What We’re Reading: March 12, 2009 Edition

Jason Powell flickr historic images projectWe start off this week’s post with some recent news: the collapse of the Cologne archives, Drew Gilpin Faust’s recent award, and museum events in D.C. Then, learn what it takes to be a part of the Flickr Commons, view an interactive map of Brooklyn, find out about history’s youth, or take an online tutorial. For fun, visit an illustrated look at Lincoln’s life, celebrate Barbie’s 50th birthday, and check out a unique photography experiment. Finally, we continue our look at “History in Hard Times,” with a number of articles on the job market. Read all this and more in this week’s What We’re Reading.

History in Hard Times
We continue our look at “History in Hard Times,” started in the last edition of What We’re Reading,” with the following links:

  • Mary Dudziak offers an interesting survey of incipient problems in the job market for legal historians, in “Grad school and Joint Programs in a Down Economy.”  Meanwhile, the anonymous historian blogging at "I Used to Be Disgusted, Now I Try to Be Amused" objects that the most recent AHA report on the job market downplayed the problems. Ironically, perhaps, the New York Times uses the same article used in the AHA report to discuss problems in the academic job market in a recent article.

Contributors: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Arnita Jones, Jessica Pritchard, Pillarisetti Sudhir, and Robert B. Townsend

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