Noteworthy Blogs and Podcasts
Archives Blogs: A syndicated collection of blogs by and for archivists.
Archives Next: A blog by Kate Theimer, former archivist at NARA, about the use of technology in archives, especially Web 2.0 technology.
Public Historian Blog: History on the web, in the museum, and beyond.
Digital Campus podcast: A biweekly discussion of how digital media and technology are affecting learning, teaching, and scholarship at colleges, universities, libraries, and museums.
Making History Podcast: Discussing the craft of making history.
NYU Main: New York University was founded in 1831 and enrolls over 40,000 students at 6 different locations in Manhattan and in countries around the world.
NYU Department of History: The NYU History Department offers courses in a broad array of subfields, including social, cultural, intellectual, environmental, legal, transnational and comparative history.
Bibliographies and How-to Guides
Digital Skills Workshops: Links to workshop materials for the Spring 2009 workshop series “Digital Skills for Historians.”
bibliography_archive: This bibliography is a work-in-progress. It attempts to catalog a growing interdisciplinary body of work that draws on the concept of “the archive” as a lens for exploring questions of history, memory, and evidence.
archives_training_2010: A listing of local archives and repositories of information complied by Janet Bunde and Dylan Yeats.
Groups and Organizations
Society of American Archivists: Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA’s mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 5,500 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.
National Council on Public History: NCPH advances the field of public history, promoting professionalism among history practitioners and encouraging their engagement with the public. We are a membership association of consultants, museum professionals, government historians, professors & students, archivists, teachers, cultural resource managers, curators, film & media producers, historical interpreters, policy advisors, and many others. Members confer at the annual meeting each spring and share their expertise in our journal and newsletter, and in several online formats
Archives and Public History Zotero Group: This public bibliography is a place for faculty and students in the program to share readings. To join the group, first create an account on zotero.org and log in to the site, then visit the link above and click “Join Group.” To add items to the group, download Zotero 2.0 or above.
NYU Society of American Archivists Student Chapter: A brand-new student chapter of SAA (founded 2009) for NYU students concentrating in or interested in archives.
NYU Archive Workshop: Conceived by and for graduate students and young scholars, the Workshop offers an open forum for graduate students across the humanities to discuss making archival practice, “working the archive,” a part of their scholarly training, teaching philosophy and creative process. Workshops are open to any and all graduate students in the humanities, as well as to scholars and archivists whose work involves archival practice.
American Historical Society Wiki: Site intended to be a clearinghouse of information about archival resources throughout the world.
Archives and Public History Institute: The Archives and Public History Institute is a day-long orientation and instruction session for entering graduate students. The first APH Institute was held September 11, 2009.
Discussing the Archive: Ideas, Practices, Institutions: An event series in Spring 2010 exploring interdisciplinary approaches to the archive as concept and practice.
From Process to Product: Working the Archive: An event series in Spring 2011 exploring the question: as teachers and as scholars, how can we make archives relevant to our own work while increasing possibilities for the public work they should do?