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  • Monday, December 17, 2018 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Helmerich Center for American Research (HCAR) opened on September 8, 2014, with the goal of permanently housing, preserving, and advancing scholarly research of the extensive and largely unexplored historical, cultural, and anthropological archival materials at the Gilcrease Museum. This collection contains more than 100,000 rare books, documents, maps and unpublished works, dating back to the time of Columbus, that detail the Spanish arrival in the Americas, as well as the New England colonies, Westward expansion and the experiences of America’s native peoples. They are offering short-term research fellowships and travel grants for scholars interested in doing research on our collections.


  • Monday, November 26, 2018 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Oklahoma Libraries Western History Collections (WHC) invites applications from established and emerging scholars for two newly-endowed research fellowships. The fellowships support research residencies in the Western History Collections and are designed to connect researchers to the rich archival, print and visual resources. 

    DEADLINE:  January 15, 2019 APPLY ONLINE: https://libraries.ou.edu/whcfellows

    The Masterson Fellowship, endowed by Conrad and Ellen Masterson of Cee Vee, Texas, provides opportunities for visiting scholars to conduct research in the Western History Collections for one to three months. The fellowship is open to advanced graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars engaged in an original research project of significant scholarly merit that will benefit directly from the utilization of materials in the Western History Collections. Several awards of one to three months will be made, and priority consideration for at least one fellowship line will be given to research on range management history, the impact of cattle ranching in the American West, or related topics. The stipend for the Masterson Fellowship is $2,500 per month.  Deadline for applications: January 15, 2019 for consideration for summer 2019 fellowships.
  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Distinguished scholars in History or Political Science are invited to apply for the Wayne N. Aspinall Chair at Colorado Mesa University.  For a $10,000 stipend, the visiting professor will spend three weeks on the Colorado Mesa University campus from late March-to mid- April 2020, teach a one credit course, give a major public lecture, and make any other invited appearances.  Applications must include a vitae, a brief outline of a course proposal and a topic for the major public lecture.  Submit application by January 21, 2019 to: Dr. Justin Gollob, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.  Feel free to direct any inquiries to jgollob@coloradomesa.edu or 970 248-1279. 

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The University of Oklahoma Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Curator of the Western History Collections. The Curator will oversee a nationally significant collection documenting the American West in an environment rich with partnerships and collaborative opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the role of special collections in promoting innovation, scholarship, and community development, a record of engagement with scholarly, professional, and public audiences, and significant experience managing research collections in an academic environment. Read the full job description. Requisition #183047

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Council on America’s Military Past (CAMP) is pleased to announce the Herbert Hart Award for writing Military History.

    Col. Herbert Hart, USMC (Ret), was a mainstay of CAMP: official historian, prolific author, and Heliogram editor, in addition to being the executive director who grew the organization and just plain made things happen.  Col. Hart, who died in 2015, was one of the nation’s leading authorities on western forts. 

    CAMP aims to honor Col. Hart and encourage scholarship in this field by inviting undergraduate and graduate students to submit original, previously unpublished, scholarly articles that address a topic at the intersection of American military history and historic preservation.  The winner will be awarded $1,000 and a one year membership in CAMP.  His or her article will be featured in a future issue of the Journal of America’s Military Past.  All entrants will be offered 50% registration at the next annual conference. 

    Articles must be no more than 5,000 words, and written in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style.  One submission per person only, please. Articles submitted must note the entrant’s name, mailing address, telephone number, and academic affiliation. Entries must be emailed to editorjamp@yahoo.com by March 1, 2019. Entries will be acknowledged by email and judged by the CAMP Editorial Board within three months.

    Articles that meet the criteria can be seen at CAMP’s website, CAMPJAMP.org.  A good example is a cover story a few years ago on Custer and Little Big Horn that looked at the battlefield then and now.  Other successful stories feature historic military posts, and the men and women who inhabited them.  CAMP has a broad definition of military posts, to include historic ships and airplanes. 

