Wednesday Link Roundup #47: All Links Point to History
Wednesday Link Roundup: Links to the most interesting history, news, writing, and technology posts that passed through my RSS and Twitter feeds over the last week.
Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook posted an interactive article: “Henry Adams Hersey’s Bike Ride: Creating a Digital Map from a Nineteenth-Century Travel Diary.” Clutterbuck-Cook used Mapbox to create a descriptive map of Hersey’s bike trip to Maine.
In “You Say Huzzah! They Say Huzzay!” Norman Fuss tracks the linguistic history of “Huzzah.”
History News Network Editor Rick Shenkman compiled a link roundup: “The 2014 OAH Annual Meeting: Videos, News, Everything.”
Victoria Torres recaps a panel at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History which wonders “Should History Become a Brand?”
John Fea added the “Author’s Corner,” a new Q & A feature to his blog. Fea conducted his latest interview with Thomas P. Slaughter about his new book Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution.
Fea also reported on an interesting development in the Messiah College History Department: “A New Kind of History Department” and “Digital Humanities, Information Fluency, and the Digital Harrisburg Project” discuss a new, practical approach to historical education in higher ed.
Fort Ticonderoga will kick off its 2014 season on May 10 with a re-enactment of New England’s 1775 capture of the fort. See “Fort Ticonderoga Kicks Off New Season With 1775 Capture” for more details.
Junto blogger Sara Georgini offers a list of several exhibits in museums and archives around the United States in “Museum Miles.”
Junto blogger Rachel Herrmann discusses her reassessment of historians’ use of the word “perhaps” and considers the mysterious dissertation-to-book revision process in “A Rumination on ‘Perhaps': Demos, Editing, and First Book Projects.”
Call for Papers
The Abigail Adams Birthplace and the Massachusetts Historical Society seek papers for their conference “Abigail & John: 250 Years Together.” Deadline: May 16, 2014.
Mark Cheathem sent me “History, strategy more than just a game for this local developer,” an interesting article about history board games and their use in classrooms and by the military.
Heineken took note of @AwesomeMovieIdeas‘s tweet: “They clone Abe Lincoln’s DNA and name the clone President for life…except there’s one problem: The clone is evil” and turned it into a 15-second movie.
What Do You Think?
Should History become a brand?