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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) an-

nounces the third "SHGAPE Article Prize," a biennial competition for the best

published article dealing with any aspect of U.S. history in the period 1865-1917.

The article must have appeared in journals dated 1995 or 1996. Eligibility is open

to any graduate student or individual with a doctorate awarded after 1987, who has

not yet published a book. An article may be nominated by the author or by others.

Authors of nominated articles need not be members of SHGAPE. The prize con-

sists of a certificate and a $500 award to be presented at the 1998 luncheon of the

Society, held during the convention of the Organization of American Historians.

Send a letter addressing the author's eligibility along with three copies of the arti-

cle to:  Professor Nin Mjagkij, Chair, SHGAPE Article Prize Committee,

Department of History, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306. To meet

the deadline for the 1998 prize submissions must be postmarked no later than

December 1, 1997. Inquiries about joining SHGAPE should be addressed to

SHGAPE Secretary-Treasurer, Roger D. Bridges, Hayes Presidential Center,

Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420.


The Journal of Women's History has put out a call for papers for a special issue

on women and the politics of religion. In particular, the journal seeks contribu-

tions on both current and past religious/political movements which are often

called "fundamentalist." Nikki R. Keddie and Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi will serve as

guest editors for the special issue which will appear in early 1999. Seeking arti-

cles that shed light on the rise of movements with conservative gender positions

within diverse religious traditions (Hinduism, Judaism Islam, Christianity), the

editors especially encourage articles that provide historical perspective on the rise

of contemporary religiopolitcal movements; compare two or more such move-

ments; or analyze women and religious politics in the past. Deadline for submis-

sions is September 1, 1997. For more information write to Journal of Women's

History, Fundamentalism Issue, c/o The Ohio State University, Department of

History, Columbus, Ohio 43210.


The Irish American Cultural Institute (IACI) is now accepting applications from

research individuals to investigate the Irish experience in America. The Institute

welcomes applications from all disciplines. Primary research is the focus of this

program. Projects such as museum exhibitions, oral history collections, and the

compilation of bibliographies and other research tools are also eligible to apply

for these funds. The IACI represents the conviction of concerned individuals and

organizations that the Irish contribution to America-often undocumented-de-

serves serious scholarly exploration. At present, the IACI has three completed

funds to support such research. Applications are accepted from any state. In the

event that two applications weigh in evenly, consideration will be given to re-

search which focuses on a matter from the region of the fund's origin. The prime

considerations are the significance of the matter proposed and the capability of

the researcher to pursue it. Original research and possibly assistance for travel or

publication costs can be funded up to a minimum of $5,000 from each fund. The

Irish American Cultural Institute is a nonprofit membership organization with in-

ternational headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey. For an application, please

write to the Irish Research Fund, Irish American Cultural Institute, I Lackawanna