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Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 27-28, 2014: September 2014 Recap

[A recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
September 1: Fall Forward: 2014 NEASA Conference: A series on plans for the fall starts with the (still) upcoming New England American Studies Association conference in Bristol, RI!
September 2: Fall Forward: Scholars Strategy Network: The series continues with the public scholarly community I’m very excited to be joining this fall.
September 3: Fall Forward: Toronto Talks: A pair of complementary, challenging (still) upcoming book talks, as the series rolls on.
September 4:  Fall Forward: FSU Strategic Planning: A couple of important takeaways and topics from an institutional service project I’m helping with.
September 5: Fall Forward: A New Teaching Challenge: The series concludes with a new course that has me back on my toes, in the best sense.
September 6-7: Crowd-sourced Fall Plans: The autumn plans and goals of fellow AmericanStudiers—share yours in comments!
September 8: More Cville Stories: Mr. Jefferson’s University: Another series on Charlottesville histories begins with the surprising, telling details of UVa’s early days.
September 9: More Cville Stories: The Black Knights: The series continues with race, segregation, and the building in which I attended high school.
September 10: More Cville Stories: Barracks Road: On the subtle ways we’re surrounded by history, if we only know where to look, as the series rolls on.
September 11: More Cville Stories: Fry’s Spring: Four exemplary stages of one of Charlottesville’s oldest sites and spaces.
September 12: More Cville Stories: Hazings: The series concludes with two Cville connections to a complex and important social issue.
September 13-14: Robert Greene II’s Guest Post: My latest Guest Post, as History PhD candidate Rob Greene analyses 21st century college athletics.
September 15: Country Music and Society: Gender and Identity: A series on country connections begins with Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and images of gender.
September 16: Country Music and Society: Patriotism and Images of America: The series continues with the deeply frustrating definitions of America contained in some country songs.
September 17: Country Music and Society: The Dixie Chicks and Strong Women: The kinds of strong, independent female artists we support, and those we don’t, as the series rolls on.
September 18: Country Music and Society: Johnny Cash and Prison: The lessons about a forgotten and stereotyped American community we can still learn from the Man in Black.
September 19: Country Music and Society: 21st Century Country: The series concludes with five songs that capture the range and depth of 21st century American country music.
September 20-21: Crowd-sourcing Country Music: My next crowd-sourced post, as fellow AmericanStudiers share their country connections—add yours, please!
September 22: Woman and War: The Armory Fire: A series on women in wartime begins with the Civil War tragedy that complicates a historical division.
September 23: Woman and War: Rosie the Riveter: The series continues with two ways to challenge and deepen our narratives of an iconic figure.
September 24: Woman and War: Molly Pitcher: The historical figure who may or may not have existed, and why she matters in any case, as the series rolls on.
September 25: Woman and War: Suffragist Pacifists: On how we think about and treat protesters and activists, oand what history has to tell us about those practices.
September 26: Woman and War: Jane Fonda: The series concludes with a problematic anti-war protest and the real problem with propaganda.
Next series starts Monday,
Ben

PS. Topics you’d like to see covered in this space? Guest Posts you’d like to write? Lemme know!

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