John Fea & Rebecca Onion on being a historian in public

Speaking of Podcasts and Public History. . .


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Last night I couldn’t sleep, so I did what I usually do when I can’t sleep, and started listening to a podcast.  This turned out to be a mistake–I should have listened to the soothing sounds of the BBC news overnight, but instead I dialed up The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast, and got to listen to the most recent episode featuring Slate‘s Rebecca Onion, Andrew Hermeling, and John Fea.  Many of you may know Rebecca as the doyenne of The Vault, Slate’s blog about historical documents and images.  That’s how she got her start there, but now she’s a staff writer.  (Her personal website can be found here.)

Episode 12/Season 2, “How to Be a Historian in Public,” is most definitely worth your while because John and Drew ask Rebecca to let us behind the curtain to hear about her…

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October is American Archives Month

By Rebecca C. Warlow Here at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and at archives across the country, we are spending October celebrating the unique and interesting collections to be found in archives. Archives are collections of documents and records, in varying formats including hand-written papers, images, audiovisuals, databases and others, that are kept for […]

via Celebrating American Archives Month — Circulating Now

Writing Women in Wikipedia

Photo by BrillLyle, CC BY-SA 4.0. In the New York headquarters of the United Nations, a teak statue of a young woman hangs on the glowing wood wall of the sprawling Trusteeship Council chamber. The female figure in the Henrik Starcke sculpture reaches up, hopefully toward a flying bird. Volunteer editors in this room reached…

via Writing women into Wikipedia with the United Nations: the #HERstory editathons — Wikimedia Blog

Links from Doug Seefeldt’s class visit

Digital History @ Ball State
DiRT Directory
Stanford Spatial History Project
ESRI Story Maps
Topic Modeling for the Humanities: A Guided Tour