Freedman and Southern Society Project Job

Freedman and Southern Society Project

Applications are invited from scholars specializing in Southern or African American history of
the Reconstruction era. Successful applicant will collaborate in editing Freedom: A Documentary
History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, beginning with a volume on law and justice during the early
years of Reconstruction. Appointment begins September 2010. Although the position is not tenure
-track, it carries faculty standing, faculty benefits, and the prospect of long-term employment, including
promotion to associate editor and coeditor. Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand or nearing completion,
strong analytical and writing skills, facility in reading handwritten historical documents,
and familiarity with the relevant scholarly literatures; preference for applicants with research experience
in the records at the National Archives on which Freedom is based, especially those of
the Freedmen’s Bureau. Send application letter, c.v., précis of dissertation, and three letters of reference
to Leslie S. Rowland, Director, Freedmen and Southern Society Project, Department of
History, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Application deadline is January 15,
Leslie S. Rowland, Director
Freedmen and Southern Society Project
Department of History, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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