Category Archives: News

SEDIT-L seeks a new list manager

SEDIT-L is an unmoderated email discussion list for those interested in scholarly and documentary editing and related subjects. It provides a fast and efficient means of communicating with other editors and those overseeing and sponsoring editorial projects, allowing subscribers to … Continue reading

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Online Access to “Correspondence of James K. Polk”

The James K. Polk Project, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is pleased to announce that all twelve published volumes of the “Correspondence of James K. Polk” are now available online. This open-access edition, published by Newfound Press, makes important … Continue reading

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The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris – the project’s first volume online

The Papers of Gouverneur Morris is pleased to announce that Rotunda, the University of Virginia Press’ digital imprint, has published the project’s first volume online (The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris: European Travels, 1794-1798) as part of the American Founding Era Collection. This volume … Continue reading

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Upcoming symposium: Jefferson Davis’s America: Perspectives on the Mid-Nineteenth-Century United States

February 19-20, 2016, Rice University In 1890, W. E. B. Du Bois pointed to Jefferson Davis as “a representative of civilization” as it had developed over the previous century. Scholars have often remembered the 19th century as the Age of … Continue reading

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Invitation from the Society of American Archivists

Call for Nominations: 2016 SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award Please help us to recognize the best in our profession! Have you read a great new book about archives? Seen an exceptional new finding aid? Encountered a new documentary publication that … Continue reading

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Call for Papers – The Association for Documentary Editing

Call for Papers – The Association for Documentary Editing Celebrate the Vibrancy of Documentary Editing New Orleans, Louisiana, August 4-6, 2016 Program Organizers: Jennifer Stertzer, Louis Gallo, Robert Haggard, and Pamela Pierce Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2016 The Association for … Continue reading

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NHPRC – Strategic Plan Draft

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission has revised its draft of our Strategic Plan and proposed a new mission and vision statement as well as four major goals for the agency: Mission The National Historical Publications and Records Commission … Continue reading

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Roundtable Discussion on Documentary Editing at this year’s AHA

Documentary editors have long recognized the unique capabilities of the digital edition, which allows for more integrated presentation of metadata as well as greater accessibility for users via the Internet. With the process of creating online editions well explored, what are the next steps … Continue reading

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Job Announcement: Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project publishes The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., the definitive edition of King’s most historically significant speeches, sermons, correspondence, and unpublished manuscripts. The Project seeks a full-time research assistant to support and facilitate … Continue reading

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Call for nominations: Julian P. Boyd Award

The Julian P. Boyd Award committee solicits nominations for a recipient of the award for 2016. The award is presented every three years by the Association for Documentary Editing to a senior scholar in honor of a distinguished contribution to … Continue reading

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