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In Defense of Music History

Hello everyone! Sorry for my most recent hiatus, but I’m getting some more ideas for blog posts now, so hopefully I will be able to find some time to write! This semester, I’ve been doing a research project that will

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Much More than a Bearded Lady: Brief Thoughts on the Goal of History

I have been somewhat removed from consistent historical thinking since I graduated from Messiah College in May. No, let me rephrase. I have been removed from deliberate historical thinking since I graduated from Messiah College in May. That is to

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“Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past”

Hello friends! I’m very excited to announce that starting next week I will be doing a series on a new book Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past.  As someone who is studying the past from a Christian

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“How to Discuss a Book for History”

After finishing reading the first of two big sections of books that I need to have read for my Monday history courses, I certainly gleaned some helpful hints from this article. . . If you are just beginning your study

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History Requires Interpretation

Hello friends, For my Teaching History class I am reading History on Trial, a book that walks through the many culture wars of history.  From the very founding of our nation, history has been a topic that has been fought over

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“Why Study History?”

As I eagerly await the arrival of my preorder of Why Study History, I was checking out an artical by the American Historical Association with the same title.  Here is a segment of that article. . . People live in the present.

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“What Does It Mean to Think Historically?”

Recently I have found myself becoming a more frequent reader of the American Historical Association.  Earlier this summer, I caught my eye on an article that is really like a going back to basics model for thinking historically.  It has the

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19 Lessons About Teaching

After seeing a few of the points on The Way of Improvement Leads Home, I went over to Inside Higher Ed  to read their article on teaching lessons for professors.  I’m always curious about what professor’s think of their students in the broader

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Williams College President: The Importance of the Liberal Arts

Check out this great piece over at Asia Society.  It is a great defense of the Liberal Arts.  The written portion is followed up by a 54 minute video.  Here is the article part of the post. HONG KONG, June 28,

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Yikes!

That’s pretty much what I said as I read one of my old papers last night. While on the good ole Facebook last night, I was looking at my college pictures.  Two of them included me with a finalized copy

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