Doing History

Author: Mark Donnelly,Claire Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136656944

Category: Education

Page: 256

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History as an academic discipline has dramatically changed over the last few decades and has become much more exciting and varied as a result of ideas from other disciplines, the influence of postmodernism and historians' incorporation of their own theoretical reflections into their work. The way history is studied at university level can vary greatly from history at school or as represented in the media and Doing History bridges that gap. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of history this is the ideal introduction to studying history as an academic subject at university. Doing History presents the ideas and debates that shape how we do history today, covering arguments about the nature of historical knowledge and the function of historical writing, whether we can really ever know what happened in the past, what sources historians depend on, and whether historians’ versions of history have more value than popular histories. This practical and accessible introduction to the discipline introduces students to these key discussions, familiarises them with the important terms and issues, equips them with the necessary vocabulary and encourages them to think about, and engage with, these questions. Clearly structured and accessibly written, it is an essential volume for all students embarking on the study of history.

Doing Oral History

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199329346

Category: History

Page: 352

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Doing Oral History is considered the premier guidebook to oral history, used by professional oral historians, public historians, archivists, and genealogists as a core text in college courses and throughout the public history community. Over the past decades, the development of digital audio and video recording technology has continued to alter the practice of oral history, making it even easier to produce quality recordings and to disseminate them on the Internet. This basic manual offers detailed advice on setting up an oral history project, conducting interviews, making video recordings, preserving oral history collections in archives and libraries, and teaching and presenting oral history. Using the existing Q&A format, the third edition asks new questions and augments previous answers with new material, particularly in these areas: 1. Technology: As before, the book avoids recommending specific equipment, but weighs the merits of the types of technology available for audio and video recording, transcription, preservation, and dissemination. Information about web sites is expanded, and more discussion is provided about how other oral history projects have posted their interviews online. 2. Teaching: The new edition addresses the use of oral history in online teaching. It also expands the discussion of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) with the latest information about compliance issues. 3. Presentation: Once interviews have been conducted, there are many opportunities for creative presentation. There is much new material available on innovative forms of presentation developed over the last decade, including interpretive dance and other public performances. 4. Legal considerations: The recent Boston College case, in which the courts have ruled that Irish police should have access to sealed oral history transcripts, has re-focused attention on the problems of protecting donor restrictions. The new edition offers case studies from the past decade. 5. Theory and Memory: As a beginner's manual, Doing Oral History has not dealt extensively with theoretical issues, on the grounds that these emerge best from practice. But the third edition includes the latest thinking about memory and provides a sample of some of the theoretical issues surrounding oral sources. It will include examples of increased studies into catastrophe and trauma, and the special considerations these have generated for interviewers. 6. Internationalism: Perhaps the biggest development in the past decade has been the spreading of oral history around the world, facilitated in part by the International Oral History Association. New oral history projects have developed in areas that have undergone social and political upheavals, where the traditional archives reflect the old regimes, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The third edition includes many more references to non-U.S. projects that will still be relevant to an American audience. These changes make the third edition of Doing Oral History an even more useful tool for beginners, teachers, archivists, and all those oral history managers who have inherited older collections that must be converted to the latest technology.

Doing History

Performative Praktiken in der Geschichtskultur

Author: Sarah Willner,Georg Koch,Stefanie Samida

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830982690

Category: History

Page: 272

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Doing History - körperbezogene und emotionale Performanzen spielen in der populären Geschichtskultur eine herausragende Rolle. Dennoch wurde die Inszenierung einer 'lebendigen' Vergangenheit bisher nur im Kontext von Schulen, Gedenkstätten und Museen einer kritischen Beurteilung unterzogen. Dieser Band schließt nun auch Formen außerhalb der traditionellen Bildungsorte mit ein und nimmt die dort hergestellten, aufgeführten und ausgehandelten Geschichtserfahrungen in ihrer Bedeutung für die verschiedenen Akteure ernst. Die Beiträge aus Kultur-, Geschichts- und Medienwissenschaft konzentrieren sich auf die körperlichen Praktiken, die Materialität der beteiligten Dinge und das Erleben in diesen Feldern, die sich an der Vergangenheit orientieren und doch immer auf die Gegenwart bezogen sind. Dabei wird deutlich, wie sich Deutungshoheiten über Geschichte verschieben, sich gegenseitig inspirieren und provozieren können.

