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History eNews from Emerging America - August 2, 2016

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Published on Fri, 08/05/2016

HISTORY eNEWS Vol. 3, Issue 21 for August 2, 2016

News:


NEW!

  • Sept 6 is deadline to apply for 2016-2017 History Institute - Teaching in the Age of Mass Incarceration, sponsored by UMass Amherst Dept. of History & CES Emerging America. Apply by Sept. 6. Space limited. Teacher Institute. (See next item.)

  • Sept. 20 begins yearlong Feinberg Family Lecture Series: The U.S. in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Sponsored by UMass Amherst Department of History. Feinberg series. No registration required for the speaker series. Do sign in!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • Oct. 29 - Northampton - First to Fight: American Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) - In Spanish and English. (Date confirmed. Registration open soon!)

  • November 8 - Teaching Struggling Learners with Primary Sources - Intro workshop.


RESOURCES @ THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - http://LoC.Gov/teachers

  • Martin Van Buren papers now available online from Library of Congress. (For those who were waiting with baited breath!)

Library of Congress Teacher Blog

  • Liberia, Africa’s Oldest Independent and Democratic Republic, Celebrates the 169th Anniversary of Its Independence. Post.

  • Five Questions with Nicole Saylor, Head, American Folklife Center Archives. Post.


OTHER RECOMMENDED EVENTS and RESOURCES

  • Aug. 10, 7pm David Ruggles Center, Florence, MA. “A New History of Abolition.” Manisha Sinha.

  • Aug. 24, 5:30-8:30pm. “Paper Tigers” Film & panel. Federation for Children with Special Needs. Trinity United Methodist Church, 261 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01108. Register (required).

  • Sept. 8. 12:15pm. The Art of Illustrated Maps. John Roman. Springfield Museums.

  • Oct 22, 8:30am-12pm - 80th Anniversary of the M-1 “Garand” Rifle - Program.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Marlborough - Mass Council for the Social Studies - Fall Conference. Call for proposals.

  • Gilder-Lehrman - Online Journal - Summer 2016 - American History in Visual Art

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Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.