“Kalamazoo,” as the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS) is often affectionately known, has a reputation for exuberance and even eccentricity.
Today’s What We’re Reading features historians suing the New York Public Library, a gendered perspective on the Heart of the Matter report, five national parks you must see, and much more!
In what may become a regular feature on this blog, we hope to collect and link to some of the best questions, arguments, and discussions relating to history on Wikipedia, Quora, and Reddit.
Today’s What We’re Reading features a modern history of swearing, a course in online civility, one blogger’s thoughts on eliminating the survey course, summer reading options, and much more.
Today’s What We’re Reading features a re-emergence of the Ithaka S+R report, Wikipedia controversies, being a “good web citizen,” 5 1/2 timeless commencement speeches, and much more.
Today’s What We’re Reading features the latest on the Niall Ferguson controversy, a comparative look at dissertation lengths across disciplines, a vigilante copy editor, and more!
In Today’s What We’re Reading, we feature readings and resources related to Women’s History Month, a history of the “set-top box,” a look at “what employers want” from public history graduates, and more.
To start off this week’s What We’re Reading we note the historians that have won 2009 Guggenheim Fellowships. Then, we point to a video of Supreme Court Justice David Souter speaking on "The Humanities in a Civil Society” and news of the architectural team chosen to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read articles on the past and future of the economy, how to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool, and ways to “establish learning outcomes for undergraduate majors in history.” Finally, check out museum channels on YouTube, book binding digitization, and, just for fun, the history of White House pets.
Contributors: Noralee Frankel, Elisabeth Grant, Arnita A. Jones, and Pillarisetti Sudhir