American History Blogs

American history blog posts from RSS feeds.  They update often and are not permanent.

At Saturday's “Doing History” workshops, participants explored the use of animation, family history, and digital storytelling. They also considered important lessons during “Teaching Historical Thinking Skills,” a session led by Dave Neumann (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) and Mariko Manos (Long Beach Unified School District). “Efforts to engage students in ‘doing history' focus overwhelmingly on [...] [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2018, Continue reading at the source
This year's program committee designed a new series of workshops that would be available to all attendees at no additional fee. These eight “Doing History” workshops were envisioned as a way to help members engage broader audiences with high-quality scholarships in a wide variety of settings. “Historians in the Twittersphere” understandably generated lots of advice-sharing [...] [...]
Sat, Apr 14, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The hallways are dimly lit and lined with windowless rooms. As you walk down and gaze into one beige rectangle after another, the same performance is taking place. A person stands behind a podium with his or her head bent down reading from prepared prose. Behind is a screen for a presentation, but few are [...] [...]
Sat, Apr 14, 2018, Continue reading at the source
The OAH sponsors and co-sponsors dozens of awards, grants, and fellowships annually. Here are the 2018 winners, announced at the Annual Meeting awards ceremony. Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award for an individual or individuals whose contributions have significantly enriched our understanding and appreciation of American history. Linda K. Kerber, Emerita, University of Iowa Friend of [...] [...]
Fri, Apr 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source
“Welcome to Sacramento! The Local Resource Committee invites you to enjoy the Central Valley's mild spring days and nights and venture out into the neighborhoods surrounding the Convention Center,” say committee cochairs Paula Austin and Khal Schneider (both of California State University, Sacramento). “You'll find a lively drinking and dining scene and evidence of Sacramento [...] [...]
Fri, Apr 13, 2018, Continue reading at the source