What We’re Reading: August 18, 2011 Edition

Our roundup this week includes a new Teaching U.S. History blog, thoughts on the academic job market, and a TED talk on historic preservation. We also link to a post on the creation of the Historical Advisory Committee in 1957, decades of photographs available in the Flickr Commons, and combining modern photos with historic ones to gain a new perspective.

Teaching

Insights

  • Careers for PhDs beyond academia
    The academic job market is just as tight in the U.K. as it is in the U.S. The Guardian interviews historian Nicholas Sarantakes for his thoughts on finding jobs outside of academia.
  • Re-Framing the Historic Preservation Conversation
    Watch a TEDxCLE talk on historic preservation, given by Rhonda Sincavage, Associate Director for Intergovernment Affairs at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  • Ted talk historic preservation

History

Photography

Contributors: Elisabeth Grant and Vernon Horn

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