Thanks for joining us for this week’s recap in web-based history news, projects, events, and other must-know info!
June 20: “4 Tips for How to Tailor Your Public History Job Search” – Looking for a job in the field of history? Make sure to read these suggestions! Liz Covart shares Nick Sacco’s 4 tips for public history job seekers, and adds some valuable feedback.
June 19: On this day in history, Queen Victoria begins her reign. She became queen in 1837. See some watercolor works painted by a young Victoria here (she was actually quite good!).
June 19: “Digital Public Library of America receives $81,000 from the Whiting Foundation” – Congrats! Funds from this grant will be used “to research educational uses of its growing collection.”
June 19: “Getting Started in Digital Humanities” – This great conversation, begun by Melissa Terras, features over 200 answers to the question: “What advice would you give PhD students in getting started in digital humanities?” Mine some of the wisdom from this discussion!
June 18: “From independence to collaboration in historical consulting” – Interested in a career in consulting? This post by museum professional Jennifer Stevens explores the important of teamwork in public history.
June 18: “Pixelated Commemorations: 4 in Game Monuments and Memorials” – Public historians regularly study memorials and public memory. Does the statue of Abraham Lincoln in Fallout III count? Find out!
June 17: “The Many Faces of 103 Orchard” – The wonderful Tenement Museum in New York City discusses its new space on Orchard Street. Some great visualizations and descriptions of the history of the building.
June 17: “British Imports for London’s Factories 1865” – This exciting digital humanities project features a may displaying the sources of raw materials used in London factories. The map can lead to some interesting historical conclusions.
June 16: “Civil War Interactive Poster” – Teaching the civil war? You must check out TeachingHistory.org’s wonderful e-poster, comprised of primary sources on the social, cultural, and military aspects of the Civil War.
June 15: “The Art of American Advertising” – This Harvard Business School digital collection features lovely, humorous, and fascinating advertisements from 1865-1910. See how marketing has changed – and how it has stayed the same! 🙂
June 14: Father’s Day is celebrated! Check out these wonderful photographs of Father’s Day through time from the Florida Memory Collection.
June 14: Flag Day commemorates the day the first flag resolution passed. To read a “brief history” of this holiday, check out the Constitution Daily Blog.