The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) is an organization of historians who study and promote knowledge of American history from the Reconstruction era through the aftermath of World War I. The society brings together academic, public, and independent historians, as well as scholars in other humanities and social-science disciplines interested in these decades and their issues.
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The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) is calling for panel proposals for the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Meeting and the American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting. The deadlines for submitting proposals for panels for the 2018 OAH and AHA annual meetings are January 16, 2017, for the OAH and February 15, 2017, for the AHA.11
For the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2016 has been another good year. In his final letter as SHGAPE President, Lloyd E. Ambrosius shares some of the important developments that have occurred in 2016.13
Jeremy C. Young’s article, “Transformation in the Tabernacle: Billy Sunday’s Converts and Emotional Experience in the Progressive Era” (JGAPE, July 2015), examined the revival movement of Billy Sunday, the most successful evangelist of his age, by analyzing the experiences of his followers. Religious conversion through Sunday’s influence, Young argued, represented more than just a momentary preference; it was a carefully considered and deeply meaningful choice that transformed both converts’ identities and the world in which they lived.21
Below are the latest H-NET professional opportunities. To read more, please visit the H-NET Professional Opportunities page.
- Research Associate in Historical Peace Research (75%) Tue, May 01, 2018
- Assistant Professor of Political Science Wed, Feb 28, 2018
- Early career academic, to support Dr Appleton’s Philip Leverhulme Prize research project Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Below you will find the latest active SHGAPE discussions from H-NET. To read more, please visit the H-NET Discussions page.
- Using US Records to Find Your Immigrant Ancestor's Original Surname and Birth Village March 24, 2018 Fri, Feb 23, 2018
- CFP: Information & Media Literacy: Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf Bildung und Digitalisierung in der Medien-, Informations- und Wissensgesellschaft, Passau (16.05.2018) Fri, Feb 23, 2018
- ANK: Studierenden- und Doktorandenforum „Narzissmus im Werk Thomas Manns“ der Thomas Mann-Gesellschaft Düsseldorf e.V., Düsseldorf (23.03.2018) Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Many multimedia resources for the Gilded Age and Progressive Era are available online. These images, movies, and newspapers offer historians and students a rich glimpse of the time period. For links to some of these resources, please visit the Multimedia page.
The video collection below contains films of New York dating from 1898 to 1906 from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Of these, twenty-five were made by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, while the remaining films are Edison Company productions.