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From Brooding to Marveling: possibilities of Online Resources

In a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, “What Could Be Lost as Einstein’s Papers Go Online,” Walter Isaacson wondered whether people will still visit the physical archives once everything is digitized and goes online. Recalling his own research visits to the archives at CalTech and his journey to Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, Isaacson wrote […]

Literacy and Engagement with Primary Sources (Webinar on 9/11, 3 pm ET)

As I prepare to receive our first applications funding Literacy and Engagements with Historical Sources (drafts due 10/1/14, final 12/4/14), I often reflect on my first experiments with trying to have college students use documents on the web in the 1990s. It wasn’t always easy for them. Undergraduates were not all comfortable on the web. […]

Webinars for NHPRC Grant Applicants

We’ve scheduled webinars for people interested in applying for a grant from the NHPRC: Application deadlines: DRAFT October 1, 2014; FINAL December 4, 2014. Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program with Nancy Melley. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for its new archival grant program to expand access to the nation’s most […]

How Do We Bring the Past to the Learners of Tomorrow?

Source: Duke University Nearly everyone has probably experienced that moment when you are out to dinner when a question comes up and no one knows the answer, so someone whips out a smart phone and looks up the answers on the web.  The explosion of information and resources has changed our  lives. And it is […]

Webinars for Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions, 5/20 and 5/29

I’m pleased to host two webinars to discuss the grant announcement for Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions. Changes in the grant announcement mean that current recipients and new applicants are encouraged to attend. The first is Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm EDT The second is Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm […]

[updated] OVERVIEW OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE NHPRC GRANTS PROGRAM

These questions are intended to give you an overview of the proposed changes to NHPRC grants programs.  We want to hear from you by March 31, 2014, and the Commission must approve them before they are final. Frequently Asked Questions What changes are being considered for the NHPRC grants program? The National Historical Publications and […]

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