The HistoryMakers @ #HEAB2019
On February 3 – 4, 2019, The HistoryMakers Second Annual Higher Education Advisory Board Meeting was held at the UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds in Arlington, Virginia. Joining us this year, were over 70 advisory board members, staff and guests, from 19 different states and 38 colleges/universities. Hosted by John Unsworth , University Librarian & Dean of Libraries at the University of Virginia, Julieanna Richardson , Founder and President of The HistoryMakers, along with Mike Christel , Teaching Professor, Entertainment and Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Attendees represented over 10 different disciplines including: African/a & African American Studies, History, English, Journalism & Communications, Education, Sociology & Social Sciences, Digital Humanities, Creative Arts, Library and Administration.

On Sunday evening, Julieanna Richardson and John Unsworth welcomed participants, followed by insightful presentations from Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham , Chair, Department of History, Harvard University; Patrice Rankine Professor, Classics, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences; Michael Mason , Associate Dean, Office of African American Affairs, University of Virginia; and Dan Johnson , Consulting Archivist, The HistoryMakers.

On Monday morning, Dionti Davis , Director of Education, The HistoryMakers delivered his presentation, followed by a luncheon presentation from Mike Christel , Teaching Professor, ETC, Carnegie Mellon University. Throughout the morning and afternoon, participants met to workshop their ideas and share their usage of the digital archive.

We would like to thank all of our participants for their support and attendance at this year's Higher Education Advisory Board Meeting, we look forward to another successful year at The HistoryMakers!
HEAB SUPPORT AND PRAISE!!
"Thank YOU for coordinating such an inspiring, enlightening workshop. Even though we were there as advisors, the whole two days felt like a workshop in pedagogical and research innovation, with The HistoryMakers at the center of our discussions."

- Kinohi Nishikawa , Assistant Professor, Department of English, Princeton University
THE HISTORYMAKERS WELCOMES
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY!!
Morgan State University joined as our most recent subscribing institution. Special thanks to historian and university archivist Ida Jones , director of library services Richard Bradberry and to former First Lady of Morgan State, Amy Billingsley who helped connect us with the library, for making this possible.
THE HISTORYMAKERS IN HOLLYWOOD!!
This week, The HistoryMakers interview team traveled to Los Angeles, California. Interviewer Harriette Cole and videographer Scott Stearns added seven new interviews to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive and one continuation. Among those interviewed were; Actor Laurence Fishburne , Aeronautical engineer and academic administrator Wanda Austin (continuation), Marketing executive Candace Bond McKeever , Lawyer Virgil Roberts , Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr. , Dancer Billy "Skip" Cunningham , Lawyer Michael A. Lawson , and Civic leader Mattie McFadden-Lawson .
SUPPORT FROM OUR READERS!!
"Hi all, and Happy New Year. Although I am not actively involved with The HistoryMakers, I just love your weekly emails and the great information, writing and ideas you share with so many. Has been on my do list to send a note of the strongest possible praise, so here it is...Thanks." - Bill August
2019-2020 Fellowship Opportunities!!
The HistoryMakers is excited to offer three (3) fellowship opportunities open to faculty and students!

Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students who have passed their general examinations, or current faculty at one of The HistoryMakers subscribing institutions. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents. Applicants need not have special expertise in African American history.
Fellowship Duration: April 2019 – September 2019
Award Amount: $7,500

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thmfellows@gmail.com

Description: The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of four $7,500 Academic Research Fellowship awards created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019). Submission is open to: 1) faculty at all stages of their careers, and 2) graduate students who have passed their general examinations. Applicant’s work must use or be inspired by content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization and presentation of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Finished products generated by awardees will be featured on The HistoryMakers website, and will compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20 th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).
Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Eligibility: Institutional access to The HistoryMakers Digital Archive is not required, it will be made available for awardees. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents. Applicants need not have special expertise in African American history.
Fellowship Duration: April 2019 – September 2019
Award Amount: $5,000

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thmfellows@gmail.com

Description: The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of two $5,000 Digital Humanities Fellowship awards created with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019). Submission is open to individuals or groups of faculty at all stages of their careers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant’s work must use or be inspired by content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, Project proposals should articulate an active distribution plan for sharing results. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization and presentation of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Finished products generated by awardees will be featured on The HistoryMakers website, and will compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20 th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

See an example dataset that would be provided as the basis of projects here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vnefmdinz42deme/SmallDigitalArchiveSubset.zip?dl=0
Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled students or faculty members at one of The HistoryMakers subscribing institutions (see below). Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or unconditional permanent residents. Applicants need not have special expertise in African American history.
Fellowship Duration: April 2019 – November 2019
Award Amount: $5,000

FOR INQUIRIES please contact thmfellows@gmail.com

Description: The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites proposals for one of two $5,000 Creative Study Fellowship awards created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of April–November 2019 . Submission is open to both established and emerging artists (faculty and students) at all stages of their careers. Applicants work must use or be inspired by content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive.

The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction), performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues), visual/conceptual arts (painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic art, experience-based art), and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization and presentation of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. Finished products generated by awardees will be featured on The HistoryMakers website, and will compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20 th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).
FAVORITE QUOTE
"History Is A Clock That People Use To Tell Their Time Of Day. It Tells Them Who They Are And What They Are. It Helps Them Find Themselves On The Map Of Human Geography."

- Ingrid Saunders Jones, corporate foundation executive
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Please direct questions about The HistoryMakers Digital Archive to: digitalarchive@thehistorymakers.org