Call for proposals: History of Education Society 2020

2020 Annual Meeting Where: Baltimore, Maryland When: November 5-8, 2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Program Committee for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries. The 2020 … Continue reading Call for proposals: History of Education Society 2020

Guidance for doing archival research

Archival collections are typically considered the preserve of historians. Yet, qualitative researchers can make use of archival collections to supplement ongoing research, explore methodological issues, or conduct a secondary analysis of archived data sets. But how might one go about entering the archives?  This question is addressed by the book: The Archive Project: Archival Research … Continue reading Guidance for doing archival research

Exploring archival collections: The American Folklife Center

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress preserves records of American folklife. The Center both conducts and facilitates research on folklife and culture. Materials include songs, stories, images and documents associated with ethnographic fieldwork. The Center takes care of over 6 million items dating from the 1890s to the present. Winick and Bartis (2016) point … Continue reading Exploring archival collections: The American Folklife Center

Visiting the archives

Recently I had the good fortune to visit the National Archives and Library of Congress in Washington DC. Both the National Archives and Library Congress house significant collections of archival materials. For anyone interested in examining historical records pertaining to a topic of interest, a visit to these collections is highly recommended. Where are the … Continue reading Visiting the archives

Examining the archives

This year I have been involved in a program that introduces faculty to archival collections at my institution, the University of Georgia (UGA). I have been learning about how archival collections are organized and catalogued, how to locate information that is useful for research purposes, and what to do next. I have a lot to … Continue reading Examining the archives