Over ten years ago Congress called on the National Park Service to investigate Revolutionary War sites and War of 1812 sites, evaluate their significance, and identify any threats to them. The resulting report, the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Historic Preservation Study, is now available online...
Last month in a What We’re Reading post we linked to an article about the Poplar Grove plantation in Maryland where documents from as far back as the 1600s had been found in attics and other buildings. While there’s much to go through, researchers are taking the time to share some of the most interesting finds on the Poplar Grove Project blog.
The Curriculum and Training Committee of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) has posted draft best practices recommendations for public history education on the NCPH web site, including recommended best practices for MA programs in public history, graduate certificate programs, undergraduate public history programs, and public history internships.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has declared May 2008 as the fourth annual National Preservation Month, and has created a number of programs in celebration.
Jobs for history majors. Careers in history. Why study history? These are some of the most popular search phrases that bring people to the AHA’s web site. To help all of these groups find answers look to the AHA's web site and the plethora of job and career related resources available there.
On Wednesday, March 12, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) hosted a news conference to release its annual report on the ten most endangered Civil War battlefields.
Two new tools for creating online exhibits and walking tours offer exciting opportunities for presenting public history and developing creative class projects.
Doing Public History, a new web site and electronic journal, attempts to “promote public debate about the nature and role of history in Britain.” The site notes the relative lack of public discourse about the past in the U.K. when compared to the United States and Australia, where national debates about the role of the past are common. It calls for a sustained discussion about the relationship between the academic historian and the public.