The New-York Historical Society has announced they are building their first-ever accessible archive of electronic material in all formats, thanks to a $1,000,000 grant from the Leon Levy Foundation. [Read more…] about N-Y Historical Receives $1 Million Digital Initiatives Grant
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The New-York Historical Society is now accepting applications for its fellowship program for the 2019–2020 academic year.
Leveraging its rich collections of documents, artifacts, and works of art detailing American history from the perspective of New York City, New-York Historical’s fellowships — open to scholars at various times during their academic careers — provide material resources and an intellectual community to develop new research and publications that illuminate complex issues of the past. [Read more…] about New-York Historical Society Fellowships Available
The New-York Historical Society is now accepting applications for its fellowship program for the 2018–2019 academic year. Leveraging its collections of documents, artifacts, and works of art detailing American history from the perspective of New York City, fellowships open to scholars at various times during their academic careers, and provide scholars with material resources and an intellectual community to develop new research and publications that illuminate complex issues of the past.
Click here for instructions and application checklists for each fellowship. The application deadline for all fellowships is January 8, 2018.
The available fellowships include: [Read more…] about New York Historical Society Offering Fellowships
The New-York Historical Society offers several long- and short-term fellowships during the academic year.
Designed to encourage and promote the use of the institution’s diverse collections of primary and secondary sources, the fellowships are open to scholars at various times during their academic careers. [Read more…] about Fellowships in American History at the New-York Historical Society
The day-long event, occurring during Women’s History Month, will explore the garment industry and its historical impact on women. [Read more…] about Women’s History Conference Planned In NYC
Dr. Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, has announced that historian Eric Foner will be awarded with New-York Historical’s annual American History Book Prize for Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015). The award recognizes the best book of the year in the field of American history or biography.
Professor Foner will receive a $50,000 cash award, an engraved medal, and the title of American Historian Laureate, which will be presented on April 8, 2016. The ceremony is part of New-York Historical’s Chairman’s Council Weekend with History, a two-day event featuring an array of speakers discussing important historical events that have impacted New York City and the nation. [Read more…] about Eric Foner Wins 2016 American History Book Prize
Long before digital technology made instant worldwide communication possible, political protests and calls for action reached the public through posters. Posted on walls and bulletin boards, slapped up on store windows and church doors, these works often featured bright colors and modernist art-inspired graphics, and were quickly mass-produced to inform communities, stir up audiences, and call attention to injustice.
This summer, the New-York Historical Society is presenting 72 posters dating from the early 1930s through the 1970s in Art as Activism: Graphic Art from the Merrill C. Berman Collection, on through September 13, 2015. [Read more…] about New-York Historical Opens Art as Activism Exhibit
“She sails like a bird,” the Marquis de Lafayette wrote of the Hermione – the ship that carried him and a cache of materiel across the Atlantic in 1780 and which is the model for a modern replica which arrived in the United States on Friday.
The New-York Historical Society in Manhattan is celebrating Lafayette, the “Boy General” whose friendship with George Washington and diplomatic networks in Paris helped win the American Revolution with a new exhibit timed to the arrival of the Hermione. [Read more…] about Hermione Arrives in U.S., Lafayette Exhibit Planned
Alexander Hamilton is boffo at the box office. The heretofore unsung Founding Father best known for losing a duel is the subject of over two hours of song and dance in the new musical Hamilton. The Off-Broadway show is packing people in to rave reviews and reactions and is expected to move to Broadway this summer. Hamilton has become a bit of a phenomenon that has taken Manhattan by storm.
Hamilton also is of critical importance to health and future of this country. While that might seem like an over-the-top assertion, it isn’t. [Read more…] about Historic Hamilton and America’s Future
The New-York Historical Society has received a grant of $304,470 from the Leon Levy Foundation to preserve and process its institutional archives, which document the institution’s 210-year history. “The two-year initiative will improve scholarly access to the archives and open a trove of material for a broad range of research possibilities,” an announcement sent to the press said.
The records document various aspects of the New-York Historical Society, encompassing collecting, exhibitions, research, scholarly and social activities, and even day-to-day operations. As part of this two-year project, New-York Historical is expected to arrange and describe over 1,600 linear feet of records, converting them from a modestly used, in-house resource to publicly accessible research collection. [Read more…] about N-Y Historical To Add Institutional Records Access