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The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center's Veterans Ambassadors Program is a nationwide initiative that trains volunteers as oral historians to collect veterans' stories for inclusion in the Army's historical archives. An Army Heritage Center representative will conduct training sessions April 26-27 at the ...
The Society of Architectural Historians will host their 71st annual international conference in St. Paul this month, including two back-to-back panel discussions on the architectural history and post-industrial future of the Mississippi River. The seminar-style event — “Confluences: Place, Change and Meaning ...

Historians, theorists and African American Studies scholars who remind us to be skeptical of the comfortable, sanitized versions of Martin Luther King Jr. often point to Dr. King's opposition to the Vietnam War or to his late-in-life anti-poverty crusade as evidence of his radicalism. That critique is important, but ...
Historians aren't great at tracking what students learn. Sometimes they even resent being asked. Recently, however, the winner of the Bancroft Prize, one of history's most distinguished awards, washed the profession's dirty laundry in public. The article's title: “Five Reasons History Professors Suck at ...
Historians aren't great at tracking what students learn. Sometimes they even resent being asked. Recently, however, the winner of the Bancroft Prize, one of history's most distinguished awards, washed the profession's dirty laundry in public. The article's title: “Five Reasons History Professors Suck at ...
Local historian and Sam Houston Center librarian Darlene Mott was invited to the March 26 meeting of the Dayton Historical Society to share information about Confederate Capt. William B. Duncan and his wife, Celima. The program was timely in that a Liberty County Historical Marker was dedicated on ...

On this site at the end of February an abridged article appeared that discussed “Writing for the Public Vs. Academic Writing.” The HNN Mission Statement, as well as a perusal of any week's HNN essays, makes it clear that this site believes in the importance of historians addressing the public. But more ...
Last week, I wrote about Livia Poffenbarger and her work in Point Pleasant. This week, in the last article for Women's History Month, I want to once again focus on past historians. Though, this time, it'll be historians from the Bend Area. It seems that every forty or so years, Mason County welcomes a new ...
No people of colour, and no women. The episode has raised important questions about the diversity of history as a discipline, and who is listened to in public debates. Higher education generally is still too white and too male, and this problem is exacerbated when it comes to which historians are given a ...
Has the current generation of historians in fact abdicated its responsibility to consider questions of contemporary interest? Most historians would find this claim silly; history is always about questions of contemporary interest, always "applied." So how has the new, more diverse generation of historians ...
Historians recently concluded a four-year long exploration of the Civil War called the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Between that and required history classes you might be surprised to learn that the country — North and South — is roughly split on whether the Civil War was fought over slavery or states' rights.
Pictured from left to right are Martha Jordan (adult leader), Emily Driggerers, Landon Ray, Alexandra Jordan and Charles Ray. Emily Driggers and Charles Ray received honorable mention awards and Landon Ray and Alexandra Jordan received first-place awards in their age divisions for the state poetry ...
Historians are too diverse, shifting, and pluralistic to really qualify as a "community," but we are a collective of common norms, rules, and habits. And we make a lot of decisions together: hiring, tenure, field distributions (that's a tough one), curriculum, graduate admissions, and so forth. Good behavior makes ...
MILTON – “Anything you can do to promote the history of a town is a good thing,” says Milton Town Historian Kim McCartney. While many locals a short distance north were planning multiple events throughout this year to celebrate the Town of Wilton's bicentennial, which includes a special magazine ...
Ten members of a French committee that annually produces a book commemorating significant historical events collectively resigned on Wednesday, accusing the government of "censorship" for removing a reference to far-right author Charles Maurras. Each year the High Committee for National ...
The idea behind our South X Lullaby series was to offer intimate moments with musicians as an antidote to the commotion and deluge that is the SXSW music festival. When we met Lucy Dacus for her Lullaby and found out she'd perform "Historians," a most somber song from her deeply personal and ...
What is the story behind the closure of a Town Green landmark: the Military Historians Headquarters Museum? That's the question that many Westbrook residents have asked in recent weeks as they watched the loading of the museums' contents into Penske trucks and a “For Lease” sign appear in the ...

