Wednesday Link Roundup #47: All Links Point to History

LinkWednesday 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.”

Slaughter - IndependenceVictoria 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.


History Events

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.”

Quill-and-InkWriting History

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.


History Fun

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.



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Should History become a brand?


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