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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.