Archive for history

What is the point?

Posted in Life with tags , on 21 March 2011 by Steve

“… The process of composing cover letters that summarize years of one’s life in 500 words or less can be soul destroying. The type of self-representation which is required by those engaged in the academic job hunt tends to reinforce the distance between ‘professional’ historians and everyone else with an interest in history …” (more)

[Juliana Adelman, Pue’s Occurrences, 21 March]

Simon Schama: cuts will make history preserve of the rich

Posted in Fees and access, teaching with tags , on 20 February 2011 by Steve

“History will become the preserve of the rich if the coalition continues to cut arts and humanities in favour of sciences, Simon Schama the historian has warned …” (more)

[Sunday Telegraph, 20 February]

How do we write contemporary history anyway?

Posted in research with tags on 24 January 2011 by Steve

“Ok, I know what you’re thinking: another piece of shameless self-promotion from a member of the Pue’s collective. Well I can promise you, this is far from that. We are living – in case you hadn’t noticed – through historical times …” (more)

[Kevin O’Sullivan, Pue’s Occurrences, 24 January]

9 of the best web resources for teaching history

Posted in research, teaching with tags on 17 January 2011 by Steve

“I have been doing more teaching in the past few years and have found an amazing number of resources online. Some of them have been passed on through email lists or recommendations, but others have simply emerged from concentrated googling …” (more)

[Juliana Adelman, Pue’s Occurrences, 17 January]

Historians Criticized as Often AWOL From Public Debate Over ‘War on Terror’

Posted in research with tags , on 13 January 2011 by Steve

“… Participants in a panel discussion held here last weekend, at the annual conference of the American Historical Association, said historians’ relative silence about today’s policies stems not from agreement, but from trends in their field that have discouraged their scholarly peers from becoming actively involved in public debates …” (more)

[Peter Schmidt, Chronicle of Higher Education, 12 January]

Historians Continue to Face Tough Job Market

Posted in Life with tags , on 3 January 2011 by Steve

“The job market for historians continued to deteriorate last year, although there is reason to hope it may be poised to rebound somewhat, according to a report released on Monday by the American Historical Association …” (more)

[Peter Schmidt, Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 January]

Great History Blogging

Posted in research with tags , on 15 November 2010 by Steve

“A quick post on this frosty Monday morning to highlight the vitality of the wider blogging community that Pue’s forms part of …” (more)

[Kevin O’Sullivan, Pue’s Occurrences, 15 November]