Announcements and Activities

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The Museum and White House of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2002 literary awards competitions. George C. Rable has received the 2002 Jefferson Davis Award for his book Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! (Chapel Hill, 2002). Michael Bedout Chesson and Leslie Jean Roberts are the recipients of the 2001-2002 Founders Award for editing Exile in Richmond: The Confederate Journal of Henri Garidel (Charlottesville, 2001). Created in 1970, the Museum of the Confederacy's book awards recognize outstanding contributions to the study of the Confederate period. The Jefferson Davis Award is given annually to the authors of narrative works, while the Founders Award is a biennial award given to the editors of primary source documents. Independent committees of scholars select the award winners.

The Economic and Business Historical Society announces its twenty-ninth annual conference at the Anaheim Sheraton Hotel, Anaheim, California, April 22-24, 2004. Composed of some three hundred North American and international members, the Economic and Business Historical Society (EBHS) offers participants an opportunity for continuing intellectual interchange within a modest-sized, collegial, and interdisciplinary group. In keeping with its traditions, the EBHS welcomes proposals for both individual papers and panel presentations on all aspects of business and economic history. Graduate students are invited to apply and may qualify for reduced registration fees. Both the annual membership ($25) and conference registration fees are modest. Papers presented at the conference may be submitted for publication in the society's peer-reviewed journal, Essays in Economic and Business History, edited by Michael V. Namorato of the University of Mississippi.

Proposals for individual papers should include an abstract of no more than five hundred words, a brief vita, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers. Panel proposals should also suggest a title and a panel chair. Graduate students and nonacademic affiliates are welcome. Submissions imply that at least one author will register for the conference and be present at the time designated in the conference program. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2004. Proposals may be submitted by email to kweiher@utsa.edu, or by mail to Ken Weiher, Chair, Department of Economics, University of Texas at San Antonio, 6900 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, Texas 78249-0631. Additional information regarding the conference and Society can be found on the EBHS website at www.ebhsoc.org.

The William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies in the Department of History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas welcomes applications for three research fellowships, known as the Bill and Rita Clements Research Fellowships for the Study of Southwestern America, for 2003-2004. Individuals in any field in the humanities or social sciences doing research on southwestern America are invited to apply. The fellowships are designed to provide time for senior or junior scholars to bring book-length manuscripts to completion. Fellows will be expected to spend the 2004-2005 academic year at SMU and to participate in Clements Center activities. Each fellow will receive the support of the center and access to the extraordinary holdings of the DeGolyer Library. Fellowships carry a stipend of $37,000, health benefits, a $2,000 allowance for research and travel expenses, and a publication subvention. Fellows have the option to teach one course during the two-semester duration of the fellowship for an additional stipend. …