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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 ...
Personnel flaps keep arising at the state Heritage Department under the leadership of Stacy Hurst. The relevant question is where personality conflict ends and harm to the public interest begins, if it begins at all. There is a general narrative we probably can establish by near-consensus, emphasizing "near.".
I reached out to nine Historians to ask if there is a precedent for something like this. There's nothing new about tension between the FBI and the president, but it seems unusual for a president to so publicly challenge the independence of the bureau and the Justice Department. Mainly, I was curious to know ...
But there were other Poles, and their numbers are a matter of dispute among Historians, who conducted themselves otherwise. They hunted down and turned in Jews to the Germans or murdered them by themselves. There is no lack of testimony of this, in books and articles and in the diaries and memoirs ...

Nintendo Historians Florent Gorges and Isao Yamazaki shared the image earlier this week as well as many interesting details about the beloved company's beginnings on the blog, ... According to the Historians, Fusajiro Yamauchi originally ran a cement company called Haiko before establishing Nintendo.
Two local Historians were honored with the Kevin Ladd Award for preserving county history, at the West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce's 33rd annual awards. One was the beloved former Lee College professor, John Britt, who died earlier this month. Boyce Morris Jr. was also honored for his ...
Three Village Student Historians Win Big. students showcased their myriad knowledge of historical information when they recently took part in the written stage of Nat'l History Bee. By News Desk, News Partner | Jan 24, 2018 9:46 am ET ...
CAPE ELIZABETH -- The Spurwink school Committee has reached a consensus recommendation that the Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society move into the historic schoolhouse. But a meeting to formalize the proposal hasn't been scheduled. Spurwink School was built in 1849 on Bowery ...
Addressing First Lady Melania Trump's last second cancellation of traveling to the Davos World Economic Forum with her husband, two CNN experts on the history of presidential spouses called it intriguing in light of the weekend revelations Trump had a "romantic affair" with an adult film start after she ...
Associated PressFrom left, Delaware County Historical Association director Tim Duerden, intern Samantha Misa, archivist Ray LaFever and collections manager Angela Gaffney read 1870s news clippings from the Delaware Republican on Saturday in Delhi. Delaware County Historians host 'Desserts and ...
If you took part in yesterday's women's march in Morristown, or one of the "sister" marches across the state, you should consider donating your signs and protest memorabilia to Rutgers - for future Historians. Any donated items will be part of the library's Women's March Archive Project, which itself is a ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: This month's Jefferson County history column is the first in a series of three about local history resources in the county. This month features histories written by authors who grew up in Port Townsend. February's column will feature books that were collaboratively written or were collections ...
The dean would've canceled my paycheck. Historians have an advantage over the shrinks, who deal in causes -- Oedipal fixations, stuff like that -- that tell us how a person got to where he is. Anxious Americans want to know what Trump might do next. Lacking a professional jargon, a historian can answer ...
This article is the third in a series on how President Donald Trump changed history--reviving historical debates that have simmered on low heat for years, and altering how Historians think about them. See the other articles in the series here and here. Imagine, if you will, that millions of hard-working ...
It's laudable that academics actually have an interest in a political philosophy which is usually either disdained or ignored in academia. Nevertheless, their failure to comprehend the Trump Administration shows that they are still struggling with it. This bewilderment was on display recently at the annual ...
WASHINGTON--neo-Nazis, including the one who fatally ran down counter-protester Heather Heyer with his car, were part of the infamous "alt-right" riot in Charlottesville, VA., last August. Now, a panel of Historians says there are more parallels than people realize between the U.S. "alt-right" and its allies ...
(CNN) When the walls were closing on Richard Nixon during his final months in office, the White House and its allies clung to an argument that tearing down the president, a charge they leveled frequently against the press and his congressional inquisitors, was indistinguishable from an attack on the ...
Historians insist that the number of victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine is at least 7 million people, director general of the National Museum "Memorial of Victims of the Holodomor" candidate of historical sciences Olesia Stasiuk said during a press conference at the Ukrinform news agency.
Notably, a session titled "Immigration Control and Resistance: Historicizing the Present Moment, a Conversation between Historians and activists" asked participants to consider what "Historians as scholars and teachers" can "learn from legal advocates, social workers, and community organizers" who work ...
