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Susan Fernsebner
University of Mary Washington
University of Mary Washington


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Grant Application Deadline: November 15, 2012

The Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies will aid scholars embarking on careers in research and teaching on Chinese history, literature, culture, and society. Annually, it will award stipends for pre-dissertation research in China, grants for collaborative reading workshops that unite a number of disciplines and scholarly generations, and postdoctoral research fellowships for scholars within eight years of the receipt of the Ph.D. These awards are designed to compensate for the decline in funding for early-career researchers at many American institutions of higher education.

By supporting research in China, Luce/ACLS awards will also facilitate connections between American specialists and their Chinese counterparts, relationships that reflect the increased scholarly trade between the two countries.  Please visit their website for more information.  
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Helpful post on utilizing course blogs by Alex Galarza at GradHacker.
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Freer | Sackler Library, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Travel Grant Program 2012
For Chinese and Japanese Art Studies

The Freer | Sackler Library, Smithsonian Institution Libraries is pleased to announce its Travel Grant Program 2012. Five grants of $1000 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduate students and established scholars of Chinese and Japanese art residing outside the Washington metropolitan area. The purpose of the grants is to provide some travel and lodging support to scholars wishing to use the Freer | Sackler Library’s collection for research.

The Library of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery originated as a collection of four thousand monographs, periodical issues, offprints, and sales catalogs that Charles Lang Freer donated to the Smithsonian Institution as part of his gift to the nation. With more than eighty-six thousand volumes, the Library now is considered one of the finest repositories of Asian art resources in the United States. Also, since 1996 the Library has been a depository library for exhibition/collection catalogs published in Japan, making over 4200 catalogs available via interlibrary loan.

Funding for this program is provided by the Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC).

The application deadline is June 1, 2012. Applicants will be notified of a decision within 6 weeks after the deadline date. See the application form for specific requirements. Please send applications by e-mail to: Reiko Yoshimura, Head Librarian (
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The American Institute of Indian Studies has annouced its 2012 fellowship competition and invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are awarded to Ph.D. candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree for up to nine months of research in India. The application deadline is July 1, 2012. See link below for more.
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The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia seeks an expert in late 19th century history, particularly social history and history of childhood, for a project related to the Centennial Exhibition... See below for more.

Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA is applying for a NEH grant to do a
research project utilizing the history of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition as
the backdrop.

At the Exhibition/World's Fair was a "display" of the Froebel System of
Education, utilizing 16 orphaned children as the students in the Froebel

We're looking to do some interpretation from the perspective of the
children--telling the story of the Centennial from the eyes of a child. It
includes some undertones of the whole ideal of social welfare for young
children as well. (The kids were from an orphanage that still
exists--although not quite the same mission it once had).

What we are seeking is someone with expertise in 19th century
social/childhood history in the range of Centennial era, if possible
(1870-1880 ish)

The person would provide scholarship info to assist with our research and
attend at least one planning meeting to discuss the topic with staff and
other scholars the details of the project and content.

The grant would provide travel expenses and honorarium.

If you are interested, please contact Stacey Swigart, Director of Collections & Content / Curator, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia.

Stacey A. Swigart
Director of Collections & Content/Curator
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
P- 215-578-5163
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Radical Histories in Digital Culture - call for submissions

Artists exploring the intersection between digital culture and politics

Radical History Review seeks submissions for an issue that will explore the political and historical implications of the accelerated proliferation of digital culture in the first decade of the 21st century. Submissions are welcomed on art, culture jamming, and the contestation of visual culture by artists or artist groups working in the digital arena.

We are requesting abstracts that are no longer than 400 words. Please send images as low-resolution digital files embedded in a Word document along with the text to with "Issue 117 submission" in the subject line. The deadline for abstracts is December 31st. For more info see:
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