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Recent Discussion Posts

TAMU History Conference & Grant Applications (Extended Deadline & Speakers Dr. James Brooks & Dr. Aaron O'Connell)

The History Graduate Student Organization and the Sigma Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Texas A&M University are proud to announce our 2018 graduate and undergraduate history student conference. The conference will take place on March 23-24, 2018. This conference is an

Understanding Text and Stone: a History of Christian Symbols in Mamluk Architecture - York Islamic Art Circle

"Understanding Text and Stone: a History of Christian Symbols in Mamluk Architecture" Speaker: Dr Sami de Giosa, University of Oxford Date: Tuesday 5th December 2017 Time: 6:30pm -8pm Venue: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK. Attendance by free ticket only www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-17/text-stone/

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships, 2018-2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Start your application and mark your calendar with the deadlines below!


Recent Blog Posts

Your Online Presence

Insider Information Blog

Whether you know it or not, all graduate students have some kind of online presence. Maybe you have a Facebook profile, signed up for Linkedin at some point, or created your own website and have Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Pinterest, and any other number of social networking sites that you use every day. Perhaps you filled out your profile on H-Net or have the option, like I do at my University (Florida State), to have a profile on your department’s website.

Teaching Tips

Insider Information Blog

For August, the insider information blog topic was tips for teaching. The following tips have been pulled from different blogs/websites and are by no means tried and tested (or at least not by me!). Hopefully, this blog will be a starting point for those who may be teaching for the first time or those who wish to add some variety to their seminars and lectures.

History of Capitalism Reading List

Reading Lists

There is no question that trying to compile a comprehensive list about the history of capitalism is a daunting, if not impossible, task. Thus, take what follows as a very small sliver of what is available. Admittedly, this list is skewed heavily towards North and South America (with a bit of Great Britain thrown in) as those are the areas I am most familiar with. One will also notice how studies of capitalism often go beyond state borders and are becoming increasingly global in scope. I and the editors at H-Grad welcome any additions you wish to leave in the comments.

Maintaining a Source Database - Part II: Best Practices

Insider Information Blog

In Part I, we started to dive a little deeper on the choosing software for creating and maintaining a source database.  After deciding on your software, it can be somewhat intimidiating to actually organize all those readings you have done and will do.  First I will share some basic practices I have come to use, and then turn to discussing categories and tags as they pertain to your database.