I work for a TV production company in LA and we're teaming up with a network to develop a series about exploring and history.
basic premise of the show is this: A host or team or hosts will
explore different sites around the world and explain why they are
interesting/noteworthy/etc. There will be an element of exploring as
they wander around these sites. We envision our host as someone in
their 20s/30s/40s/50s but are open to anyone who is passionate about
what they do. We thought historians would be a perfect fit for this.
If anyone is interested, I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to send any information to: Heather.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I'm trying to look at textbooks in specific states at specific times - namely, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Ohio, California, and Massachusetts in the 1980s and 1990s. I know several of these states have a list of books that is determined by the department of education, so theoretically I should be able to find these lists. Does anyone have any idea how? I've tried looking in bibliographies of other books about textbooks, but those don't say what states the books were used in, just what states they were published in, and also, don't provide all the books used. I've also tried googling for these lists, and I've managed to come up with the current lists, but not past lists. But this tells me that the lists exist somewhere... just not sure how to figure out where.
Any recommendations on works that deal with the relationship between courtly love and religious literature in medieval Europe? So far I am looking at material mainly related to either vernacular mysticism like the Beguines or the Arthurian legends. I have all of Barbara Newman's works, some of Peter Dronke's work on medieval love lyrics, and some miscellaneous essays and works on Arthuriana and Christianity. However, I would love to find monographs or even essays that deal more directly with this topic.... Thank you!
Does anyone else find that the absolute worst part of writing a paper is the citation? I can get into a rhythm when I write, but footnotes break that up. I can write an entire page of text in a few minutes and it will be coherent and even occasionally informative, but making two small footnotes seem like drudgery.
i'm interested in getting a degree in middle eastern studies (focusing in middle eastern history) but i've been told that i should just get a history degree instead and focus in middle eastern history. im aware that in the future (if i should attempt to apply for a tt position in history dept), it might be very difficult for me get accepted. but what do you all think? my former professor stated that the training in history is the most rigorous and thorough than any other area. (with some bias, of course) but i'd also like tog et my degree within 5 years or less. and a phd in history (as we all know) can also add up to 8-10 years (depending on area of study ... and in my case, middle eastern study can take up to 8+ years) please tell me what you think. thanks!
This is probably a really obvious answer to most, but it's something I've never quite been able to get a handle on. (And I've had different profs give different answers over the years when I have asked previously).
When you have a primary source cited within a secondary source - say, Dr. John Appleseed, in his paper on the genetic line of the Macintosh apple, quotes from a letter written from the colonies back home in the 1500s. I toddle off and pull the letter from Joe Q. Apple, esq. from EEBO and take a look. I end up using the original letter in my paper as well.
Do I cite Joe Q Apple as a primary source with no reference to Dr. John Appleseed in that specific citation, since I pulled the letter and looked at it separately (instead of taking Appleseed's word for what it said)?
Or do I cite Joe Apple's letter as originally being referenced by Dr. Appleseed, even though I'm using it independently of Appleseed's points, because he's the one who found the thing in the first place and I'm piggybacking on his work?
It feels like cheating to use an obscure primary source and not make note of how I came across it, but on the other hand, if I find and follow up on an interesting and useful book or journal article in a paper's footnotes or works cited, I don't mention *that* in my own paper's footnotes.
What's the protocol there?
I am considering applying for grad school, with the intent to get a Ph.D. in U.S. history. I have two questions, though, and my Google skills have failed me.
1. Do I need to apply for a master's degree program, or can I apply for doctorate programs right off the bat? Or, in other words, will not having an M.A. make applying for Ph.D. programs a waste of time and money? Google has given me answers consisting of "Yes," "No," and "It depends on the program."
2. A few years back, I entered a M.Ed. program through University of Phoenix. At the time, I was having trouble getting a full-time job (I was working several part time jobs instead) and thought it would bring me job security. About a year into the program, I was hired full-time at a newspaper.
Long story short, I completed the required courses, but when it came time to do the student teaching, a lack of money and the crashing economy (I live in California, and right as I was ready to start arranging student teaching, the districts I live near started laying off hundreds of teachers) made it unwise for me to leave my job for four months, especially with that job turning to layoffs and furloughs already. I withdrew from the program.
I'm not crushed, because observations and classes showed me that teaching at the high school level would probably be very frustrating for me (the state curriculum makes me kind of ragey, and it really seems like high school teachers have to cram in too much stuff and can't go in-depth into anything), but I'm wondering if having withdrawn from a previous graduate study program will look really terrible when applying for grad school?
I apologize if these questions have been asked before. I skimmed through the past few months of entries and didn't find anything about either.
EDIT: Thank you all for the excellent advice! I really appreciate it. And I will definitely be looking into your suggestions.