THS 2012: Popularizing Jacksonian America

I consider my first visit to The Historical Society’s biennial meeting a success. In today’s post, I’ll cover the session in which I presented. On Thursday, I’ll discuss the session on digital history. Heather Richardson chaired and commented on my session, entitled “Popularizing Jacksonian America and ‘Frontier’ History.” Dan Allosso, a Ph.D. candidate at the …

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The Historical Society 2012: “Old Hickory Just Got All Sexypants”

I'm attending this year's meeting of The Historical Society, to be held in Columbia, SC, on May31-June 2. It's my first time to be part of this conference, and I'm looking forward to meeting several people I know virtually. The conference theme is "Popularizing Historical Knowledge: Practice, Prospects, and Perils." In keeping with the theme, I entitled …

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Interested in Panel for 2012 Historical Society Conference?

The Historical Society's 2012 conference is scheduled for Columbia, South Carolina, on 31 May-2 June 2012. I'm intrigued by the theme,  "Popularizing Historical Knowledge: Practice, Prospects, and Perils." The description reads: Professional historians in the United States are increasingly being called upon to produce more “popular,” more accessible history. How do and how should academic historians reach popular audiences? …

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“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” To Close on Broadway

I guess I missed my chance to see Andrew Jackson get all sexypants. "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" (BBAJ) is finishing its run on Broadway in early January. I hope that the show goes on the road to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, which would give me the chance to see it. By the way, if you're …

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Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson Opens on Broadway

I can't get enough of the Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson play that opened on Broadway last week. Two reviews have me even more intrigued. From the Associated Press: Jackson's story is told in a series of vignettes and songs that veer from fratboy humor — girl-on-girl kissing, fist-bumping, ballet-dancing Indians — to slightly more sophisticated observations, such as …

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