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What We’re Reading: September 5, 2013

AHA Staff | Sep 5, 2013

Today’s What We’re Reading features a new “report card” on the humanities, a helpful guide of digital humanities projects for early digital humanists, historian Jill Lepore on the limitation on the 21st-century culture of letters, and much more!

News in Higher Ed

A New Humanities Report Card

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has released a humanities “report card” on the state of the humanities and social sciences.

MLA Makes Jobs List Free to All

The Modern Language Association’s job listing database will be open access, starting September 13. The AHA’s job ads are also available to all.

Photo Credit:  Paul Edwards, who can also be found on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/15GKOaw).

Photo Credit: Paul Edwards, who can also be found on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/15GKOaw).

Digital History

How Did They Make That?

Miriam Posner offers an excellent guide for emerging digital humanists on a set of digital humanities projects that exhibit the breadth of tools and technologies available.

This Is Not A Book: Thomas Jefferson & Apple’s App Store

A cautionary tale from John O’Brien and Brad Pasanek, faculty members in the English department at the University of Virginia, on the difficulty of developing resource materials for the iOS and iPad.

Colorizing Photoshoppers Put a New Spin on Old Historical Photos

More press coverage of the ColorizedHistory project.

Writers Corner

The New Economy of Letters

Jill Lepore, writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, tackles the ramifications of the “new economy of letters” and argues that “more scholars are writing more words for less money than ever before.”

In Melbourne, Storytelling becomes Big Business

Yamini Naidu declares storytelling “the number one business skill for the 21st century,” and a new crop of consultants are rising in Melbourne’s corporate ladder to improve employee performance and teach the art of storytelling.

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