SUMMER FELLOWSHIP REIMAGINING RACE AND COLONIALISM IN NEW ENGLAND

Applications are now being accepted for summer 2022 fellows seeking to participate in the project entitled, Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom.  The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University and Williams College, will hold classes at Mystic Seaport Museum to interrogate the region’s past.  The history and legacies of settler colonialism, racial slavery, servitude, dispossession, Indigenous resistance and African American strategies for fashioning pursuits of freedom will be considered.  A distinctive feature of this summer program will be the framing of these topics within the context of New England’s maritime setting, an environment that fostered interaction, mobility, and exploitation.

The Munson Institute is the leading, and often sole, center for teaching maritime history in the United States.  It has offered graduate credit through the University of Connecticut for over 60 years while its faculty includes top maritime historians from across the United States.

2022 is the second year that Munson will participate in the multi-institutional Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  This enhanced summer session will expand the Munson Institute’s cadre of scholars with specialists from collaborating faculty and representatives from the region’s Native peoples.

Applicants for the 2022 summer session may apply for one of the twelve fellowships being offered through the Mellon Foundation grant.  These positions are most particularly intended for junior faculty and graduate students.  We also encourage applications from the region’s tribal nations and African American communities.  Each of the fellowships, set to run from June 27- July 29, will be supported with a $2,000 stipend, plus museum-owned housing and book purchases.

Additional information can be accessed here.                 

 Contact Info: Akeia de Barros Gomes, PhD
Director, Munson Institute

Contact Email: munson@mysticseaport.org

URL: https://www.mysticseaport.org/munson/

CFP Bucerius Young Scholars Forum

UC Berkeley, October 10-13, 2022

The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI PRO) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the sixth Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, which will be held at UC Berkeley, October 10–13, 2022. We seek proposals from post-doctoral scholars, recent PhDs, as well as those in the final stages of their dissertations with a background in history and/or related fields.

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum, funded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, is an annual program designed to bring together a transatlantic group of ten scholars based in Germany, Europe, North America, and beyond to explore new research in the history of migration.

We call for empirically rich contributions on the history of internal migrations at the intersection of migration studies and the history of knowledge. While historical scholarship has often focused on examples of “immigration” and “emigration,” internal migration (both voluntary and forced) has been shaping the political, social, and cultural history of nation-states and empires since pre-modern times. We define internal migrations as movements of people that do not involve crossing external political borders. Although it has been challenging to track migration within independent political entities, movements of people toward urban centers, from city to countryside, or processes of internal colonization and mass deportation have left deep traces in the history of many states and societies. As a focus for addressing this broad thematic field, we propose the interrelationship between the history of internal migration and the history of knowledge.

The category of knowledge plays an eminently important role in internal migration processes. We can, for example, ask about the information needs of modern state authorities who want to monitor and control complex social processes within their own borders. In addition, the topic offers great potential about the science of migration and colonization that emerged in the 19th century. Finally, knowledge about possible migration destinations and the prospect of starting a new life upon arrival is also of central importance for migrants themselves. Migrants often turn into migration experts: They produce, contest, and deploy political, cultural, legal, or economic knowledge about their everyday lives. How was knowledge generated, categorized, and communicated in each case? We want to discuss these questions with a view to different historical case studies. We will focus on the history of the 19th and 20th centuries. However, contributions to the history of the early modern period or from related disciplines (such as art history, sociology, political science, cultural studies, and literature) are also welcome.

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum approaches its annual theme from a trans-epochal, transregional, or interdisciplinary perspective, seeking to consider categories such as religion, class, race/ethnicity, gender, and age/generation. With its focus on the intersection of migration and knowledge, the forum encourages applications from junior scholars in history, the social sciences, political sciences, anthropology, geography, as well as area studies and other related fields.

Papers will be precirculated to allow maximum time for peers and invited senior scholars to engage in discussions on the state of the field. The workshop language will be English. The organizers will cover basic expenses for travel and accommodation. The forum will be hosted by Sören Urbansky (GHI PRO) and Frithjof Benjamin Schenk (University of Basel).

If invited to the workshop, you will have the opportunity to extend your stay in Berkeley (by up to two weeks) through the California Archive Research Award (CARA). CARA funds can be used to explore the internationally renowned research resources in the San Francisco Bay Area. These include, for example, the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, the Hoover Archives at Stanford University, and the National Archives in San Bruno. Please indicate in the online application form if you would like to be considered for CARA. We will award the additional funding for up to two applicants.

Please upload a brief CV and a proposal of no more than 750 words by February 28, 2022, to our online portal.

Please contact Heike Friedman if you have problems with submitting your information online. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2022.

Contact Info: Heike Friedman
Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington
University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-2316

Contact Email: friedman@ghi-dc.org

URL: https://ysf.hypotheses.org

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.