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 issuing a call for proposals to edit its flagship publication, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The term of appointment, which will begin in August 2017, will extend for five years and may be renewed. The editor is supported by a book review editor, an on-line editor, and an editorial board representative of a broad range of methodologies and areas of specialization. The position requires support from the editor’s home institution, which generally includes course release time and some level of administrative assistance. Click to read more…0
Dear SHGAPE Members, For the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 2015 was a good year. We look forward to another productive year in 2016. I am delighted that the January 2016 report from Cambridge University Press shows that our total membership has increased from 253 in 2014 to 287 in 2015. Click to read more…0
The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) announces its biennial competition for the Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize. The prize is awarded in odd-numbered years for the best book treating any aspect of United States history in the period 1865-1920 published during the two years preceding the year of the award. It must be the author’s first book. The prize is given in honor of Vincent P. DeSantis, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, a distinguished historian of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Click to read more…0
Below are the latest H-NET professional opportunities. To read more, please visit the H-NET Professional Opportunities page.
- IBEI Assistant Professor 2017 - International Relations Tue, Oct 25, 2016
- Associate Professor of Gender and/or Sexuality Studies in Sub-Saharan Africa Mon, Oct 24, 2016
- Temporary Lecturer, History Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Below you will find the latest active SHGAPE discussions from H-NET. To read more, please visit the H-NET Discussions page.
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.