OAH Revises Standards for Contingent Employment of History Faculty

Thanks to Ann D. Gordon’s suggestions, the Organization of American Historians Committee on Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent Employment revised its standards to include non-teaching positions, such as editing. These changes were recently approved by the OAH Council and will appear on its website soon, but in the meantime, here is […]

Barbara Oberg to Speak on Jefferson as Party Leader and President

Barbara B. Oberg, general editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, will speak November 3 on the campus of Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. She will “address the question of how Jefferson balanced his rhetorical ‘non-partisanship’ with the reality of leading his party and leading the nation.” The event is hosted […]

Louis Gallo’s Recent Poster Session

From the Review comes coverage of a poster from the ADE’s recent meeting in Ann Arbor: “Louis Gallo enjoys the look, feel and smell of history. “An American Studies graduate student at Youngstown State University, Gallo, 26, formerly of Chester, began discovering the wonders of historical letters while taking a […]

Society for Textual Scholarship – Call for Papers

The Society for Textual Scholarship announces a call for papers for its International Interdisciplinary Conference, to be held  March 20-22, 2014, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Titled,  “Textual Scholarship Across the Disciplines,” the Program Chairs are Jeffrey Todd Knight and Geoffrey Turnovsky, University of Washington. The deadline for proposals […]

Call for Content: ADE E-Newsletter

Do you know of an event, conference, work shop, website, news item, or publication that would be of interest to your fellow editors? Do you have an idea for a short article on some facet of editing or an intriguing document? Has your project published a volume or won a […]

Jobs: Editorial and Technical Specialist, XML/metadata, University of Virginia Press

The University of Virginia Press seeks to hire an Editorial and Technical Specialist within our Rotunda division (http://www.upress.virginia.edu/rotunda/), which publishes peer-reviewed born-digital scholarly works. The incumbent in this position will be working primarily on SAH Archipedia (http://sah-archipedia.org/), an ongoing reference work authored by the Society of Architectural Historians. Secondary duties […]

Jefferson Papers Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Portrait of Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale (1800) The Princeton Packet reports on the 70th anniversary of the Thomas Jefferson Papers  at Princeton University, “[t]he project, funded through a public-private partnership, has photocopies of some 68,468 original documents that are used to verify the transcription or typed versions. Another labor-intensive part […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Missing Math Homework Found!

Read about how math teachers at the Illinois State University were able to rejoin a loose page of young Abraham Lincoln’s math problems with ten other surviving pages, in a post by ISU’s Media Relations. From the post: “The discovery of an 11th leaf of Lincoln’s oldest manuscript is an […]

Publication of the Founders Online Announced.

From the White House Blog: What was the original intent behind the Constitution and other documents that helped shape the nation? What did the Founders of our country have to say? Those questions persist in the political debates and discussions to this day, and fortunately, we have a tremendous archive […]