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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



Recent appointments and retirements within the professional community of

Ohio historians include the following: at the Ohio State University Alan D.

Beyerchen appointed to associate professor, Robert J. Donia to assistant professor,

and Joseph H. Lynch has assumed new duties as Director of the Center for

Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Andreas Dorpalen, who retired this year,

received the Distinguished Service Award of the Ohio Academy of History in April.

At the University of Toledo, Stuart Knee and Gerald Thompson have been

appointed assistant professors. Nelson Lichtenstein has resigned as editor of Ohio

History. He will teach at Denison University during the Spring semester.


Among the grants and leaves awarded: Robert H. Bremner of Ohio State

University and Jacob G. Dorn of Wright State University are on research leaves for

the year; Gad Soffer of the University of Dayton and Sheldon B. Liss of the

University of Akron have half-year sabbaticals; National Endowment for the

Humanities research grants have been awarded to Charles De Benedetti of the

University of Toledo and to Gary Hess of Bowling Green State University; Victor S.

Papacosma of Kent State University has a Fullbright-Hays research grant and June

K. Burton of the University of Akron is in the second year of a Rockefeller

Foundation grant.


A number of scholarly meetings of interest to Ohio History readers will be held

this spring. Alonzo Hamby of Ohio University is the featured speaker at the Ohio

Academy of History's annual meeting, April 20-21, at the Fawcett Center for

Tomorrow on the Ohio State University campus. The Ohio-Indiana American

Studies Association is holding its annual spring conference April 5-7 at the New

Harmony Inn, New Harmony, Indiana. Proposals for papers should be mailed to

Professor Roger Whitlow, Department of English, Eastern Illinois University,

Charleston, Illinois 61920. The Eleventh Annual Dakota History Conference is

scheduled April 6-7 on the campus of Dakota State College in Madison, South

Dakota. Those interested in appearing on the program should write H. W. Blakely,

History Department, Dakota State College, 57042.


The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is sponsoring its second

conference on "Blacks in Pennsylvania History," April 5-6 at the Allegheny

Community College in Pittsburgh. The Commission welcomes proposals for

papers, mailed to Black History Conference, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum

Commission, Box 1026, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120. The Institute for Minori-

ty Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, is holding the Seventh Annual

Conference on Ethnic and Minority Studies May 2-5, on the Wisconsin-La Crosse

campus. Themes to be highlighted are "Ethnicity and Religion" and "The Invisible

Ethnic: Those Who Refuse to Participate." Those interested in serving as chairper-

sons, discussants, or presenting papers should contact Dr. George E. Carter,

Director, Institute for Minority Studies, 101 Main Hall, University of Wisconsin-

La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601.


The Ohio Historical Society has published Tales of the Ohio Land, a book of