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New Jersey Historical Commission Accepting Nominations for the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize

The New Jersey Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize, an annual award given to a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian for outstanding teaching of African American history at an grade level between kindergarten and high school.

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania Offering Three Fellowships for 2015-2016 Academic Year

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania has announced they will award two one-month Balch Institute Fellowships in Ethnic History and one Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship in Twentieth-Century history for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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NEH Announces $4.9 Million in Awards in the Mid-Atlantic Region, $17.9 Million Nationally

On December 8, 2014, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that $17.9 million in grants have been approved for 233 humanities projects. Mid-Atlantic Region organizations have received $4.9 million in funding for 47 different projects.

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Telling Untold Histories: An Unconference for Public Historians

Museums, historic societies, historic sites, archives, and libraries around the country have tackled historical topics that just a few decades ago would have been unthinkable—from the history of slavery in the north to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, from the lives of gays and lesbians to Japanese internment—to present a more complete narrative of our past. Doing so means delving into complex and controversial topics. Not doing so means that our sites and institutions will become increasingly irrelevant to a rapidly changing public.

Telling Untold Histories is the first unconference in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region that will help public historians and historical organizations incorporate these stories into their work. This unconference will explore the hows and whys of engaging subjects that challenge our audiences’ expectations and expand their thinking.

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Congressional Research Grants Available for 2015 from The Dirksen Congressional Center

The Dirksen Congressional Center is inviting applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U. S. Congress. The Center has allocated $50,000 in 2015 for grants (an increase of $15,000 over 2014) with individual awards capped at $3,500.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Creates New “Public Scholar” Grant Program

The National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) has announced a new Public Scholar grant opportunity that encourages the publication of nonfiction books that apply serious humanities scholarship to subjects of general interest and appeal.

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Reception and Lecture to Honor Dr. Martin Levitt, Librarian at the American Philosophical Society

The Temple University Department of History, the American Philosophical Society, and the Temple University Alumni Association have announced a special reception and lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Levitt, librarian at the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Levitt earned his doctoral degree at Temple University in 1991, and has taught archival studies courses for Temple’s History program for many years.

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Families and Work Institute Gathering Information on Childhood Education Programs in Museums and Libraries

The Families and Work Institute is working on a new report to investigate the types of knowledge, expertise, and resources institutions are using to create children’s programming.

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Deadline Approaching for the 2015-2016 Fellowship Competition by the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

The deadline to submit a project proposal for the fellowship competition at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is November 30, 2014.
The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations, postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars.

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Jane Sánchez Appointed Chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has announced that Jane Sánchez has been appointed chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division. Sánchez has more than 35 years of library and information program management experience—most recently as director of Library Services and Content Management at the Government Printing Office.

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CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Jan
2
Fri
9:00 am American Catholic Historical Ass...
American Catholic Historical Ass...
Jan 2 @ 9:00 am – Jan 5 @ 10:00 am
The American Catholic HIstorical Association has announced the dates of its 2015 conference.  The event will be held January 2-5, 2015 in New York, New York. Event information will be updated at: http://www.achahistory.org/conferences/
12:00 pm American Historical Association ...
American Historical Association ...
Jan 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 5 @ 1:00 pm
The American Historical Association’s 2015 meeting, “History and the Other Disciplines” will be held January 2-5, 2015 in New York, New York.  Details will be added as they are available.  Please visit the conference site: https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting  
Jan
5
Mon
all-day CFP: Oral History in the Mid-Atl... @ Deadline
CFP: Oral History in the Mid-Atl... @ Deadline
Jan 5 all-day
From H:OralHist: OHMAR is delighted to accept proposals for its 2015 annual meeting around this year’s theme,“Oral History and Health.” OHMAR invites participants to interpret the conference theme broadly. Some ideas are below. The topics are meant to inspire creativity
Jan
9
Fri
all-day CFP: Annual Conference of the Ea... @ Deadline
CFP: Annual Conference of the Ea... @ Deadline
Jan 9 all-day
Submitted by Simon Bronner: The planning committee for the Annual Conference of the Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) seeks proposals for its 2015 conference, Land and Sea – Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience, to be held March 27-28, 2015
Jan
13
Tue
all-day Delaware Nature Society Professi... @ Ashland Nature Center
Delaware Nature Society Professi... @ Ashland Nature Center
Jan 13 – Jan 17 all-day
The Delaware Nature Society will hold a Professional Leadership Institute on January 13-17, 2015, at the Ashland Nature Center. Intended for those in leadership positions in non-profit institutions, the conference will include sessions on budget and development, leadership, advocacy, strategic

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