Book Talk – Black History Month Speaker: Dr. Richard Bell

 

Dr. Richard Bell —

“The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America”

– A talk based on his book Stolen

Tonight, 2/26, 7 pm, Lee Hall 441

All are welcome!

Talking History with Dr. Richard Bell – Today at Noon!


Talking History
with
Dr. Richard Bell,
“Doing Microhistory”

Today (2/26), noon, Monroe 210

Join the Department of History and American Studies as we gather for informal conversations with working historians about their ongoing research. For more information, contact edevlin@umw.edu.

Summer Internship (Paid) — Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020 or when 350 applications are received (please see details below)


This summer, be a part of a transformational experience that goes beyond just another internship. Through hands-on activities and original research, you will contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women’s voices from the past and present. You will learn to use unique tools for civic engagement and representation in museum and other community spaces. You will develop familiarity and experience with museum practice and American women’s history.

Who? Undergraduate and recent graduates with a commitment to women’s history

What? Eight-week long cohort internship experience, with paid group housing, reimbursable travel to and from Washington D.C., and a weekly $382.50 stipend. The total value of this internship, including the weekly stipend and the paid group housing, is $6300 (not including travel reimbursement).

Where?  Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

When? June 14 – August 8, 2020

Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills.

Application deadline: Be advised that this application will close on will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time or (B) The date that 350 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 350 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 350.

See this link for full info and application instructions: https://womenshistory.si.edu/news/2020/02/paid-summer-internship-application-now-open

Talk: “Mexican Muralism Abroad” – Davida Fernandez-Barkan (2/20)


Mexican Muralism Abroad:

The Diplomacy of Arte Popular, 1920–1940

 

Davida Fernandez-Barkan

PhD Candidate Harvard University

Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday  February 20

Melchers 207

5pm

For more information contact Dr. Allyson Poska aposka@umw.edu

 

Image:Alfonso Xavier Peña, Rural Education, 1937. Oil on Canvas. Embassy of Mexico in France, Paris

Notes and Updates – Paige Hildebrand (’19) Receives Outstanding Leader Award

A celebratory note from last spring, as we look ahead to another graduation season. History major Paige Hildebrand received the 2019 Prince Woodard Outstanding Leader Award. This award is given to a graduating senior who has made a substantial impact on campus and beyond, while exemplifying honor, leadership, and service.

A critical member of the Students Helping Honduras Executive Board, Hildebrand served as treasurer for the organization. She was noted for reorganizing all the club’s funds and also planning the For the Kids 5K event.

Hildebrand also completed her senior thesis, “The Empress Matilda: Sex, Gender, and Leadership in Twelfth Century England,” in fall 2019 with Dr. Bruce O’Brien.

Original award image and story from UMW News (4/19/2019).

George C. Marshall International Center Internships

The George C. Marshall International Center, a non-profit historic house museum in Leesburg, VA, is seeking student interns for summer 2020.

A Museum Collections Intern and an Education Intern position are both offered. For full internship descriptions, including required education and experience, start dates, and related duties, as well as application requirements and materials, see attached files below.

Collections Intern

Education Intern

 

Mount Vernon Historic Trades Summer Internship

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is now accepting applications for its Historic Trades Summer Internship. This internship provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to become immersed in 18th-century history, agriculture, and industry. Deadline: Applications due by February 14, 2020

Eligibility: This program is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of college as of May 31, 2020 and will not have graduated as of May 31, 2020.

Benefits: This is a paid internship, and interns receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Mount Vernon. The Historic Trades department generally takes interns on two field trips to historic sites in the region.

Requirements: Applicants must be able to –

  • Work the entire 10-week internship period of May 31 through August 8, 2020.
  • Greet and talk with numerous guests of all ages.
  • Work outdoors in hot and humid weather.
  • Perform rigorous physical activity, including demonstrating 18th-century farming methods, field work, and milling/distilling.
  • Work in a dusty environment.
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Work with 18th-century tools and implements.
  • Conduct hands-on activities.

Application Site / More Information: See this link