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Annual Conference

    May 3-5, 2019

    Portland, Oregon

    Call for Papers, Presentations and Performances

    General Strike 1919-2019 – Radicalism, Repression, and Solidarity

    2019 marks the 100 the anniversary of a watershed year in American and Canadian labor history, especially in the West. The year was defined by the Seattle and Winnipeg General Strikes, the Centralia Massacre,and the wave of state sponsored repression of immigrant workers during the Palmer Raids. Reflecting on these events a century later encourages us to consider the significance of radicalism as well as ways that organized labor has both enforced and overcome racial and gendered barriers to solidarity.

    The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association seeks presentations, performances, and papers thatexamine labor history of the past 100 years, especially related to:

    Labor Radicalism

    Patriarchy and Feminism

    Employer and State Repression

    Racism, including White Supremacy

    Immigrant Workers and Xenophobia

    We encourage proposals that illustrate how the events of 1919 demonstrate strategies and tactics of workers, employers, and the State, and how they are relevant to today’s labor struggles. Specific examples might include: 

    Labor and Race

    Women in the Labor Movement

    Labor and trade policy in historical perspective

    The open shop movement in history:  The American Plan to the Janus decision

    Right Wing populism and the working class

    The PNLHA values intersectional approaches to working class history. We especially encourage exhibits and performances of art and music that reflect working class culture and history, and non-traditional, popular education approaches. Presentations should be addressed to a broad range of conference participants including academics, students, workers and community members.

    Submit one-page proposals electronically, by January 7, to the Conference Program Committee Coordinator, Nikki Mandell: PNLHA2019@gmail.com

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Show Me Missouri: Conversations about Missouri’s Past, Present, and Future Speakers’ Bureau, jointly organized and managed by the Missouri Humanities Council and the State Historical Society of Missouri, is seeking applicants for the 2019 program year by September 1.

    A maximum of 30 speakers will be selected. Scholars, historians, authors, and lecturers who wish to present educational information related to Missouri’s culture, history, art, and people are invited to apply. Current Show Me Missourispeakers must reapply to be considered.

    Speakers will receive a $200 honorarium for each presentation, plus reimbursement for up to $150 in travel expenses. Selected scholars will be expected to make up to four presentations during the year, and successful applicants will be notified in December.

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The State Historical Society of Missouri is offering two Center for Missouri Studies fellowship opportunities for the calendar year beginning January 1, 2019. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $5,000 for a project that results in the completion of a 6,000 to 8,000-word scholarly essay, exclusive of notes, on one of two selected topics.

    2019 Topics

    • Missouri and the War in Vietnam, or Missouri and the Korean War
    • The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and its impact on Missouri
    Application Deadline: September 1, 2018

    Learn more here: https://goo.gl/hes78w

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A major grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has allowed the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University to launch the Long 19th Amendment Project, interrogating the centennial of American women's suffrage. As a part of this project, the inaugural Mellon-Schlesinger Research Grant competition is now open.

    The Schlesinger Library will award up to three Mellon-Schlesinger Summer Research Grants for eight-week residencies in June-July 2019 for researchers doing advanced work on gender and suffrage, voting rights, citizenship, or other related topics. The stipend for each award is $15,000.

    Currently enrolled graduate students are not eligible for these awards and should instead apply for Schlesinger Library's Dissertation Support Grants. 

    Full application requirements are available on Schlesinger Library's Grant Application Portal: https://goo.gl/TrGoid

    Applications must be received by Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Awards will be announced in late January 2019.

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in Native American history and public history to begin August 2018.


    Successful candidates will be expected to teach a 4:4 load at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. Fall courses include two sections of US History to 1877, Intro to American Indian Studies (online), and Women in the American West. Spring courses include US History to 1877, American Indian History, Oklahoma History, and Public History. The ability to incorporate digital media and methods into both teaching and projects is highly desirable. Ph.D. expected by time of employment. Completing the university’s eLearning Facilitation Certification online course will be required prior to the beginning of the fall semester.


    Application materials include online faculty application with cover letter discussing research interests and teaching excellence, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to: UCO Jobs – History VAP

     Letters of reference sent through Interfolio should be sent directly to jobs@uco.edu.


    Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018.

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