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  • Aug 31, 2016 - AHA Member Spotlight: Carin Berkowitz

    Carin Berkowitz is the director of a center and fellowship program for the history of science at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and has been a member since 2014. She’s the author of the recently published Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015). Twitter handle: @carin_berkowitz Alma maters: BA, Johns Hopkins, 2001; PhD, Cornell University, 2010 Fields of interest: history of science, history of medicine, reform-era Britain When did you first develop an interest in history? The post AHA Member Spotlight: Carin Berkowitz appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Aug 30, 2016 - Thinking Like a Historian in Scrubs: How I Use My BA in History

    By David Glenn Twenty seven years ago, I was a newly declared sophomore history major. I’d fallen hard for labor history. I wanted to study the American workplace as a site of both solidarity and alienation, a place where people can sometimes break free of the chains of class, caste, and gender, while at the same time falling prey to other kinds of oppression. I wanted to write books like Christine Stansell’s City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789–1860 (1986) or Walter Licht’s Working for the Railroad: The Organization of Work in the Nineteenth Century (1983). The post Thinking Like a Historian in Scrubs: How I Use My BA in History appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

  • Aug 29, 2016 - Trans-ing History on the Web: The Digital Transgender Archive

    When College of the Holy Cross professor K.J. Rawson first imagined what would become the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA), he had in mind something fairly simple: a collection of finding aids that would solve a problem he’d faced himself as a researcher—the difficulty of figuring out “where transgender-related materials are held.” The collection Rawson envisioned would guide researchers through the contents of scattered transgender history archives. What emerged instead is a multi-institution collaboration; a centralized digital repository of unprecedented scale that has made accessible digitized materials related to transgender history gathered from collections across the world. The post Trans-ing History on the Web: The Digital Transgender Archive appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

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