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Settle the carbon debt and release the power of example! – Global plan – Climate CoLab

I suggest how to leave the dispute about historical responsibility for climate change behind and unleash the power of example.. Enter one of 18 contests on what to do about climate change. Comment, collaborate, share, submit your ideas!

22 August 2014

Advice for those starting short term teaching contracts | History Lab Plus

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By Lucinda Matthews-Jones I hope the advice below helps all those about to start short term teaching contracts. I’m no expert but I have had three temporary lectureships and what I offer below has been learnt in hindsight and through experience. Teaching You’ve been appointed because you’ve convinced an interview panel that you’re the best person to teach their students. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ve been dazzled by your proposed module options but rather that you’ve persuaded them…  »

22 August 2014

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy and US imperialism – United States Studies Centre

The mission of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is to increase understanding of the United States in Australia. Read our blog

22 August 2014

The Gay Games: Then and Now | Sport in American History

By Andrew D. Linden and Lindsay Parks Pieper  The first five men to cross the stage ranged in age from 60 to 69. As the caller announced the required bodybuilding positions—“front double biceps” or “back lat spread”—the men flexed, leaned, turned, tightened, and contracted on cue. After finishing the group poses, the individual athletes performed solo routines, highlighting different parts of their muscular physiques. While this contest followed the policies of most bodybuilding competitions, s…  »

22 August 2014

Fifth Annual Report | Spitalfields Life

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Five years ago, I began to write daily in these pages without any expectation of where it might lead or what the outcome might be, and now the business of seeking a story and getting photographs and putting it all together has become my way of life. I consider myself privileged to pursue an occupation that offers such a constantly renewing source of interest, avoiding any possibility of boredom and providing an ongoing education upon the subject of human life. Regular readers will be familiar w…  »

22 August 2014

Brian Murphy: His ability to sell Ireland 
on the international stage 
sparked economic revolution – Independent.ie

Albert Reynolds came into national politics later in life than any other person who has held the office of Taoiseach. He was 44 when he was first elected to the Dail in 1977. Liam Cosgr

22 August 2014

“We have to make them feel us”: Open Letters and Black Mothers’ Grief

aaihs.org - Emily Owens
In the wake of the murder of Michael Brown, and amidst this long moment of national black mourning, I want to pause with one voice (or, set of voices). That is the voice of Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, whose open letter to Michael Brown’s parents, Leslie McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., calls out to an historical community of black women who have lost their children at the hands of white America’s racism. Fulton refuses to offer platitudes, denies easy answers, …  »

22 August 2014

Golden State Urbanity: 28 History Books That Get At The Heart of Metropolitan California – Tropics of Meta

For many Americans, the phrase “California history” sounds like an oxymoron. Born out of a Gold Rush and two World Wars, the Golden State, to easterners, has always seemed like the new kid on the block. Californians might have aided in such perceptions, notes the 1970s dean of West Coast literature, Joan Didion. “You might […]

22 August 2014

New Online Resource: Popular History in Victorian Magazines Database (PHVM) | Book History and Print Culture Network

Periodicals were an essential part of, and reflected all aspects of Victorian culture, including the Victorians’ interest in the past. The Popular History in Victorian Magazines Database (PHVM) derives from a project on popular presentations of history in Victorian magazines: “Histories for the Many: Historical Lifeworlds in Victorian Family, Women’s and Children’s Periodicals” – “Geschichte(n) für viele: Historische Lebenswelten in Familien-, Frauen- und Kinderzeitschriften des viktorianischen…  »

21 August 2014

‘Wait, Your Footnotes Are in Cyberspace?’ | Vitae

When is it appropriate for print scholarship to direct readers online for citations? The flap over Rick Perlstein’s ‘The Invisible Bridge’ has given academics plenty of food for thought.

21 August 2014

Historical Society Now Offering Online Archive – KMOT.COM – Minot, ND – News, Weather, Sports

The State Historical Society is giving visitors the ability to find images, documents, video and oral history with the power of their fingertips.

