What We’re Reading: July 10, 2008 Edition

We start off this week’s “What We’re Reading” with a couple of articles discussing Anthony Grafton and Robert B. Townsend’s "Historians’ Rocky Job Market" article, recently published in the Chronicle. Then peruse vacation destinations from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, learn about a request for proposals from the National Assessment Governing Board, and discover George Washington’s childhood home for yourself in an article from the Washington Post. Also included this week is news of renovations at the Gettysburg Cyclorama, the history of campaigning for president, a blog on strange maps, and evaluations of the AHA.

Historians’ Rocky Job Market
The Chronicle recently published an article by Anthony Grafton and Robert B. Townsend (the AHA’s former AHA vice president for professional issues and current assistant director for research, respectively), titled "Historians’ Rocky Job Market." It has generated some response in the blogosphere, and we note such posts here:

What Else We’re Reading

Contributors: David Darlington, Noralee Frankel, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend

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