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Digital Commonwealth Conference - May 8 in Worcester

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It's not too late to register!

The 2012 Digital Commonwealth conference is a pre-conference to the Massachusetts Library Association Conference.  The DigiCom Executive Committee hopes that you will join us on May 8th at the DCU Center in Worcester.   Registration and coffee starts at 8:30 a.m and the conference begins at 9am. 

Enjoy sessions such…


Added by Joanne Riley on April 26, 2012 at 16:20 — No Comments

Alderson Grant Internship Program Info

From AASLH: Deadline for Institutions to Apply for Alderson Grant Internship Program is December 9


AASLH offers its smaller institutional members the opportunity to apply for the Alderson Grant Internship Program. The program recognizes the demand for students to gain "real world" experience and for our members to get qualified interns into their institutions.

The internship opportunity (up to $1,000) is available for three AASLH institutional members to…


Added by Joanne Riley on October 27, 2011 at 17:57 — No Comments

Seeking articles on any aspect of Mass. history, culture, politics, peoples, arts

The following announcement will appear in the fall issue of the Historical Journal of Massachusttes. We are seeking historians and scholars who might be interested in contributing to our special 75th retrospective issue in 2011 or our 40th volume in 2012 We would love to offer some historiographical reviews on such topics as the Puritans, Salem Witch…


Added by Mara Dodge on August 30, 2010 at 20:43 — No Comments

Public Libraries - too important to fail

The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees recently voted to close 4 branches and cut 94 jobs. Throughout the Commonwealth, public libraries are struggling to stay afloat, and some aren't succeeding.

Public libraries are the heart of our communities and provide a wide range of services that strengthen civic life and engagement, support intellectual freedom and privacy, provide access to information for all, including the under-served and for those on the down side of the digital… Continue

Added by Joanne Riley on April 12, 2010 at 11:53 — No Comments

Book From Italian Publisher

I have an essay on Edmonia Lewis in Florence in 1865 in this new English language collection by an Italian publisher. Google the title for American sellers.

Added by Marilyn Richardson on November 20, 2009 at 21:13 — No Comments

Research Paper Published

I am pleased to announce that my peer-reviewed research paper on my ancestor John Van Gelder has been published in New York State Museum Bulletin 511, Mohican Seminar 3, The Journey, An Algonquian Peoples Seminar, edited by Shirley W. Dunn. My paper, "The Impact of John Van Gelder: Mohican, Husbandman, and Historic Figure," is Chapter 10. It is a result of several years' research prompted by the biased and undocumented history that I found. This is my first published… Continue

Added by Debbie Winchell (Loving Dove) on November 18, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

Seeking Articles on Mass. History (New Immigrants), Photo Essays and Teaching Resources

The Historical Journal of Massachusetts (HJM) is seeking articles about any aspect of Massachusetts history, culture, politics, and life. HJM is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year since 1972 (180 pages per issue).

We are especially interested in articles on the history of recent immigrant communities: Latino/Brazilian, Asian-American, African and Middle Eastern.

In addition, we are seeking submissions for our new "Photo Essay" and "Teaching Resources" sections… Continue

Added by Mara Dodge on November 2, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

Caesar Robbins House in Concord MA--saving the home of formerly enslaved residents

People on this network might want to know about the ongoing efforts to try and save the Caesar Robbins house in Concord--it is the last remaining house in town known to have been built by or for a formerly enslaved resident of town, Caesar Robbins, and was lived in by generations of his extended family. See yesterday's article in the Concord Journal, and… Continue

Added by Faith Ferguson on August 14, 2009 at 12:18 — 4 Comments

How to Spend the Stimulus Wisely? Start a State-Wide Digital Library

Op-Ed How to Spend the Stimulus Wisely? Start a State-Wide Digital Library

In his address to Congress, President Obama emphasized higher education as essential to national recovery and future prosperity. He pledged that "by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world." That ambitious goal will remain elusive in Massachusetts now that the Governor has proposed massive cuts to public higher ed.… Continue

Added by Susan Gallagher on February 28, 2009 at 11:57 — 3 Comments

Women's Review of Books

We should all support this new and improved incarnation of the original publication, now edited by the brilliant Amy Hoffman. It's a Massachusetts journal with national and international reach. Be sure you or your institution subscribe, and consider writing a review essay; I have one in the Nov./Dec. issue.

Added by Marilyn Richardson on November 23, 2008 at 13:38 — 3 Comments

Royall House and Slave Quarters / open for Tours

I have just been added to this interesting and useful site and wanted people to know about our NHL in Medford: the Royall House and Slave Quarters.

We're open for Tours on weekends, 1 to 5 p.m. at 15 George Street in sunny Medford. If there is sufficient interest, I an can arrange for a Saturday morning or weekday Tour for people in this MA Studies group. We are virtually all-volunteer and a modest organization, so some modest admission rate is generally charged,… Continue

Added by Tom Lincoln on July 14, 2008 at 8:58 — No Comments


I just visited the Andover Historical Society's fine website, courtesy of a link from Exec. Dir. Elaine Clements. Wonderful site, very rich layers of information. Also a nice use of Google Calendar to track Society events. Made me wish we could just import the AHS calendar events to the MA Studies Network events calendar. We'll have to think about that.

The larger issue is RSS - if the AHS calendar… Continue

Added by Joanne Riley on June 11, 2008 at 15:48 — 6 Comments


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