"'Should we just 'keep swimming?'" On the fascinating history of swimming at the JHI Blog

Luna Sarti's (Ph.D Candidate, Italian Studies, UPenn) fascinating blog post for the Journal of the History of Ideas Blog surveys literature on the history of swimming, reminding us that our standard techniques and relationship with the water are "the result of specific political and cultural processes," some of which may give us pause.

"Should we just 'keep swimming'?" On the fascinating history of swimming at the JHI Blog

Luna Sarti's (Ph.D Candidate, Italian Studies, UPenn) fascinating blog post for the Journal of the History of Ideas Blog surveys literature on the history of swimming, reminding us that our standard techniques are "the result of specific political and cultural processes," some of which may give us pause.

 

New post on the SHGAPE blog!

 

We’re pleased to feature an excellent new post on race, Franco-Americans, and immigration  by Dr. Patrick Lacroix on our SHGAPE blog. 

Lacroix is an instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, N.H.). His work on Franco-Americans has appeared in numerous publications, including the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. He tweets from @querythepast.

A Sneak Peek at One of the SHGAPE-Sponsored Panels at the AHA!

The 2019 annual meeting for the American Historical Association will take place in Chicago from January 3-6, and SHGAPE is sponsoring some great panels! Today on the blog we’re pleased to feature a “sneak peek” of one of the sponsored sessions, “Secret Liaisons and Disloyalty: Space and Gender in Progressive-Era New York.” The panel is scheduled for Thursday, January 3 from 1:30-3:00 P.M. at the Palmer House Hilton, Salon 12, and is chaired by Timothy J.

Call for Bloggers!

Calling all scholars working on the years between 1865 and 1920! Have some fascinating research or an unknown story from the archives to share? An experience in the classroom or a new exhibit that you’ve worked on? We’re looking for blog posts from you! We’d love to have posts from independent scholars, public historians, graduate students, teachers, and professors on a wide range of topics. We’re especially looking for posts on borderlands, race and ethnic studies, migration, gender, sexuality, and intersectional histories, but all topics and approaches are welcome.

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