Building Drama and Tension with Ari Kelman and Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War

Winner of numerous awards including the Avery O. Craven Award and the Bancroft Prize, Ari Kelman is the McCabe Greer Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University and the author of three books: A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans (2003); A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand…

Your Links to History: April Links Round-up

(Photo from the 1943 Detroit riot: ¬†Walter P. Reuther Library) Erstwhile blogger Caroline Grego compiles a short list of history-related news links from the past month. What Graduate Advisers Can Do by Vicki L. Ruiz President of the American Historical Association, Dr. Vicki Ruiz of the University of California – Irvine, has placed a personal…

Five Tips for Conducting History Interviews Abroad

CU Boulder’s Rebecca Kennedy offers some helpful advice for executing oral history research projects.¬† If you are like a lot of history students conducting oral history research abroad, you are probably thrilled by the idea of a serendipitous trip to your country of interest, believing that fate will lead you to your sources. And following…