SHEAR DEI Fellowships

In order to further the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic’s mission to foster research on “the rich complexity and enduring significance of the early American republic,” SHEAR will offer four research fellowships to scholars examining Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American, Pacific Island, and/or African diasporic history from 1776 to 1861. We are now seeking applications from interested scholars.

These fellowships may be used for research travel and/or purchasing microfilm, books, or other research-related materials. Fellows will receive $3000 at the beginning of the fellowship for their research expenses. The following year fellows will receive support to travel to present their research at the SHEAR annual conference. Scholars who are from underrepresented backgrounds, early in their careers (graduate students or recent post-graduates), and/or contingent faculty are strongly encouraged to apply for a fellowship. 

Interested scholars should submit a cover letter, CV, a one to two-page summary of their research project and plans, and a brief explanation of how the fellowship funds will be used in a single file.

Applications are due February 1, 2022 to fellowships@shear.org.

Contact Email: fellowships@shear.org

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships 2022-23

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer dozens of research fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year, ranging from short-term support to long-term residency. The MHS collections primarily consist of manuscripts, as well as books, pamphlets, maps, newspapers, graphics, photographs, works of art, and historical artifacts.

In addition to receiving funding, MHS Research Fellows become part of a scholarly community that includes other current fellows, MHS staff, Boston-area scholars, and former fellows. They may participate in our Brown Bag Lunch Series, present their own research, attend seminars, and join MHS staff and other fellows for weekly coffees.

For the latest information regarding fellowship offerings during and in the wake of Covid restrtitions, please see our website

Mark your calendar with the deadlines below! 

Questions? See our FAQ or e-mail fellowships@masshist.org.

Start your application today!

MHS-NEH Long-Term Fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2022

The Society will offer at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $5,000 per month (plus an additional stipend for housing and professional expenses) for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months continuous tenure. These fellowships are for scholars conducting research in the Society’s collections who have completed the terminal degree in their field (typically a Ph.D.) by the application deadline. Learn More.

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
Deadline: February 1, 2022**

The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for a minimum of eight weeks of research conducted at three or more participating institutions. Thirty cultural institutions hope to offer a minimum of twenty fellowships in 2021-2022. Learn more.

 **Please note that NERFC will finalize and release the terms of the 2022-2023 cylce, including the finalized deadlien, in November of 2021. In the wake of Covid, there may be restrictions or alterations related to NERFC applications. Please see our website for the most up-to-date information. 

Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2022

For those studying the U.S. Civil War, the Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, Its Origins, and Consequences. Fellows spend at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. Learn more.

 MHS Short-Term Fellowships
Deadline March 1, 2022

Most MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support a minimum of four weeks of research in the Society’s collections. One application automatically puts you into consideration for any applicable short-term fellowships. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply. We will offer more than twenty short-term fellowships in the coming year! Learn more.

Contact Email: fellowships@masshist.org

Bavarian American Academy

Annual Conference 2022, July 7-9

Representations and Uses of the American Revolution in Past and Present

Call for Papers

The American Revolution is, obviously, the founding moment of the United States of America that continues to be present in the U.S. and beyond. From the late eighteenth-century on, it has been and continues to be an inspiration for social movements and both, state- and nation-building in multiple contexts. One could think of struggles for civil rights, constitutions, institutions such as parliaments or courts of justice. The American Revolution functioned as a usable past justifying political change, the organization of resistance, and revolutionary action. The independence movements in Haiti and Spanish America, the Italian Risorgimento, decolonization in Africa in the mid-20th century, and sovereignty claims of the Haudenosaunee who hold that the US constitution is based on their, the Iroquois nations’, centuries old confederation, is what comes to mind.

