What We’re Reading: April 19, 2012
Today’s roundup of interesting articles and resources found around the web includes the transfer of the space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian, the 2012 Guggenheim Fellows, records from the Titanic now online, and much more.
- Space shuttle Discovery makes final flight over Washington D.C.
Staff at AHA headquarters, as well as thousands of others on the National Mall, were treated this past Tuesday to the sight of space shuttle Discovery being flown to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Learn more about the past 30 years of space flight in this collection of Air and Space magazine articles.
- Academic Workforce Data Center
The Modern Language Association’s Academic Workforce Data Center provides access to data on working conditions for contingent faculty at universities around the country.
- 2012 Guggenheim Fellows
Congratulations to the 181 Guggenheim Fellows for 2012. Over a dozen of the recipients are AHA members: Tonio Andrade, Olivia Remie Constable, Laura F. Edwards, Margot E. Fassler, Lori D. Ginzberg, David J. Hancock, Dagmar Herzog, Adrian Johns, Melissa Lane, Benjamin Nathans, Mrinalini Sinha, Magda Teter, and Francesca Trivellato.
- $235,500 Released for NCPTT Grants Program
The National Park Service has awarded $235,500 in grants to fund projects that use technology to “preserve the treasures of the past.”
- Titanic crew and passenger records now online
The UK. National Archives has put Titanic crew and passenger records online. See also the Titanic-related stories, videos, podcasts, and other resources in the UK Archives online Titanic exhibit. And consider the enduring fascination with the Titanic in popular culture in this Washington Post article.
- Famous Daily
What happened today in history? The website Famous Daily tracks “what makes today special,” and serves it up in a daily e-mail or through your Facebook feed. Check out the Huffington Post’s review of the site from earlier this year.
- Portraits of Taxpayers, 1944: Unhappy Returns
In honor of tax day earlier this week, check out LIFE’s collection of unhappy taxpayers in the Internal Revenue information center in New York 70 years ago.
- Maryland Historical Society Photographs
We recently learned the Maryland Historical Society’s tumblr feed of historic photographs was recognized as part of Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore 2011 list. Check it out for a look into the past.
Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Pillarisetti Sudhir, Robert B. Townsend
This post first appeared on AHA Today.
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