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!
Carrie Adkins historicizes the ski jump event, and the gradual move to allow women to compete in the 2014 Olympic Games.
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 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
Going Postal offers an interesting short post about the architectural history of New York City’s first subway station.
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.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s call for a rethinking of standards and practices of the tenure review process.