AHA Public History Coordinator Debbie Ann Doyle is reporting from the National Council on Public History annual meeting in Pensacola this April 6 – 9, 2011. In this post she discusses sessions on public history practice outside the United States.
Article By: Debbie Ann Doyle
. The January issue of Perspectives on History seems to have stimulated the kind of conversation that we as historians need to participate in, and we encourage our members to take a look at a column in Commentary that engages our own commentaries...
Article By: Tony Grafton and Jim Grossman
“Tenure, Promotion, and the Publicly Engaged Academic Historian,” a report offering best practices for evaluating public history scholarship in history departments, was adopted by the OAH, NCPH, and AHA.
rticle By: Debbie Ann Doyle
We start off this week with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2010 list of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places. Then, hear about the Spring 2010 Roy Rosenzweig Forum, check out an upcoming New-York Historical Society seminar, take a look at the Washington Post’s
photographic collection of oil spills through history, and peruse some of the Smithsonian’s more unique holdings. We also note two articles, one from The Chronicle
and the other from Inside Higher Ed
, on pursuing non-academic jobs. From the British Library, a new newspaper digitization project and a closer look at their online maps exhibit. With the approaching summer months in mind we look to two articles on homes and history. Finally, just for fun, have you picked up your copy of Twilight and History,
picked up some tips from Leonardo da Vinci’s résumé, or learned the history of the toilet from Bill Bryson?
After protest, investigation, and a report, the State Department’s Office of the Historian has a new chief. See a collection of articles on the current situation and how it all began. Then, read about the NHPRC recommending $5.9 million in grants for documentary editing and archives, the dismissal of the case against Zotero, the death of Ernest May, and the history of crayon packaging.
Article By: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, and Vernon Horn
Thanks to the support and interest of almost 4,000 members of the profession, our survey of public history professionals was a terrific success...
Article By: John Dichtl, Executive Director, National Council on Public History and Robert B. Townsend
The AHA is currently participating in a Survey of Public History Professionals (SPHP), with seven other historical organizations to learn a bit more about the demographics, training, employment conditions, and expectations of public history practitioners.
Article By: Robert B. Townsend
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has posted reports on the impact of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav on historic buildings in the affected areas, including several National Trust properties.
Article By: Debbie Ann Doyle