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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The University Press of Wright State University is currently considering for

publication book-length manuscripts on the following subjects: aviation history,

black achievers, gifted and talented children, and Ohio life and history. For

additional information, write to: Carl M. Becker, Director, University Press,

Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio 45435.


The North American Society for Sport History will hold its Eighteenth

Annual Convention at Banff, Alberta, Canada, on May 26-29, 1990. For further

information contact Joan Paul, NASSH Publicity Chair, The University of

Tennessee, 1914 Andy Holt Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2700.


The Lehigh University Press in association with The Lawrence Henry

Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies announces a manuscript

competition in Eighteenth-Century Studies. A publication contract and $1,500

will be awarded for the best book-length manuscript submitted in the field of

Eighteenth-Century Studies. Manuscripts must be submitted before December

31, 1990. For further information and an entry form, call or write: Director,

Lehigh University Press, 103 Coxe Lab #32, Lehigh University, Bethlehem,

Pennsylvania 18015.


The Forest History Group of the International Union of Forestry Research

Organizations, in cooperation with the Forest History Society and the Orga-

nization of Tropical Studies, is sponsoring a conference on Latin American

Forest and Conservation History in San Jose, Costa Rica, February 17-22,

1991. The organizers seek presentations from specialists in history, social

sciences, and also the natural and physical sciences. The conference will

consist of three days of paper sessions, followed by a two-day excursion to

observe forest conditions and use. The sessions will be in San Jose, and the

two-day bus tour will include a night at the La Selva field station of the

Organization of Tropical Studies. Those interested in presenting a paper or

otherwise attending the conference should contact Harold K. Steen, Forest

History Society, 701 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701, or,

Richard P. Tucker, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan,

Dana Building, 430 E. University, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103-1115.


Recent awards, appointments, promotions, and retirements within the

academic community of Ohio historians include: Boris Blick has retired after

twenty-five years at the University of Akron; Daniel Nelson of the University

of Akron received the 1989 Ohio Academy of History Publication Award for

his book, American Rubber Workers and Organized Labor; Shelley O.

Baranowski, Walter L. Hixon, and M. Martin Wainwright have joined the

faculty at the University of Akron; Robert Zangrando of the University of

Akron is on leave for the academic year; Antioch College has appointed

Barbara Beckerman-Davis and Saatch Ejike as assistant professors; Edmund

J. Danziger and David C. Roller are on leave for the academic year from

Bowling Green State University; Marion Siney, Professor Emerita of Case