What You Missed This Summer at Jacksonian America

Looking back, Summer 2012 at Jacksonian America wasn't very Jacksonian. My summer reading list dictated the topic of many of the posts. If you're looking for some reading material, here's a look at the past couple of months. My summer reading list included several books on fundamentalist and evangelical Christianity. You can find my reviews …

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THS 2012: Popularizing Digital History

At last week's THS conference, I also attended the roundtable, “The Perils and Promises of Popular History in a Digital Age.” Yoni Appelbaum, Chris Cantwell, John Fea, and Elizabeth Pardoe each addressed a different aspect of digital history. Appelbaum, a Ph.D. candidate at Brandeis who also writes for The Atlantic, proposed that digital essays* (much …

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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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