Undergraduate Fellowships at the Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago is offering an Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowships.

Students in history and art history at Northern Illinois University may want to apply for these opportunities.

The  Art Institute of Chicago’s posting reads:

“The Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program provides specialized training for students across the United States from groups historically underrepresented in the curatorial field or those who support the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums. The program seeks to make a critical impact on American art museums by developing gifted curators who will work to engage a full spectrum of museum audiences. After completing the Summer Academy, participants will have the opportunity to submit supplemental materials to be considered for a fellowship.”

For more information, see the Art Institute of Chicago’s website.

The deadline is 28 February 2016.

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Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East Conference

Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East Conference

Center for the Study of Religious Violence

Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700)

A conference is being organized at Barnard College on “Beyond Borders: Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700).” Faculty and graduate students in medieval early modern European and Mediterranean history may be interested in this conference.

Northern Illinois University graduate students who participated in my seminar on Religious Violence from 1500 to Today last semester may want to consider submitting a proposal.

Here is the conference call for papers:

Paper proposals are being accepted for Barnard College’s 25th Biannual Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, “Beyond Borders: Mutual Imaginings of Europe and the Middle East (800-1700),” to be held at Barnard College (New York NY) on Saturday 3 December 2016.

Recent scholarship is challenging the stark border between Europe and the Middle East during the long period between 800-1700.  Rather than thinking of these areas in isolation, scholars are revealing…

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French Paleography Workshop

The Meeter Center for Calvin Studies will be holding a French Paleography Workshop this summer. The workshop is intended to prepare graduate students for manuscript research in French archives and French language collections.

Masters students and doctoral candidates in early modern French studies across North America may be interested in this workshop.

I would especially urge graduate students at Northern Illinois University working on French history and literature to apply for this workshop.

The Meeter Center’s announcement follows:


The 2016 Summer French Paleography workshop will take place at the Meeter Center for Calvin Studies in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from July 11 through July 22, 2016. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Meeter Center and the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and will be taught by Dr. Thomas Lambert, who is a highly-experienced paleographer and researcher, who has worked for many years on transcribing, editing, and publishing the minutes of the Genevan Consistory.

The deadline for applications is March 18, 2016.

Selected participants will receive a $500 bursary to help defray travel and accommodation expenses. This workshop is directed primarily at graduate students and faculty. The chief pre-requisite is an ability to read modern French fluently. Please see the attached file for more information on the workshop and an application form. Feel free to copy and distribute the materials. Prospective applicants may also go to our website to access the information and the form: http://www.calvin.edu/meeter/paleography/

Please do not hesitate to contact Paul Fields, Curator of the Meeter Center (1-616-526-7041 or meeter@calvin.edu), with any questions you may have.

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American Historical Association Conference 2016

The American Historical Association (AHA) conference is in being held in Atlanta this week. Thousands of history professors, researchers, graduate students, and editors are gathering for the largest historical conference in North America.

The conference includes sessions on recent research and business meetings. Many graduate students and recent doctorates will be interviewing for teaching jobs at universities and colleges across the country.

I am unable to attend the AHA this year, but am following the action from a distance.

For coverage of AHA 2016, see:

The AHA Today blog

Chronicle of Higher Education (articles not yet posted)

History News Network

Inside Higher Ed


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Newberry Consortium Fellowships

Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Fellowships

The Newberry Library has announced a series of fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year.

Here is the Newberry Library’s announcement:

“Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise you intriguing and often rare materials; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations on your research with staff curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

“The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Fellowships provide support for scholars at Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium member institutions. These fellowships offer support for one month’s work in residence at the Newberry for one PhD candidate and one postdoctoral scholar working in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies. The postdoctoral scholar could be a full-time faculty member, adjunct faculty, librarian, or curator (with preference given for non-tenured faculty). Please note that applicants from Chicago-area member institutions are not eligible for this fellowship.

“For more information, including a comprehensive list of long- and short-term fellowships opportunities, eligibility requirements, and application guidelines, please visit our website at www.newberry.org/fellowships.”

Deadline: January 15, 2016*

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Millstone Research Travel Fellowship

WSFH Millstone Fellowship
Applications due 1 March 2016

The Millstone Fellowship provides $2500 for research in France.  Eligibility is restricted to doctoral students, untenured and adjunct faculty members, and independent scholars who reside in North America and whose research related to French history and culture requires work in archives, libraries, or other repositories in France.  Preference is given to doctoral students and scholars in the early stages of their academic careers.

Applications should include the following:  a curriculum vitae, including current contact information; a description of the project not to exceed five double-spaced pages, explaining its purpose and significance, its contribution to scholarship on France, and where and when the research is to be carried out; and two letters of recommendation.  All materials should be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments in Microsoft Word. The e-mail must carry the header “Millstone Fellowship.” Candidates are responsible for seeing that letters of recommendation arrive in a timely fashion.  Proposals will be reviewed by a five-member committee chaired by the Vice-President of the Western Society for French History.  The next winner will be notified by 30 April 2016, and the award will be announced at the Annual Meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The prize committee members are:
Naomi Andrews, Santa Clara University (Chair)
Rebecca J. Jacobs-Pollez, Murray State College
Kenneth Loiselle, Trinity University
Sandrine Sanos, Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi
John Shovlin, New York University

Applications must be submitted by 1 March 2016 to:
Naomi Andrews, Vice-President
Western Society for French History

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Attaques Choquantes à Paris

Je pense à tous mes amis et tous les Parisiens suite aux attaques choquantes dans le cœur de Paris.

Solidarités et amitiés des américains francophiles….

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