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The Archival Imperative: Can Oral History Survive the Funding Crisis in Archival Institutions?  

Beth M. Robertson

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2012
This article strives to answer the question of whether oral history can survive the funding crisis that rages archival institutions. The cost and complexity of managing archival ... More

Case Study: Engaging Interpretation Through Digital Technologies  

Rina Benmayor

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the dynamics of interpreting oral history through digital technologies. From today's vantage point, my “high-tech” strategies are quaint and rather obsolete. ... More

Epistemology  

Patrick Manning

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article poses questions and offers reflections on the most general type of thinking entailed in the study of world history. It addresses the common and contested ways of knowing the ... More

Food and the Annales School  

Sydney Watts

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Oct 2012
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Nov 2012
Food history emerged as a serious academic pursuit in the wake of a major reorientation in the field of history led by French scholars of the Annales School. Established in 1929 by French ... More

Historians and Sociologists Debate Transnationalism  

Peter Kivisto

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Aug 2016
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Jan 2014
This article examines the role played by the idea of transnationalism in immigrant studies during the past quarter of a century. It does so by first reviewing its developmental phase, ... More

Historicizing the Cold War  

Akira Iriye

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the process of historicizing the Cold War. It explains that the Cold War had no influence on major world affairs from the late nineteenth century onward and that, ... More

Histories of Heterodoxy  

Roberta Bivins

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Heterodox captures the oppositional qualities of ‘alternative’ without insisting on them and thereby ruling out complementarity. This article summarizes the history of heterodox medicine. ... More

The Historiography of Early Modern Brazil  

Stuart B. Schwartz

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
Scholarship on the early modern era in Brazil has been booming since the 1980s. This trend has been influenced theoretically by developments in the social sciences and by the cultural turn ... More

The Historiography of Latin American Families  

Nara Milanich

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article describes the methods and frameworks that historians have been used to examine Latin American families. It goes on to sketch some of their findings, and speculate about the ... More

Historiography of New Spain  

Kevin Terraciano and Lisa Sousa

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses intellectual, legal, urban, environmental, economic, and religious history and studies of Spaniards, blacks, and slavery in New Spain. The largest section deals with ... More

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