Author Archives: Robert B. Townsend

Changes in the Publications Team at the AHA

Perspectives Editor Pillarisetti Sudhir (seated) with Associate Editor Allen Mikaelian and Assistant Editor Vanessa Varin.Pillarisetti Sudhir, the editor of Perspectives on History, has decided to retire at the end of the year. Associate Editor Allen Mikaelian will step up to take his place effective with the January 2013 issue.

Sudhir first started at the AHA in May 1996, after earning a PhD at the University of London and teaching in India and as an adjunct at George Mason University. After brief stints as assistant editor, and then managing editor, of Perspectives, he was promoted to be editor of the newsmagazine in 2001.

Grant of the Week: Robert M. Kingdon Fellowship

Deadline: October 15, 2012

Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, a distinguished historian of early modern Europe, the Institute offers 1-2 external, academic-year Kingdon Fellowship(s) to scholars outside the University of Wisconsin-Madison working in historical, literary, and philosophical studies of the Judeo-Christian religious tradition and its role in society from antiquity to the present. [ Read more…]

For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.

Grant of the Week: Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship in Civil War Texas History

Deadline: December 31, 2012

The 2013 Lawrence T. Jones III Research Fellowship is awarded annually for the best research proposal having to do with Texas history and the Civil War. The application, which should be no longer than one page, should specify the purpose of the research, the need for the money, and a description of the end product (article, book, or exhibition, etc.) that will result from the research. [Read more…]

For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.

Grant of the Week: Archives Research Fellowships at NYPL

Deadline: September 1, 2012

The New York Public Library is currently digitizing the papers of Samuel J. Tilden. The papers will be accessible via the Library’s web site early in 2013. In conjunction with its making this important archival resource available online, NYPL is offering research fellowships of up to $5,000 to support research projects related to Tilden’s circle of activity in New York and the United States during the 19th century.

NYPL’s Tilden archival research fellowships aim to support traditional archival research and narrative historical writing, but also seek to engage audiences beyond advanced researchers using the Tilden papers and other primary sources online.

Jerry H. Bentley (1949–2012)

We were deeply saddened to learn that Jerry H. Bentley (University of Hawai’i at Manoa), a distinguished scholar and leader in the field of world history and long-time friend of the AHA, passed away on July 15.

Bentley is best known for his role in the field of world history. Former AHA Teaching Division vice president Patrick Manning (Univ. of Pittsburgh) recalled him as the “founder and editor of the Journal of World History, recognized by the American Library Association as the best new journal for 1990.” Under his guidance the history department at the University of Hawai’i was also one of the first to offer doctoral-level studies in world history.

Choice Seeking Peer Reviewers

Our partners at Choice magazine are looking for peer reviewers, and asked us to pass along the following the request to members:

Resources for College Libraries (RCL), a publication of ACRL’s Choice magazine and R.R. Bowker, is currently seeking academic faculty with teaching and/or collection development experience to participate in its peer review process. RCL provides a list of core titles that are essential for undergraduate teaching and academic libraries. RCL is currently seeking referees with subject expertise in World and Comparative History and Victorian Studies.

Grant of the Week: American Academy in Berlin Residential Fellowships

Deadline: September 28, 2012

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for residential fellowships for 2013–14. Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office. The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others. Read more…

For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.

Grant of the Week: Research Fellowships Available at Duke in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible

Deadline: August 17, 2012

From the Duke University Center for Jewish Studies: "The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Center for Jewish Studies are pleased to announce the availability of new fellowships to support scholars, students, and independent researchers whose work would benefit from access to the Judaica materials held by the Rubenstein Library, the Duke Divinity School Library, and/or Perkins Library." Read more.

For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the "Awards and Fellowships" section of the AHA Calendar.