To celebrate Preservation Week (April 21-27, #presweek), we are making available, to members and nonmembers alike, Jennifer Reut’s article on audio preservation and the Library of Congress’ recently released National Recording Preservation Plan that appears in the April issue of Perspectives on History.
We are making available, to members and nonmembers alike, Robert B. Townsend’s article for the April issue of Perspectives on History, which analyzes Department of Education research and finds that the number of history bachelor’s degrees awarded has declined for the first time in a decade.
Susan Ferber, executive editor of American and world history at Oxford University Press in New York, spends more time “living in the past” than most. In her essay for the March issue of Perspectives on History, she describes how romantic visions of history captured her imagination and compelled her to build a life and career that would allow her to live with one foot in the past.
Is this the “year of the MOOC,” as a New York Times reporter put it? Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been one of the most hotly debated technologies in higher education, having attracted supporters with a nearly evangelical fervor and detractors with visions of catastrophe.
Two of our favorite columns in Perspectives on History are being expertly filled this month by David Lowenthal and Michael Kazin, writing for the Art of Historyand the Masters at the Movies series, respectively.