Active History Announcements: June 20-26

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AH_LOGO_WEBThe following upcoming events may be of interest to our readers (click on ‘continue reading’ below for full descriptions):

1)  Psychiatric Survivor Archives, Toronto (PSAT) Fourth Annual General Meeting – July 3

2) is looking for a co-book review editor

3) Conference Paper of Note: Allan Kulikoff, “A Modest Proposal to Save the Crisis in History”

4) Digest of this week’s blog posts

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1)  PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVOR ARCHIVES, TORONTO (PSAT) FOURTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2010 from 1-5 PM at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/U of T – OISE 252 BLOOR STREET WEST, 5th FLOOR, ROOM 5-230 (atop the St. George subway station).  Psychiatric survivors/consumers/current/former patients and allies are welcome to attend PSAT’s AGM to hear a report on past activities, discuss future directions and elect board members for the year ahead. This meeting is wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be available.

2) We are looking for someone to join our editorial team as one of two book review editors.  Responsibilities include selecting books to be reviewed, finding appropriate reviewers, and contacting publishers for review copies.  Please visit our book reviews section for more information about the type of book review that we solicit.

3) In early June Allan Kulikoff gave a provocative paper on the state of the historical profession at the Historical Society Conference in Washington D.C.  Kulikoff argues that the pedagogy and curriculum of many history departments have not kept up with the historiographical innovations of the twentieth century.  His solution involves nothing less than a wholesale revision of the profession, particularly the teaching of undergraduate and graduate history programs.  You can listen to Kulikoff’s presentation by visiting the conference blog.

4) This week in the AH blogosphere:

– Jay Young: The Possibilities of Digital Media and Print Publication

– Karen Dearlove: Colborne Street Breakdown II: Demolition and Community History

– Jaipreet Virdi: Scientific Instruments as ‘a History with, of, and through Things”

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