News from the History Department listserv including events, fellowships, job opportunities and more of interest to graduate students.

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October 2013

Research Collective - The Asian American Studies Research Collective (AASRC) is an interdisciplinary research group of graduate students with a wide variety of research interests and a common commitment in elevating Asian American Studies research and discussion at the University of Washington. For 2013-14, we are launching our new year-long project, Biopower and Asian American Communities: Immigration, Adoption, and Demography. We propose to delve into biopower and expect that the studies of biopower will allow us to understand how power operates in the contemporary society by employing racialized labor, medical knowledge, or demographic statistics. We will also promote to integrate biopower into pedagogy on the UW campus. Interested? Come to a meeting Friday, 10/5/13 at 5:30 pm at Shultzy's (4114 University Way NE Seattle), we, the core members: Ilsu Sohn, Jane Wong, Roger Chao, Leanne Day (English), Kayomi Wada, and Emily Mary Anderson Hall (History) will meet up for the first time this academic year to discuss our specific plans over some food and drinks. We always welcome ideas and contributions from people interested in our project, and we are always open to those who want to work with us more closely. 

Fellowship Announcement: The ACLS Public Fellows program places recent Ph.D.s from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. The fellowship provides a stipend of $65,000 per year as well as individual health insurance.

Conference Announcement: Pacific Northwest Labour History Conference to be held in Cumberland BC from June 13-15, 2014, to coincide with the Miner's Memorial weekend. More details available through conference link above.

Conference Announcement: The Brown University History Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce our 8th annual interdisciplinary conference. The theme, "Subjectivity and the System" is detailed below, and our keynote speaker will be Jeremy Varon, associate professor of History at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. Submission deadline is Monday, November 18, 2013.

Fellowship Announcement: Digital Humanities Commons Faculty and Dissertation Research Fellowships are available through the University of Washington Simpson Center for Summer 2014. The Simpson Center’s Summer Digital Humanities Commons Fellowships support scholars pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures.

September 2013

Fellowship Announcement - The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others.

Conference/Training Announcement -  Call for Participation and Proposals, Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2014, University of Victoria, June 2-6, 2014. Support is available for UW teams to attend from the Simpson Center

Lecture Announcement - Annual Severyns-Ravenholt Seminar in Comparative Politics sponsored by the Department of Political Science

Course Announcement: Society for Cinema & Media Studies Seattle: A Micro-seminar offered in conjunction with the annual convention of the Society for Cinema & Media Studies

Conference Announcement: The Urban History Association is now seeking submissions for sessions on all aspects of urban, suburban, and metropolitan history for its 2014 conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Fellowship Announcement: The application process for Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships is now open. FLAS offers funding for both summer language study as well as fthe ull academic year. Questions? Email

Fellowship Announcement: The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications for fellowships to support research in The Filson's collections, and internships.

Course Announcement: Canadian Studies Offering Two Graduate Courses on the Arctic

Job Announcent: Tenure Track Position in Environmental History at Whitman College, specialization in Americas or Pacific Rim

Course Announcement: Environmental Humanities Micro-Course / Instructor: Gary Handwerk (English) This microseminar will introduce participants to the field of environmental humanities through the work by three prominent eco-critics featured at the "Future of the Environmental Humanities" Conference, October 31-November 2.

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of Early North American Environmental History at University at Albany (SUNY)

Fellowship Announcement: Newberry Library

August 2013

Fellowship Announcement:.A postdoctoral fellowship opportunity is available through the University of Michigan Society of Felllows program. The fellowship is for three years.