Tag Archives: Articles

Could Ranking Journals Rank You?

Should the journal your article appears in be a factor in assessing the quality of the article itself? A number of European institutions are apparently pushing in that direction and that mindset may be coming to a campus near you. Article By: Robert B. Townsend

What We’re Reading: March 13, 2008 Edition

It’s been a busy week of reading on the web, and we’ve gathered quite a range of articles and blog entries. We start off with Stan Katz at the Brainstorm blog looking at why the public should care about history, and how the National History Center and AHA play a part. Then, read a number of perspectives, in the First Monday online journal, about Web 2.0. For fun, we’ve linked to news of a new movie about a college professor, appropriately titled “Tenure.” Other topics include possible state park closings, intellectual history in grad school, a survey from the Getty Institute, birthday wishes for H-Net, large-scale digitization projects, and (believe it or not) more.

What We’re Reading: January 24, 2008 Edition

A new project between the Library of Congress and the photo-sharing site Flickr has created quite a buzz online, and therefore begins this week’s “What We’re Reading.” Also noted are two articles from the Washington Post, news from the Chronicle on disputed Iraqi archives, and an “unconference” announcement. And finally, just for fun, read about how Stephen Colbert has badgered the Smithsonian into displaying his portrait.
January 24, 2008

What We’re Reading: January 17, 2008 Edition

It’s a touchy subject and also the focus of the first half of this week’s “What We’re Reading” post: the history job market and the AHA’s role. We point to four articles, and the comments that go with them, to explore a range of views on the subject. Following that is a selection of announcements (including new projects, new award recipients, and new books), links to an excellent series of posts on the digital humanities, and details on how Lincoln’s cottage is going green.
January 17, 2008

What We’re Reading: December 6, 2007 Edition

Updates on funding for renovations on the American History Museum, debates from student newspapers on what to post on the web, and the question “Do we still need women’s history,” are topics from just a few of this week’s “What We’re Reading.” Also included is an article that takes a look into where the term “America” came from, and news from the National Coalition for History.
December 6, 2007

What We’re Reading: November 29, 2007 Edition

This week we note two newsworthy articles: protests over a talk by Holocaust denier David Irving, and historians (including two past AHA presidents) endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. From “First Monday” we find professor Richard Cox discussing the effects of new technologies on archives. And finally, what makes a good historical novel? Watch a webcast from the Library of Congress with historical fiction writer David L. Robbins.
November 29, 2007

What We’re Reading: October 18, 2007 Edition

On October 12th AHA Today recognized the life and work of Roy Rosenzweig, who passed away on the evening of October 11th. The news of this loss has spread across the Internet, where numerous blog posts and articles went up soon after Rosenzweig’s death. Within this post are links to a few. You'll also find some other articles we're reading, on topics including the Tomb of the Unknowns, a digitization project in Germany, and dirt on Madison.
October 18, 2007