Doing History

Investigating With Children in Elementary and Middle Schools

Author: Linda S. Levstik,Keith C. Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136852948

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Now in its fourth edition, this popular text offers a unique perspective on teaching and learning history in the elementary and middle grades. Through case studies of teachers and students in diverse classrooms and from diverse backgrounds, it shows children engaging in authentic historical investigations, often in the context of an integrated social studies curriculum. The central assumption is that children can engage in valid forms of historical inquiry-collecting and data analysis, examining the perspectives of people in the past, considering multiple interpretations, and creating evidence-based historical accounts. In each chapter, the authors explain how the teaching demonstrated in the vignettes reflects basic principles of contemporary learning theory, thus providing specific examples of successful activities and placing them in a theoretical context that allows teachers to adapt and apply them in a wide variety of settings. New in the Fourth Edition Expanded coverage of world history in two new chapters Integration of new technologies to support history instruction Updated classroom examples, bibliographies, and references

Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age

Author: Michael J. Galgano,J. Chris Arndt,Raymond M. Hyser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285402316

Category: History

Page: 240

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DOING HISTORY: RESEARCH AND WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE presents a soup to nuts approach to researching and writing about history, with an eye for making the most of current technology. The authors begin their straightforward approach with an overview of the discipline. Then, they lay out a systematic approach to research, including how to locate and analyze sources (both primary and secondary), how to write the paper and cite research properly, and how to present the work in conferences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How the Cold War Ended

Debating and Doing History

Author: John Prados

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 159797174X

Category: History

Page: 301

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Examines the debates surrounding the end of the Cold War

Doing Recent History

On Privacy, Copyright, Video Games, Institutional Review Boards, Activist Scholarship, and History that Talks Back

Author: Claire Bond Potter,Renee Christine Romano

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820334677

Category: History

Page: 311

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Explores the difficulties of writing histories of recent events, due to the lack of perspective, hindsight, and developed historiography.

On Doing Local History

Author: Carol Kammen

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759102538

Category: History

Page: 189

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Completely revised and updated edition of the guide for local historians.

The Pursuit of Local History

Readings on Theory and Practice

Author: Carol Kammen,American Association for State and Local History

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780761991694

Category: History

Page: 240

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In this work readers can discover the role local historians play, find out what the experts see as the values of the local history while exploring their theories, and see how local history has been practised by those who have dedicated their lives to it.

Teaching What Really Happened

How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807777315

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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James Loewen has revised Teaching What Really Happened, the bestselling, go-to resource for social studies and history teachers wishing to break away from standard textbook retellings of the past. In addition to updating the scholarship and anecdotes throughout, the second edition features a timely new chapter entitled “Truth” that addresses how traditional and social media can distort current events and the historical record. Helping students understand what really happened in the past will empower them to use history as a tool to argue for better policies in the present. Our society needs engaged citizens now more than ever, and this book offers teachers concrete ideas for getting students excited about history while also teaching them to read critically. It will specifically help teachers and students tackle important content areas, including Eurocentrism, the American Indian experience, and slavery. “Should be in the hands of every history teacher in the country.” —Howard Zinn “This book should be required reading for every history teacher in the land.” —Sam Wineburg, Stanford University “In the sequel to his bestseller, Lies My Teacher Told Me, James Loewen has crafted a critique of how history is being taught in public education that should be in the hands of every practicing and pre-service social studies teacher in the United States.” —The History Teacher (from the first edition) “Loewen challenges us to critically reflect on the essence of what social studies and history education is and what social studies and history educators do. Doing so can only improve the experiences our students have.” —The Social Studies (from the first edition)

Doing History from the Bottom Up

On E.P. Thompson, Howard Zinn, and Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below

Author: Staughton Lynd

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608464539

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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In the 1960s historians on both sides of the Atlantic began to challenge the assumptions of their colleagues and push for an understanding of history "from below." In this collection, Staughton Lynd, himself one of the pioneers of this approach, laments the passing of fellow luminaries David Montgomery, E.P. Thompson, Alfred Young, and Howard Zinn, and makes the case that contemporary academics and activists alike should take more seriously the stories and perspectives of Native Americans, slaves, rank-and-file workers, and other still-too-frequently marginalized voices. Staughton Lynd is an American conscientious objector, Quaker, peace activist and civil rights activist, tax resister, historian, professor, author, and lawyer.

