На данном информационно - образовательном портале исторического факультета Кембриджского университета представлены большие коллекции исторических источников, исторических документов, исторических данных. Faculty of History обладает обширной библиотекой, с множеством уникальных коллекций.
The Office of the Historian is responsible, under law, for the preparation and publication of the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy in the Foreign Relations of the United States series.
In addition, the Office prepares policy-supportive historical studies for Department principals and other agencies. These studies provide essential background information, evaluate how and why policies evolved, identify precedents, and derive lessons learned. Department officers rely on institutional memory, collective wisdom, and personal experience to make decisions; rigorous historical analysis can sharpen, focus, and inform their choices. The Office of the Historian conducts an array of initiatives, ranging from briefing memos to multi-year research projects.
The Office of the Historian also promotes the declassification of documents to ensure a complete and accurate understanding of the past.
Источник описания:Office of the Historian
American Studies has its roots in efforts in the early twentieth century to interpret American culture and society holistically. As the field or discipline has evolved, practitioners frequently mentioned stylistic, organizational tendencies such as an integrative view of "seeing things whole," "examining the big picture," or thinking thematically and critically; orientation toward addressing problems, patterns, and issues of American society in "intersectional ways" or "multiple dimensions," including a variety of non-traditional evidence in visual and material culture; considering the influence, often overlapping, of local, regional, national, and global contexts, particularly in the production of folk and popular expressive cultural forms; an applied project as sociocultural criticism to reform America or convey intellectual perspectives to a wider public and professions in a variety of institutions (e.g., museums and heritage organizations, government, community and cultural agencies, K-12 education, medical, business and legal professions); and a bridge (or the frequently used metaphor of "crossroads") between, and comparative project of, humanities and social sciences, and sometimes science and technology, focused on a crucial, and complex, geopolitical area, and idea, of the world. In sum, as expressed in an entry in the encyclopedia, American Studies identifies and interprets themes, patterns, trends, behaviors, traditions, and ideas that characterize the United States as a nation, an experience, a rhetoric, and peoples-past, present, and future; at home and abroad (or in counter-conceptualizations transcending borders); and in thought and action. In short, as a disciplinary as well as multidimensional intellectual enterprise, American Studies is uniquely constructed to seek an understanding of Americanness.
Источник описания:American Studies
The Harold B. Lee Library will actively participate in learning, teaching, and research by identifying and responding effectively to the information needs of students and faculty.
Provide information resources and services that
- Support educational pursuits
- Promote information discovery
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- Nurture lifelong intellectual and spiritual growthИсточник описания:Harold B. Lee Library
Reviews in History was launched in 1996, and publishes reviews and reappraisals of significant work in all fields of historical interest.
Our mission is to help put current events into historical perspective. Given how public opinion is shaped today, whipsawed emotionally on talk shows this way and that in response to the egos of the guests, the desire for ratings by the hosts and the search for profits by media companies and sponsors, historians are especially needed now. They can help remind us of the superficiality of what-happens-today-is-all-that-counts journalism.
Each week HNN features up to a dozen fresh op eds by prominent historians. Our archives, extending over the past decade, include thousands of well-researched pieces.
Even those who profess utter indifference to history are beholden to it. History is inescapable. Who we are and how we react to events depends, to a great extent, on our past. As Eugene O'Neill has a character in Long Day's Journey into Night exclaim, at a critical juncture,"The past is the present, isn't it? It's the future, too. We all try to lie out of that but life won't let us." Our motto at HNN reflects O'Neill's insight:"History News Network ... Because the past is the present, and the future, too."
Journalism is said to be the first draft of history. But journalists traditionally have had little use for historians. The list of occasions on which journalists feel compelled to call upon historians is short. Though a select number of historians recently have become media stars, the fact remains that few are publicly quoted, and hardly any are given the public platform regularly awarded economists, political scientists or pollsters. The last historian trusted to take a large and visible role in a national administration was Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and that was some fifty years ago.
Among the many duties we assume are these: To expose politicians who misrepresent history. To point out bogus analogies. To deflate beguiling myths. To remind Americans of the irony of history. To put events in context. To remind us all of the complexity of history.
Источник описания:HNN History News Network