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Free Pizza! History Student Council Meeting, October 20

The UMBC HSC's next meeting is Wednesday, October 20th, from noon-1:00 pm
Admin 711
Free Pizza
All students welcome!

Call for Contributions: History Trails

The Historical Society of Baltimore County's inclusive and semi-scholarly quarterly, History Trails, is in need of contributions. We welcome any research and writing that relates to one of Maryland's oldest counties, Baltimore County. While our publication often receives contributions from amateur and general interest historians studying hyper-local topics, we would like to expand its scope if possible. In the effort to stay true to its inclusive nature, while introducing readers to more formal historic interpretations and arguments, contributions from trained history students would be a welcome addition.

Ideal work could make social, cultural, economic, and/or political historic arguments, or perhaps compare and contrast Baltimore County events to other counties (Edward Ayer's book, In the Presence of Mine Enemies, is an excellent example of what county history can become). Or, perhaps, articles could simply place county history into the context of national narratives.

We'll work with contributors to find relevant photographs to include with their articles using our collections and our partnership with Baltimore County Public Library's Legacy Web, as well as provide advice and feedback for improving articles prior to print.

Two examples of the publication:

Formal solicitation:
"The Historical Society of Baltimore County is seeking submissions to its quarterly publication, History Trails. Whether you simply have a general interest in history, are an independent scholar, or an academically trained historian, the society encourages you to consider submitting an article for possible inclusion.

While History Trails' subject matter has traditionally focused almost entirely on hyper-local concerns, we are interested in expanding its scope into new areas. For example, where one article might focus on a single historic building, person, or event in the county, others may develop and defend a historic argument, compare and contrast Baltimore County topics to other locales, or tie seemingly confined local topics to larger events.

Articles abiding by the Chicago Manual of Style Documentary-Note (or Humanities) system will be given priority. The Chicago style is chosen not for arbitrary reasons, but because it is the agreed upon format for historical publications, and because it maximizes the quantity of information that evidentiary citations provide the reader. A convenient, and abbreviated, guide to Chicago style citations may be found in Kate L. Turabian's, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (University of Chicago Press,2007).

Contributors should submit both a digital and hard copy of their article to the address below.

Attn: History Trails Editor
Historical Society of Baltimore County
9811 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Alum, Alice Donahue Exhibit

Open House introducing the new gallery
exhibit by M.A. alum, Alice Donahue. Please drop in
anytime between 3 and 7pm on Thursday, October 14, 2010

National Electronics Museum
1745 W. Nursery Rd.
Linthicum, MD 21090

Prof. Robert Webb featured in UMBC Magazine

The Fall 2010 UMBC Magazine honors Prof. Robert Webb, Emeritus Prof. Webb will give this year's Webb Lecture on October 27, 2010, 4:00 pm, A. O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Free and open to the public.

National Museum of American History

Internships Opportunities at the National Museum of American History. Plan now for Spring 2011. Academic credit available for undergraduate and graduate students. For information about academic credit, go to:


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