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NHC-AHA Fall 2021 Lineup

Fall 2021 Lineup Announcement

 

The National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are pleased to announce the Fall season of the Washington History Seminar, which will take place online in a webinar format. All webinars will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel.

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SAA Responds to the American Historical Association

August 10, 2021—The Society of American Archivists (SAA) appreciates the recent statement and apology from the American Historical Association (AHA) that was posted in the wake of its open letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). AHA’s statement provides greater context to the original letter and was written in response to an immediate outcry from archivists and historians. 

As an organization that seeks to promote the use of archival materials to foster equity, diversity, inclusion, and historical accountability, SAA appreciates AHA’s intent to support NARA in the face of misinformation and unreasonable demands on the agency’s staff. SAA expects such support to be constructive and written in consultation with the archives community. The employees of NARA—and of every cultural heritage institution—are essential partners and valued colleagues for the countless communities they serve: businesses, governments, scholars, teachers, genealogists, and researchers of all kinds. It is past time that our communities come together to discuss and to advocate for our shared needs: increased funding for educational and cultural heritage organizations; the end of precarious labor and the “publish or perish” mindset in higher learning; and an educated public that values and engages with our work. 

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National Archives Hosts Public Town Hall on Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

National Archives Hosts Public Town Hall on Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) invites you to a virtual town hall to introduce its new draft Strategic Plan and answer questions about the plan and the planning process.

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2022 OAH Richard W. Leopold Prize

https://www.oah.org/awards/book-awards/richard-w-leopold-prize/

Richard W. Leopold Prize

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2021

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Villanova- Turning Points in History Grant

The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity to support public-facing historical projects related to the theme of “Turning Points” in history.

The Center will fund up to 5 projects that creatively engage with how the study of past turning points have affected the course of history, and how historical study can further public understanding of the present moment.

We welcome applications that are original and imaginative in content and form. Proposals can include (but are not limited to) a series of blog posts, a series of podcast conversations, digital and in-person exhibits, an oral history project, an initiative with a local newspaper to write a series of op-eds, a mapping project, a multimedia resource, and other creative ideas. Educators, researchers, activists, students, librarians, digital humanists, museum specialists are all invited to apply. 

Each grantee will receive up to $5,000 depending on the scope, size, and need of the proposal.

The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm (EST).





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[WHS] Marvin Kalb on Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Marvin Kalb on Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War

Monday, July 26 at 4:00 pm ET

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National Archives Announces Limited Reopening of Research Rooms

National Archives Announces Limited Reopening of Research Rooms

 

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[WHS] Wendy Goldman and Donald Filtzer

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Wendy Goldman and Donald Filtzer on Fortress Dark and Stern: The Soviet Home Front during World War II 

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[WHS] Kai Bird on The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Kai Bird on The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter

 

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June 2021 SHAFR Prize Announcements

June 2021 SHAFR Prize Announcements 

Betty Miller Unterberger Dissertation Prize

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[WHS] Teasel Muir-Harmony on Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Teasel Muir-Harmony on Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo

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[WHS] Summer 2021 WHS Events

Summer 2021 WHS Events

The National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History & Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are pleased to announce the Summer season of the Washington History Seminar, which will take place online in a webinar format.

 

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[WHS] Dorothy Sue Cobble on For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Dorothy Sue Cobble on For the Many: American Feminists and the Global Fight for Democratic Equality

Monday, June 14 at 4:00 pm ET 

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Stanton Foundation Prize

https://thestantonfoundation.org/informed-citizens/reunite-ah-prize

A New Prize Contest: Applying History to Help Reunite America | The Stanton Foundation (en-US)

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[CFP] September Annual Women in Baseball Conference

Anyone working in sports and diplomacy, especially women’s baseball, might be interested in submitting or attending the September Annual Women in Baseball Conference which this year is focused on women’s baseball around the world. Please follow this link for more info on proposal submissions and the conference generally: https://sabr.org/latest/call-for-papers-2021-sabr-iwbc-women-in-baseball-conference/

Carol Anderson elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to Carol Anderson on her election to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Class IV - Humanities and Arts, Section 2 -History.

[WHS] Jeremy Brown on June Fourth: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Jeremy Brown on June Fourth: The Tiananmen Protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989

Tuesday, June 1 at 4:00 pm ET

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Aston University Vice Chancellor Responds to SHAFR

Dear Amy,

Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the proposed changes to the Department of History, Languages and Translation.  I can inform you that the consultation has now concluded and, although you may already have heard of it from colleagues at Aston, I wanted to update you on the outcome.

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[WHS] Joanne Meyerowitz on A War on Global Poverty: The Lost Promise of Redistribution and the Rise of Microcredit

Please join us for a Washington History Seminar Panel with Joanne Meyerowitz on A War on Global Poverty: The Lost Promise of Redistribution and the Rise of Microcredit.

Monday, May 17 at 4:00 pm ET

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Results of membership vote on History at Aston University

SHAFR News

 

 

Vote Results are in!


As per SHAFR's by-laws, under Article IX, section B, SHAFR polled its members. More than 30% of SHAFR's membership voted (317 voted; 293 were required) regarding the Aston resolution (printed below), and a majority (91.8%) supported the resolution:

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