21 August 2014

Fellowships | Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are pleased to offer competitive fellowships of $2,500 to support research based on our collections. Fellows will be expected to spend a minimum of five days in the Library & Archives; stipends may be used towards transportation, living, and other expenses. Eligibility Graduate and undergraduate students from the US and abroad University faculty from the US and abroad Independent scholars Requirements

21 August 2014

AAS Collections Launch in Metadata Games |

pastispresent.org - Molly Hardy
Just over a year ago, our graphic arts curator, Lauren Hewes, announced that we had completed the photographing of over 600 political cartoons produced in the United States between 1764 and 1876, and that these images were now available in GIGI, our digital image archive. This comprehensive collection includes everything from early cartoons relating to […]

21 August 2014

North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) :: Crowdsourcing World War I: “The Lives of the First World War”

Explore the Imperial War Museum’s massive crowd-source digitization project, "The Lives of the First World War." Luke Smith, the project’s digital director, believes the site may serve as an archive for future research and a pedagogical tool. Please share your thoughts on crowd-sourced history with our readers at the end of the post.

21 August 2014

The Project | Narrativesofglasgow’s Blog

In 2010 Angela Bartie, Susan Batchelor, and Alistair Fraser interviewed a range of individuals who had first hand experience of Easterhouse in the 1960s. These included a minister, social worker, police officer, social researcher and a youth worker. This summer, Angela Bartie and Alistair Fraser are building on this research, interviewing young people about their…

21 August 2014

Groundbreaking Historians | s-usih.org

s-usih.org - Andrew Hartman
Tonight my graduate seminar on “Philosophy of History and Historiography” meets for the first time. Your many wonderful comments and suggestions on my post a few weeks back, which I will share with my students, have helped me better conceptualize the course. […]

21 August 2014

From Freedom Summer to Black August | Dissent Magazine

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Why civil rights activists should champion a little-known prisoner holiday {…}

21 August 2014

Books | Faith, hope and ‘Charity’ | Charity & Sylvia | gay news

Charity left Massachusetts and moved to Vermont. There, she met Sylvia Drake, a relative of her hosts, and there was a “spark.”

20 August 2014

Hiring: Associate Editor, Web Content and Social Media

blog.historians.org - Seth Denbo
The American Historical Association is seeking qualified applicants for the position of associate editor, web content and social media.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the American Historical Association’s website and social media presence. The associate editor’s work is central to the organization’s efforts to recruit and serve members, facilitate communication among its various constituencies, and advocate for the discipline of history. Working …  »

20 August 2014

How the Antarctic Reframes the Context of Class and Empire | Imperial & Global Forum

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Shackleton Expedition, Antarctica, 1915. Photo: REX Richard Batten History Department, University of Exeter Follow on Twitter @Richard_Batten Review of Ben Maddison. Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750-1920. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014. xii + 247pp. £60 (hardback), ISBN 978-1848934184. ‘Empires in Perspective’ Series. The histories of Antarctic exploration have generally tended to focus on the narratives of intrepid explorers such as Ernest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott,…  »

20 August 2014

Volunteer Opportunity: National Trust Rainham Hall | The Oral History Noticeboard

Want to help people share amazing stories? National Trust Rainham Hall in partnership with Rainham Library is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to take part in an new and exciting project to record and preserve a living history of the people who live in the village. What’s in it for you? Being part of a team […]

20 August 2014

Basic Blogging | one cool site

An index of links to basic blogging posts for beginners found in One Cool Site: WordPress blogging tips, tools & tutorials. WordPress.com Beginners’ Guide Learn WordPress.com Tutorial Tip: There is no one correct way to move visitors around your site but good design means easy navigation. Structuring a reader and search engine friendly site is the target…

20 August 2014

"Here the brutal is without issue, a dead end" | s-usih.org

"   unable to begin At the beginning, the fortunate Find everything already here. They are shoppers, Choosers, judges; . . . And here the brutal…

20 August 2014

Does the Museum Just Preserve the Museum? – CRASSH

Established at the University of Cambridge in 2001, the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) works actively with the Schools and Faculties across the University undertaking collaborations that cross faculties and disciplines in order to stimulate fresh thinking and dialogue in and beyond the humanities and social sciences and to reach out to new collaborators and new publics.

