

Submissions should include a one-page description of up to 500 words and a short c.v. with current contact information. Send proposals to Conrad Edick Wright, Director of Research, Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215, or by email to cwright@masshist.org. Deadline: February 21, 2014.

Candidates Wanted: Openings on NEHA Board

February 9th, 2014 | Comments Off

We have a few openings in our upcoming election in April 2014 for positions on the NEHA Executive Board and we strongly encourage NEHA members in good standing to become involved by running for office.

The openings are:

Secretary
2 Higher Ed Faculty on the Executive Board (2 yr term, meets 2x year, concurrent with the NEHA meetings)
2 Nominating Committee members (3 yr term, most of its work is via email)

If you’d like more information on any of these positions, or would like to run for one of the openings, please contact the Nominating Committee chair, Melanie Murphy at murphym@emmanuel.edu. Deadline is February 15, 2014.