October 12, 2011
By Elisabeth Grant
The AHA’s online calendar provides a free space for organizations to post upcoming meetings and seminars, research opportunities, awards and fellowships, and exhibitions that may be of interest to historians. Have an event you’d like to publicize? Submit an announcement to the calendar through this online form. Here are just a few items that have been recently submitted to the calendar.
- Miller Center Release of George H.W. Bush Oral History
The Miller Center at the University of Virginia will release the oral history of President George H.W. Bush at a two-day event in Charlottesville, Va. on Oct. 14 and 15, 2011, at which former Bush administration officials and scholars from across the country will discuss interviews that have been cleared for release and reflect on the many historic issues the Bush administration confronted, including the end of the Cold War, the Persian Gulf War, the no-new-taxes pledge, and filling two Supreme Court vacancies. Participants will include Bush National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu and White House Counsel Boyden Gray. The event begins on Oct. 14 at 1:00 pm EST, and will be streamed live at millercenter.org. Opened interview transcripts will be posted online at that time. Please e-mail or call Kristy Schantz (202-744-1109, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kim Curtis (434-243-2985, email@example.com) if you’re interested in attending.
- The Annual Hewlett Lecture and Dinner
The Society for History in the Federal Government announces The Annual Hewlett Lecture and Dinner featuring Adam Goodheart, Author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place on October 26, 2011. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information please see the SHFG website or contact Matthew Wasniewski.
- Call for Papers – Limina Journal
Limina, an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and cultural studies, is calling for paper submissions by October 17, 2011, for volume 18 of the journal. Limina publishes scholarly articles of approximately 5,000 to 8,000 words from any field within the humanities, encourages interdisciplinary material, and is open to speculative, topical or non-traditional approaches in addition to more traditional papers. For more information see the website.
- American Academy of Arts & Sciences Visiting Scholars Program
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international learned society located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for its Visiting Scholars Program. Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty. Qualified postdoctoral scholars are also invited to apply. Candidates who are completing scholarly manuscripts are especially welcome. The Academy seeks proposals that relate to its research areas: Science, Technology & Global Security; Social Policy & American Institutions; Humanities & Culture; and Education. Projects that address American cultural, social, or political issues from the founding period to the present are welcome, as are studies on the history of science. Visiting Scholars are based in Cambridge and expected to participate in seminars and other Academy events. Terms of Award: The stipend is $40,000 for postdoctoral scholars; $60,000 for junior faculty (not to exceed one half of salary). The deadline is October 15, 2011.
- Smithsonian Archives Fair
In honor of American Archives Month, the Smithsonian Archives Fair, on October 14, 2011, will highlight vast collections of archival and historical records at the Smithsonian. Staff from over a dozen different archival units will be on hand to showcase some of the Smithsonian’s archival treasures as well as current projects and programs. An “Ask the Smithsonian” program will offer timed slots for attendees to consult with experts on how to better care for their own archives-worthy items (pre-registration required). A lecture series throughout the day will spotlight the infinite number of stories waiting to be told through the Smithsonian’s archives. The Fair will be held in the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC, 20560 from 10am to 5pm.