Monthly Archives: May 2011

Multicultural Curricular Transformation

My website/blog has been silent over the past ten days, due to the end-of-the-semester crunch and an intensive week-long pedagogical workshop. Last week, I participated in the Multicultural Curricular Transformation Institute [MCTI] at Northern Illinois University.  This week-long pedagogical workshop … Continue reading

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IMF Head Strauss-Kahn Arrested

Dominque Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was arrested in New York City yesterday on charges of sexual assault of a female hotel worker. Strauss-Kahn is a member of the Socialist Party in France and has been expected … Continue reading

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University Gifts with Strings Attached

Political groups and corporations have long used donations to fund targeted academic positions and research centers that will presumably support their agendas.  These practices frequently present ethical dilemmas and potential conflicts of interest within departments and universities. Endowments and other … Continue reading

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Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen’s new film Midnight in Paris is being screened at the Festival de Cannes in southern France. Midnight in Paris apparently offers a nostalgic appreciation of Paris with historic vignettes of famous Americans who were active in Parisian culture … Continue reading

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100 Films Reviewed by Historians

Historians are increasingly engaging with historical films, serving as historical consultants for film productions and as film reviewers for diverse publications. The American Historical Review experimented with film reviews for several years before shifting the reviews to the American Historical … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities

Digital humanities projects are increasingly integral aspects of research in the humanities.  Many humanities scholars have tried to assess the meaning of digital humanities developments for historians, literary scholars, and other humanities specialists. An article by Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the … Continue reading

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Meeting History Editors

History graduate students and assistant professors need to meet acquisitions editors of academic presses in order to “shop” their book projects.  They also have to learn how academic presses operate if they hope to publish their manuscripts. Major academic conferences … Continue reading

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