AVPS World History Series: World War I

Author: N.A

Publisher: Social Studies

ISBN: 1560043059

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: N.A

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Contains materials for use in teaching how to interpret visual primary sources from the World War I era.

AVPS World History Series: The Holocaust

Author: N.A

Publisher: Social Studies

ISBN: 1560043075

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: N.A

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Contains materials for use in teaching how to interpret visual primary sources.

The History of Doing

An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights and Feminism in India 1800-1990

Author: Radha Kumar

Publisher: Zubaan

ISBN: 9788185107769

Category: Feminism

Page: 203

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A thematic history of the women's movement in India both before and after independence, this book covers the period from the nineteenth century to the present day. It looks at how women s issues were raised, initially by men and as part of the movements for social reform, and then with the involvement of women in the nationalist movement, by women themselves. Using photographs, old and new documents, excerpts from letters, books and informal writings, the author documents the growing involvement of women and the formation of the early women s organizations; she examines the foregrounding of the women s issue during the reform and nationalist movements and its subsequent disappearance from the agenda of public debate until the post independence period of the Sixties and Seventies when it surfaces again

Doing Oral History : A Practical Guide

A Practical Guide

Author: Donald A. Ritchie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198035136

Category: History

Page: 320

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Oral history is vital to our understanding of the cultures and experiences of the past. Unlike written history, oral history forever captures people's feelings, expressions, and nuances of language. But what exactly is oral history? How reliable is the information gathered by oral history? And what does it take to become an oral historian? Donald A. Ritchie, a leading expert in the field, answers these questions and, in particular, explains the principles and guidelines created by the Oral History Association to ensure the professional standards of oral historians. Doing Oral History has become one of the premier resources in the field of oral history. It explores all aspects of oral history, from starting an oral-history project, including funding, staffing, and equipment to conducting interviews; publishing; videotaping; preserving materials; teaching oral history; and using oral history in museums and on the radio. In this second edition, the author has incorporated new trends and scholarship, updated and expanded the bibliography and appendices, and added a new focus on digital technology and the Internet. Appendices include sample legal release forms and information on oral history organizations. Doing Oral History is a definitive step-by-step guide that provides advice and explanations on how to create recordings that illuminate human experience for generations to come. Illustrated with examples from a wide range of fascinating projects, this authoritative guide offers clear, practical, and detailed advice for students, teachers, researchers, and amateur genealogists who wish to record the history of their own families and communities.

Just Doing It: A History of Advertising

100 people who made advertising and our lives different

Author: Pia Elliott

Publisher: Homeless Book

ISBN: 8898969341

Category: Design

Page: 24

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The purpose of the book is to provide an overall view of advertising in the twentieth century while filling in the gap of information that exists in Italy ? where just a few names are known. The book also provides a leading thread about those professionals who, in the second half of the 20th century, were the protagonists of the creative revolution and whose influence has been seminal on both American and English advertising. The book has no historical intentions nor aims at classifying people into schools or categories (as such an approach would be pretentious and inadequate in a profession so deeply entangled with economics and consumer attitudes). The content in brief: The book is made up of short biographies of famous and well known advertising people ? mainly art directors and copywriters ? interspersed with a few explanatory chapters that are simply summaries on certain subjects. For instance The Big Agencies outlines the origins of historical agencies, such as J.W. Thompson, BBDO, and Young & Rubicam. The State of Things explains what happened after the (so called) Creative Revolution. The Spot-Makers presents people like Howard Zieff, Joe Pytka, Rick Levine, and Bob Giraldi. Old School Ties and Colonels is about British advertising before Collett Dickinson and Pearce. La Grande Parade depicts the peculiarities of French advertising and Carosello and its Victims explains the unusual features of the Italian Carosello (an early TV format that hosted commercials), etc. Biographies are structured differently along the lines of individual stories and, generally, tend to highlight the meaningful events in one s career rather than their early life and experiences. This way of telling a story is, of course, somewhat influenced by the author s experiences and point of view and represents the original aspect of the book. Among the influentials , Americans and Britons outnumber French and Italians. A final section with Contributions by various authors and famous copywriters: Gossage, Della Femina, Abbott, Séguéla, Marcantonio, Pirella, etc. completes the book.

Making Sexual History

Author: Jeffrey Weeks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745669085

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Jeffrey Weeks has established an international reputation as one of the most original and influential writers on the social history of sexuality.