Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Post-AHA Roundup

Scott Jaschik, "Historians, Sons, Daughters," Inside Higher Ed, January 12, 2010
SAN DIEGO -- When Adam Davis was growing up and wanted paper to draw on, his parents gave him the blank back sides of the first typed drafts of the books that established his father, David Brion Davis, as one of the preeminent historians of slavery.

Scott Jaschik, "Ph.D. Supply and Demand," Inside Higher Ed, January 11, 2010
SAN DIEGO -- As history graduate students arrived in the large table-filled ballroom here Friday to try to learn how to find a job, the room was seriously overheated. These would-be professors didn't need any more sweat or discomfort.

Scott Jaschik, "Is Google Good for History?" Inside Higher Ed, January 8, 2010
SAN DIEGO -- At a discussion of "Is Google Good for History?" here Thursday, there weren't really any firm "No" answers. Even the harshest critic here of Google's historic book digitization project confessed to using it for his research and making valuable finds with the tool.

Marc Bousquet, "At the AHA: Huh?" Chronicle of Higher Ed, January 08, 2010
A funny thing happened on the way to the AHA this year -- American Historical Association staffer Robert B. Townsend issued his annual report on tenure-track employment in the field.

Marc Bousquet, "Who's a Historian to the AHA?" Chronicle of Higher Ed, January 08, 2010
My piece questioning the supply-side bent to the American Historical Association's 2010 job report has gotten thoughtful replies by historiann, Alan Baumler, Jonathan Rees, Ellen Schrecker, Sandy Thatcher and others, both at my home blog and here at Brainstorm.

David Walsh, "Highlights of the 2010 Annual Convention of the American Historical Association in San Diego," HNN, January 7, 2010

Lauren Kientz, "Exciting New Pedagogy Based in the History of Ideas," January 12, 2010, U.S. Intellectual History Blog
A decade ago, several professors at Barnard College created a pedagogy based in the History of Ideas called "Reacting to the Past." I attended a session at the AHA discussing this pedagogy

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