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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New NEHA Officers

NEHA is pleased to announce the results from our election and business meeting at our April meeting at Salem State. 2017-2018 President: Troy Paddock, Southern CT State University 2017-2018 Vice President: Erik Jensen, Salem State University Treasurer: Sean Perrone, Saint Anselm College Elected to the Executive Board: James P. Hanlan, WPI Linda Upham-Bornstein, Plymouth State University Ella Howard, Wentworth Institute of Technology Miriam Reumann, University of Rhode Island Elected to the Nominating Committee: Matthew Dunne, Housatonic Community College Katheryn Viens, Massachusetts Historical Society Proposed change…

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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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Announcing THATCamp New England – March 25, 2017

The New England Historical Association will co-sponsor a THATCamp, to be held on Wentworth Institute of Technology’s campus on March 25th. For those who are unfamiliar with THATCamps, they are informal (usually) 1-day digital humanities workshops (“unconferences”) that bring together humanities and technology people to learn new DH techniques. They are intended to be welcoming to participants of variable technical skill, and low-cost or free. These workshops originated with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and are now…

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NEHA Supports AHA Statement Condemning EO Travel Ban

NEHA’s Executive Board voted unanimously to join the AHA in its statement against the Executive Order Restricting Entry to the United States. We support open scholarly inquiry and recognize the unnecessary burden the order placed on lawful travel by students, faculty, researchers, and others. The American Historical Association January 30, 2017 statement reads, in part: We have good reason to fear that the executive order will harm historians and historical research both in the United States and abroad. The AHA represents teachers and researchers who…

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