NOTE: as of 10 September 2013, although this position is open in the UVA HR system, we have selected finalists and are no longer actively reviewing applications. The University of Virginia Press seeks to hire an Editorial and Technical Specialist for XML/metadata within our Rotunda division, which publishes peer-reviewed born-digital scholarly works. The incumbent in [...]
Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to Trees of Washington, D.C., will be leading a tour of the national capital’s trees. Dubbed the Treeathlon, the tour will take place on September 22, via foot, bicycle, even canoe.
Our congratulations go out to Douglas Bradburn, whom the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association has named the founding director of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. As library director, he will oversee Mount Vernon’s efforts to safeguard original Washington books and manuscripts and to foster new scholarly research about George Washington and the Founding Era.
Edmund S. Morgan, a Pulitzer- and Bancroft-Prize-winning author and one of America’s great historians, has passed away at the age of 91. His more than fifteen books display his ability to see how unique combinations of personalities and events make history. “No matter what anyone says,” he once remarked, “history does not repeat itself.”