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Autumn Gem: China's First Feminist

Autumn Gem: China's First Feminist. 10/13 4:00 pm A. O. Kuhn Gallery.

Faculty Opening

Faculty Opening: U.S.-Asia, tenure-track assistant professor

Newspaper Research Project--Environmental History

Research Assistant: Newspaper Archive Research
Desc: A part-time student assistant position is available at the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education at UMBC to retrieve, sort, organize, and annotate a reference database of online articles and news coverage. This work is part of ongoing research on the development of severe floods on the Red River of the North in North Dakota and Minnesota

Qualifications: Position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently with limited supervision, and experience with online research tools. Skill and experience with bibliographic software such as EndNotes, and experience with research and organization of archival research databases are strong assets.
Apply: Submit letter of application, current resume and transcript information, and approximate availability for Fall Semester to:

Stuart S. Schwartz Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland 21250

History Student Council Meeting, Sept. 23

The UMBC History Student Council's first meeting is noon-1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 23, Administration Building, Room 711.

Come for pizza, historical discussion, and meet other students interested in history. Open to all majors.
Contact Marissa Dalgetty if you have any questions: We hope to see you there!

Anne Rubin on Sherman's March

Anne Rubin published an essay on the University of North Carolina Press blog about her forthcoming book and website on Sherman's March.

John Maranto

John writes: "I am a 1997 graduate of UMBC where I earned my BA in History. I have been working at the B&O Railroad Museum since February of 2006 where I am the Curator of Archives and Small Objects. I work directly with the Museum's collection of archival material, photographs and railroad artifacts. I assist outside researchers and work as part of a team to create new exhibits. The knowledge and skills I learned as a student at UMBC prepared me to be effective as an archivist and historian."

Kate Brown Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

History professor Kate Brown wins Guggenheim Fellowship for book project: “Enriched by Plutonium: The Tandem History of the Secret Cities Plutonium Built." Read more>

Constantine Vaporis

Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan University of Hawaii Press, 2008.

Terry Bouton Named OAH Distinguished Lecturer

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Amy Froide

Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England. Oxford University Press, 2007.

Michelle Scott.

Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Warren Cohen

America's Failing Empire: U.S. Foreign Relations Since the Cold War Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

Kriste Lindenmeyer

The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood in the 1930s. Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2005.

Barry Lanman

Baltimore County: Celebrating A Legacy, 1659-2009. Baltimore County Historical Society, 2009.

Barry Lanman with with Laura M. Wendling (University of California San Marcos).

Preparing the Next Generation of Oral Historians: An Anthology of Oral History Education. AltaMira Press, 2006.

Anne Rubin

A Shattered Nation: The Rise And Fall Of The Confederacy, 1861-1868 (University of North Carolina Press). Winner of the 2006 Organization of American Historians' Avery O. Craven book prize for the best book in Civil War era history.

Sandra Herbert

Charles Darwin, Geologist. (Cornell University Press) Winner of the Geological Society of America's 2006 Mary C. Rabbitt Award, “given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the understanding of the history of the geological sciences in the United States and abroad.” The book has also won the 2006 Suzanne J. Levinson book award from the History of Science Society, the George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association, and the Albion Book Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies.

Terry Bouton

Taming Democracy: "The People," the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution. (Oxford University Press, 2007). Winner of the Pennsylvania Historical Society's Best Book of the Year Award.

David Munford

David is working at the National Archives and Records Administration. The bulk of his
responsibility at the moment is in the photo archives. He conducts research, answers researcher inquiry and staffs the research room on occasion. He is happy and really enjoying himself and plans to enter graduate school soon.

Maryland Conservation Heritage Internship

The Maryland Conservation Heritage Project, designed to preserve, promote
and interpret the legacy of resource conservation in Maryland, is looking
for interns to help kick off a long term project.

Interns will work at Maryland State Parks, State Forestry Field Offices
and Historic areas managed by the Department of Natural Resources to
identify, collect and conserve artifacts and archival materials (including
photographs, papers, film and other historical records) that document the goals and achievements of Maryland's conservation agencies dating back to the mid-19th century.

Interns will be expected to document the location and condition of these artifacts, recommend a plan of action to ensure their preservation, and conduct research to help establish their historical significance.

Interested individuals should send a short resume and an email indicating their interest in a Maryland Conservation Heritage Project Summer Internship to the State Park Historian, Ross Kimmel:

Civil War Preservation Trust Internship

Friends of Chesapeake Gateways Internship

This fall, we are launching an initiative to promote heritage tourism to Chesapeake Gateway sites.
- research on events taking place at gateways, write up
interesting/informative postings (in a tourism style) for two web sites
- attend events and then post entries to the web, facebook, and twitter -promoting the sites and getting others interested in attending
- assist with general website stuff (we use a wordpress site, actually launching today/tomorrow, but experience with HTML would be a big plus!)
- assist with geocaching project related to the Star Spangled Banner trail
- research, writing, site selection, etc.
- assist with press releases and media outreach
- track Gateways "in the news" through google alerts etc and create short blurbs/updates

....the list goes on and on!
Eleanor Mahoney
Friends of Chesapeake Gateways
ph: 410.260.2484/ fax: 410.263.2135
410 Severn Ave, Suite 314
Annapolis, MD 21403

Documentary and Speaker

October 7, 5:30 pm, A. O. Kuhn Library Gallery, Talk, Jonathan Fein: Objects and Memory
October 5, 5:30 pm, Lecture Hall 5, Film screening
Documentary Director, Jonathan Fein, will discuss his film, Objects and Memory, and share out-takes on Wednesday, October 7 at 5:30 in the Library Gallery. Fein is an artist who works in sculpture as well as film. His previous work includes the award-winning documentary, Journeys to Peace and Understanding; the Emmy Award-winning series, 4Stories; and the documentaries, The Competition, Death Row Diaries, and A Change of Heart. In anticipation of this event, the Department of History will host a screening of the film on Monday, October 5 at 5:30 pm in Lecture Hall 5.

Humanities Talk

Wednesday, 9/30/09 at 4 pm., G. Rickey Welch, Professor & Joseph N. Tatarewicz, Associate Professor and Director, Human Context of Science & Technology Program, UMBC, speaking on C.P. Snow's _The Two Cultures_: A Fifty Year Perspective, at A. O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

Maureen O'Prey

(M.A. 2004) Maureen taught as a part-time instructor at CCBC and this fall earned a full-time faculty teaching position. She teaches "Women's Autonomy in the Ancient World," "Survey of Ancient Mediterranean Religions," and the standard Ancient, Medieval, and Modern European History (Western Civilization) courses.

Micheal Fasulo

(B.A. 2009) Mike entered the M.A./Ph.D. graduate program in History at Texas A & M University. He is focusing his studies on U.S. political history.

David Lande

(M.A. 2007) David is a Senior Researcher at National Geographic Magazine in Washington, D.C.


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