Around the Field November 1, 2023

From Around the Field this week: The National Historical Publications & Records Commission closes grant applications; the American Alliance of Museums hosts their virtual summit; the National Endowment for Humanities hosts a webinar


  • NCPH’s Consultants Committee will host their virtual, “Grumpy Hour,” November 14, 2023 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm Eastern
  • The National Committee to Explore LGBTQ+ Site-Based History encourages participants in their survey by mid-November


  • The Newberry is accepting applicants for their fellowships, with long-term fellowship applications  due November 1, 2023 and short-term fellowship applications due December 15, 2023
  • The National Historical Publications & Records Commission is accepting applications for three of their grant opportunities: Archival Projects, Public Engagement with Historical Records, and Publishing Historical Records in Collaborative Digital Editions. All three have deadlines of November 2, 2023
  • The Rockefeller Archive Center is accepting applications for their 2024 Research Stipend through November 3, 2023
  • The Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for six of their grant programs: Museums for America, Inspire! Grants for Small Museums, Museums Empowered, National Leadership Grants for Museums, Museum Grants for African American History and Culture, and Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services. Applications for all six are due November 15, 2023
  • The Texas Historical Association has opened the application cycle for their 2023 – 2024 Awards and Research Fellowships, applications are due on or before November 15, 2023
  • Applications for American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting Travel Grants are due on November 15, 2023
  • The Higher Learning program of the Mellon Foundation calls for grant concepts, exploring Democracy, Environmental Justice, and Social Justice, registration ends on November 30, 2023
  • The Institute for Citizens & Scholars is accepting applicants for the Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders award through December 1, 2023
  • NCPH is accepting applications for six of our awards; our Outstanding Public History Project, Grassroots Public History, Excellence in Consulting, New Professional, Student Project, and Graduate Student Travel awards all have application deadlines of December 1, 2023
  • Cornerstone: Learning for Living calls for humanities project applications for their grant program, deadline is December 15, 2023
  • The American Council of Learned Societies is accepting applications for their two Digital Justice Grants, Digital Justice Seed Grants and Digital Justice Development Grants, through December 15, 2023
  • The Women’s History Institute of Historic Hudson Valley calls for applications for their Summer Research Fellowships, due December 15, 2023
  • The National Park Service is accepting applicants for their Save America’s Treasures  grant program until December 19, 2023
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for two of their grant programs: Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions, with applications due on January 11, 2024, and Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, with applications due on January 12, 2024
  • The Ohio Academy of History is accepting applicants for its Public History Award through January 15, 2024
  • The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is accepting applications for their research fellowships through January 26, 2024


