Week of April 8, 2013
Up Front: OAH Annual Meeting
|Highlights from the 2013 OAH Annual Meeting, Day 3|
David Austin Walsh
Tags: annual meetings, OAH 2013, San Francisco
| VIDEO: Navigating Segregated Life in America's Racial Borderlands|
Albert Camarillo (Stanford)
Tags: Albert Camarillo, OAH 2013, racial borderlands, videos
|VIDEO: Eric Foner's "Reconstruction" at Twenty-Five|
Kate Masur (Northwestern); Heather Andrea Williams (UNC Chapel Hill); Gregory P. Downs (CUNY Graduate Center); Thavolia Glymph (Duke); and Steve Hahn (UPenn), and of course Eric Foner (Columbia)
Tags: Eric Foner, OAH 2013, Reconstruction, videos
|VIDEO: OAH Plenary: Corporations in America|
Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale); Richard White (Stanford); Bethany Moreton (University of Georgia); Karen Ho (University of Minnesota); and Peter James Hudson (Vanderbilt)
Tags: OAH 2013, videos, corporations, capitalism
|VIDEO: Research and Publishing in the Digital Age|
Philip Ethington (USC); Adam Arenson (UTEP); Niels Hooper (UC Press), and Susan Ferber (OUP)
Tags: digital history, digital humanities, OAH 2013, videos
|Turnout Middling at OAH Meeting in San Francisco|
David Austin Walsh
Attendance is down from last year's meeting, but numbers always lower for West Coast conferences.
Tags: conferences, historical associations, OAH 2013, annual meetings
|VIDEO: OAH Plenary -- Freedom Struggles|
Matthew Countryman (University of Michigan); Clayborne Carson (Stanford University); Barbara Ranby (University of Illinois at Chicago); Tera W. Hunter (Princeton University); and Scott Kurashige (University of Michigan)
Tags: historical conferences, MLK, OAH 2013, videos
|OAH 2013 Survival Guide|
David Austin Walsh
Tips, tricks, gadgets, and other important advice for the 2013 OAH.
Tags: OAH 2013, survival guide, annual meetings, conventions
|POLL: Have You Engaged with the History of Capitalism?|
The New York Times ran a major story yesterday profiling the new historians of capitalism. Why haven't other historians jumped on board?
Tags: economic history, historians, history of capitalism, polls
News at Home
|New Opposition to Old Sports Mascots|
When will racist and offensive "Indian" mascots finally be retired?
Tags: mascots, Native Americans, racism, sports
|Social Security Cuts: More Than Money At Stake|
Ira Chernus's MythicAmerica
There's a simple and easy way to save Social Security (hint: raising taxes), but no one wants to talk about it.
Tags: Social Security, FDR, budget, fiscal policy
|Calling All Family Historians: Ideas for New York Times Column?|
I'll be writing a guest column on family/gender in May and June -- if you've been doing some interesting research to highlight, let me know!
Tags: family history, gender history, New York Times, research
|The Secret to Margaret Thatcher's Success|
The "Iron Lady's" was in the right place at the right time.
Tags: British conservatism, conservatism, United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher
|The AP Capitulates to the Muslim Brotherhood|
No more use of the term "Islamists."
Tags: Associated Press, CAIR, Islamists, Muslim Brotherhood
|Francis and Xi: More Similar Than You Think|
The succession rituals of the Catholic Church and the Chinese Communist Party are surprisingly similar.
Tags: Catholic Church, China, Pope Francis, Xi Jinping
|Georgia's On Again/Off Again Relationship with Joseph Stalin|
A new, quasi-dictatorial regime is bringing Uncle Joe back into favor.
Tags: Joseph Stalin, Georgia, historical memory, communism
Historians & History
|The Chaotic and Bloody Aftermath of WWII in Europe|
Author and historian Keith Lowe on his groundbreaking history Savage Continent
Tags: World War II, Europe, refugees, Keith Lowe
|Do the Common Core Standards Flunk History?|
By putting historical documents in the hands of English teachers, Common Core does a discredit to both disciplines.
Tags: curriculum, education, national history standards, Common Core
|Gilder Lehrman's Common Core Problem|
The "First Emancipation" lesson plan is both Common Core and Gilder Lehrman at their worst.
Tags: curriculum, emancipation, Gilder Lehrman, education
|Paying Tribute to the Master of Suspense|
The Radiotheatre: Alfred Hitchcock Theater Festival kicks off to a rousing start.
Tags: plays, radiotheatre, theater reviews, Alfred Hitchcock
|Review of Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise|
The strengths and limitations of Big Data.
Tags: 538 blog, Nate Silver, art of prediction, Signal and the Noise
|Review of Albert J. Figone's Cheating the Spread|
Corruption in college sports is as American as apple pie, but it took the point spread to turn corruption into an institution.
Tags: Albert J. Figone, NCAA, Cheating the Spread, college sports
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