What We’re Reading: February 20, 2014

Today’s What We’re Reading features New York’s first subway station, Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s call for rethinking the tenure review process, an interpretive history dance, and much more!

History in the NewsSki-Jump

When Wombs Fly!

Carrie Adkins historicizes the ski jump event, and the gradual move to allow women to compete in the 2014 Olympic Games.

Yale Open Courses: The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000

Yale professor Paul H. Freedman offers the open online course “The Early Middle Ages, 284-1000.” The course contains 20 videos of Freedman’s lectures.

The Latest from Longhorn PhDs

The University of Texas at Austin history department asked all its history PhD alumni to write back and tell the department what they were up to.

Architecture and Preservation

New York’s First Subway Station (and the Post Office That Shaped It!)

Going Postal offers an interesting short post about the architectural history of New York City’s first subway station.

A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films

In the 1930s the Byzantine Institute filmed its restoration work at Hagia Sophia and in monasteries in Egypt and Istanbul. The films can be viewed on the website of the research library and museum Dumbarton Oaks.


Evolving Standards and Practices in Tenure and Promotion Reviews

Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s call for a rethinking of standards and practices of the tenure review process.

Fun and Off-Beat

History of Hip-Hop Dancing

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