  • The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation will host their symposium, “Photomechanical Prints: History, Technology, Aesthetics, and Use,” in Washington, DC, US, October 31 – November 2, 2023
  • The American Alliance of Museums will host their “Future of Museums Summit” virtually, November 1-2, 2023
  • The American Folklore Society will hold their annual meeting, “Roots, Rootlessness, and Uprooting,” in Portland, Oregon, US, November 1-4, 2023
  • The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum will host “Pleasing Truths, Framing Identity: A Symposium,”  virtually and in Washington, DC, US, November 3, 2023
  • The Virginia Museum of History & Culture will host their inaugural History Matters Symposium in Richmond, Virginia, US, November 4, 2023
  • The National Trust for Historic Preservation will host their national preservation conference, PastForward 2023, in Washington, DC, US, November 8-10, 2023
  • The American Association for State and Local History has opened registration for their virtual summit, “Small But Mighty: The Powerful Resilience of Small Museums,” to be held December 5-6, 2023
  • The American Historical Association will host their annual meeting in San Francisco, California, US, January 4-7, 2024
  • The Florida Conference of Historians will host their 2024 annual meeting at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa, Florida, US, January 26-28, 2024
  • The African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Center at James Madison has extended the proposal deadline for their 2024 annual conference, “Reckoning,” in Harrisonburg, Virginia, US, February 7-10, 2024 (proposals due November 1, 2023)
  • The History Graduate Student Organization at Texas A&M University is seeking paper abstracts from undergraduate and graduate students for their 2024 annual conference, “Navigating Crises and Resolutions,” to be held in College Station, Texas, US, February 9-10, 2024 (abstracts due on November 17, 2023)
  • The National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates calls for papers for their 2024 annual conference to be held in Austin, Texas, US, February 15-17, 2024 (abstracts due November 11, 2023)
  • The Graduate History Association at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking presenters for their Annual Graduate History Association Forum to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, US, February 16-17, 2024 (presenter abstracts due December 1, 2023)
  • The Small Museum Association will host their 2024 conference, “Telling Through Stories,” in Richmond, Virginia, US, February 19-21, 2024
  • The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association will host their 2024 Annual SWPACA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US, February 21-24, 2024
  • The 2024 Annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium will take place in Champaign, Illinois, US, February 29 – March 2, 2024
  • The National Council for History Education will host their 2024 conference, “History at the Crossroads,”  in Cleveland, Ohio, US, March 7-9, 2024
  • The African American Intellectual History Society will host their annual conference, “Reparations: Past, Present, and Future,” in Charlottesville, Virginia, US, March 8-9, 2024
  • The Missouri Conference on History calls for paper, panel, and poster proposals for their 2024 conference to be held in Columbia, Missouri, US, March 13-15, 2024 (proposals due November 3, 2023)
  • The South Carolina Historical Association seeks proposals for their 2024 conference, History Teachesto be held in Florence, South Carolina, US, March 30, 2024 (proposals due December 31, 2023)
  • The Indiana Association of Historians is accepting proposals for their 2024 conference, “Historical Intelligence,” to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, US, April 5-6, 2024 (proposals due on December 15, 2023)
  • The North Carolina Association of Historians calls for papers for their 2024 conference to be held in Pembroke, North Carolina, US, April 5-6, 2024 (proposals due January 31, 2024)
  • The Museum Association of New York is accepting session proposals for their 2024 conference, “Giving Voice to Value,” to be held in Albany, New York, US, April 6-9, 2024 (deadline for proposals is November 17, 2023)
  • NCPH and the Utah Division of State History/Utah Historical Society will host our joint conference, “Historical Urgency,” in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, April 10-13, 2024
  • The Organization of American Historians will host their 2024 conference, “Public Dialogue, Relevance, and Change: Being in Service to Communities and the Nation,” in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, April 11-14, 2024
  • PA Museums will host their 2024 conference, “Chance for Change: Opportunities in a Community,” in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US, April 14-16, 2024
  • The Midwest Archives Conference will host their 2024 Annual Meeting, in Des Moines, Iowa, US, May 2-4, 2024
  • The Midwestern History Association will host their 2024 annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US, May 30-31, 2024
  • The Agricultural History Society calls for papers for their 2024 meeting, Borderlands, Marginal Spaces, and Agriculture In-Between, to be held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, US, June 6-8, 2024 (proposals due November 1, 2023)
  • The Committee on LGBT History calls for papers for their Queer History Conference 2024, to be held at California State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, California, US, June 10-13, 2024 (proposal deadline, November 1, 2023)
  • The Oral History Association calls for proposals for their AI in OH Virtual Symposium, tentatively scheduled for the week of July 15, 2024 (applications due January 1, 2024)
  • The Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association calls for papers for their 2024 annual meeting, “Disaster, Resilience, and Recovery,” to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, US, July 31 – August 2, 2024 (proposal deadline, January 15, 2024)
  • The Association of African American Museums will host their 2024 conference in Baltimore, Maryland, US, August 13-16, 2023
  • The Society of American Archivists calls for program proposals for their Archives*Records 2024 to be held in Chicago, Illinois, US, August 14-17, 2024 (proposals due December 6, 2023)
  • The International Federation for Public History is accepting paper proposals for their 2024 World Conference to be held in Belval, Luxembourg, September 3-7, 2024 (proposals due November 15, 2023)



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