Tag Archives: government

Government on Twitter

First YouTube, then blogging, and now Twitter; it appears that the U.S. government has fully embraced Web 2.0. What parts of the government are on Twitter? Steve Lunceford, blogger and managing director of a PR firm, has created an extensive list of areas of government on Twitter, including “state and local, federal, contractors, reporters, academics, judicial branch and more.” Article By: Elisabeth Grant

Office of the Historian’s New Web Site

The Office of the Historian, within the U.S. Department of State, has launched a new, sleeker, and more interactive web site. Their old site explains that, "You have asked for more resources at your fingertips for all things related to U.S. diplomatic history, and we have responded." Article By: Elisabeth Grant

What We’re Reading: March 5, 2009 Edition

This week we start off with the revelation that the CIA has destroyed 92 interrogation tapes, verifying a fear the AHA expressed in 2008. Then, Tony Grafton takes a look at graduate school past and future, a history professor is interviewed in the Freakonomics blog, the LOC unravels the origins of the automobile, and a new audio tour explores historic D.C. Finally, we link to a number of articles for a section we’ve titled “History in Hard Times.” Article by: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend

Jobs and Careers in History: Matt Wasniewski Interview – Part 2

In part two of this interview, Matt Wasniewski, historian in the U.S. House of Representatives, discusses his thoughts on the public’s view of history, advice for history students, and more. In part one he explained how he got into the history field and his current job, what his regular duties include, and more about his background. Article By: Jessica Pritchard

Concerns about State Department Historians Office Aired

An inquiry into the Office of the Historian at the U.S. State Department (HO) concludes that “the current working atmosphere in the HO and between the HO and the HAC [Historical Advisory Committee] poses real threats to the high scholarly quality of the FRUS [Foreign Relations of the United States] series and the benefits it brings.” Secrecy News posted the report, by a committee consisting of Warren F. Kimball (chair), Ruth Whiteside, and Ron Spector, up yesterday. Article By: Robert B. Townsend