This is our blog’s first recap of web-based news, events, tips and must-know information from field of history this week. Know of something we missed? Add your comments below!
June 13: “I am harassed and fatigued”: being a parent” – Apparently, parents have had it rough for hundreds of years. Joanne Bailey, Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University, looks at letters from 19th century parents.
June 12: “7 Apps for Cataloguing Your Home Library” – If you a graduate student, odds are your personal library is beginning to get out of control. Reign it in with one of these apps, reviewed by Emily VanBuren of Inside Higher Ed.
June 12: “Teach kids the good, bad and ugly sides of history” – How young is too young to learn about the Holocaust? One teacher argues that we should be careful not to teach a “sanitized” version of history, even at the elementary age.
June 11: “Lessons from a Year of Pop Up Museums” – You may have heard of pop up museums before, and this post does a great job of explaining what they are all about.
June 11: “Famous Writers’ Report Cards: Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Norman Mailer, E.E. Cummings & Anne Sexton” – We know them as great artists, but did you know Cummings received a “C” for 5th grade? Open Culture reveals how it really isn’t all about grades.
June 11: On this day in history, Franklin D. Roosevelt hosted European royals with a hot dog lunch. See some great primary resources from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.
June 10: “5 Delicious Dishes That Will Teach You American History” – What can historians learn from the food people ate? A review of an upcoming book on food history previews some of the featured recipes, including paprikash, war cake, and beaver tail.
June 10: On this day in history, JFK signs the Equal Pay Act to reduce income disparity for women. Click here to see pictures from the JFK Presidential Library and Museum.
June 9: “Photographing History” – What do photographs tell a historian? The project, “A History of Working-Class Marriage” explores how images capture a moment in time.
June 8: “Rapid Development for the History Web” – Joseph Yannielli, a doctoral candidate in history at Harvard, shares his experience teaching with digital humanities tools.
June 7: “The Golden Age of Radio in the US” – A digital history thesis, the exhibit interprets primary sources such as photographs and propaganda posters. Choose a theme to explore themes within the topic of America’s relationship with the radio.