Sunday, August 30, 2015

From the National Humanities Center: America in Class Fall 2015

Register now! The current lineup of professional development webinars is now available. We hope you will join us to explore these topics with leading scholars. We are continuing to emphasize the skills necessary for critical analysis and close reading, while providing content rich professional development and resources you can use in your classroom tomorrow. 

K-12 educators register for FREE. Use promotional code ITEACH.

All sessions are conducted live, online, and last 90 minutes and include some preparation and readings. Documentation of participation is provided for CEU credit. Participants need a computer with speakers and an internet connection.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mo-Joe Free Speaker Series August 27 and 28: USS Missouri Memorial Association

As part of the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the World War II surrender on board the Battleship Missouri, the USS Missouri Memorial Association is holding a free speaker series called “Mo-Joe” for the public on August 27 and August 28 at the Arizona Memorial Theatre at the  World War II Valor in the Pacific Memorial.

This series revolves around the 70th Anniversary and features noted historian and author, Mr. Paul Stillwell and the noted Pearl Harbor historian and author, Mr. Daniel Martinez

We ask you to register for this free event on the link given below.

Visit this link for information and to register for the Mo-Joe Speaker Series being held August 27 & 28: CLICK HERE. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PHOTOS WANTED by USS Missouri Memorial: Surrender Signing on September 2, 1945

The Battleship Missouri is seeking photos of her former crew members that were on board the Missouri for the Surrender signing on September 2, 1945. 

Please share your photos with us as we would like to honor these heroes in a slideshow for our upcoming 70th Anniversary program. 

Please include: Full Name, Age, and Rank (at time of Surrender) and post your photo on Missouri's Facebook page

Pictures can be of present day, recent, or from 1945.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Doing Legal History: King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, August 20

Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 20, 2015, from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, at the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center. 

Whether you're a historian, scholar, researcher, or compiling family or community histories, you'll want to attend Doing Legal History

Historian and researcher, Anita Manning, will share her years of knowledge and experience in where to go, who to see, and what you can find in examining legal and other historical documents. 

Her wealth of knowledge on the ins and outs of research will make your hunt for information easier, less frustrating, and more fruitful.

Manning has presented similar workshops for the Hawaii Council for the Humanities in preparation for History Day, a national program encouraging students to engage in history learning and social justice. She has prepared a resource booklet containing reference information on written, archival, and other resources that will be available at the workshop.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please click on the link below to RSVP or call (808) 539-4999 by August 19, 2015.
Aliiolani Hale
417 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hawaii Historians Wanted! Hawaii State Committee for the Centennial of the First World War

Hawaii Governor Ige has appointed Ret. Col. Ron Han, Director of the Office of Veterans Services, as the lead for establishing the Hawaii State Committee for the Centennial of the First World War.

According to Hawaii Committee Liaison Arthur N. Tulak, COL, U.S. Army, Ret., "a committee will form this month to explore how we can support the national WWI Centennial Commission with observances here in Hawaii to honor the 10,000 plus men and women who served in some capacity during the war."

The Hawaii Committee is looking for historians with background and interest in World War I who can serve in advisory roles. 

Please contact History Education Hawaii at our email address or Col. Tulak at his email address with your questions and interest. Include name, current contact information, and any affiliations by August 30, 2015. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

From the Organization of American Historians: Frederick Jackson Turner 2016 Award


The Frederick Jackson Turner Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history.
The rules and terms of the competition are as follows:

Eligible books must be published during the calendar year preceding that in which the award is given;
The author may not have previously published a book-length work of history;
Submissions will be made by publishers, who may submit such books as they deem eligible;
Co-authored works are eligible, as long as neither author has previously published a book of history;
Authors who have previously co-authored a book of history are not eligible.
Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
The award will be presented at the 2016 OAH Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, April 7–10.
Submission Procedures
One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2016 Frederick Jackson Turner Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below and must include a complete list of the author’s publications OR a statement from the publisher verifying this is the author's first book. No submission will be considered without this proof of eligibility. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2015.
Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2015 and before January 1, 2016. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be received no later than January 7, 2016. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right)
The final decision will be made by the Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee by February 2016. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.
Frederick Jackson Turner Award Committee
Patty Limerick (Committee Chair)
Center of the American West
Macky 229/UCB 282
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder CO 80309
Albert S. Broussard
Texas A & M University
History Department
101 Melbern Glasscock Building
College Station TX 77843-4236
Brett Rushforth
College of William & Mary
Department of History
James Blair, Room 330
250 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg VA 23185

Contact Info:
K. Hamm, OAH Committee Coordinator
Organization of American Historians
112 North Bryan Avenue
Bloomington IN 47408-4141