Category: History

  • MLA 2021: “Breaking the Fourth Wall: Experimental Theatre from Six Characters to Today”

    MLA 2021: “Breaking the Fourth Wall: Experimental Theatre from Six Characters to Today”

    The Pirandello Society of America is excited to annouce the call for abstract submissions for our sponsored panel at the next MLA Convention, to be held in Toronto (January 2021).    Breaking the Fourth Wall: Experimental Theatre from Six Characters to Today   2021 MLA Convention, Toronto   In recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the first […]

  • Society of Architectural Historians and UVA Press Launch Open-Access SAH Archipedia

    Society of Architectural Historians and UVA Press Launch Open-Access SAH Archipedia

    A newly designed, open-access edition of SAH Archipedia, an online encyclopedia that tells the history of the U.S. through its structures and places, is now freely available to the public. The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and University of Virginia Press (UVA Press) are pleased to announce a new open-access, mobile-friendly edition of SAH Archipedia, an authoritative online encyclopedia of the […]

  • The Book of ‘Thugs’

    The Book of ‘Thugs’

    ‘The Book of Thugs’ is an interactive, transmedia art piece, under the Words Matter project conceptualized, developed, and installed by the Fashioning Circuits Lab of ATEC (The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas). Fashioning Circuits is a place where ‘critical-makers’ come together and both study and engage in scholarship, creative practice, and computational craft. […]

  • Current Research in Digital History CFP

    Current Research in Digital History CFP

    Call for Papers Current Research in Digital History 2019 March 14, 2020 — George Mason University, Arlington, VA Get the CRDH 2020 CFP as a PDF The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media invites submissions for the third annual Current Research in Digital History conference. Submissions should offer historical arguments and interpretations rather than showcase […]

  • How To Remake (i.e. Save) the History Major in 7 Steps

    How To Remake (i.e. Save) the  History Major in 7 Steps

    People often ask me how I might, for example, remake a college history major.  Given the drastic decline in students majoring in or even taking history courses, it’s time to think about remaking history, not to train future professors of history (the replication model we are now in) but because history is a vital and […]

  • Discussion of Numbered Lives, Ch 2: Counting the Dead (Rachel V. Willis)

    Discussion of Numbered Lives, Ch 2: Counting the Dead (Rachel V. Willis)

    This post is part of the HASTAC Scholars Collaborative Book Discussion on Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018), by HASTAC Co-Director Jacqueline Wernimont. — “Transactional forms for counting human bodies, whether alive or dead, are at the heart of the modern reality that tables of numbers are poor vectors for […]

  • Discussion of Numbered Lives, Introduction and Conclusion (Rebecca Uliasz)

    This post is part of the HASTAC Scholars Collaborative Book Discussion on Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018), by HASTAC Co-Director Jacqueline Wernimont. — An accessible and elegant read, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media stakes out an ethical engagement with media history, plunging into deep time in […]

  • NGA Exhibition Spotlights the Work of Woman Artist and Depictions of Plants

    NGA Exhibition Spotlights the Work of Woman Artist and Depictions of Plants

    The National Gallery of Art’s current exhibition The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists provides an opportunity to view many watercolors, paintings, and drawings that engage with the plant world. The exhibition takes the writings of the art critic John Ruskin and the aesthetics of the British Pre-Raphaelites as a point of departure for examining works by […]

  • Review of The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media

    Review of The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media

    Social media theorist Nathan Jurgenson describes his new book as “the culmination of [his] thinking about the rise of social photography, written from within and outside academia, within and outside industry” (113). The latter half of this description, taken from the last pages of his new book The Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media, […]

  • Place and Space in Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon

    Place and Space in Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon

    In the introduction of Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo,” she writes: After three days, they were incarcerated in the barracoons at Ouidah (Oh-we-dah), near the Bight of Benin. During the weeks of his existence in the barracoons, Kossola was bewildered and anxious about his fate. Before him was a thunderous and […]