Ohio History Journal

Notes and Queries
Summer-Autumn 2002
pp. 200-201

Copyright © 2002 by the Ohio Historical Society. All rights reserved.

The 2003 Ohio Academy of History Spring Meeting
will be held April 25–26 at Kent State, Stark Campus. Additional information and directions are posted at
www2.uakron.edu/OAH/ on the Spring Meeting link. If you have questions, please contact the Coordinator of Local Arrangements: Dr. Thomas Sosnowski, Department of History, 6000 Frank Ave., NW, Canton, OH 44720-7599. Phone: (330) 535-3377. E-mail: tososnowski@stark.kent.edu.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
invites applications for its 2003-2004 Scholars in Residence Program, including applications for collaborative residencies. The Scholars in Residence program provides support for full-time research and study in the manuscript and artifact collections maintained by any Commission facility, including the Pennsylvania State Archives, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and twenty-six historic sites and museums around the state. Collaborative residencies fund research that relates to the interpretive mission and advances the programmatic goals of any PHMC program or facility, including the agency’s history sites and museums. A collaborative residency proposal must be filed jointly by the interested scholar and host program/facility.

Residency programs are open to all who are conducting research on Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public sector history professionals, independent scholars, graduate students, educators, writers, filmmakers, and others. Residencies are available for four to twelve weeks between May 1, 2003, and April 30, 2004, at the rate of $1,500 per month. However, because both the Pennsylvania State Archives and the State Museum of Pennsylvania will be undergoing extensive renovations during 2003-2004, archival collections may only be available through August 2003; certain artifact collections will not be available for study at all during the 2003-2004 residency period. Deadline for application is January 10, 2003. Complete information and application materials are available at the PHMC web site: www.phmc.state.pa.us. You may also write: Division of History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Commonwealth Keystone Building—Plaza Level, 400 North St., Harrisburg, PA 17120-0053; or call 717-787-3034, or e-mail lshopes@state.pa.us.

The ABC-CLIO America: History and Life Award is a biennial award of $750 given to recognize and encourage scholarship in American history in the journal literature advancing new perspectives on accepted interpretations or previously unconsidered topics. The award is not confined to any particular subject area or chronological period but instead seeks to recognize journal articles that display a pathbreaking character, articles that do not simply elaborate previous interpretations but that propose new perspectives or examine new areas and in so doýng extend historical knowledge and raise new avenues of investigation. In seeking to recognize such pivotal articles the award acknowledges their creative achievement in breaking the constraints of conventional thinking in their approach to historical sources. Individuals as well as editors are encouraged to submit nominations. Each entry must be published during the period of November 16, 2000, through November 15, 2002. One copy of each entry must be received by each member of the award committee by December 1, 2002. No late submissions will be accepted. The author of the winning article will receive $750 and a certificate. The award will be presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Memphis, Tennessee, April 3-6. One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2003 ABC-CLIO America: History and Life Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the individuals listed below.

Mary Bagne
America: History and Life
130 Cremona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Mia Bay
Department of History
Rutgers University
16 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Jane Dailey
Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Christopher R. Reed
Graduate History Program
School of Liberal Studies
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL 60605-1394

Christopher Waldrep
(Committee Chair)
308 Glenwood Court
Martinez, CA 94553