Dec 5, 2016 - Protecting Academic Freedom in the Classroom: The Case of the Mountain View High School History Teacher
On November 11, the local press in the San Francisco Bay Area reported that a history teacher at Mountain View High School had been suspended for drawing parallels between President-elect Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler in his lesson plan. Longtime teacher Frank Navarro was placed on paid leave apparently following an alleged complaint from a parent about this analogy. We were pleased to see that he was quickly reinstated, and note that the superintendent of schools in Mountain View has stated in a letter to concerned correspondents that the action related to a confidential personnel matter and “I can state that—despite what the headlines say—the teacher’s paid leave was not for teaching a lesson comparing Trump to Hitler.” Credit: Bahn Mi of the Schoolwatch Programme/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0 Much here is murky at best. The post Protecting Academic Freedom in the Classroom: The Case of the Mountain View High School History Teacher 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 the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize. Given for the first time in 1997, the prize is awarded annually for the best doctoral dissertation dealing with mass communication history. An honorarium of $500 accompanies the prize, and a $200 honorarium is awarded to each honorable mention. Eligible works shall include both quantitative and qualitative historical dissertations, written in English, which have been completed between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. The post Grant of the Week: AJHA Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
By James Rick While attending a panel on “the Culture Wars” in American history at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta, I was struck by something a fellow attendee said. As someone interested in cultural history, his comment, which concerned the influence of anthropological conceptions of culture on the way historians understand and employ the concept, felt important and worth wrestling with to me. I am now a graduate student, and this question, along with others that I encountered at the annual meeting, has stuck with me and often come up in the courses I am now taking. The post Historians of the Future: An Undergraduate at the Annual Meeting appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
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