With this call, we invite papers from all disciplines that explore the actors, media, representations, and uses of the American Revolution for different historical contexts and against the background of concepts such as cultural transfer, transculturation, the transnational national, travelling concepts, or fractured continuities. Our aim is not only to show the multitude of interpretations of the American Revolution and its very diverse effects, how interpretations change mutatis mutandis across time and space. We will also discuss how much a “past event” such as the American Revolution continues to be present, and how it is subject to change. Which narratives relating to the American Revolution were utilized, forgotten and (re-)discovered when, where, by whom and for which reasons. Where are the limits of these diverse perspectives? When, where, and why do these narratives serve as a means to gloss over / overwrite / hide deeply rooted historical, political, and cultural contradictions. When do they become counter factual? And who decides on the factual?

Please send your proposal by 31 October 2021 to volker.depkat@ur.dekarsten.fitz@uni-passau.de, and susanne.lachenicht@uni-bayreuth.de

7th Summer Academy of Atlantic History

Atlantic Worlds between the Global and the National

Universität Bayreuth, Germany, via Zoom

26 August – 30 August 2021

http://eeasa.hypotheses.org/files/2021/08/Zoom-Program-2021.pdf

The corona virus, BREXIT, “America first” and many other current developments and crises bring up the crucial question how much globalisation on the one hand and nationalism, states or nation-states on the other have been driving forces in historical processes. However, are the global and the national purely antagonistic – or do they also enable and further each other? Where do local, regional, transregional processes come into play – and how?

With the 7th Summer Academy of Atlantic History we want to go back in history: we enquire into the interrelated processes of nation-, state- and empire-formation as well as globalization and the role migrants and diasporas, Europeans, Africans, American Indians, merchants and trade companies, knowledge, germs and viruses, rumours and panics, technologies, goods and consumption played in these processes within and beyond the Atlantic World. 

The 7th Summer Academy will be hosted by Prof Susanne Lachenicht, Universitaet Bayreuth.

As well as providing the selected students with an opportunity to present papers and engage in 

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Organizers and steering committee:

– Honory Member Prof Bernard Bailyn (Harvard University, USA, 2012-2020)
– Prof Trevor Burnard (University of Hull, UK)
– Prof Nicholas Canny (NUI Galway, Ireland)
– Dr Lauric Henneton (Univ. Versailles-Saint-Quentin, France)
– Prof Susanne Lachenicht (Univ. Bayreuth, Germany)
– Dr Ben Marsh (Univ. of Kent, UK)
– Honory Member Prof Philip D. Morgan (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
– Prof L.H. Roper (SUNY New Paltz, USA)
– Prof Bartolomé Yun Casalilla (UPO, Seville, Spain)

Publication: De la Nouvelle-Néerlande à New York, by Anne-Claire Faucquez

L’histoire de la colonie de New York ne peut être dissociée de celle de l’esclavage. En effet, l’esclavage fut implanté dès l’arrivée des premiers colons néerlandais en 1624 et se développa parallèlement à la colonie, s’étendant dans les régions rurales autour de l’île de Manhattan et s’ancrant à tous les niveaux de cette jeune société coloniale. Si le statut de l’esclave n’était pas encore véritablement codifié à l’époque néerlandaise, il le fut progressivement après la conquête anglaise de 1664 jusqu’en 1712, date de la première révolte d’esclaves sur le continent nord-américain. Ce cadre législatif qui liait indéfectiblement le statut servile à la couleur de peau façonna les mentalités et renforça les préjugés raciaux que les colons avaient hérités de la Renaissance. Or, la rigidité de ce cadre ne put se conformer parfaitement à la réalité de l’environnement new-yorkais qui réclamait des esclaves une grande mobilité et une certaine autonomie et qui tolérait, depuis la période néerlandaise, la présence d’une communauté de Noirs libres, laquelle permit de conforter les esclaves dans leur volonté de s’affirmer culturellement et de résister à leur condition. Ainsi l’esclavage fut loin d’être cette « institution particulière » chère au Sud mais était répandu sur l’ensemble du territoire américain depuis ses origines.

Call for Papers: How to Decolonize the Curriculum? Wie können wir das Curriculum dekolonialisieren? Interdisziplinäres Kolloquium „Postcolonial und Gender Studies“

Center for Postcolonial and Gender Studies, Universität Trier, Germany

Deadline: April 19, 2021

From H-Net, March 24, 2021

The Center for Postcolonial and Gender Studies (CePoG) is organizing an interdisciplinary colloquium on July 2 and 3, 2021, aimed at all those who ask how to decolonize knowledge production, knowledge dissemination, and education: The aim is to describe  problem areas of knowledge and scholarship in academic and school contexts and to find strategies and approaches to solve them. Projects and project ideas in the field of civil society engagement, community activism, existing initiatives as well as academic (master thesis, PhD- or PostDoc  projects) and school projects are welcome. The colloquium is intended to provide space for exchange and networking and is a starting point and impulse for longer-term perspectives of our center, which is directed towards socio-political, scientific, institutional, didactic and science-political reflection processes of decolonization.

If you are interested in  participating, we would like to ask you to send us an abstract (max. 1500 characters incl. spaces) and the title of your topic by  April 19, 2021: to cepog@uni-trier.de). The workshop will be held digitally. Languages: German and English.

Das CePoG veranstaltet am 2. und 3. Juli 2021 ein interdisziplinäres Kolloquium, das sich an alle richtet, die fragen, wie man Wissensproduktion Wissensverbreitung und Bildung dekolonialisieren kann: Es geht darum, Problemfelder von Wissen und Wissenschaftlichkeit in akademischen und schulischen Kontexten zu beschreiben und Strategien und Lösungsansätze zu finden. Willkommen sind Projekte und Projektideen im Bereich des zivilgesellschaftlichen Engagements, des community activism, Vorstellungen bestehender Initiativen sowie wissenschaftlicher (Masterarbeit, Dissertations- oder Habilitationsvorhaben) und schulischer Projekte. Das Kolloquium soll Raum für inhaltlichen Austausch und Vernetzung bieten und ist Auftakt und Impuls für längerfristige Perspektive unseres Centrums, die sich auf gesellschaftspolitische, wissenschaftliche, institutionelle, didaktische und wissenschaftspolitische Reflexionsprozesse der Dekolonialisierung richtet.

Diejenigen, die sich gerne mit einem eigenen Beitrag beteiligen wollen, möchten wir bitten, uns bis 19.04.2021 ein Abstract (max. 1500 Zeichen inkl. Leerzeichen) und den Titel Ihres Themas für einen Input zukommen zu lassen: an cepog@uni-trier.de). Der Workshop wird digital stattfinden. Sprachen deutsch und englisch.Contact Info: 

Koordinationsstelle CePoG
FB II
Germanistik, A 435
54286 Trier
Fon: +49 (0) 651 201 2121
Email: cepog@uni-trier.de

Contact Email: cepog@uni-trier.de

URL: https://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=11692

Job: Post Doctorate Research Associate

University of Liverpool

Centre for the Study of International Slavery

Postdoctoral Research Associate (0.6 fte) – Grade 7

Humanities & Social Sciences

025379

£34,805 – £40,322 pa (pro rata)

Closing date: 06-Apr-2021 23:30


The Centre for the Study for International Slavery is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate as Programme Manager to support its ambitious programme of events, networks and grants which are delivered locally, nationally and internationally. You will be responsible for coordinating communication, funding opportunities and events, while also supporting the strategic development of a Delivery Plan for the Centre. You will report to the University of Liverpool Co-Director of CSIS with support from the Faculty Research and Impact Team as well as a wider network of professional services support from the Research Partnerships and Innovation Directorate. There may be opportunity for the advertised FTE to be increased as the programme develops. The post is available on a fixed term basis, for 3 years.


Closing date 6 April 21 at 23:30

EVENT: Moving Beyond the Monograph- New and Creative Models of Academic Publication Every Scholar of Humanities Should Know About

From H-Net Early America, March 3, 2021

by Avi Staiman

Dear H-Early-America 

I want to invite you to join me for my exclusive interview with Chris Harrison, Publishing Development Director of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge University Press as part of our ongoing ‘Publication Success Interview Series’.

