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What We’re Reading: November 3, 2011 Edition

AHA Staff | Nov 3, 2011

We begin this week with coverage on AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman’s latest Perspectives on History article, “Plan C.” Then, submit your nominations for this year’s Cliopatria Awards and learn where America’s Best Restroom is located (hint:  it’s in the same city that’s hosting the AHA’s 126th annual meeting). Read on to learn about the new web-book, Writing History in the Digital Age; a story about a letter written on Hitler’s stationary; historic photos of D.C.; a new exhibit on prints from early modern Europe; and Washington State’s Open Course Library. Finally, since Halloween was just a few days ago we link to posts on historic haunted houses and history-themed Halloween costumes.

Jobs & Careers

    The Chronicle Plan C

  • More Options for History PhDs
    This month’s issue of Perspectives on History features AHA President Anthony Grafton and AHA Executive Director Jim Grossman’s article “Plan C,” on how the AHA and history departments can educate “early career historians of the extensive possibilities open to them” outside of academia. Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look in “More Options for History PhDs,” while The Chronicle posted the article in its entirety. Blogger and diplomatic historian Nick Sarantakes also contributed with these thoughts.


Publishing and Peer Review




  • Historic Haunted HousesIs That House Haunted?
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation featured a collection of stories about historic houses (and whether they might be haunted) on their Preservation Nation blog on Halloween, this past Monday.
  • History Halloween How-Tos
    File this away for next year: the National Museum of American History offers some tips on how to make some historic Halloween costumes.

Contributors: Debbie Ann Doyle, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend

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