Creative a Digital Community Archive

December 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Creative a Digital Community Archive

Michael Savoca I have been working on my own digital history project for many years now, although I have a long way to go in perfecting what I hope it will become. I hope this is an appropriate venue to discuss a personal project that I hope will become much more. On September 4, 2009, […]

My Education in History

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on My Education in History

Michael Savoca HIST-799 Project 5 Why is it so easy to be drawn to something that is always just out of reach? For as long as I can remember, there has always been an innate appeal to the past and all those who inhabited a world that only now exists in memory and the materials […]

Reflections on Temkin’s “Historians Shouldn’t be Pundits”

November 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Reflections on Temkin’s “Historians Shouldn’t be Pundits”

In the Era of Trump, we seem to be a witnessing a television renaissance for historians. Various panels and guest spots on nearly every news station are filled with historians, all offering their take on the events of the day. Moshik Temkin’s recent article in the New York Times, “Historians Shouldn’t be Pundits,” argues that […]

Exploring History with my Brother

November 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Exploring History with my Brother

My brother finds history to be mildly interesting, but his interest level is far removed from that of his historian and genealogist brother. A twenty one year old artist, focused on the future, embedded in his personal pursuits, he has little time or interest in a distant past. When I saw this project, I knew […]

A Short Story: Teta Ivanica

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on A Short Story: Teta Ivanica

Michael Savoca History Engages the Public Project 2 It was a hot summer day in July, 2013 when I first sat in the reading room of the Croatian National Archive in Zagreb. I stared at the blurred microfilm images as they whirred by, searching for a record of my grandmother’s younger sister. I had always […]

Response to Cormac Shine

October 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Response to Cormac Shine

Michael Savoca HIST 799: History Engages the Public Every field has its stereotypes. Just close your eyes and you can see him. His white hair is neatly quaffed, not even a wisp falling out of place onto an oft furrowed brow. He wears a sweater vest that is layered beneath a well-worn jacket…of tweed, perhaps. […]

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