Category Archives: Humanities Education

Summer Archival Studies Seminar

The Medici Archive Project is offering a Archival Studies Seminar in Florence this summer. The call for applications reads: The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is pleased to announce the call for participation in our summer seminar in archival studies and … Continue reading

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Ken Burns Defends the Humanities

Historical filmmaker Ken Burns delivered the Jefferson Lecture at the National Endowment for the Humanities on 9 May 2016. Inside Higher Ed reports that “Ken Burns, the documentary maker who brought the Civil War, the histories of baseball and jazz, … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities and ConverStations

A conference on Digital Humanities Experiments was recently  held in Paris on 11-12 June 2015 at the Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (DHIP), or Instistut Historique Allemand. The conference was jointly sponsored by the European Science Foundation – Scientific Review Group … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities Experiments

A conference on Digital Humanities Experiments #dhiha6 will be held in Paris on 11-12 June 2015.  The conference is sponsored by the European Science Foundation – Scientific Review Group HUM and the Institut d’études avancées (IEA) de Paris. The conference … Continue reading

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State-Assisted Education

Are we heading toward the end of public education in the United States? In state after state, state legislatures are slashing their already meager funding for formerly public institutions of higher education, essentially privatizing them. Most state universities should be … Continue reading

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History Wars Continue

In the 1990s, one theater of the “Culture Wars” became dubbed the “History Wars,” as politicians and political interest groups attempted to influence or control the presentation of historical events and developments in high school textbooks, college curricula, and museum … Continue reading

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French Paleography Seminar

The Newberry Library is offering a seminar in French paleography. The Newberry’s announcement is reposted below: Application deadline: March 1 Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography June 22 to July 16, 2015, at the Newberry Library, Chicago Led by Marc … Continue reading

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War Diaries and Digital Humanities

The growing pace of archival digitization is creating tensions in communities of researchers and archivists. Digital Humanities projects hold great promise, but also substantial risks for today’s researchers and for future generations of scholars. Andrew Hoskins (Interdisciplinary Research Professor at … Continue reading

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Summer Program in Early Modern Digital Humanities

A summer program in early modern digital humanities is being offered by the Folger Shakespeare Library. “Following on the success of the first “Early Modern Digital Agendas” institute—an intensive survey of the most current resources and methods in digital research … Continue reading

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French Legion d’honneur and Economic Crisis

The French Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honor), which was created by Napoléon I, periodically creates controversy. The famed Legion d’honneur is granted for military and civil service to the French nation, but the honor has a long and complex history. … Continue reading

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