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What We’re Reading: September 1, 2011 Edition

In the news this week, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial has opened to the public but features quotes that have left some scratching their heads. Then, consider signing up to be part of a Smithsonian Channel discussion about September 11. We also link to an experiment in crowdsourced article reviewing, a collection of pieces on music history, and the interesting origins of state park names. Finally, watch a video of highlights of the most recent National History Day and look back at the vacations of past presidents. Article By: Elisabeth Grant and Robert B. Townsend
September 1, 2011

National History Day 2011 Winners

Every year National History Day engages and inspires thousands of students in the work of history through papers, web sites, documentaries, exhibits, and performances. This year’s competition (centered on the theme of “Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences”) culminated this week in national-level competitions at the University of Maryland at College Park. The winners were announced yesterday, through a live broadcast. Article By: Elisabeth Grant and Robert B. Townsend

What We’re Reading: June 17, 2010 Edition

This week we learned of the retirement of House Historian Robert V. Remini after five years on the job. See also a silly video from the University of Bergen (Norway) against plagiarism that comically crosses the line itself (how many film and television references can you count?), watch the finals from National History Day live online, read an NPR story about World War II’s oddest operation, learn of the Oral History Program at the University of North Texas, and follow the history of housing finance. Finally, it’s not too early to start planning for your trip to Boston for the 2011 annual meeting. Check out an article on the city’s best used bookstores. Article By: David Darlington, Debbie Ann Doyle, Elisabeth Grant, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend

Support National History Day

The following text is an alert from the National Coalition for History. It is crossposted on the NCH web site. National History Day (NHD) is asking for your help to gain support from members of Congress for a $1 million National History Day appropriation that will help state programs grow and improve. Article By: Lee White, executive director of the National Coalition for History

National History Day 2008: Conflict and Compromise

This year’s National History Day centered on the theme “Conflict and Compromise in History.” Events took place Sunday, June 15 through Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the University of Maryland, with students presenting papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, and even web sites (a new category this year). Congratulations to all of the winners, but also the more than 500,000 students across the country who participated this year. Below we’ve listed the winners in each category...