News and Notes

April 1, 2014

CfP - Spinoffs of Mobility: Technology, Risk & Innovation

The International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 12th International Conference on the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, to be held at Drexel University September 18-21, 2014.

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April 1, 2014

Hoarding Research Internship

Community Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) seeks a highly motivated and independent graduate level student to conduct a research study for the Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force.

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March 27, 2014

Center wins 2nd NEH Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the consortium a three-year grant to support our fellowship program.

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March 4, 2014

Morbid Propensities: Suicide, Sympathy, and the Making of American Eugenics

Kathleen Brian studies at the Department of American Studies of George Washington University. She received a 2013-2014 Dissertation Research Fellowship for her project arguing that debates over suicide catalyzed the emergence of American eugenics by reconstituting the meanings of sympathy.

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February 27, 2014

“It is my wish to behold Ladies among my hearers”: Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720-1860

Jessica Linker studies at the University of Connecticut. She received a 2013-2014 Dissertation Research Fellowship for her project examining American women’s scientific activities, broadly defined, between 1720 and 1860.

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Dow Laboratory Image, 1940s, Dow Historical Collection. Image courtesy of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.