THE JEWS OF SPRINGFIELD
DR. MARA COHEN IOANNIDES
Though the pandemic continues to disrupt our lives, we are pleased announce that plans are being finalized for the 2020 Fall Meeting of the GCHS. Anticipating that the COVID-19 will likely not permit us to gather in person, we will be utilizing one of the innovations to which the current crisis has forced many of us to become accustomed. On Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 7:00 PM, the Society will host its first ever webinar, entitled "The Jews of Springfield," featuring Dr. Mara W. Cohen Ioannides.
Besides serving as the current vice president of the GCHS, Cohen Ioannides is on the faculty of the MSU English Department and has been studying the Jews of the Ozarks for over twenty-five years. She is the acknowledged expert in the field, having spoken around the world on the subject.
In this presentation, Cohen Ioannides will survey the Springfield Jewish community's creation and growth. She will be acquainting webinar participants with some of the reasons members of the Jewish community came to Springfield, what they did upon their arrival, and how their synagogue developed.
The webinar will be free to the public, though advance registration will be required.
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The GCHS continues to support new research related to the Ozarks history and culture, offering a fellowship designed to aid graduate and undergraduate students at accredited institutions of higher learning who are conducting research on the history, development, and care of the Missouri Ozarks, with preference given to projects on Greene County specifically. Grant requests may not exceed $1000, though the GCHS reserves the right to give less than the requested amount. For more information about the fellowship or to submit an application, please follow link below.
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Authors Needed for the
Encyclopedia of Greene County History
The initial list of topics are now available and the Society is seeking authors with knowledge of these subjects and a willingness to create a comprehensive reference for historians, teachers, students, and others seeking to understand and appreciate the region’s heritage. No previous writing experience in necessary to author an entry, just an willingness to perform scholarly research in the primary and secondary source materials. The editorial committee for the Encyclopedia has finalized a set of guidelines to help potential authors compose informative and effective entries. Additionally, we acknowledge that the list of topics has significant gaps. We invite you to suggest topics to include in the Encyclopedia that you feel merit inclusion. You can also suggest authors (including yourself) to write the entries for these topics. If you are interested in participating in the Encyclopedia, please follow the link below.