Tag Archives: public history

What We’re Reading: May 20, 2010 Edition

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?

What We’re Reading: June 11, 2009 Edition

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

A Survey of Public History Professionals

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