What happened in history, digital humanities, and museums this week? Check out the events, updates, and new programs that were lighting up social media this week!
July 11: “Megan Marshall on Writing Biography” – What can historians learn from biographers? In a fascinating interview with Elizabeth Covart, writer Megan Marshall describes her approach and process.
July 10: “Online Museum Working Group Introduction” – What makes a museum a museum? This question gets trickier when it becomes: What makes a digital museum a museum? The US Institute of Museum and Library Services is trying to answer this question, and you can make your voice heard.
July 9, 2014: “Yorkshire Sculpture Park wins museum of the year award” – The beautiful, open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park was honored for its “bold artistic vision.” The shortlist includes some of the more innovative and engaging museums in the UK.
July 8, 2014: “Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago” – Have you had a chance to listen to the oldest song in the world? Open Culture is recently made over a minute of the song, performed on a lyre, available online.
July 7, 2014: “Explaining and justifying the use of a theory via a sentence skeleton” – This post is a must-read for academics and graduate students. “The point of the sentence skeleton is not for you to cut and paste filled-in versions into your own work. Rather, it is for you to try out other people’s writing approach to see how it feels and goes.”
July 6, 2014: “Mya Angelou’s Letter to Her Younger Self” – What would you tell your former self, if you could write them a letter? This inspirational letter is part of a larger anthology featuring forty-one women.
July 5, 2014: “Museums…So What?” – Are history and art museums still relevant? This wonderful blog asserts the importance of cultural heritage in our STEM-focused society.