January 31, 2017

Finding Historical Census Bureau Statistics

The Census Bureau has been releasing statistics describing the population of the United States since 1790. This webinar explains how and where to find many of the resources that contain those historical Census statistics. It also covers the various formats the data have been released in since the first Census in 1790. Please keep in mind that this webinar is not focused on individual Census records--of particular interest to genealogists-- but rather on summary statistics from the Census Bureau.


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Guía para la historia digital

Por: Francisco Pesante
franciscopesante@gmail.com

Conocí del historiador Roy Rosenzweig (1950-2007), por medio del proyecto www.zotero.org , plataforma desarrollada por el Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Zotero es una herramienta que sirve para guardar las referencias bibliográficas, facilitar su organización y citas, además de permitir compartir y crear grupos a partir de las distintas colecciones de citas bibliográficas.

En búsqueda de publicaciones sobre humanidades digital encontré que este historiador, junto a Daniel Cohen fueron los autores de uno de los libros pioneros del tema, publicado en 2005. Titulado Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web https://www.amazon.com/Digital-History-Gathering-Preserving-Presenting/dp/0812219236 . Para mi sorpresa encontré que esta publicación se encontraba disponible de forma abierta en el siguiente portal http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/.

Espero que lo disfruten. 
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January 21, 2017

The Career Diversity Five Skills

Tomado de: American Historical Association

The Career Diversity Five Skills were first identified in focus groups of historians with PhDs who found careers beyond traditional academia—five things they hadn’t learned in grad school but that they found they needed in order to succeed beyond the academy. These five skills are also essential to succeeding as professors. They are:

COMMUNICATION, in a variety of media and to a variety of audiences

COLLABORATION, especially with people who might not share your worldview

QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: a basic ability to understand and communicate information presented in quantitative form, i.e., understanding that numbers tell a story the same way words, images, and artifacts do

INTELLECTUAL SELF-CONFIDENCE: the ability to work beyond subject matter expertise, to be nimble and imaginative in projects and plans

DIGITAL LITERACY: a basic familiarity with digital tools and platforms

This guide presents an introduction to each skill—adapted from posts originally published on AHA Today in Spring 2016—as well as a list of AHA-produced resources that can help develop an understanding of that skill. The resources include blog posts, Perspectives on History articles, video resources, and more.

Many thanks to our blog authors for their thoughts and to Lindsey Martin, Mellon career development officer at the University of Chicago, who compiled and annotated these resources.

Historia oral y la junta de revision institucional

El 19 de enero el gobierno federal de los Estados Unidos emitió su decisión final que rige las Juntas de Revisión Institucional (IRB), donde se excluye la historia oral y el periodismo de la ley federal para la Protección de los Sujetos Humanos. Ley que por la relación colonial de Puerto Rico con los Estados Unidos rige en la isla. Lo que significaba que previamente a nivel de investigaciones académicas, los estudiantes (por ejemplo en investigaciones de tesis y disertación) e investigadores, tenían la obligación de referir sus propuestas de investigación ante el IRB para su aprobación.

Esta decisión entrará en vigor el 19 de enero de 2018.

Para detalles ver la decisión en el documento adjunto.

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