Today’s What We’re Reading features an update on the Belfast Project, a live-tweeting guide for the classroom, Earl Lewis defends investment in the humanities, horrifying vintage recipes, and much more!
History in the News
A follow-up on the Belfast story with oral historians discussing their methods and video from the event.
Historiann takes a look at the recent Wendy Davis fracas and gives a historical take on the American Dream, and the men (and women) who have defied the expected path.
Historian Jill Lepore on Roger Ailes, William Randolph Hearst, and their biographers.
History in the Classroom
Adeline Koh for ProfHacker offers some helpful tips for any faculty looking to integrate Twitter into the classroom.
The age old debate is given new life by Slate columnist Farhad Majoo.
Defending the Humanities
An impassioned plea for humanities in public colleges and universities.
Earl Lewis: “To grow investment for the humanities, we must start with a clear sense of narrative backed up by solid data.”
Fun and Off-Beat
The New York Times gives us a glimpse of the long past New York Penn Station.
Ham + banana= NOPE