Event

Research Support Services for History Scholars: A Study of Evolving Research Methods in History

  • January 5, 2013
  • Rhythms Ballroom 2, Sheraton, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130
  • Roger C. Schonfeld

Roger C. Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R program director, will moderate a panel at the 127th American Historical Association Annual Meeting. Below is a description of the panel from the AHA website. AHA Session 142 Chair: Roger Schonfeld, ITHAKA S+R Panel: Francis X. Blouin, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor Sharon M. Leon, George Mason University Miriam Posner, University of California, Los Angeles Stefan Tanaka, University of California, San Diego Robert Townsend, American Historical…


Publication

Scholarly Communications in the History Discipline

In a series of projects, we were asked by JSTOR to examine scholarly communication practices in various disciplines. The goals of this work were to understand how research is conducted and disseminated in select disciplines, and to identify the importance of different scholarly resources. In this project, we focused on the field of history.


Publication

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians

This study, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, uncovers the needs of today’s historians and provides guidance for how research support providers can better serve them. We explore areas such as content discovery, information management, scholarly analysis, collaboration, library use, the writing process, professional interactions, and publication, among others. Our interviews of faculty and graduate students reveal history…


Blog

Sustaining Public History Projects

On March 22, at the National Council of Public History meeting in Monterey, California, we will be presenting on “From Antiquarians to Deadheads. Lessons from ‘Searching for Sustainability: Strategies from Eight Digitized Special Collections’” with our colleagues James David Moran from the American Antiquarian Society and Robin Chandler of UC Santa Cruz (home of the Grateful Dead Archive Online).  We’re looking forward to learning from our audience of public historians…

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Blog

AHA Recap

On Saturday, January 5, I had the opportunity to present findings from Ithaka S+R’s recent project on “Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Historians.” This was not the first presentation of findings from the project, but because this particular one took the form of a roundtable of four historians at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, it was especially interesting. My colleagues on the panel were Francis X.…

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