Historic preservation often gets criticized for being aesthetically elitist, concerned with only celebratory history. But recent efforts within the preservation movement tell a different story. Bending the Future: Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States, coedited by UMass Amherst professors Max Page and Marla Miller, shares fifty essays by scholars who ask: “... More
"Every now and then you meet a writer whose voice is so fresh and exciting and whose work is not only moving, but important—and you can’t wait for everyone else to discover them. For me, Hasanthika Sirisena is one of those writers."--Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You
Listen to Doug Bradley and Craig Werner talk to New Books Network about We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War.
New Book Network sets the stage for the book Rolling... More
Marla Miller, series editor for Public History in Historical Perspective and professor and director of the public history program in the history department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected vice president and president elect of the National Council on Public History (NCPH).
NCPH is the national professional organization for the field of public... More
Whitney Strub, co-editor of the forthcoming Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s comments on Utah's anti-pornography stance in Salon:
"Now, I’m an historian, not a social scientist,... More