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awards & funding

At our conference in Seattle (April 2016) ASEH presented several awards, including best poster to Santiago Gorostiza (pictured above with Brett Walker). Additional recipients included Melissa Wiedenfeld for Distinguished Service; Martin Melosi for Distinguished Scholar; and the Schuylkill River Heritage Area for the project "Schuylkill River Sojourn" (all pictured above). See awards section of this website for a full list of award recipients, including the best book, articles, and dissertation awards.


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other funding

To submit info on funding opportunities related to environmental history, contact

American Council of Learned Society Fellowships
The ACLS offers a variety of fellowships with different deadlines. See:

Linda Hall Library Seeks Fellows Among Science, Technology Historians
The Linda Hall Library is pleased to announce its fellowship program for the academic year 2017/18. Fellowships, lasting anywhere from one week to a full year, are awarded to outstanding projects in environmental history, history of science, and related science and technology studies fields that make use of the Library’s collections. Awards range from up to $3,000 per month for pre-doctoral fellows to $4,200 per month for post-doctoral fellows.

The Linda Hall Library, located next to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo., is  among the world’s leading independent research libraries, boasting extensive primary and secondary sources related to environmental sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences, engineering, astronomy, meteorology, and the life sciences. The Library holds more than 10,000 rare books dating from the 15th century to the present, as well as 500,000 monograph volumes and more than 48,000 journal titles from around the world, with especially strong holdings in Soviet and East Asian science. Its collections also contain conference proceedings, government publications, technical reports, and over 200,000 industrial standards. Fellows at the Linda Hall Library participate in a vibrant intellectual community alongside in-house scholars and colleagues from nearby research institutions.

For more information and to apply online by January 16, 2017, visit:

National Humanities Center Fellowships
The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2017 through May 2018. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States. Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research, including fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, theology, and other areas. The Center also invites applicants from scholars in inter-disciplinary fields, including African American Studies, area studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies. Applicants submit an application form, a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. The application form and instructions may be found at the Center’s website: Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted online by October 18, 2016.

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships
The first deadline, for MHS-NEH support, is January 15, 2017

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than three dozen research fellowships for the academic year 2017-2018, including at least two MHS-NEH Long-term Fellowships made possible by an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The MHS has made environmental archives a collecting priority, is the home of the Boston Environmental History Seminar, and hosted the inaugural meeting of the Northeast and Atlantic-Canada Environmental History Forum.

In 2017 the NEH stipend, governed by an NEH formula, will be $4,200 per month for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. The Society adds a monthly supplement, payable directly to the MHS-NEH Fellow, of $562.50. MHS Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the Society’s collections. The Boston Athenaeum and the MHS will offer one Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship on the Civil War, its Origins, and Consequences for at least four weeks at each institution. This fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000. The Society also participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium of twenty-two organizations. These grants provide a stipend of $5,000 for eight or more weeks of research in three or more participating institutions.

For more information, please visit, email or phone 617-646-0568.  MHS-NEH application deadline: January 15, 2017. New England Regional Fellowship Consortium deadline: February 1, 2017. Suzanne and Caleb Loring Fellowship deadline: February 15, 2017. MHS Short-term Fellowship deadline: March 1, 2017.

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news and events

Click here to view Middle East Studies Association's statement on threats to academic freedom in Turkey (ASEH signed).

Click here to view the virtual edition of our journal on climate history.

Click here to read about how environmental history is "the field with the largest proportional expansion" in the last 40 years.

Click here to view ASEH's statement on "Campus Carry" legislation.

Click here to view plenary talk by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (from our 2015 conference in Washington, DC).

Click here to view letter from ASEH to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting that the agency re-open its history program.

Click here to view the latest bulletin from the International Consortium of EH Organizations (ICEHO).

Are you an ASEH member interested in hosting our annual conference? Click here for more info.

Click here for information on our equity fellowship for graduate students and click here for information on our local equity undergraduate student grants.

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