The Eisenberg Institute continues its fall 2014 programming on Thursday, October 30, 4 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, with Mary Kelley's lecture, "'Talents Committed to Your Care’: Reading and Writing Radical Abolitionism in Antebellum America." The talk follows the Institute's 2013-15 theme, "Materials of History." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.

Mary C. Kelley is the Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. A former member of the Board of Trustees at Mount Holyoke College, Kelley has also served as a trustee for the American Antiquarian Society. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014, Kelley has held the Times-Mirror Chair at the Huntington Library and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. Kelley is the author, co-author, and editor of eight books. Most recently, she published Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life (2006). She is currently at work on “What Are You Reading, What Are You Saying?” a book that takes as its subject reading and writing practices from the American Revolution to the Civil War.

On Friday, October 31, 12 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Eisenberg Institute presents the workshop, "Fellowship Proposals I Wish I Had Received," a panel discussion of good practices -- and bad ones -- in the context of applying for outside fellowships.  Link for workshop details. The panel features Paul Edwards (Professor, History and School of Information, University of Michigan), Katherine French (J. Frederick Hoffman Professor of History, University of Michigan), John Godfrey (Assistant Dean for International Education, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan), and Rebecca Scott (Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, University of Michigan). Facilitated by William Glover (Associate Professor of History and Architecture, University of Michigan). Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.

These events have been made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.

Image: "A token of love from me, to thee," graphic, S.M. Douglass, circa 1833 (Library Company of Philadelphia Print Department, Amy Matilda Cassey album, P.9764.2).