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NEHA Statement on Charlottesville, Racism and History

August 23, 2017 NEHA Statement on Charlottesville The New England Historical Association condemns, in the strongest possible terms, white supremacy, racism, anti-Semitism, and all other acts of bigotry. We also reject the false equivalencies drawn between the actions of hate groups, and those who protested against them. While recent conversations have understandably focused on the incidents of white supremacy in Charlottesville, we urge people to remember that our country has a long and troubled history when it comes to racism, and one from which other…

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NEHA Endorses ASALH Statement Against Symbols of Intolerance and Hatred

The NEHA Executive Board endorses this May 12, 2017 statement by Evelyn Higgenbotham, president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and expresses its institutional commitment to these shared goals alongside our colleagues: The Association for the Study of African American Life and History decries the messages of hate and harm that have appeared in recent weeks, as was the case when a lynching noose was placed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture and when death…

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NEHA President’s Message – Spring 2017

Dear Colleagues, In the aftermath of an immensely successful conference at Rivier University this past October, and in anticipation of our convening at Salem State University in April, I am pleased to report that the state of NEHA as an association is healthy, vibrant, and advancing. Although you may expect to learn more fully about the range of initiatives and activities undertaken when we assemble next month, suffice it to say we have recently been able to progress in certain key areas with uncommon speed,…

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Spring is Coming: THATCamp NewEngland, NEHA Conf and Regional Chairs’ Meeting

It might be snowing now, but spring events are coming! NEHA is proud to be a sponsor for THATCamp New England 2017 (The Humanities and Technology Camp unconference), to be held at Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday March 25. As of the morning of Feb 7th, there are under 20 slots left, so register soon! More info here. We look forward to our April 22 meeting at Salem State University and program chair Troy Paddock is still accepting paper and panel proposals until…

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Call for Papers – Spring 2017 – Deadline Extended

NEHA is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 conference will be held April 22, 2017 at Salem State University. Please download / post / share our flyer with those interested in submitting proposals. 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 seek the quality and variety of papers and sessions that might be presented at the AHA. We…

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Fall Conference Oct 22; Book Award

Please join us for the fall 2016 meeting of the New England Historical Society on Saturday, October 22 at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. During the luncheon business meeting, NEHA will award the James P. Hanlan Book Award for best history book by a New England author to Leah Wright Rigueur of Harvard’s Kennedy School for The Loneliness of the Black Republican (Princeton University). Other conference details: Preliminary Conference Program Location, Accommodations and Participant Information Registration: the mail-in deadline has expired. Download Registration Form and…

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Mail-In Registration Deadline is Oct 8

NEHA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 97th annual meeting to be held at Rivier University on Saturday, October 22, 2016. If you plan to register ahead of time (highly recommended), please mail your Registration Form with your check postmarked by October 8th. Preliminary Conference Program Location, Accommodations and Participant Information

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Update: Extended! CFP for Fall 2016 Meeting in NH

We are pleased to announce that our Fall 2016 meeting will be held on October 22, 2016 at Rivier University. The New England Historical Association embraces not only the history of our own region of New England and the United States, but is equally concerned with European and World History. As always, 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…

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