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CFA: 2019 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute “Digital Asias”

2019 Penn State Global Asias Summer Institute “Digital Asias”

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 3-7, 2019. This year’s Institute, co-directed by Joseph Jonghyun Jeon (UC-Irvine) and Jonathan E. Abel (Penn State), focuses on the topic of “Digital Asias.”

Re: The Future of the History Major

I need to clarify something from my earlier message. Laura Mitchell misunderstands my central point, and perhaps it's my fault that she does. She says it's wrong for me to characterize history teaching as giving up on, as I put it, "the contextualizing, the close reading, the corroboration of sources, [and] the spirit of empathetic imagination." She goes on to say most history teachers do still do these things. I am not sure she is right that "most" history teachers do these things, but I am sure many of them do.

Re: The Future of the History Major

I agree with Ginger Frost that history is a relevant major, but I reject the notion that as government "money dried up, tuition rose accordingly" in some inverse relationship. That is quite simply wrong. Loan money has NOT dried up. Sadly, it is too widely available, as the student debt crisis proves. Millions of students are not in debt because they were unable to find a lender.

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