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Barnes History Graduate Conference

What: Nineteenth Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference
When: March 28-29, 2014
Where: Temple's Center City Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Barnes Club Conference will be held Friday evening March 28, 2014 and Saturday March 29, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Temple's Center City Campus in downtown Philadelphia. The Barnes Club Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, drawing participants from across the nation and around the world.

Proposals from graduate students for individual papers and/or panels are welcome on any topic, time period, or approach to history. We welcome proposals that foreground public history.

Please submit no later than January 20, 2014

Send sumbissions to jaconf@temple.edu.

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Georgia Southern University

What: 11th Annual Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)
When: Late March or Early April 2014
Where: Savannah, Georgia

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MCEAS Undergraduate Research Workshop

What: Fifth Annual MCEAS Undergraduate Research Workshop
When: April 25-26, 2014

We invite all MCEAS Consortium members to encourage their undergraduate students working on an honors thesis, senior capstone or advanced research paper in any discipline having to do with the Atlantic world up to 1850 to join us for the Fifth Annual MCEAS Undergraduate Research Workshop this spring. The Workshop dates will be April 25-26, 2014. The Workshop will be limited to ten undergraduates and a maximum of two per any Consortium institution.  For more information about the program, contact Professor Bill Carter, 2014 MCEAS/URW coordinator and Assistant Professor of History at The College of New Jersey, wcarter@tcnj.edu.

Pennsylvania Historical Association

What: "The Place of Pennsylvania" Pennsylvania Historical Association 2014 Annual Meeting
When: November 6-8, 2014
Where: Philadelphia, PA

Proposal Due Date: May 15, 2014

For additional information or to submit a proposal, please visit the 2014 PHA Annual Meeting website. Questions may be directed to Dr. Allen Dieterich-Ward.

University of Alabama

What:  Fourth Annual Graduate History Forum
When:  March 7, 2014
Where:  University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Graduate History Association at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is pleased to announce its Fourth Annual Graduate History Forum, to be held on March 7 and 8, 2014. The keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Professor of History at Louisiana State University and author of Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia.

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Vanderbilt University

What: Muslims Negotiating Modernities
When: September 25-28, 2014
Where: Nashvillle, Tennessee

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Vanderbilt University

What: Transnational and Local Networks of Pilgrimage
When: February 12-15, 2015
Where: Nashville, Tennessee

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Undergraduate Conferences

Texas State University - 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference and Thesis Forum

Each year, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and the Honors College sponsor an Undergraduate Research Conference to provide an opportunity for all undergraduate students across different colleges and disciplines to share their endeavors with the academic and University communities.


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Mississippi State University

What: Symposium for History Undergraduate Research (SHUR)
When: May 2-3, 2014
Where: Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi

he History Department at Mississippi State University invites undergraduate scholars to submit papers for the 6th annual Symposium for History Undergraduate Research.  The theme will be "Reconnecting the Dots: New Ideas in History."

Contact: shur@lists.msstate.edu
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Applachian State University

History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research

At History Matters, our goal is to publish the best undergraduate historical research possible. In doing so, we would like to provide an opportunity for top undergraduates from a variety of schools to be recognized for their work, become familiar with the publishing process, and engage in student-faculty collaboration. 

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Grand Valley State University Journal of History

The History Journal is a student-run academic journal that publishes undergraduate essays from all disciplines, as long as they pertain to history. Submissions are accepted year-round and are published online on a rolling basis. This semester, one of our goals is to increase our submission base and encourage history and non-history majors alike to submit to the journal, and create a more interdisciplinary approach to history in the fall issue of the journal.

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Ohio University Undergraduate Journal of History

Article Submission Guidelines:

The author must send an e-mail to ouujoh@gmail.com, including:

Name and school
The title of the nominated article
The article submitted in a Microsoft Word attachment
A one hundred-word abstract on the first page

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Graduate Student Conference Awards

Graduate Student Conference Awards provide assistance with conference travel for graduate students who have papers accepted for inclusion in the annual meeting program. Eight gifts of $250 each are given annually. In addition, each award grant recipient has his or her conference registration fee waived and will receive one ticket to the Saturday banquet. Recipients are expected to join SHEAR in order to receive their awards.

Applicants should wait until they have heard from the Program Committee as to whether their paper has been included in the forthcoming conference program. Once confirmed, please send an email to the conference coordinator (craig_friend@ncsu.edu) in which you indicate your paper title, the name of your dissertation advisor and institutional affiliation, and a brief explanation as to the relationship between your paper and your larger scholarship. The deadline for the 2014 conference is February 15, 2014.

Summer Fellowship Program for Undergraduates in History and Material Culture

What: Nine-week Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture.
Where: Deerfield, MA
When: June 9 - August 10. 

Application deadline is February 7 and can be found here
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The Gilder Lehrman Institue of American History

What: The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Award

  • Applications Open: October 1, 2013
  • Applications Close: March 1, 2014
  • Applicants Notified : April 2014
  • Award Weekend: June 6-9, 2014

The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Award honors fifteen college seniors majoring in American history or American studies.  For more information, contact: Joanna Byrne or visit their website.

University of North Texas Libraries, Special Collections Research Fellowship

What:  The University of North Texas Libraries invites applications for the UNT Special Collections Research Fellowship. Research in special collections is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, fine art, art history and American studies.

Award:  A total of $2,000 in funding will be awarded to one or more fellowship applicants. Fellows will be required to conduct research in residence at UNT for a minimum of four days and a maximum of three months to receive the award.

Eligibility:  The Fellowship is open to faculty, graduate students and independent researchers. Any funding awarded must be used between June 1, 2014 and August 30, 2015.

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