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Operating as usual
Thanks to three great alumni for taking part in our Public History Panel discussion. Hopefully the start of something new in the department.
Nov. 9th was the 30th anniversary of the opening (and eventual fall) of the Berlin Wall. Prof. Upton took the opportunity to write something for the Washington Post series "Made By History"
washingtonpost.com The Berlin Wall proved that walls cannot lessen the desire to migrate and only make it more dangerous.
Here is another blog post from the Society for US Intellectual History from one of our alumni from 10/13/19
s-usih.org Partially birthed from the 2018 Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) conference, Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy (2019) is a community project from Appalachian themselves
Here is a blog post by Dr. Upton from the Society for US Intellectual History, from 10/12/19
s-usih.org The first time I saw Ally Sheedy it was on the small screen. She was playing a sixteen-year-old Catholic School girl who, while on a class trip to at a police station, begins to seduce a thirty-five-y
The Annual Phi Beta Kappa Lecture is coming up on Nov. 1
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars Present:
Edward Larson is the University Professor of History and the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair of Law at Pepperdine University. Professor Larson's publications have analyzed subjects as diverse as Antarctic exploration and America's chaotic first election. His lecture, "The Scopes Trial in History and Legend," will uncover one of the nation's most polarizing cases.
Learn more about Edward Larson.
WHEN: Thursday, November 1 at 7:30pm
WHERE: McDaniel Lounge, McDaniel College (2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157)
QUESTIONS?: Call 410-857-2530 for more information.
pbk.informz.net A Polarizing Trial...
"History is a vaccine against superficiality." Check out Christopher Nichols, an Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University, in his TED Talk.
In a country today that feels more divided than ever, what better time to look beyond our immediate reactions and dig deeper? To search our past for greater ...
Here is an interesting article that does a decent job of exploring some of the necessities of teaching History critically and thoughtfully.
vox.com "The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse."
Congrats to Josh Irvin for making the McDaniel College homepage for his research on the Tuscarora Indians! https://www.mcdaniel.edu/information/headlines/news-at-mcdaniel/archive/seniors-research-uncovers-missing-link-in-native-american-nations-history
mcdaniel.edu I saw a great article on McDaniel College ..
Check out this fascinating tool from Carleton College that shows how different majors lead to different career paths, you can click on a major or a career pathway to learn even more. The power of the liberal arts degree is on display in so many ways here.
apps.carleton.edu Click on paths to see more details about alumni in that particular path; click on start and end points to explore a particular major or career area.
Interested In how Museums and Archives bring their materials to the web? Check out this upcoming lecture (and webcast). Thanks to Alum Bernie Gallagher for the heads up!
Information Matters Lecture: Education and Training Across the Digital Curation Spectrum
Dr. Margaret Hedstrom, Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information Professor of Information at the University of Michigan School of Information, will speak on her work in the field and as recent chair of the Committee on Future Career Opportunities and Educational Requirements for Digital Curation for the National Research Council.
“In this talk, Dr. Hedstrom will situate digital curation along a spectrum from a highly specialized profession focusing exclusively on selection, “organization,” access and preservation of digital objects to a basic set of skills in identifying, evaluating, keeping and using digital information that every user of digital technologies should possess. The talk will cover the mixture of curation knowledge, domain knowledge, and technology skills that professional curators need, but it will also discuss the significance of broad “digital literacy” for achieving effective, scalable and affordable approaches to digital collections. Finally, she will discuss new modes of teaching and learning this new set of skills. This presentation will be of particular interest to those working in digital curation for cultural heritage institutions and universities, as well as students, faculty and mentors.”
Thursday, June 15th at 2pm ET in the S. Dillon Ripley Center Lecture Hall
See https://blog.library.si.edu/2017/06/information-matters-lecture-education-training-across-digital-curation-spectrum/ for more information. RSVP required. (but also will be webcast)
blog.library.si.edu Join us Thursday, June 15th at 2pm ET in the S. Dillon Ripley Center Lecture Hall for a discussion on preparing the workforce for digital curation with Margaret Hedstrom. Dr. Hedstrom, the Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information Professor of Information at the University of Michigan Sch...
The route to success isn't necessarily through a business major . . . https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/01/28/business-is-the-most-popular-college-major-but-that-doesnt-mean-its-a-good-choice/
washingtonpost.com Students who major in general business and marketing are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed. They also earn less than those in more math-focused business majors, such as finance and accounting.
[01/30/17] Interning at the National Museum of American History. Details on applying at the end of the blog https://www.smithsonianofi.com/blog/2017/01/09/interning-for-the-national-museum-of-american-history-and-beyond/
Internship Opportunities! Many McDaniel Students have found interning at the Maryland State Archives extremely rewarding.
