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New Environmental History Fellowship Opportunity

The MHS is pleased to announce a new short-term research fellowship established through the generosity of Cushing Academy, a private, coeducational college preparatory school located in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. The Cushing Academy Fellowship on Environmental History will support four weeks of research in the Society’s collections on any topic related to the field of environmental history.

The committee welcomes proposals dealing with all aspects of American environmental history including land use, water and waterways, climate and weather, the environmental consequences of transportation policy, public health, vegetation change, and natural disasters. Projects comparing the American experience with developments elsewhere in the world are also welcome. The committee invites submissions from every relevant scholarly field, including (but not limited to) anthropology, archaeology, botany, climatology, economics, engineering, geography, geology, history, medicine, political science, sociology, urban planning, and zoology.

The recipient will conduct research for at least four weeks at the Society and will teach a day of classes, interacting with members of the Cushing Academy community, sometime between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013. The fellowship carries a stipend of $2,500. The deadline for submissions is 1 March. The MHS will automatically refer unsuccessful proposals to its other short-term fellowship competition. For more information  please visit, or contact Kate Viens at or 617-646-0568.

Published: Tuesday, 10 January, 2012, 8:18 AM