NEHA 2020 Election Results

The New England Historical Association has concluded its 2020 elections. We are grateful to the members who voted, the candidates, and the elected officers. The results are: Sean Perrone, St. Anselm College, President Jessica Parr, Simmons University, Vice-President Tona Hangen, Worcester State University, Executive Secretary Ella Howard, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Secretary Kristen Petersen, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Treasurer New Executive Committee Members: William Abbott, Fairfield University Chuck Arning, National Park Service, emeritus Charlotte Gradie, Sacred Heart University Martin Menke, Rivier…

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Remembrance for Bruce Cohen, Professor Emeritus at Worcester State

We are saddened to learn of the passing this week of Bruce Cohen, longtime member and former Treasurer of the New England Historical Association and professor emeritus at Worcester State University. He died Thursday, May 7, in Worcester Massachusetts of complications from COVID-19. We will certainly miss his thoughtfulness, passion for labor history, and personal and intellectual generosity.

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ELECTION REMINDER, SEND BY MAY 11

All NEHA members were emailed candidate bio and ballots earlier this month. Please remember to print and mail your ballot to Martin Menke, postmarked by Monday, May 11. If you do not have access to a printer at home, you may hand-write your ballot if you wish. We thank you in advance for your vote, and we are grateful to the nominating committee for a wonderful slate of candidates and colleagues willing to serve our organization and the profession.

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Fall 2020 CFP – Apply by Aug 15

We are proud to announce a call for papers and proposals for the NEHA Fall 2020 meeting, planned for Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, on October 17, 2020. We are committed to holding a conference on that date, whether in-person or virtual. Final decision to be made later this summer. As always, the program committee welcomes proposals on any subject, period, or geographical area from scholars within or outside the New England region. We are not limited to the history of New England; rather we…

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NEHA Election By Mail – Postmark Ballots by May 11

Letter from NEHA President Libby Bischof (4/24/2020): This semester has brought unprecedented changes to our personal and professional lives, and the NEHA Executive Board is keeping you all in our thoughts as you finish out your academic years and cope with varied museum, library, historic site and historical society closures. As you know, our Spring 2020 conference at Emmanuel, slated to be held last weekend, was cancelled. We are hopeful that we will meet in person again this fall at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts,…

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Open Access, Transitions to Online – Resources!

As a public service during this time of social distancing, meaning rapid transition to online learning and digital access for scholarship across the academic and public history landscapes, we offer a few links, and we welcome more in the comments. Open Access Resources – A Crowdsourced List – editable Google Doc American Historical Association’s AHA Perspectives on History is running a daily series the week of March 16, 2020, covering topics like Transitioning to Online Teaching (March 17) and Online Teaching Tools (March 18)

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Spring 2020 Conference – Postponed to Fall; Election to be conducted by mail

Update: March 10, 2020 Dear NEHA Colleagues, As I’m sure you are all aware, preparations and restrictions related to COVID-19 and travel and conferences, have evolved rapidly in 48 hours since we last communicated about plans for the New England Historical Association spring conference scheduled to be held at Emmanuel College in Boston on April 18th. We learned this afternoon from our host colleagues at Emmanuel College that the college has decided to cancel all outside events for the foreseeable future, including our scheduled conference.…

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