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.

Announcements of Note, Feb 2014

February 3rd, 2014 | Comments Off

Two things that have come across our transom this week we wanted to share:

1) The Portsmouth (NH) Athenaeum has published an inaugural issue of its new e-journal for 2013, the Portsmouth Athenaeum Journal. The first issue contains four articles from participants in NEHA’s 2013 Spring meeting as well as an introduction from NEHA President, Dane Morrison. We are proud to feature this affiliate venture in digital scholarship.

2) Of local interest: The Rhode Island Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission will present a Conference on Rhode Island’s Civil War Experience: “Rhode Islanders on the Home FrontSaturday, April 12, 2014. Registration is $40. Download their mail-in registration form or same-day registration will also be available.

Also, an important reminder that the NEHA Spring Meeting CFP submission deadline is Feb 15thclick here for our CFP details!

CFP for Spring 2014 Conference

January 15th, 2014 | Comments Off

The NEHA Spring 2014 conference will be held at Springfield College in Springfield, MA on Saturday, April 26, 2014. NEHA invites papers on any historical topic, time period, or theme. Proposals (paper title, one-page abstract, and brief C.V.) for complete panels or individual papers are equally welcome.

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Download a CFP flyer to distribute/post (PDF)

Send proposals by February 15, 2014 to:
Dr. Mark Herlihy
Endicott College
Beverly MA 01915

email: mherlihy@endicott.edu

Announcement: MA Historical Society Fellowships

October 22nd, 2013 | Comments Off

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than three dozen research fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015, including two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $1,500-$2,500 to support four weeks of research in the Society’s collections. The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-one organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight or more weeks of research at participating institutions. For more information, please visit www.masshist.org/research/fellowships/, email fellowships@masshist.org or phone 617-646-0568.

MHS-NEH application deadline: January 15, 2014.

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium deadline: February 1, 2014.

Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship deadline: February 15, 2014.

MHS Short-term Fellowship deadline: March 1, 2014.

Fall Conference – Final Plans!

October 1st, 2013 | Comments Off

Make your final plans now for the annual fall meeting, to be held at Albertus Magnus College on Saturday, October 12th. We look forward to a stellar day!

Register: Please mail your registration form this week (or print and bring with you on the day of the meeting)

Conference Program: Click here to download the finalized conference program (click here for the web version)

Location, Arrangements and Directions: Click here for meeting logistics and details

Announcing MHS Research Seminar Series for 2013-2014

September 10th, 2013 | Comments Off

More than two dozen Massachusetts Historical Society Research Department seminars have been scheduled for 2013-2014, offered in five series: the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar, the New England Biography Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women and Gender, presented in conjunction with the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Look for innovative formats, including a town hall meeting on October 1 with Karin Wulf, the new director of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. Panel discussions will explore the law and the American Revolution, as well as ways of telling environmental history.

Other programs will highlight new methodologies: the first series kicks off on September 24, when John Logan of Brown University will present his research on black ghettos, which uses GIS methods to map black and white residential patterns over time.

Most programs take place at the MHS, 1154 Boylston Street in Boston. Most sessions consider a pre-circulated paper. The programs are free and open to the public, but those who subscribe to a series receive advance access to the papers that will be discussed. Visit http://www.masshist.org/2012/research/seminars for information. Seminars are underwritten by Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.