Today’s What We’re Reading features memory of Seneca Falls, a Vatican digitization project, the oddity of candy corn, and much, much more!
Today’s What We’re Reading features IBM’s 1937 corporate songbook, Great Depression photography, resources for teaching the Ebola crisis, and much more!
The New York Public Library needs your help in transcribing its collection of over 10,000 digitized historic restaurant menus at its “What’s on the Menu” site.
Article By: Elisabeth Grant
To begin this week, check out an article by Stan Katz on faculty productivity, learn about a recent workshop on environmental history, read a review of five new books on the Civil War, and discover a 12th-century murder mystery. Then, listen to an interview with historian Gordon Wood, consider a position as a producer of the Backstory podcast, find inspiration in National History Day, and teach the 4th of July. Finally, check out 4Humanities, Charles Darwin’s digitized library, arctic explorers, new online image galleries from the Freer|Sackler museums, and a new restaurant named after Abraham Lincoln.
Article By: Miriam Cunningham, Debbie Ann Doyle, Elisabeth Grant, Jim Grossman, Vernon Horn,and Pillarisetti Sudhir
From time to time, we receive requests from authors for bibliographic information about articles—their own or by others—they have seen on the Perspectives Online web site. As often as not, they are looking for the specific page numbers from the print version of the newsmagazine, for reference in an essay or a book being set up for publication—typically because a sharp-eyed editor is pressing them to give the full citation, page numbers and all. As regular readers already know, Perspectives Online articles are almost always drawn from the pages of the printed newsmagazine, and while the digital version carries information about the issue (month, year, and column title) in which the article first appeared in print, it does not carry the page numbers.
Article By: Pillarisetti Sudhir
In the news this week, Google is assisting in making the Dead Sea Scrolls available online in the near future, a Virginia textbook has been criticized for misrepresenting the numbers of black Confederate soldiers, and for those in the D.C. area, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society is hosting book signings today and next week. We came across a number of articles on scholarly writing this week. Check out the Writing History site (and submit your writing), a look at citations (and the lack of them) in popular history books, and two perspectives on Open Access Week. Then, we present two education-related links. First, EDSITEment has some spooky lesson plans and then Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on education gets animated. Finally, take a glimpse into the past with the National Museum of Natural History’s Africana Collection, a cell phone tour at the Seattle Art Museum, the Paul Revere House in Boston, one historic gastronomist, and NPR and a series of shooting gallery photos.
Article By: Miriam Hauss Cunningham, David Darlington, Debbie Ann Doyle, Elisabeth Grant, and Robert B. Townsend.
Article By: Miriam Hauss Cunningham, David Darlington, Debbie Ann Doyle, Kelly Elmore, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend
New this week, the FBI has released Howard Zinn's security file, historian Michael A. Bellesiles attempts to shed past controversy, the National Library of Medicine digitizes a 19th century manuscript, the National Museum of American History puts archival footage to music, and the National Parks offers a free entry weekend. Then, read about the selective use of history, learn "What's Wrong with the American University System," and find the most current articles on disability history. Finally, we turn to the digital humanities. Learn about a new blog-to-book tool, "blended librarians," the Library of Congress's new app, and the University of Oregon's learning community.
Article By: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend