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Student prize in auto history, the Society of Automotive Historians

Student prize in auto history, the Society of Automotive Historians In order to encourage research and writing effort among university students in the area of automotive history, the Society confers its annual award for the best student paper in the auto history field.  The award is named for Richard Scharchburg, the late Professor of History at Kettering University, eminent automotive historian, and past vice president of the Society of Automotive Historians. Persons submitting papers must be enrolled at educational institutions (upper-class undergraduate or graduate level) at the time of submission.  This competition is international in scope, but papers must be in the English language.  Papers already published or scheduled for publication will not be accepted. Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, and should be double-spaced.  An abstract is requested.  Judging criteria include clear statement of purpose and testable hypothesis, accuracy and thoroughness of research, ori

Call for Papers: 40th Conference of the Portuguese Economic and Social History Association Economic and Social History: Past, Present and Future

40th Conference of the Portuguese Economic and Social History Association Economic and Social History: Past, Present and Future Nova School of Business and Economics, Carcavelos Campus 20-21 November 2020 Deadline for proposals is 20 April 2020 The Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History turns 40 and the date is a good motive to assess the evolution of this academic field and its prospects. Economic and Social History changed deeply between 1980 and 2020. Throughout this period, the discipline has progressively expanded its research interests beyond the old macro-narratives centred on economic growth or the concepts of social class or status. Although these topics continue to be well alive, the agenda of Economic and Social History has expanded to include new dimensions: institutions, education, inequality, firms, gender or ethnic groups. Thanks to this process, the discipline has established links with other academic disciplines or approaches, such as economics,

New internship opportunity: Consumer Reports Processing Internship at Duke University

The Consumer Reports Processing Intern will primarily arrange and describe archival materials held in the Consumer Reports Archives collections , part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing in the Rubenstein Library. The intern may also participate in outreach, programming, and instruction activities, depending on opportunities and the intern’s abilities and interests. The intern will be supervised by the Hartman Center Technical Services Archivist. Responsibilities Process paper and photographic materials from the Consumer Reports collections, including arranging, rehousing, and describing archival collections of various sizes. May also sort and describe print, audiovisual, and electronic materials within the Consumer Reports collections. Create collection guides using ArchivesSpace. Create MARC records in Aleph or OCLC. Other duties may be assigned relating to Consumer Reports Archives outreach and programming, including social media posts, in

New position available: Lead Archivist – Manuscript Processing (term), The Winthrop Group

The Winthrop Group LEAD ARCHIVIST - MANUSCRIPT PROCESSING  The Lead Archivist, reporting to a Senior Archivist, will lead a team of processing archivists to arrange and describe a large volume of unique manuscript materials. This full-time, salaried, 2-year contract position is located in New Haven, Connecticut and includes medical, dental, & vision benefits. Winthrop also provides employees with paid time off and funds for professional development. Responsibilities: Supervises day-to-day operations of a large-scale archives processing project. Advises senior management on operational, administrative, personnel, and budgetary matters. Tracks incoming and outgoing collections. Appraises, arranges, processes, and describes archival materials in close consultation with curators and other department managers in ArchivesSpace and Voyager. Applies the principles of baseline processing. Collaborates with team members and on-site staff. Develops workflows and improves eff

Call for papers: 11th EOGAN Conference

The 11th EOGAN Conference, on 10-11 June 2020, in Wick (Scotland, UK) Deadline for proposals is February 29th, 2020 We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 11th EOGAN Conference, the network of energy archives and researchers. This year the conference is organised in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, and will take place in Wick (Scotland, UK), at the very special headquarters of NUCLEUS. NUCLEUS, the Nuclear and Caithness Archives, is a new purpose-built facility opened in 2017, owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. It has won numerous prestigious architectural awards. Historical records of the UK civil nuclear industry from the 1940s to the present day are being accessioned, a programme that is expected to take around six years. New records will continue to be received for 100+yrs.  The facility operates as a long-term records management facility and archive, with Place of Deposit status awarded by The National Archives (TNA) in Kew, Engl

New Digital Exhibit at the Baker Library, Harvard Business School

Visit the new online exhibit “Photography and Corporate Public Relations: The Case of U.S. Steel, 1930 – 1960” on the  Baker Library, Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School,  website: From 1930 to 1960, the United States Steel Corporation commissioned photographers around the country to document the inner workings of the company and its subsidiaries as part of a national public relations campaign. These efforts occurred at a time when the steel industry, like today’s technology behemoths, reigned central in the world economy. From the Great Depression to the war years to the post-war boom, photography served as a persuasive tool in PR campaigns focused on promoting good will and a favorable attitude about policies concerning the corporation’s size, labor practices, and profit margins. Drawing from the United States Steel Corporation Photographs collection at Baker Library, the exhibition features striking images of steel workers, blast

New digital resource: Inquire Capitalism, A Database of Corporate Archives

The  University of Florida's History Department program in the History of Capitalism  has created a curated and searchable database of corporate archives and is proud to announce that this new digital resource is now available. The name and virtual location of the database are Inquire Capitalism at  https://inquirecapitalism. .  Inquire Capitalism seeks to both unify information about corporate archives and also to connect scholars, archivists, and businesses by making information about company archives more discoverable. In addition, the researchers collecting the information about company archives have focused on finding out what is the digital presence of companies' history, whether through digital archives or by having heritage sites and chronologies as part of the company's website. The database contains information mostly about the United States, but the team at the University of Florida plans to continue expanding the list by including information