Comments on: Bleg: Introduction to Historical Practice http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:54:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Bleg update: Introduction to Historical Practice : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1555369 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:30:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1555369 [...] to your many fantastic suggestions way back at the beginning of the summer, I’ve finally made some decisions (and perhaps more [...]

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By: Anne http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1486120 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 18:22:59 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1486120 A few wide-ranging suggestions that could be worth exploring:

Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and the Archives- Blouin/Rosenberg

The Scrapbook in American Life- ed. Tucker, Ott, Buckler

Community Archives: the shaping of memory- ed. Bastian and Alexander

Archives and Justice: a South African Perspective- Verne Harris

or maybe selections from

Archives and the Public Good- ed. Cox and Wallace

Currents of Archival Thinking- ed. Eastwood and MacNeil

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1478606 Wed, 29 May 2013 15:38:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1478606 Matt: yes, absolutely. I’ll do a follow-up post later in June after I’ve digested all of these fantastic suggestions & have made some decisions.

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By: Matt_L http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1477981 Wed, 29 May 2013 02:58:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1477981 Historiann, would you be willing to share your syllabus and reading list when you are done drafting it?

Our department is going through a series of changes and we are probably going to overhaul the curriculum for the capstone and historiography class. We need some alternate models, and something titled “Introduction to Historical Practice” seems to make more sense for our undergrads than Historiography.

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By: Western Dave http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1477911 Wed, 29 May 2013 01:56:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1477911 Gerald Vizenor’s The People Named the Chippewa would be an interesting way of including alternative narrative strategies of history telling. One chapter might do the trick.

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By: Christopher Moore http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1476842 Tue, 28 May 2013 13:52:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1476842 It’s pretty old, but I still recommend David Hackett Fischer’s early work “Historians’ Fallacies” as the funniest book about historiography ever written. It has been accused, I think, of discouraging beginners by listing so many ways to go wrong in history — but it did not have that effect on me.

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By: badacademic2 http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1475987 Mon, 27 May 2013 22:53:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1475987 don’t know of a book, but the Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman case from S. Africa/UK would be good for public history…i’ve only seen the documentaries.

sounds like an amazing class!

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By: Shelley http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1475517 Mon, 27 May 2013 15:14:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1475517 How about something by Sherman Alexie on how history gets rewritten? As a writer myself, I believe he’s the best “interview” in literature. Any video on him is worth watching.

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By: Meander http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1475161 Mon, 27 May 2013 09:44:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1475161 When I taught a similar course, I assigned some of the ACLS “Life of Learning” lectures by historians. You can find them here: http://www.acls.org/pubs/haskins/

I think I started the semester with a handful of these lectures, and I thought they were fascinating glimpses at how some historians ended up doing the kind of work they did.

I used Hoffer’s Past Imperfect, which terrified the graduate students!

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By: opsimath http://www.historiann.com/2013/05/23/bleg-introduction-to-historical-practice/comment-page-1/#comment-1474227 Sun, 26 May 2013 17:02:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21263#comment-1474227 In terms of seeing the invisible, what about Judith Bennett’s *History Matters*? She analyzes the workings of patriarchy in a way that can be generalized to other large and protean historical dynamics, while also demonstrating how historians can incorporate feminism and other passionate beliefs into their work.

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