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  • 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 >

  • Aug 26, 2016 - Grant of the Week: Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections

    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 Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections from the Omohundro Institute. The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OI) seeks proposals from scholars at all levels, in partnership with special collections libraries and historical societies, for Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections. In concert with other OI projects promoting creative use of digital tools and materials, these fellowships are intended to bring scholars and collections specialists together to make collections available for digital scholarship. The post Grant of the Week: Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections appeared first on American Historical Association. …  Learn More >

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