SOURCE: The Metropole (Urban History Association)
The Urban History Association's Grad Student Blogging Contest is Beginning
The Urban History Association is preparing to showcase the best blogging by grad students. Check in next week to read.
SOURCE: The Civil War Monitor
History in the Digital Age
by Kevin M. Levin
Confronting myths and demonstrating for others how to distinguish between fact and fiction remain the great challenges for all of us who believe in the positive potential of social media.
SOURCE: OAH 2014
Is Blogging Scholarship?
Scholars who blog discuss whether blogging is scholarly.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
The New Economy of Letters
by Jill Lepore
All the noise has silenced the modest, the untenured, and the politically moderate.
SOURCE: Cosmic America
Keith Harris: Can Social Media Bridge the Gulf Between Academic Historians and the Public?
Keith Harris blogs at Cosmic America and holds a PhD in history from the University of Virginia.Greetings Cosmic Americans!Of course, I believe that the answer is yes. This summer, I will take part in a panel at the Civil War Institute’s annual conference at Gettysburg College with fellow Civil War bloggers Kevin Levin, Brooks Simpson, and Mark Grimsley. The so-called “gulf” is one of the principal issues that I will be addressing.Years ago, before the Internet opened the doors for real-time access to just about anyone anywhere in the world, the television historical documentary probably stood alone as the medium most likely to serve as the middle ground on which academic historians and an informed public might relate.
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