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  1. Thank you both for the advice! I would up sending the organizer an email to see what was going on, and I was told that it would take another week to finish evaluating the papers. However, that was three weeks ago, and there has still been no announcement made on the website and no email sent with a decision. I'm not sure I can email again without coming across as too much of a pain, but now the conference is fast approaching. Any more advice?
  2. I submitted a piece for a paper contest/conference and was told upon submission that entrants would be notified by mid- to late July regarding the decision. When would be an acceptable time to inquire about this decision? The conference is in a month-and-a-half, and I don't want to wait too long on the outside chance my paper was actually selected (travel plans and scheduling become factors as the conference date approaches). However, I also don't want to appear pushy. Any tips, or has anybody had a similar scenario?
  3. Gail Bederman's Manliness and Civilization is an excellent cultural history of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S.
  4. German annieca, kotov, Kelkel, Ganymede18, grlu0701 Spanish annieca, crazedandinfused, Ganymede18, grlu0701 (kind of), CageFree, StrangeLight, pudewen (very rusty and basically useless to my work) French theregalrenegade, Ganymede18, CageFree (reading, can speak a bit), StrangeLight, Safferz (Franglais) Hebrew uhohlemonster, crazedandinfused (ktzat) Italian BCEmory08 Latin Kelkel, Ganymede18 Greek Ganymede18 (New Testament) Russian Polish runaway Romanian kotov Japanese kyjin, pudewen (sort of, it's in process), unforth (well enough to read/translate)
  5. That's rough. The toughest three-week sequence I've had (thus far) was Market Revolution (Sellers), Rise of American Democracy (Wilentz), and What Hath God Wrought (Howe).
  6. Some more for 19th- and 20th- century Americanists. The list is by no means exhaustive but mainly represents books and a few articles that I've found helpful and/or important historiographically. Also, for the sake of time, I have not included subtitles or journal titles, but these should all be easy to find. Patrick Allitt, Catholic Converts Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities Sven Beckert, The Monied Metropolis Gail Bederman, Manliness and Civilization Jeanne Boydston, Home and Work Elsa Barkley Brown, "'What Has Happened Here,'" and "Negotiating and Transforming the Public Sph
  7. I agree, but I think that Steven Deyle's Carry Me Back is just as important a book on the domestic slave trade, which appeared 5 years after Soul By Soul, and one that should be read alongside Johnson's. I'm in my second year (of three) of coursework, by the way.
  8. I'm currently reading Modris Eckstein's Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age, George Mosse's Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars, Dylan Penningroth's The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South, and Patricia Sullivan's Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement. Yeah, coursework pretty much owns my time.
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    American History R_Escobar (20th century, American Indian), crazedandinfused (antebellum, intellectual), hopin'-n-prayin' (southern, religious), stevemcn (transnational), Simple Twist of Fate (early American), zb642 (20th century, labor/working-class culture), BCEmory08 (19th-20th century Catholicism, labor) European History Kelkel (Modern Germany, political), goldielocks (Britain), SapperDaddy (Eastern and Central Europe), kotov (Modern Romania, Holocaust, labor), RevolutionBlues (Modern Western Europe/France labor and leftist politics), theregalrenegade (18th/19th cent British Empire/en
  10. I'm a grad student in history, and I've got five substantial, archivally-based research papers that are more or less complete (i.e., pretty much exhausted the archives and my source base; historiography covered; writing complete - they were all for seminars; and a few have gone through conference presentations). My question is basically, when is enough enough? I feel like it's time to start submitting these, but I have this constant, nagging feeling that I'm missing something in the literature, that there are more sources left to find, etc. How do you know when you've reached the point that
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    Penn State

    I think there will be more of this nationally as the job market continues to tighten and as university and departmental budgets continue to shrink.
  12. I live in Lion's Gate. They seem pet-friendly (if you pay the fee, of course).
  13. I lived with a member of my cohort my first year. It was fine, and we both got along great. I don't really see the problem that others are seeing.
  14. I know a couple grad students who live here, but I do know that there are a lot of undergrads at Parkway.
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