Tag Archives: History Coalition

What We’re Reading: November 5, 2009 Edition

November is National Native American Heritage Month and in this What We’re Reading we bring you three sites with information on events, activities, lesson plans, and resources on various topics pertaining to Native Americans. From the National Coalition for History read up on all the budget updates, new commissions, and nomination progress happening in Washington. Two articles focus on assessments and suggestions: the first on PhD programs, and the second on natural-history museums. Finally, learn more about photographer Roy DeCarava, look back at Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation: A Personal View, consider hiking the Ridgeway National Trail. Article By: Elisabeth Grant, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend
November 5, 2009

The National Coalition for History: Latest News

The National Coalition for History (NCH) represents the historical and archival professions on issues involving federal funding and policy issues that have an impact on historical research and teaching, access to government information, employment of historians, public policy issues relating to history, historic preservation, and the dissemination of historical information. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of some recent highlights from the NCH web site...

What We’re Reading: February 26, 2009 Edition

Continuing the New York Times/Nixon tapes/AHR saga (mentioned here and here in past What We’re Readings) Clark Hoyt, “the reader’s representative” at the New York Times, weighs in. Then, the National Coalition for History reports on 2009 funding for a number of government agencies, programs, and institutions of interest to the history community. Read also about green ideas from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, links for use in the classroom, Lincoln articles in an online journal, advice for potential graduate students, and the history of the smiley face.
February 26, 2009

What We’re Reading: September 18, 2008 Edition

This week we start off with a number of alerts by the National Coalition for History. First, the NCH examines the recent release of the Rosenberg grand jury transcripts, and next points to two opportunities to nominate (for a preservation award and for the most endangered Civil War battlefield list). Then, read Inside Higher Ed’s report on a new form of adjunct abuse, Siva Vaidhyanathan’s critique of the so-called “digital generation,” information on a forum on preserving the news, Constitution Day resources, and finally humor in the rejection letter. Article By: Elisabeth Grant, Arnita Jones, and Robert B. Townsend
September 18, 2008