YARMOUTH — The History Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary on the banks of the Royal River on Saturday, March 31. The celebration will take place at the center at 118 East Elm St. and is free and open to the public. From 10:30 a.m.-noon, attendees can enjoy cupcakes, museum scavenger hunts, ...
History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, say Princeton University historians John Haldon and Lee Mordechai. What is missing in today's debate about climate change is using what we know about how past societies handled environmental stresses to help inform our own situation.
SURREY — When Lorraine Irving, Barb Nielsen, Eunice Robinson, Marnie Ingvaldson and Corrine Jubb are gathered in the same room together, the collective passion for genealogy is palpable. On an early-March morning, they're seated at a table in an end unit of a Newton warehouse complex, in an ...
Thousands of artifacts are out there somewhere, either purchased a century ago at auctions following the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, sold-off by the territorial and state governments, or handed down in families through the generations. 'Iolani Palace has created a "most wanted" list to ...
'Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality Since 1700' is an interesting book that provides a history of inequality in America from prerevolutionary times up to the present. It is written by two well-known economic historians, Peter H. Lindert, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of ...
In all these instances, academic historians have either been sidelined, or have become the victims of politically motivated onslaughts. Still, the disputes per se are not a late modern phenomenon. Similar debates occur in any society that records its past. They form part of historical culture. But why is this so, ...
President Donald Trump is not afraid to talk himself up – but presidential historians don't think he's so great. Just in time for Presidents' Day, a survey of 170 presidential historians puts Trump in dead last place – behind even James Buchanan, whom many historians blame for failing to stop the Civil War.
Three female historians who had been invited confirmed to The New York Times that they had declined because of other obligations. The only woman at the event, Mary Sarotte, who headed a single panel, did not respond to a request for comment. After the interview, Mr. Ferguson reiterated his defense in ...
In this week's episode of History Respawned, a podcast where historians discuss games that deal with history in some way, host John Harney is joined by Bob Whitaker and guest Robert Greene II in order to work through the historical context that The New Colossus is borrowing from in order to create its ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: This month's Jefferson County history column is the third in a series of three about local history resources in the county. Last month's column featured books that were collaboratively written or were collections of newspaper articles. This month's column focuses on a historical look at the ...
This house at 404 Washington Ave. is one of four buildings on the street slated to be demolished by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Photo by Heather Ziegler. WHEELING — To the chagrin of some local historians and neighbors, four vacant houses on Washington Avenue owned by ...
Those academic roots are important, however, not only for how they shaped my thinking as a historian, but also how I view the role of historians. Leading scholars from Bielefeld in the late 1980s showed how historians can engage in, and lead, debates about critical political and social questions of the time ...
Hasegawa Tōhaku's legacy has played out like an art-historical whodunit—which is precisely why Dr. Miyeko Murase, former special consultant in Japanese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and professor emerita at Columbia University, found it so fascinating. “I thought, this reads like a detective story,” ...
Gene RamsayHistorians Edith Holbrook Riehm and Gene Ramsay and Welcome Center Coordinator Cate Kitchen, co-authors of Images of America: Norcross, will sit on a panel discussion of their book on Sunday, March 11th at 3:00 pm at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 College ...
Historians who get to make a living writing & researching have a fascinating job and that leads to those of us who are historians (including those who don't work in the field, like me) having very interesting discussions. Lately, I've seen historians, particularly ones who work in academia, have a conversation ...
Each year, the AHA presents an article with information collated from our Career Center advertisements to represent the academic job market for historians (as we call it), or, less precisely, “the job market” (as many others term it). Featuring heart-stopping graphs and numbers, the piece usually implies that ...
Historians guess that what markers were originally placed were not durable enough to survive. At the time City Cemetery opened, few graveyards made any space for blacks. In recent decades, the grounds have endured vandalism, hurricanes and a 2011 tornado that toppled most of the large trees.
"Gary doesn't look like Winston Churchill at all," renowned makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji declares in this exclusive Darkest Hour featurette. Which makes it all the more impressive that Tsuji's team's prosthetic work was so transformative that it resulted in Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best ...
The Martin Walker Junior Historians just started at the school this year. They will be sharing that love of history with others from across Texas when they travel to San Antonio in April for the Junior Historians Annual Meeting. Before that, however, they need to raise money for the buses and registration fees.
The association also held a session on harassment within the field at its annual meeting in January, during which members requested that AHA develop “best practices” to guide historians and their employers. It has therefore become clear, Norton said, that “rather than one statement, the AHA needed to ...
It should come as little surprise that, for the third time in a row, historians agreed that Abraham Lincoln was the best US president. For C-SPAN's third Presidential Historians Survey, nearly 100 historians and biographers rated 43 US presidents on 10 qualities of presidential leadership: public persuasion, ...
A group of video game preservationists wants the legal right to replicate "abandoned" servers in order to re-enable defunct online multiplayer gameplay for study. The game industry says those efforts would hurt their business, allow the theft of their copyrighted content, and essentially let researchers "blur ...
For future historians, video games like Minecraft and Second Life will say as much about 21st century America as Dicken's Oliver Twist does about 19th-century Britain. That is, if these games actually survive into the future. Unfortunately, video game preservation lags far behind other media and is impaired ...
A new law in Poland that threatens those who say that Poles played any part in the Holocaust with up to three years in prison will create an atmosphere of “inner censorship” for the country's historians, reminiscent of its communist past, critics have warned. Poland has been internationally condemned over ...
As part of C-SPAN's third Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership, almost 100 historians and biographers rated the 43 former presidents on ten qualities of presidential leadership: Public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, ...
President Donald Trump is not afraid to talk himself up – but presidential historians don't think he's so great. Just in time for Presidents' Day, a survey of 170 presidential historians puts Trump in dead last place – behind even James Buchanan, whom many historians blame for failing to stop the Civil War.
The survey included almost 100 historians and biographers rating 43 former presidents on 10 qualities: Public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with congress, vision, pursued equal justice for all, and performance ...
ST. PETER — History experts in southern Minnesota are investigating the possibility that a large bell anonymously left at a historic site in the state a few years ago is the same one that once hung in St. Peter's history center. The Mankato Free Press reports that the 132-year-old brass object was left at the ...
History enthusiast Rob Westman couldn't pass up a book titled “George Washington's Sacred Fire,” even if it did contain 1,200 pages, including a thick section of tiny endnotes. As soon as Westman started reading the book by Peter Lillback, a sacred fire kindled within him. Before he knew it, he was on a ...
Historians claim that ancient Romans loved steam baths. This claim is well supported by the presence of 14 spas at the Timgad Roman Ruins. At the entrance, there is the city's museum where the sophisticated mosaic floors of the saunas used by the city dwellers are displayed. The floors were discovered ...
TROY – The Rensselaer County Historical Society finds itself with a rare opportunity to acquire a portrait of Peter F. Baltimore who ran part of the Underground Railroad through his First Street barber shop, cut the hair of Union generals and was a leader in the city's African-American community before and ...
'Here We Are Again'. Scholarly society for engineers and technologists is on blast once again for allegedly minimizing the work of female historians who write about bias against women in technology.
While the role of historians during the Paris Peace Conference may have been negligible in the end, the occasion marked one of the first great mobilizations of historians into the formal policymaking realm. “Historians were as thick as bees, and some of them played a distinguished part in the diplomacy of ...


 

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