I admit it: I stalk dead drug traffickers in libraries, archives, newspapers, databases, films, photos, literature, and documents. One of my favorite tools, however, is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which is turning 50 years old on July 4, 2016. While the FOIA is useful for historians, over the years I have found that it takes substantive prior research for a request to be successful or for it to prove an asset for a historical project. Throughout my career, I have relied on the work of other scholars who have used FOIA. The post Drug Traffickers and the Freedom of Information Act appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring a funding opportunity from the Library of America for programming to explore World War I and America.Beginning Fall 2016, stipends of $1200–$1800 are available to all public, academic, and community college libraries, museums and historical societies, and nonproﬁt community organizations for public programming exploring the First World War and its resonances today. The post Grant of the Week: World War I and America Initiative appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
AHA members are involved in all fields of history, with wide-ranging specializations, interests, and areas of employment. To recognize our talented and eclectic membership, AHA Today features a regular AHA Member Spotlight series. Rick L. Woten is a non-tenure track assistant professor at Simpson College. He lives in Iowa and has been a member since 2009. Twitter handle: @rickwoten Alma maters: BS (double major: urban forestry & history), Iowa State University, 2003; MA (history), Iowa State University, 2005; PhD (history), Iowa State University, 2009 Fields of interest: 19th century United States, legal, environmental, agricultural and rural, Midwestern, transportation, historiography, historical preservation. The post AHA Member Spotlight: Rick L. Woten appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
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