For full details and application information see:
Students interested in Archives, Collections Management, Library Science, Conservation, Historical Research, Preservation, Digital Imaging, Museum Studies, Art and Art History, should apply using the following link:
Students interested in Information Technology, Computer Science and Programming should apply using the following link:
If you have additional questions, contact Prof. Feeley--he can provide contact info for the program's director.
msa.maryland.gov iSchool Opportunities (for University of Maryland iSchool students)Summer OpeningsPaid Summer InternshipsYear Round Openings (unpaid)Volunteer and Academic Credit InternshipsAnne Arundel County School Mentorship Program
Some more great internship opportunities, (this time passed along by our alum Bernie Gallagher)The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD has five internships listed for Summer 2017:
Curatorial Internship (2 positions)
The internships offer a weekly stipend, and housing may be available. All applications are due by close of business Friday, February 17, 2017. Please see http://cbmm.org/about/contact-us/employment-internships/
Paid ($2800) internship at Civil War sites with free housing, and paid transport. Great opportunity for current students or recent grads! see pics for details (and if they are illegible, email Prof. Feeley)
Get out the youth vote!
www.history.com Find out more about the history of The 26th Amendment, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
Internships at Gettysburg!
Prof. Daniel T. Rodgers of Princeton University recently gave a campus talk on his book, "The Age of Fracture," and visited two History classes to discuss deep readings of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address.
One of our History faculty, Stephen Feeley was just recognized for his outreach and teaching of first year students
[09/29/16] We love it when our students keep in touch!-- we just got word from Bri Molony who has recently begun a Taught Master's Programme in History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London where she will be focusing on East Asia.
[09/29/16] Super congrats to Tracee Haupt who just won a national award--Phi Alpha Theta's Nels Andrew Cleven Founder's Paper Prize Award. Looks like this article about winning a regional award will need to be updated: http://www.mcdaniel.edu/information/headlines/news-at-mcdaniel/archive/seniors-paper-on-nasa-art-program-takes-top-prize-at-history-honors-confere
What sorts of jobs can a history major apply for? http://www.bestcolleges.com/careers/history-majors/
bestcolleges.com Don't underestimate the power of an History degree! Learn more about some of the best careers for those with the research, writing, and analytical skills developed by digging into the past.
From our friends at the University of Utah, why History?
For more information, go to history.utah.edu This project was made possible by the Department of History and Project Muse, both of the University of Utah. Cr...
Don't look now but History Major Tracee Haupt has the central spot on McDaniel's main webpage for her research on NASA' s Art Program
History Major in the news:
carrollcountytimes.com Wearing white cotton gloves to ensure the artifacts were not contaminated with oil and dust, McDaniel College sophomore Zac Sheaffer helped Carroll County Farm Museum Curator Stefanie Strosnider arrange the organization's new pharmacy exhibit last week.
Another Year of Excellence at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference! ***First prize winner: Tracee Haupt***
And congrats to our other awesome presenters:
Rachel Brandenburg, Jessica Anderson, Perri Fuhrman, and Brittany Beene
Tonight! 8-10 Prizes and Pizza!
Congrats to the new Phi Beta Kappa inductees, including History majors and minors, Rachel Brandenburg, Tracee Haupt, Zoie McNeill, Alexandra Seiler, and Andrew Strakna. Great work!
blog.historians.org Recent graduate Jacob Anbinder explains how an undergraduate major in history gives you a set of valuable intangible skills.
slate.com This interactive map, put together by the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the University of Georgia's eHistory initiative, uses the Library of Cong ...
Anti-slavery alphabet textbook from the mid-19th century. http://www.openculture.com/2016/03/the-anti-slavery-alphabet-1846-book-teaches-kids-the-abcs-of-slaverys-evils.html
www.openculture.com Frequently, I see stories in the education news reporting on a textbook company, school board, or curriculum attempting to minimize or erase the history of slavery in the United States.
washingtonpost.com How many times do business leaders have to say it is valuable for politicians to get it?
Congrats to the hard work of one of our graduates, Kim Staub
www.philly.com While the Founding Fathers toiled in Independence Hall and young patriots fought the British, most Colonial women took charge on the domestic front - and running a household in the 18th century was no easy thing.
Great to see this alum who visited the department yesterday-- now employed and bolstering her credentials at Georgetown's Business School https://baltimorecollegetown.org/internships/student-stories/amanda-cunningham
baltimorecollegetown.org Amanda interned this past summer at the Union Mills Homestead, the Shriver family homestead and a national historic district with buildings dating to 1797 that now serves as a museum of American culture. Working in Curation and Conservation, she updated the Post Office room by updating descriptions…
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