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Call for H-PCAACA Network Editors and Review Editors

H-PCAACA is issuing a call for new Network Editors and Review Editors. If you are interested in joining H-PCAACA’s volunteer team of Editors, please email us at with a C.V. and cover letter attached.

This is truly an exciting time to study popular culture across disciplines .The editorial staff of H-PCAACA is dedicated to expanding the Network’s scope and reach. The new capacity of the H-Net Commons for multi-media content is ideally suited to host projects including blogs, podcasts, a peer reviewed paper series, crowdsourced ventures, and document collections. Please also indicate in your email if there is a specific project or topic you would like to focus on. Graduate students and recent PhDs are welcome to apply.

H-Net Review Editors assign reviews and manage submissions via H-Net’s review system. Reviews are a vital and vibrant part of H-Net’s mission and provide a tremendous service to the academic community. Popular culture has become a hot topic in the past few years and there is a wealth of new scholarship available. H-Net has access to the latest in publications on education and teaching and an established audience. By H-Net guidelines, Book Review Editors must have PhDs.

H-Net provides online training that must be completed by all new editors. The training is short and will give editors the ability to fully utilize the potential of the H-Net’s Commons. Editors share in the responsibilities of managing the network according to a monthly rotation. All editors must agree to a two-year commitment. Most importantly, prospective editors must have enthusasm for education and a willingness to be an active part of an editorial team.

In your cover letter, please state your reasons for wanting to become an H-PCAACA editor. Your cover letter should also incorporate an acknowledgement of your willingness to assume a two-year commitment and agreement to abide by H-Net’s constitution, bylaws and policies. All applications must include complete and current contact information, a reliable email address, graduate school and program and year of study.

Editing H-NET networks provides valuable service to your field and a unique line to your CV. If you have any questions, please email us at

Sharing NEPCA Members’ Scholarship & Endeavors

Greetings NEPCA Community,

We recently realized that we could be doing more to promote and cross-pollinate the research that our members are doing every year.  We are regularly impressed with the different articles, books, blogs, and other academic (and creative) content that you regularly put out there and we want to make sure the rest of our community knows as well.

To that end, we have created the following forms so that you can share with us the work that you are doing and we can share that work across our social media platforms.

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Here’s how it works:

If you’ve published something in the last year (we’ll say from January 2017 to the present) and want us to share on our social media platforms, then please fill out the following form for EACH publication you want us to share.

NEPCA Publications Form

Depending upon demand, over the ensuing weeks/months, we will be sure to share it out on our platforms for others to see.

If you have a blog, youtube series, or podcast series, or some other creative online endeavor that explores popular culture, we’d love to share your content on our platforms.  We’d want you to fill out the form below and provide us with the RSS feed so we can automatically post your content when you update with a new post/video/podcast.

NEPCA Social Media Form

In return for either posting your publications or sharing your creative content, we ask that you please do at least one (if not all) of the following:

If you have questions about this or are interested in learning more, contact Lance Eaton (

New York Public Library Research Fellowships

The New York Public Library is pleased to offer short-term research fellowships to support graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent researchers.  Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library’s special collections to support projects in the humanities, business, and the fine and performing arts are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for a minimum of two and maximum of four weeks.  Each fellow is expected to be in residence at the Library for the duration of their fellowship and to write a blog post for about their work with the Library’s collections.

The Manuscripts and Archives Division of The New York Public Library holds over 29,000 linear feet of material in over 5,500 collections, with strengths in the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States.

The Rare Book Collection contains over 350,000 printed volumes, pamphlets, broadsides, and newspapers, in addition to thousands of pieces of ephemera.  It is especially rich in fifteenth century printing, Americana, voyages and travels, early Bibles, and literature.

Visit for more information about these and other divisions available for fellowship research.

Detailed program information can be found at, and Library holdings can be explored and

To apply, submit an online application at  Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals who have been resident in the United States for the three years as of January 31, 2018.  Fellows must reside outside the New York metropolitan area.

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

Notification Date:  March 31, 2018

Fellowship Period:  June 1, 2018 – May 30, 2019

Contact Info:

Meredith Mann | The New York Public Library

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room for Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books
476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Contact Email:

Phillips Library Moving

The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s premiere scholarly collections in American history and literature.  Since 2011, it has been virtually closed to scholars as the Museum has undergone extensive renovation.  The Peabody Essex Museum has moved most of the collection to the town of Rowley, 16 miles from Salem, and has presented plans to the city of Salem to keep the collection off-site permanently.

Because of public and scholarly concern about this move, the Peabody Essex Museum will convene a public meeting on Thursday, January 11, at 6 p.m. in the Morse Auditorium, 161 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts to present their long-term plans for the Phillips Library.

Contact Info:

Donald R. Friary
President, Colonial Society of Massachusetts

10 Broad Street
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
978-745-0184, fax 978-745-7471

Contact Email:

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: H-Sport Teaching Initiative – Syllabi and Assignments

H-SPORT is currently seeking contributions for our Teaching Initiative project. Presently, we are looking for syllabi and assignments that focus on media, literature, philosophy, law, policy, management, sociology, and history of sport. Because we are an interdisciplinary list other categories in the sport-teaching field are also welcome. Our goal with the Teaching Initiative project is to offer a place where instructors and researchers can share information regarding syllabi, course assignments, and reading lists, as well other educational materials related to the sport-teaching field. When submitting syllabi and/or assignments, please include information, such as course name, the level of the course (undergraduate or graduate), school name, and in which specific category you would like your syllabus to be listed under (this will help us divide the materials into the specific categories).

Please send submissions as .docx, .doc, or .pdf. In the subject line, include your LAST NAMETEACHING INITIATIVE, and the SPECIFC CATEGORY YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR SYLLABUS AND/OR ASSIGNMENT TO BE LISTED UNDER. For example, Jones_Teaching Initiative_Media.

Please send all submissions to Tanya Lovejoy (H-Sport List Editor) at

The most recent submissions can be accessed on the H-Sport Teaching Initiative page. The syllabi are filed under specific categories on the main Teaching Initiative page.  A link to the Teaching Initiative Project page can also be found on the right-hand menu on the main H-Sport page. The H-Sport Teaching Initiative is an ongoing project and H-Sport looks forward to adding other sport-teaching materials in the future.

Please note: All material has been submitted courtesy of the authors. All material remains the intellectual property of the authors and should not be redistributed or used for commercial purposes without the consent of the authors.

Seeking Hosts for the Podcast New Books in Sports

New Books in Sports ( is currently seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on sports. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of sports scholars to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at

New Books in Sports is part of the New Books Network (, a non-profit consortium of 81 author-interview podcasts focused on academic books. The NBN serves 25,000 episodes a day to a worldwide audience. Its mission is outreach and public education.

Revised Edition of the Historical Dictionary of New England




Longtime NEPCA member and former president Peter C. Holloran (Worcester State University) has published a revised and expanded second edition of Historical Dictionary of New England (Rowman & Littlefield).