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2019 ASALH Call for Papers

The 2019 Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Academic Program Committee invites comprehensive proposals for individual papers, panels, performances, films, round-tables, workshops, conversations, or alternative formats focused on the 2019 theme, “Black Migrations.” “Black Migrations” spotlights movement to new destinations and subsequently changed social realities for people of African descent.

Webinar: Break the Budget Bubble: How to Build and Read Budgets (StEPs Lab)

This 90-minute webinar presented by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) provides an introduction to budget/financial literacy with guest instructor Becky Beaulieu, author of Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Becky will discuss basic terminology including types of budgets, income, and expenses along with how to create and evaluate a

Awards for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The NEH Awards for Faculty program seeks to strengthen the humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by encouraging and expanding humanities research opportunities for individual faculty and staff members. Awards support individuals pursuing scholarly research that is of value to humanities scholars, students, and/or general audiences. The program offers applicants flexibility in project

Battlefield Preservation Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) from the National Park Service (NPS) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil. The goals of the program are 1) to protect battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts that influenced the course of our history 2) to encourage and assist all Americans