Poetry of the Earth
H-Connecticut serves as a communications center and discussion forum for Connecticut’s history and heritage communities. Sponsored by the Office of the State Historian, H-Connecticut promotes the free exchange of ideas, as well as collaborative endeavors, among the state’s historians, educators, museum professionals, genealogists, preservationists, archivists, historical interpreters, and others interested in the history of the Nutmeg state.
In the last ten months, the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has digitized and uploaded nearly 80,000 pages of Progressive Era Connecticut newspapers to the free, keyword-searchable digital archive Chronicling America.
I am writing this hoping one of you fine scholars might be able to offer me some advice or insight into an issue I am facing in my Public History programs. I am teaching a new Advanced Topics in Public History course this upcoming Fall semester for undergraduate students and the theme will be the use and spread of technology within the field of Public History.
For our Fall issue, Connecticut Explored, the magazine of Connecticut history, is looking for story ideas and authors on the topic of things that represent the "Connecticut brand"-things that were created here, invented here, or are associated with Connecticut. Examples that have already been covered in the magazine include firearms and Peter Pan candy. Know of any new research on a topic that would work for this issue? Read anything lately or seen an exhibit that could provide an idea? Got any suggestions for scholars or authors that could pen an interesting article?
Governor Malloy's proposed two-year budget (for FY 2015-17) would eliminate state support for many of your favorite heritage and cultural organizations statewide. His plan would eliminate two-thirds of the Connecticut Humanities Council budget, 75 percent of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation's budget, and 60 percent of the Connecticut League of History Organization's budget.