What We’re Reading: February 2, 2012
In the news this week, Humanities Advocacy Day is just a month away, an updated version of the report on the State of History Education has been released, and the Jane Addams Hull House Association prepares to close. We also link to C-SPAN’s American History TV, which recently featured a tour with National Museum of African American History & Culture director Lonnie Bunch, and which will air this weekend video of the Henry Luce session at the 126th annual meeting. Finally, check out an excellent collection of resources for Black History Month, held in February each year.
- Humanities Advocacy Day 2012
Humanities Advocacy Day is an annual event where “scholars and researchers, higher education representatives, association leaders, policymakers, and others” go to Congress to advocate for the humanities. This year the event is being held on March 20, a day after the National Humanities Alliance holds its annual conference and discusses the state of the humanities. Lee White at the National Coalition for History explains the importance of participating, stating “your help is needed now more than ever to defend critical humanities programs.”
- Updated Report on the State of History Education Released
TeachingHistory.org has posted a press release about its updated Report on the State of History Education and updated State Standards database. Learn more in this blog post.
- Jane Addams Hull House to End Immigrant Services
After more than a century of providing services for immigrants and the poor, the organization founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams is shutting down.
American History TV
- National Museum of African American History & Culture
In this video, Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, takes American History TV on a tour through the storage facility of artifacts that will eventually be displayed in the new museum.
- Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century
American History TV on C-SPAN3 will air video of “Henry Luce and Publishing in the 20th Century,” a session at this year’s AHA annual meeting, this Saturday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m. and again on Monday, February 6 at 5:30 a.m. Once the session has aired it will be archived on the American History TV website.
- Black History Month Teaching Resources
EDSITEment has made available online an excellent collection of teaching resources for Black History Month.
Contributors: Debbie Ann Doyle, Elisabeth Grant, and Vernon Horn
This post first appeared on AHA Today.
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