Friday, June 15, 2012

Roundup: THS Conference - Popularizing Historical Knowledge, May 31 - June 2, 2012

Peggy Binette, "USC to host The Historical Society May 31 – June 2," USC News, May 28, 2012

University of South Carolina historian Walter Edgar will open The Historical Society’s 2012 conference Thursday, May 31, on the USC campus.

The conference, which is open to faculty, staff and students and runs through June 2, will take place in the Daniel-Mickel Center, located on the eighth floor of the Darla Moore School of Business. Edgar’s address, “Whose History is it Anyway? Reaching the People,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Belk Auditorium.

Mark R. Cheathem, "THS 2012: Popularizing Digital History," Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics, June 7, 2012

At last week’s THS conference, I also attended the roundtable, “The Perils and Promises of Popular History in a Digital Age.” Yoni Appelbaum, Chris Cantwell, John Fea, and Elizabeth Pardoe each addressed a different aspect of digital history.>>>

Dan Allosso, "America by Bus,", June 7, 2012

I took the bus from New England to South Carolina last week, to attend The Historical Society’s conference. I knew I didn’t want to fly, for several reasons. The cost, of course – but even more, the disastrous environmental effects and the obnoxiousness of the whole TSA-centered security regime. The only way to really object to this, I thought, was to boycott flying.>>>

John Fea, "The Historical Society Conference Recap," Way of Improvement Leads Home, June 4, 2012

This past weekend I was in Columbia, South Carolina for the biennial conference of The Historical Society.  The focus of this year's conference was "Popularizing Historical Knowledge: Practice, Prospects, and Perils."  It was hosted by the University of South Carolina.

On Friday morning I chaired a session entitled "Religious History and the Public Imagination."  Adam Brasich, a graduate student at Florida State working with John Corrigan, gave a presentation on the way Reformed Evangelical minister and author John Piper utilizes the legacy of Jonathan Edwards to promote his 12st century religious agenda in the same way that Jonathan Edwards used the life of David Brainerd to promote an 18th century version of evangelical Reformed piety.

Mark R. Cheathem, "THS 2012: Popularizing Jacksonian America," Jacksonian America: Society, Personality, and Politics, June 4, 2012

I consider my first visit to The Historical Society’s biennial meeting a success. In today’s post, I’ll cover the session in which I presented. On Thursday, I’ll discuss the session on digital history.>>>

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