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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: February 21, 2014.
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:
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 email@example.com. Deadline is February 15, 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 Front” Saturday, 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 15th – click here for our CFP details!
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.
Download a CFP flyer to distribute/post (PDF)
Send proposals by February 15, 2014 to:
Dr. Mark Herlihy
Beverly MA 01915
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
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.
September 10th, 2013 | Comments Off
We’ve now published the Fall 2013 NEHA News and it’s gone out via mail to our members; download a PDF copy here or from our link in the sidebar.
August 28th, 2013 | Comments Off
We are pleased to announce that the preliminary program for the Fall NEHA Meeting for Saturday, October 12, at Albertus Magnus College, has now been posted. Conference registration is now open and we encourage early registration and hotel reservations to get the best arrangements – New Haven will be a busy place on Columbus Day weekend, so don’t delay making your plans. Remember all participants listed on the program including presenters, chairs and commentors need to register for the conference.
Click here for conference program and information on accommodations
Click here to download a mail-in registration form (mail-in deadline: Oct 4th)
See you in October!