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This is an interesting discussion from the National Council on Public History conference blog. I’ve mentioned before that we need a new term to describe this wonderful phenomenon of more and more people documenting their lives publicly, and projects like … Continue reading
Novelist Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, What Is the What), publisher of McSweeney’s, and founder of 826NYC, a nonprofit organization in Brooklyn that supports students in developing their writing skills, is an oral history buff. In this … Continue reading
Folklorist and musicologist Archie Green (b. 1917), who established the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress, has died. Raised by a socialist father, Green worked in the San Francisco shipyards during WWII and both experiences inspired his lifelong … Continue reading
That’s Brooklynite Howard Zinn speaking at a memorial for Studs Terkel held this past Sunday at Cooper Union. First nasty cold of the season kept me from attending, sadly, otherwise I’d have more to report!