News from The Society of Civil War Historians, the organization affiliated with The Journal of the Civil War Era, which is published by UNC Press:
On June 19, the 150th anniversary of the day that Gen. Gordon Granger landed at Galveston and announced to Texans that the war was over and slavery had ended, the SCWH launched its new website at http://scwhistorians.org.
One of the key features of the new website—which will be edited by Megan Kate Nelson—is the opportunity for members and other interested parties to contribute content directly to the site, particularly in the following categories:
-Calls for Papers
-Fellowship and job announcements
-Events at museums, libraries, and archives
The SCWH Outreach Committee (Jim Marten, Megan Kate Nelson, Megan Bever) welcomes feedback and encourages members to engage their colleagues and the profession via the new website.