Monthly Archives: November 2014

Privacy Concerns about MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are already being used in high schools and middle schools in the United States. Many professors and teachers have serious concerns about the pedagogical value of these courses. Now, some MOOCs are raising new privacy … Continue reading

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Digital Mapping of Stonehenge

The Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project is conducting a massive digital mapping effort to construct an archaeological study of Stonehenge and nearby ritual sites. This major Digital Humanities (DH) project is sponsored by the University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann … Continue reading

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Civilian Casualties in Drone Attacks

Drone attacks by the United States have killed hundreds of civilians, according to a new study by the human-rights organization Reprieve. The Guardian reports that: “Reprieve, sifting through reports compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, examined cases in which … Continue reading

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The Value of a Shared Education

A new article on “The Value of a Shared Education” reflects on the importance of a common Gen Ed curriculum in higher eduation. Judith Shapiro, former President of Barnard College, writes: “If we look at curricula, we see a trend … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities Position in Military History

Rowan Technology Solutions, LLC is looking to hire a talented, creative, and agile historian to partner with the United States Military Academy, Department of History building innovative digital learning products. The selected candidate will be responsible for creating experiences that not only … Continue reading

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Graduate Fellowship in Paris

2015-16 École Nationale des Chartes Fellowship Application deadline: December 1, 2014 Find instructions and application forms here: http://www.newberry.org/long-term-fellowships. The Project Abstract and Project Description should provide specific reference to the applicant’s need for the training available at the École and … Continue reading

Posted in Archival Research, European History, French History, Graduate Work in History, Grants and Fellowships, Paris History | Leave a comment

“Hammer Man” Attacks Historical Plaque in Cartegena

Historical commemorations can certainly be controversial. Some historical anniversaries and commemorative displays produce repeated political battles and widespread controversy. In other cases, new additions to ceremonies or historical sites can produce fresh wounds and localized resistance. An incident this week … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural History, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, Empires and Imperialism, European History, Globalization, History in the Media, Maritime History, Museums and Historical Memory, Political Culture, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | Leave a comment