Since its founding in 1989, the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE) has fostered knowledge of the history of the United States from the close of the Civil War through World War I.
The Society’s mission is to advance new and innovative scholarship in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (GAPE), to build and cultivate an intellectual community for those interested in the GAPE, and to promote understanding of the GAPE among historians and wider audiences.
In 2001, SHGAPE launched the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (JGAPE). Published quarterly by Cambridge University Press, JGAPE is the premier scholarly journal in the field.
SHGAPE is an affiliated society of the American Historical Association (AHA) and the Organization of American History (OAH). In addition to sponsoring panels at the annual meetings of the AHA and the OAH, SHGAPE offers workshops, lectures, a luncheon, a reception, and mentoring opportunities for emerging scholars at the annual meeting of the OAH. The Society also offer a variety of awards, including book and article prizes, a graduate student essay prize, a distinguished historian award, and travel grants to the OAH for graduate students and contingent faculty.
SHGAPE partners with H-NET to run H-SHGAPE, an archived listserv that features announcements, conversations, and exclusive book reviews. The Society maintains an active digital presence on Twitter and Facebook and it is currently expanding its digital publishing efforts.
SHGAPE is a member of the National Coalition for History (NCH), a consortium of more than 50 organizations that advocates on federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting historians, archivists, researchers, teachers, students, preservationists, political scientists, museum professionals, and genealogists. For more information, and to sign up for email alerts, visit historycoalition.org.
Donate to SHGAPE. Your donations will help to fund SHGAPE’s award programs, travel grants, publications, and other endeavors. They are also tax-deductible. Please consider making a donation today. Your support is greatly appreciated.
We especially invite you to consider membership, which comes with a subscription to The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Membership & Benefits
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