Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Historians and Facebook

About one year after their creation, I thought I'd share the membership numbers for the Facebook groups for the AHA, OAH, and H-Net Editors.AHA: 69OAH: 46H-Net: 37These numbers have been achieved almost entirely by word of mouth/blog, and with no deliberate attempts to advertise. Consider the following groups--the result of sustained attempts to spread the word:HNN: 426Cliopatria: 46Progressive

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Alex Beam Forces H&E Hiatus

Well, not really. Alex Beam isn't forcing me, of course, to do anything. But his well-received new book, A Great Idea At The Time: The Rise, Fall, And Curious Afterlife of the Great Books, has lit a fire under me. After many worthy post-dissertation/PhD "distractions"---including a new son, many conference presentations, several articles, hundreds of blog posts (over 630 not counting USIH pieces