20 August 2014

Interview: Alex Gourevitch on Thomas Paine « The Junto

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Alex Gourevitch is an assistant professor of political science at Brown University. At this summer’s SHEAR conference in Philadelphia, he presented (without reading! It’s still a novelty to us historians!) a paper called "Paine and Property: Radicalism and Anti-Radicalism in Property-Owning Democracy". In today’s interview, he returns to those themes for The Junto.

20 August 2014

Russia’s International Relations in the Twentieth Century: Amazon.co.uk: Alastair Kocho-Williams: Books

Buy Russia’s International Relations in the Twentieth Century by Alastair Kocho-Williams (ISBN: 9780415619196) from Amazon’s Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders.

20 August 2014

The World Turned Upside Down (18th century) | The Public Domain Review

A series of woodcuts from an 18th century chapbook entitled The World Turned Upside Down or The Folly of Man, Exemplified in Twelve Comical Relations upon Uncommon Subjects.

19 August 2014

» The Shock of the New: Women in Trousers?! Beyond the Trenches

In this guest blog, Caroline Nielsen explores how war changed the lives of women on the home front not just in terms of their daily work, but in the clothes they wore to do it. One day in early 1915 in the pit village of Horden, County Durham, 22 year-old Elizabeth “Lizzie” Holmes set off to post a letter for her father-in-law. She was on her way home from work, and the Post Office was on the way. This seemingly innocuous errand ended with her being mobbed by children. Two female bag fillers …  »

19 August 2014

Kennedy, L.B.J. and a Disputed Deer Hunt

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The outing foreshadowed the differing attitudes of Americans regarding hunting and other recreation involving firearms.

19 August 2014

Action Needed: Support the Durbin Bill to Expand Student Loan Forgiveness Program to Adjunct Faculty

blog.historians.org - James Grossman
On July 31, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bill to expand the Student Loan Forgiveness program to adjunct faculty. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will be reviewing this bill shortly. Please contact your Senators and urge them to support the proposed bill.  The AHA has endorsed Senator Durbin’s proposal. The post Action Needed: Support the Durbin Bill to Expand Student Loan Forgiveness Program to Adjunct Faculty appeared first on American Historical  »

19 August 2014

‘Living in Poverty in Eighteenth-Century Terling’, in S. Hindle, A. Shepard & J. Walter (eds), ‘Remaking English Society. Social Relations and Social Change in Early Modern England (The Boydell Press…

‘Living in Poverty in Eighteenth-Century Terling’, in S. Hindle, A. Shepard & J. Walter (eds), ‘Remaking English Society. Social Relations and Social Change in Early Modern England (The Boydell Press, 2013)

19 August 2014

Lecturer in Art History – Renaissance & Early Modern Art at University of Melbourne

View details for this Lecturer in Art History – Renaissance & Early Modern Art job vacancy at University of Melbourne in Australasia. Apply now…

19 August 2014

A Professor’s Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips | Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Here’s to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are….

19 August 2014

Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Modern Russian / Soviet History at University of Essex

View details for this Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Modern Russian / Soviet History job vacancy at University of Essex in South East England. Apply…

19 August 2014

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in British Social History at University of the West of England, Bristol

View details for this Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in British Social History job vacancy at University of the West of England, Bristol in South West…

19 August 2014

‘The Hard Industry of My Own Hands’: Three American Civil War Widows in Ireland Struggle to Survive | Irish in the American Civil War

irishamericancivilwar.com - Damian Shiels
On the face of things, Irishwomen Honora Cleary, Eleanor Hogg and Maria Sheppel had little in common. For a start, they were from different parts of Ireland; Honora hailed from Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Eleanor lived in Boyle, Co. Roscommon and Maria had grown up in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Neither did the women share the same religion; Honora and Eleanor were Roman Catholic, while Maria was Church of Ireland. What they did share was that all were married with children, all were illiterate, and…  »

19 August 2014

The Workhouse Games – Sport and Celebration | Workhouse Tales

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  The spectacle of the Commonwealth Games has reminded me of how the Coronation of King Edward in 1902 was celebrated by the management and inmates of Swansea Workhouse. A Coronation Celebrations Committee had been established several week prior to the event to plan decorations, food and celebratory events. There was to be a special dinner for the inmates, similar to the one provided at Christmas along with gifts of tobacco and snuff. The officers of both the workhouse and cottage homes were…  »

19 August 2014

Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest over the death of Michael Brown, KMOV reports.Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest in downtown St. Louis, Missouri &q…

19 August 2014

Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern… Tickets, Cambridge – Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Missionary Material Heritage Network presents Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World – Monday, 15 September 2014 – Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at Queens Building, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Find event and ticket information.

