What We’re Reading: November 18, 2010 Edition

NHA annual meeting and humanities advocacy dayRegistration for the National Humanities Alliance’s 2011 Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day opened this week. This yearly event is a great way to advocate for the humanities to Congress.  Speaking of advocating, we also point to an article by Antony Beevor, who argues for the importance of history in the classroom. Then, find a number of museum-related articles: a recent report proposed that the Smithsonian’s institutions start charging admission (and the Smithsonian responded), the National Archives holds a Civil War symposium this Saturday, and the Smithsonian’s Collections Search Center releases a video tutorial. Then, check out a blog devoted to Bing map mashups, Facebook now allows you to archive your data, Apple releases (for free) streaming video of The Beatles’ February 11, 1964 concert in D.C., and Wired takes a look at an 1,800 year old multi-tool.

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  • NHA’s 2011 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day
    Registration has opened for the National Humanities Alliance’s 2011 Annual Meeting & Humanities Advocacy Day, March 7-8, 2011 in D.C.  “Scholars, higher education and association leaders, and policy makers will convene for an annual conversation on the state of the humanities and to make their voices heard on the Hill.”
  • Antony Beevor in defence of history
    Antony Beevor argues for the importance of studying history in schools, saying it “gives children a vital understanding of their place in the world.”

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Contributors: Elisabeth Grant and Robert B. Townsend

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