The panelists, all academic Historians, credited Burns and Novick with including some North Vietnamese veterans but questioned any attempt to tell the full story of the Vietnam War without an explicit critical interpretation. Such a perspective, or perspectives, are crucial in the name of history, they said, and ...
Late last year, some Washington Lobbyists working pro bono to get a resolution through Congress approached us for support. They asked for our support as co-directors of Historians Against slavery because the resolution is right in HAS's wheelhouse: it condemns open slave trading in Libya. Their desire ...
The Historians' panel on 1968 counter-reaction covered Mexico, Japan, Argentina, and West Germany, discussing events such as Mexican troops shooting down students at the Autonomous National University outside Mexico City. But on the introductory panel, American University historian Ibram Kendi ...
Those ideas, still controversial in some corners, have given way to the association's Career Diversity for Historians initiative. That initiative is based on part on the five skills AHA -- with input of Historians working across sectors -- has determined all Ph.D.s need to succeed in whatever paths they choose:.
Ibram X. Kendi is a professor of international relations in the school of International Service and a professor of history at the College of arts and sciences at American University. He is the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the 2016 National ...
Drew Gilpin Faust speaks to reporters after being introduced as the 28th president of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts February 11, 2007. Credit: Adam Hunger/Reuters. Historians study the beginnings of things, even their first work experiences. For the latest in Reuters' "First jobs" series, ...
Suzanne Lynn Marchand is a historian at Louisiana State University. She was interviewed by the History News Network's Rick Shenkman on January 4, 2018 at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association after chairing the panel, "Historians Behaving Badly: intellectual Citizenship, ...
Historians Barbara Moreau, Heather Zbikowski and Frank Parks pose by the statue in the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library. (Photo by Chris Lundy). OCEAN COUNTY - How many monuments are there in Ocean County? That was a simple enough question that led to a three-year scavenger ...
civil war Historians counter that the vast majority of blacks who served in the Confederacy were slaves working as cooks, servants, laborers. A very small number, some Historians say, did serve as armed soldiers, but only because they were forced into doing so. They argue the myth of blacks volunteering ...
Teaching Conservatism in the Age of Trump. Historians who teach U.S. conservatism say their jobs got a lot harder last year but that Trump's presidency also provides new opportunities for student engagement.
aviation Historians are fuming that a Second World War RAF fighter plane found in an African desert has been given a "hideous" makeover, complete with lurid paint and shark's teeth. In May 2012, Polish oil company worker Jakub Perka was on an expedition in Al Wadi al Jadidi, 200 miles from the nearest ...
Historians said that while Churchill and Mr. Trump shared certain characteristics, the broader comparison was unsupported. It is true that Churchill made many political enemies before World War II, said Susan Pedersen, a professor of British history at Columbia University. He was also "more self-regarding ...
While helping these Historians adapt their work, Rosenwald has noticed a swelling sentiment. "There has been a realization among Historians that we cannot continue to cede the public arena to political commentators and politicians who are reaching larger audiences," he tells me. "If we don't start shaping ...
"We feel strongly that this law will allow police and judicial authorities to overrule the judgments of trained Historians, and that it will threaten the ability of Historians to conduct impartial research that might reveal facts that these authorities find uncomfortable," the letter said. "No nation's past is free of ...
EDITOR'S NOTE: This month's Jefferson County history column is the first in a series of three about local history resources in the county. This month features histories written by authors who grew up in Port Townsend. February's column will feature books that were collaboratively written or were collections ...
Historians are skilled in building and interpreting varied narratives dealing with change over time. Yet still too many are reluctant to attempt comparison of any kind between past phenomena and contemporary concerns. Far from being irreconcilable opposites, the past and future should be viewed as two ...
DeLucia wants to share with her readers the story that has not been told, or at least the one that is seldom told, and thus is known only by dedicated Historians and truth-seekers not satisfied with "conventional wisdom" that's often slanted, rhetorical bunk. DeLucia's book helps clear the familiar one-sided ...
After hurricanes, Nebraska National Guard Historians document citizen soldiers' stories. By Steve Liewer / World-Herald staff writer ... With little fanfare, four Guard Historians deployed alongside them. Their job was to record for posterity the stories of the citizen soldiers from the affected areas who answered ...


 

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