2014 Illinois History Symposium
The 2014 Illinois History Symposium entitled "The Civil War, Part III: Copperheads,
Contraband, and the Rebirth of Freedom" will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 27-28, 2014 at the Booth Library on the campus of Eastern Illinois University - Charleston IL. The
symposium coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Charleston (Illinois)
Copperhead Riot, the presidential election of 1864, and the 13th Amendment
(2015). It is sponsored by The Illinois State Historical Society, Booth Library, the History Department at EIU, the Coles County Historical Society, and the Illinois State Genealogical Society. It is open to scholars, academics, students, and to amateur and professional historians.
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Click here to see the tentative schedule.
The King V. Hostick Award Competition for 2013-2014
The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Illinois State Historical Society invite applications for the 2013-2014 King V. Hostick Award. Established by the late manuscript dealer King V. Hostick, the award provides financial assistance to graduate students in history or library science who are writing dissertations dealing with Illinois. Stipends are individually determined up to $3,000. Preference may be given to research conducted at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (formerly the Illinois State Historical Library). All applications must be received by March 15, 2014 either by United States mail or as an electronic file. Award decisions will be made by May 2014 and awards distributed not later than July 1.
For further information contact William Furry, Executive Director, Illinois State Historical Society, P.O. Box 1800, Springfield, Illinois 62705-1800, (217) 525-2781, FAX (217) 525-2783 or click here to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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