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