painting1-e1412112095237-300x181, the digital network for the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, is co-sponsored by H-Net (the parent of many digital networks in history and the humanities) and by SHGAPE, the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

SHGAPE was formed in 1989 to encourage and facilitate research and teaching on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. It is an affiliated society of the American Historical Association and regularly sponsors sessions at the AHA, OAH, and other major meetings, has an annual luncheon at the OAH, and presents a social hour at the OAH annual meeting.  H-SHGAPE first came on-line in mid-April 1994, following approval by the SHGAPE Council at its session during the OAH annual meeting.  In 2014 the society developed this new site for SHGAPE to enhance the online presence of the society.

The Society sponsors panels, lectures, meals, and receptions at national conferences such as the annual meetings of the American Historical Association (AHA) and the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and honors scholars, books, and articles published on any aspect of the history of the United States during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.

Joining SHGAPE

Click here to visit the Cambridge University Press website to learn more about joining SHGAPE.

Membership Directory

Click here to view the SHGAPE membership directory hosted on the Cambridge University Press website.

Membership Benefits

Dues are for the calendar year and include the cost of the annual subscription to the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, access to the SHGAPE member directory hosted by Cambridge University Press, and announcements about SHGAPE-sponsored sessions as the AHA and the OAH. In addition, we have a variety of membership levels that range from student to lifetime, and include institutional membership.

To join SHGAPE, for both individual and institutional memberships, please go to our online SHGAPE Membership website, which is also the Journal of Gilded Age and Progressive Era website (membership is joint for both), directed by Cambridge University Press.

If you have additional questions about membership please contact Cambridge University Press, Julia Irwin, or Amy Wood.