15 January 2006 - Sunday

History Carnival XXIII

The twenty-third History Carnival is up at Old is the New New. Rob MacDougall has cataloged a full month of posts in a very stylish format. Here are a few of the entries:

Ed Podesta describes the philosophy behind the "grand" tradition of British school history, which emphasizes the transmission of a particular culture. >>

K. M. Lawson comments on an unusual history lesson at a Japanese high school. >>

James R. Rummel has discovered that the US government turned to the American Historical Association during World War II to help answer questions like "Can War Marriages be Made to Work?," "Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?," and "Will There be a Plane in Every Garage?" The AHA's Web site reproduces 43 of these pamphlets. >>

Nathanael D. Robinson proposes a list of ten events that students need to know in order to understand contemporary France. >>

Tim Burke describes the melancholy induced by tight security around historical landmarks in Philadelphia. >>

Mortimer Randolph is interested in Scotland's experience with bison. >>

The next History Carnival will be hosted right here on 1 February. Please send nominations for entries (preferably posted between today and then) to JonathanWilson at letu.edu -- or simply use the submission form here.

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