The Julia Rogers Library Research Prize is now accepting submissions. The deadline is March 23rd, 2015. For more information on eligibility and submissions, click here.
Rogers Essay Contest
Deadline: January 9th, 2015
Honoring the memory of Doug Rogers, a young scholar of great promise who died tragically in 2011, the competition is meant to encourage undergraduate students to join the Center for Political and Economic Thought in discussing themes of Western Civilization such as individual freedom, limited constitutional government, free market economics, and the philosophical and moral foundations of America and the West.
This year students are asked to address those themes in connection with the following quotation from James Madison:
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”
The competition is open to all full-time undergraduate students currently registered in any field of study at a college or university in the United States or Canada. The Center will appoint a committee of judges to select the winning essays. Prizes will not be awarded if, in the exclusive opinion of the judges, submitted essays are of insufficient quality. Essays that are, in the exclusive opinion of the judges, of publishable quality will, with the consent of the author, be eligible for publication in the Center’s journal, Citizens and Statesmen: An Annual Review of Political Theory and Public Life.
The first place winner will receive $2,000 and an invitation to attend an awards dinner and lecture by Dr. John Larrivee of Mount St. Mary’s University to be held at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on March 11, 2015. Second and third place winners will receive invitations to said awards dinner and $1,000 and $500 respectively. Winners choosing to attend awards dinner will be responsible for their own travel. Prior to the awarding of cash prizes, winners will be required to verify their eligibility, and to attest to the fact that the winning essay is wholly their own. Any amount of plagiarism will result in disqualification.
Essays should be a minimum of 2,500 words. There is no maximum length. Submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word format tomarybeth.mcconahey (at) email.stvincent.edu by January 9, 2015. Winners will be notified in February.
Last year’s winning essays can be found here:
James Madison Memorial Fellowship
Deadline: March 4, 2015
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship is aimed towards aspiring teachers who wish to obtain Master’s degrees in education and subsequently teach American history, American government, or social studies to students in grades 7-12. One fellowship per state is offered annually, and students compete against others applying within their legal state of residence. The fellowship provides up to $24,000, to be spent on room, board and tuition.
The Grand Valley State University Journal of History is taking submissions year-round for all undergraduate history papers. The aim of the Journal is to provide undergraduates, regardless of specialization or interest, with a cross disciplinary forum to explore different perspectives of studying the past. Authors will receive constructive feedback to further develop their historiographical skills through the development of an academic community.
Click here for their paper submission guidelines.
Seminar for advanced undergraduate, MA, and early Ph.D. Students – Washington, DC
January 5–9, 2015
Application Deadline: September 30, 2014
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the seminar “A Research Introduction to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.” The objective of the seminar is to acquaint advanced undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students with the central topics, issues, and sources related to the study of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, including mass shootings, evacuation and rescue, forced labor, and issues of commemoration and memory. Mandel Center scholars will lead discussions, and the seminar will include group analysis of many of the types of primary source material available in the Museum’s collections. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s extensive library, archival, and other collections.
More information on the application process can be found on their website.
The Department of History and Historic Preservation is sponsoring a panel of recent History graduates to speak about their post-Goucher experiences. The event is free, and open to the public. For more information, check out the event details at the In The Loop Blog.
Emily Huebner, a recent Goucher History graduate, was rehired at the Maryland State Archives after her summer internship ended to work on a project called “Finding the Maryland 400.” She has been doing research in the state archives on the Marylanders who fought in the Battle of Long Island (summer of 1776) and posting a weekly blog on the archives website.
To see the blog, go to http://msamaryland400.wordpress.com/. Kudos to Emily on her success!
The Abell Award in Urban Policy is given annually to the student(s) who authors the most compelling paper on a policy problem facing the City of Baltimore. The competition invites students to identify a policy problem affecting the city and offer a feasible solution. The top paper can win up to $5,000.
A Goucher history class about the Civil Rights movement, taught by Professor Jean Baker, was featured on C-SPAN on Saturday June 1st at 8pm and Midnight EST, as well as Sunday June 2nd at 1pm EST. You can find the link to the video here.
A Strong Body, Mind and Spirit: African American Women of the Antebellum Era
April 10th, 2013
Register by April 5th, 2013
FREE for Goucher students!
Hampton National Historic Site, a unit of the NPS, preserves the core of a once vast commercial, industrial and agricultural estate forged with indentured and enslaved labor. Hampton reflects a central irony in American history; that a nation newly founded on the principals of equality and freedom could accept the institution of slavery. In partnership with Historic Hampton Inc., and Goucher College, Hampton NHS promotes scholarship and discussion on African American history with an emphasis on the Mid-Atlantic region.
To register and see a schedule of events, please check out the registration brochure.