Short Blog Hiatus

AHA Today will be on hiatus this week, with no scheduled posts (unscheduled posts, like breaking news, are always a possibility).  We’ll be back next week with new online resources, articles from around the web, and the grant of the week. In the meantime, feel free to revisit (or check out for the first time) some past AHA Today posts:

Popular posts
Here are a few of our blog posts that get a significant amount of traffic.

  • Google Books: What’s Not to Like? By Robert B. Townsend
    In 2007 Robert Townsend brought up concerns about scan quality, metadata, and copyright in the Google Books project.
  • What Is a History Major Worth? By Robert B. Townsend
    A report on the 2006 Money.com report that showed history majors  were earning more than 5 percent above the average for students who majored in the fields of English, sociology, and psychology.
  • Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database By Elisabeth Grant
    The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database allows users to view information on nearly 35,000 slave voyages through a clean and well-designed interface.
  • History Podcasts  By Jessica Pritchard
    Jessica Pritchard rounded up a number of history podcasts for this post, and readers commented with a number of other options.

Jobs and Careers in History
In November of last year, we began a new series of interviews with history professionals who have a range of backgrounds and have careers in a variety of workplaces. Peruse them all:

  • Richard Gillespie, director of education for the Mosby Heritage Area Association
    Interview part one and part two.
  • Matt Wasniewski, historian in the U.S. House of Representatives
    Interview part one and part two.
  • Emily Weisner, a NPS Ranger at the Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
    Interview.
  • Lindsay Flanagan, museum program associate, American Red Cross
    Interview.
  • Tim Grove, acting chief of education at the National Air and Space Museum
    Interview part one and part two.

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