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FIVE SCORE LATER: Civil Rights and Historical Memory in Gettysburg

Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m. EST Via Zoom

Zoom Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUod--qqzksGNeaceQcVzu-vG-mCKOkhpaM

The role Gettysburg played in the American Civil War has been studied exhaustively. But what about the role the town played in the American Civil Rights movement, 100 years later? And how did the town's historical memory impact the present? 

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition- 2022-2023 Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (GLC), part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, invites applications for its 2022-2023 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present.

Solving the Mystery of Crafting a Winning Book Proposal

Many scholars excel at writing academic manuscripts but are less confident when asked to pitch their work in the final stage ahead of submission: the book proposal. Laura Portwood-Stacer, author of The Book Proposal Book (Princeton University Press), will break down the book proposal process in a clear and attainable way and offer tips on how to (successfully!) pitch your proposal to prospective university presses and academic publishers.


Laura Portwood-Stacer will provide some much-needed clarity on how to craft a winning book proposal. You will get:

Webinar: Tues March 15, 2022, 7:00 – 8:15 PM ET. “Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War.”

A free online lecture and discussion with Dr. Lorien Foote about her new book. Union and Confederate military commanders used a ritual of retaliation in nearly every campaign of the American Civil War. This talk will use examples from the Department of the South to explain how the ritual allowed combatants to debate the rules of civilized warfare. Retaliation in the Department of the South forced the Confederate War Department to change its policies and changed the behavior of armies in the field during campaigns in the region.

Karen Cook Bell
G. Patrick O'Brien

O'Brien on Bell, 'Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America'

Karen Cook Bell. Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. viii + 248 pp. $21.17 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-83154-3

African roots for concepts of land and identity among enslaved people in the U.S.

I'm looking for studies of land practices and customs rooted in Africa among enslaved people in the United States. The African origins of other aspects of life are well established (music, for example), but I haven't found similar studies centering around land and I'd be grateful for any help.

One Week Left to Apply: Fully Funded Fellowships for the 2022 MESDA Summer Institute in Southern Decorative Arts and Material Culture Studies

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem Museums & Gardens is accepting applications to attend the 2022 MESDA Summer Institute in Early Southern Decorative arts and Material Culture.  The MESDA Summer Institute is a multi-disciplinary decorative arts and material culture field school for graduate students, museum professionals, and scholars.