In his October 1983 report to the Council, former AAS President Marcus A. McCorison outlined the founding of the Program in the History of the Book (PHBAC), an ambitious initiative that set out to unite four areas of the Society's work: collections, scholarship, fellowships, and publications. In the same 1983 report, John Hench, then assistant director ...
K-12 Workshop: Learning about “Writing History” with an Expert
Why not jumpstart your school year by joining us for a workshop? On Monday, August 19, we’ll be hosting “Writing History,” a workshop for K-12 educators led by Bancroft Prize-winning author John Demos.
Through a lecture/discussion with Demos and a series of interactive workshops we will be exploring the process of creating and writing historical narratives, ...
History Lessons with Gordon Wood
Please join us for a special public lecture tomorrow night, Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.
"Does History Teach Lessons?"
Gordon S. Wood
Was George Santayana correct when he said that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it?" Come and find out with Gordon Wood who is the Alva O. Way ...
Past is Present and Other Blogs
Here is a roundup of a few blogs that have recently mentioned Past is Present.
One of our recent posts -- "City Living" was referenced a couple of times. Two Nerdy History Girls had a post "Big Bad City Tempts Young Men, 1849" in which Susan provides a wonderful set-up to introduce our earlier post: