Presenting the Past, 1865-1920's
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Welcome to SHGAPE

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 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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  • If you are a SHGAPE member and would you like to see your recently published book included in SHGAPE.org’s Recent Books by Members feature, please submit an abstract of up to 150 words and an internet-quality image of the book’s cover to jconnoll@bsu.edu.

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The 10/31 deadline for SHGAPE Research Grant proposals is approaching! $1,500 to 1 recipient. Any US history topic, 1865-1920s. Limited to advanced PhD students, independent scholars, & contingent faculty who are SHGAPE members. Details: #twitterstorians

SHGAPE announces the 2024 Graduate Student Essay Prize: awarded annually for the best essay by a grad student on a GAPE topic. Winner receives $250 & consideration for publication in @JournalGAPE. Submit by Jan 3. Full details: #twitterstorians

The 10/31 submission deadline for the Fishel-Calhoun Article Prize is approaching! Awarded for the best article on any aspect of US history, 1865-1917. Open to new scholars (grad students or w/in 6 yrs of PhD) who have not yet pub'ed a book. Full details: