Documentary Editing at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute

Since 2001, the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), held annually in Victoria, B.C., Canada, has been an annual gathering of technologists, scholars, librarians, graduate and undergraduate students…and editors. For the past three years, Jennifer Stertzer and I, joined this year by Erica Cavanaugh (George Washington Financial Papers Project), have offered […]

David R. Chesnutt ( 1940-2014)

David Rogers Chesnutt, 74, died of throat cancer at home in Hardwick, Vermont on December 15, 2014. Born in Athens, AL in 1940, the son of Thomas Brice Chesnutt and Lena (Moss) Chesnutt, he earned degrees from the University of Alabama, ’62, Auburn University, ’67, and the University of Georgia, […]

Emma Goldman Papers To Receive Hamer-Kegan Award

The Emma Goldman Papers will receive the 2014 Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award. The Hamer-Kegan Award is given by the Society of American Archivists Foundation in recognition of an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents […]

OAH Revises Standards for Contingent Employment of History Faculty

Thanks to Ann D. Gordon’s suggestions, the Organization of American Historians Committee on Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent Employment revised its standards to include non-teaching positions, such as editing. These changes were recently approved by the OAH Council and will appear on its website soon, but in the meantime, here is […]