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 new grant opportunity from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to fund projects that encourage public engagement with historical records. The National Archives grant-making arm, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The post Grant of the Week: NHPRC Public Engagement with Historical Records 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. Mark Andersen, CFA, is a senior director, global products strategy and analytics, at Cimpress (but surely someday will find himself teaching). He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, and has been a member since 2015 Twitter handle: @MarkVAndersen I do not tweet much, more relevant would be my blog: https://mfganalytics.wordpress.com/ Alma mater/s: SB (political science, physics), MIT, 1989; AM (political science), Harvard, 1991; MS (computer engineering), Case Western Reserve University, 1993; PhD (political science), Harvard, 1996 Fields of interest: civil-military, Europe, world wars, US Civil War (inception) When did you first develop an interest in history? The post AHA Member Spotlight: Mark Andersen, CFA appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
Jul 20, 2016 - The Other Drayton Hall: South Carolina Plantation Architecture in the Documentary Record
In 1861, former South Carolina governor William Bull burned down his house because he was worried that the Yankees might get it. In studying Barbados, the American South, and the Greater Caribbean, I’ve become familiar with the ways the environment slowly chips away at the things that humans construct. Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, termites, encroaching vines, and the simple decay of organic matter often make investigating the material past difficult. In their own way, however, human beings are more destructive—the house that Bull burned down had stood in that spot for more than 130 years. The post The Other Drayton Hall: South Carolina Plantation Architecture in the Documentary Record appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
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