Stephanie Kingsley (over on the American Historical Association‘s blog) put up a post on the ethical and technical challenges of retaining records of the web. Summarizing the proceedings of a day symposium on the topic, Kingsley also consults with the York Psyborg lab’s good fried Ian Milligan (Waterloo) to expound on the complex topic. She also provides a compendium of resources for those historians interested in contributing to projects being undertaken to #SaveTheWeb. Find the full post here.
FYI, the American Historical Association’s website includes a handy dandy calendar tool that provides a chronology of wide-ranging relevant content for those interested in the happenings of the historical discipline more broadly. Included are meetings and seminars, exhibitions and interpretive resources, as well as awards and fellowships.
Follow this link to check it out!
The American Historical Association has formally requested a government agency to exempt oral history from the oversight of Institutional Research Boards (IRBs). The Boards, which are informally known as “ethics committees,” oversee scientific research to ensure that live participants are protected from abuse, but their reach has never been extended to humanities research. According to a recent proposal by the Office for Human Research Protections, however, oral history would become subject to “expedited review.” According to an article in Inside Higher Ed: Continue reading American Historican Association Defends Oral History