A LITTLE HISTORY
I hope to have a number of posts of my own up later today but here are two on history and historians that caught my eye:
"When Archivists Deal with Power Players
" by Dr. Maarja Krusten
I "know" Maarja from our interaction on H-Diplo
and at HNN
and she brings a wealth of knowledge to the table regarding the politics of the National Archives ( interestingly enough, she had, if I recall, doubts about Bush's appointment of Cold War scholar Allen Weinstein
to head the National Archives, something I strongly supported; I'm betting her opinion of Weinstein is more favorable today). The piece will also interest those readers, like Lexington Green
, who have an interest in Richard Nixon.
"Training the Next Generation of Historians
" by Kevlvn
A great post at ProgressiveHistorians
on the future of the historical profession and the relationship that universities and professional historians could have in improving the education of K-12 students in history and their own teaching of undergraduates (the quality level of which, to put it kindly, is uneven). A commendable post and one that touches on the larger question of the mission of the American university in the 21st century.
Labels: diplomatic history, education, historians, krusten, nara, progressivehistorians