Emerging Scholars Series

The American Civil War Museum seeks applicants to an emerging scholars and professionals series as part of its grand opening programming. 

What is the program? 
On Saturday, May 4, the American Civil War Museum is planning a day to celebrate the grand opening of its new museum building and exhibits.* As part of that program, ACWM wants to highlight some of the most interesting work of the next generation of writers, communicators, and thinkers of Civil War era history/public history by organizing a pop-up talk series of emerging professionals. Each selected emerging professional will deliver a short (15-20 minute) and informal talk plus Q&A with a general public audience. ACWM will select 8 total applicants to present throughout the day at the Museum. 

Who should apply? 
The American Civil War Museum explores the Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives. ACWM encourages all individuals in the early stages of their career (see categories below), who research and study the history and legacies of the Civil War era and are eager to communicate that work with a general public audience, to apply. ACWM especially encourages individuals with diverse perspectives to apply (including diverse personal backgrounds, professional experiences, academic disciplines, and content areas that stretch the traditional interpretation of Civil War history). 

ACWM will select two entries for each of the following four categories: (1) Students (in a current degree program); (2) Post-doctoral fellows; (3) Early career (in the history/public history field--or related disciplines--less than 10 years); and (4) New author (who has published their first article or book in the last two years).

Applications include this series of online questions, as well as a link to a 90-second video recording describing your topic and its relevance. 

Review criteria: 
A committee of Museum staff will review complete applications for diversity of historical topics as well as strong communication skills for a non-expert audience. Staff will notify applicants of their status by the end of January 2019. 

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on December 10, 2018. 

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Arduini, Director of Education at sarduini@acwm.org or 804.649.1861 ext. 124. 


*Date subject to change

Generously sponsored by the Civil War Monitor

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