Author Archives: AHA Staff

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What We’re Reading: May 21, 2015

This week’s What We’re Reading includes exhibitions, exciting history websites and digital projects, historical fiction, and more. 

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What We’re Reading: May 15, 2015

This week’s What We’re Reading features falling pianos, medieval plague victims, and aerial feats old and new.

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Compiling an Open History Textbook: An Interview with American Yawp Editors Joseph Locke and Ben Wright

Joseph Locke and Ben Wright wrote the article “A Free and Open Alternative to Traditional History Textbooks” for the March issue of Perspectives on History. AHA staff Shatha Almutawa and Stephanie Kingsley talked to Joe and Ben about their open textbook project, The American Yawp. Joe is a historian of modern America, and Ben is a historian of America and the Atlantic world.


The Process

 

How did you decide which topics would be covered in the American Yawp?

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The AHA Attends Humanities Advocacy Day

On March 16-17, 2015, AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman and Programs Manager Emily Swafford participated in Humanities Advocacy Day at the Capitol. They joined educators and non-profit professionals from across the country to educate members of Congress about the value of humanities research, education, programming, and preservation.

They also received an update on opportunities and challenges facing federal funding for the humanities at the National Humanities Alliance annual meeting. The AHA is excited to be a sponsor of this event, organized by the NHA, as part of our advocacy efforts.