Chris will discuss how Cambridge is moving beyond the monograph to introduce new and creative publication models to fill the gap between academic articles and books. Register to learn more about how you can take advantage of this new forum to publish your research and advance your career.

March 17 at 6:30PM IST/ 4:30PM GMT/ 12:30 PM EST

Learn more and register

Can’t make it on the 17th? Register using the link above and we will send you a recording. 

Journée publications récentes REDEHJA – 26 mars 2021 (online)

Journée publications récentes REDEHJA

26 mars 2021

En raison de la situation sanitaire actuelle, cette journée est organisée entièrement à distance.

Veuillez vous inscrire à la date et l’heure qui vous conviennent le mieux (inscription préalable obligatoire) ici: https://u-paris.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocuGqpjksH9z2k7wDS0sCtcn2Wq0a3ej2

Après votre inscription, vous recevrez un e-mail de confirmation contenant les instructions pour rejoindre la réunion.

Programme

9h30: Accueil par Allan Potofsky, président du REDEHJA

9h35-10h: Session 1 / Publications nord-américaines 2019-2021
« Recent perspectives on the history of Early America and the early American republic », Auréliane Narvaez, Université Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne

10h-12h: Session 2 / L’Atlantique des révolutions

Chair: Linda Garbaye, Université Clermont Auvergne

La Marche sur Yorktown, Bertrand Van Ruymbeke et Iris de Rode, eds. Monfaucon: JJ. Wuillaume, 2018.

Comments: Steve Sarson, Lyon 3.

Le Journal du Gouverneur Morris pendant la Révolution française. Texte traduit et annoté par Gérard Hugues/ Genève: Droz, 2018, tomes I et II.

Comments: Carine Lounissi, Université de Rouen.

12h-13h: pause déjeuner

13h-15h: Session 3 / Rebelles américain.e.s ?

Chair Monica Henry, UPEC

L’Amérique fantôme. Les aventuriers francophones du Nouveau Monde, Gilles Havard. Paris: Flammarion, 2019.

Men in the American Women’s Rights Movement, 1830-1890, Hélène Quanquin. New York: Routledge, 2020

Comments: Adeline Vasquez-Parra, Université de Lille

15h30: Assemblée Générale 2021 du REDEHJA

Organisation de la journée :
Anne-Claire Faucquez (Université Paris 8), Augustin Habran (Université d’Orléans), Carine Lounissi (Université de Rouen), Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (Université de Paris).

Crédits illustration: Wood engraving of proslavery riot in Alton, Illinois on November 7, 1837, which resulted in the murder of Elijah P. Lovejoy, by Unknown author – <http://www.state.il.us/HPA/lib/Images/LovejoyPaper.JPG, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3579768>

CFP Sugar and Slaves

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLICATION OF RICHARD S. DUNN’S SUGAR AND SLAVES: THE RISE OF THE PLANTER CLASS IN THE ENGLISH WEST INDIES, 1624-1713

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of the foundational books in the writing of Caribbean and Atlantic history. Richard S. Dunn’s highly evocative work opened up an entire field of study. Since its publication, historians have both deepened our understanding of subjects first developed in Dunn’s work and, inspired by Dunn’s scholarship, turned to new topics entirely.

We call on scholars with an interest and expertise in the areas covered by Sugar and Slaves to submit proposals for selection as papers to be presented at a workshop (held remotely) in summer 2021, tentatively scheduled for June 28-29. Papers should engage the period and region of Dunn’s study—the seventeenth-century Caribbean—while showcasing innovative scholarship and new directions in the field. Our ambition is that some of these papers will be published in a special issue of Early American Studies in 2022, and these essays will need to be ready for submission for peer review at the journal by August 15, 2021. 

Anyone interested in making a proposal along the lines indicated above should send a 500-word proposal and brief cv to Alison Games (gamesa@georgetown.edu) and Trevor Burnard (t.g.burnard@hull.ac.uk) by 15 March 2021. We will be in touch about details of a workshop on Sugar and Slaves by 1 April 2021. Contact Email: gamesa@georgetown.edu