by Gillian Brockell
The Dan David Prize has defined its focus as supporting historians, in recognition of the public significance of historical knowledge and the political and institutional attacks on the discipline and its practitioners.
SOURCE: Southern Maryland Chronicle
Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture Announces $1 Million In Funding for Preservation Projects
The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) announces $1 million in available funds for African American preservation projects throughout the state of Maryland.
SOURCE: American Historical Association
The American Historical Association recently announced 37 winners of its annual research grants.
Amanda Kleintop, an assistant professor of history at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her continuing research.
SOURCE: City Lab
20 Sites That Tell the Story of American Women Compete for Grant from National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express
Twenty sites across the United States have been selected to participate in the 2019 competition for a piece of a $2 million grant.
SOURCE: Fast Company
Every year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation gives out a set of no-strings-attached, $625,000 fellowships to people working in fields from art to science to legal research.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has received more than $400,000 in grants for a project that aims to publish every document written by the nation's 16th president.
SOURCE: NY Times
The grants were announced two weeks after the Trump administration released a proposed budget for fiscal 2020 that called for closure of the agency, whose activities were described as lying outside of “core federal responsibilities.”
SOURCE: University of Virginia
PresidentialCollections.org aims to make discovering these and others materials easier for a wide audience.
SOURCE: AHA Today
Courtesy Julie-Irene Nkodo, project assistant at the AHA.Bernadotte Schmitt Grant: to support research in the history of Europe, Asia, and AfricaJeffrey Ahlman, Smith College “Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana.”Laura Beers, American University “Red Ellen: Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist.”Alexander Bevilacqua, Princeton University “Islamic Culture in the European Enlightenment.”Jessica Clark, McGill University “Imperial Beauty: The Global Trade in Appearance, 1830-1930.”Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University “Mapping the Peoples of the New World: Ethnography, Imagery and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe.”Erin Hochman, Southern Methodist University “Anschluss before Hitler: The Politics of Transborder Nationalism in Germany and Austria, 1918-1938.”
SOURCE: AHA Today
In December, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the American Historical Association and the Modern Language Association grants for broadening the career horizons of humanities PhDs. At its 2013 annual meeting in New Orleans, the AHA hosted the project’s initial conversations. Dozens of directors of graduate studies, university administrators, and contingent faculty members met with AHA past president Anthony Grafton, senior project advisor Robert Weisbuch, and project director Julia Brookins. They discussed the implications of what we already know—and do not know—about the careers of history doctorates who are not postsecondary teachers.Administrators from a range of universities focused on disciplinary definitions of “placement.” They described how placement statistics currently encourage history departments to discount or ignore PhD alumni embarking on careers outside the professoriate, however illustrious their paths might be. They shared examples of alternative approaches in disciplines like chemistry and engineering. Participants suggested that the AHA could lead the redefinition of a successful job placement for newly minted PhDs. They also discussed ways that they and their colleagues in administration could help to make placement incentives reflect more fully what historians value about their training and abilities....
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