What We’re Reading: December 24, 2009 Edition
Happy Holidays! On this Christmas Eve, check out a collection of digital humanities sessions at our upcoming annual meeting, take a peek at the making of an online exhibit, and consider what could have been if Alexandria and Arlington had never left Washington, D.C. Then, get in the holiday spirit with notable snowstorms of the past, a digitized version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” a reenactment of Washington’s Christmas crossing of the Delaware, and archives of Christmas kitsch and Hanukkah caroling.
- Digital Humanities Sessions at the 2010 AHA Meeting
Dan Cohen lists in this blog post nine sessions at the upcoming annual meeting that deal with digital matters, but also laments this small number when compared to the number of digital humanities sessions at the MLA meeting.
- Backstage at an exhibition
Glen Myers at the Wells Fargo blog explains the process of making the online exhibit “Women in Financial History.”
- We’ll Take You Back, Alexandria, If You Ask Nicely
The Dcist blog and local statehood activist Nikolas Schiller take a look what D.C.’s boundaries were, how they changed, and what could have been.
- A decade that left a mark on U.S. history
As we enter into 2010, look back at the peaks and valleys of the first decade of the second millennia and reflect on how it all started.
- Notable Snowstorms and Blizzards
After last weekend’s snowstorm that hit much of the east coast, see other historic snowstorms and blizzards that created a winter wonderland, all the way back to The Great Storm of 1717.
- ‘Twas the Night Before the Night Before Christmas …
The Library of Congress blog directs readers, through verse, to a visually stunning online collection of digitized books.
- Tourist gets to join re-enactment of the crossing of the Delaware
Thomas Fischer, a homebuilder in Pennsylvania, will ride along with an actor portraying General George Washington this year during the annual reenactment of Washington crossing the Delaware. Fischer won this ride through an auction meant to help the reenactment continue after budget cuts.
- The Kitsch of Christmas Past and Hanukkah Caroling
The Lazy Scholar, aka graduate student Stephen Vider, looks to online archives to look at holiday artifacts from the recent past.
Contributors: Elisabeth Grant and Jessica Pritchard
This post first appeared on AHA Today.
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