19 August 2014

Denying Historians: China’s Archives Increasingly Off-Bounds – China Real Time Report – WSJ

blogs.wsj.com - Maura Cunningham
At last week’s meeting of the Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China in Taipei, roughly 200 historians from Asia, the United States and Europe gathered to share their latest research. But during lunch hours and coffee breaks, the one question that kept popping up wasn’t about any given paper or project. Instead it was: “How’s your archival access been lately?”

19 August 2014

Help Us Update Our Taxonomy of the Discipline

blog.historians.org - Seth Denbo
AHA members cultivate all possible fields of the historical discipline. We study every country and region of the world from their ancient beginnings to the present, employing a wide range of thematic lenses to do so. By our latest tally, we even have 10 members who identify themselves as historians of Antarctica.  In order to better know and support our members’ professional interests, as well as to collect data on trends in the discipline, we ask historians to provide us with information about  »

19 August 2014

Blogging Our Criminal Past, part 1 | Conviction

This is a draft of the first part of a short article I’m writing on blogging the history of crime. It’s for a special issue of the online journal Law, Crime & History which will examine on-going discussions at the Our Criminal Past network, organized by Heather Shore and Helen Johnston.  I’m not sure how much…

19 August 2014

The Celestial Emporium of Historical Knowledge | s-usih.org

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This morning, the American Historical Association announced that it has put together a draft revision of its taxonomy of the discipline and that it’s inviting comment from members as it moves toward a final form of the document. The deadline […]

19 August 2014

Warrior of the mind

Celebrated historian and memoirist Inga Clendinnen turns 80 tomorrow. Jana Wendt finds her as sharp and unsentimental as ever.

18 August 2014

Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000: A History of the “Devil’s Metal” | Imperial & Global Forum

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Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard & Espen Storli Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000 traces the development of the industry from the ups and downs of the Cornish trade to the emergence of the Bolivian, Congolese and Malays as global players. Released on 27 August 2014, as part of the Routledge International Studies in Business History, the volume is the first collection to emerge out of the establishment of the History and Strategic Raw Materials Initiative (HSRMI), which we founded in 2012. HS…  »

18 August 2014

A Remarkable Famine Emigrant: Catherine Long and the Union Cause | Irish in the American Civil War

This site covers the stories of numerous Irish Famine emigrants who later found themselves caught up in the American Civil War. Many of these stories deal with the consequences for those who suffer…

18 August 2014

10 Essential Resources for History Teachers! – ActiveHistory

10 Essential Resources for History Teachers! – History games, revision quizzes and worksheets for KS3, GCSE and A-Level school children!

18 August 2014

Scotland’s leading historian makes up his mind: it’s Yes to independence | Politics | The Observer

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The marriage with England was based on convenience, not love, says prizewinning author Sir Tom Devine. Now it is time to split Scotland’s leading historian has delivered a major boost to the campaign for Scottish independence with the announcement that he will be voting yes in the forthcoming referendum. The eagerly awaited announcement by Sir Tom Devine, made in an interview with the Observer, will provide much-needed support to the pro-independence campaign, which has seen support for a yes v…  »

17 August 2014

St. Louis Burning: Race and the Law in America | That Devil History

In this photo from the AP, Lesley McSpadden, the mother of slain 18 year-old Michael Brown, drops rose petals at the scene where her son was killed by a police officer. This is only the latest example of racial tensions have always run deep when it comes to the law in America. To say that the application of the law in America is highly racialized is an understatement. In the eyes of many Americans, blackness is the unofficial color of criminality, and black men have long been stereotyped as a c…  »

17 August 2014