Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations

NYU Press, March 2013   Introduction (PDF) Request an Examination Copy Read More on the Author’s Blog   Media:   On C-Span’s Book TV   Blog Tour, March 2013 Featured on PRI’s The World, February 13, 2013 Review by Lifelong Dewey, February 15, 2013 New York Times, March 10, 2013 (second item) Wall Street Journal, … Read more of Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations

Spring 2013: Historic Interpretation

New graduate seminar:  This seminar will focus on knowledge and skills necessary for interpreting history to the public, especially research and methods of communication using a variety of means and media. Readings will focus on Mid-Atlantic history, to prepare students for public history work or advanced research in the Mid-Atlantic region. The seminar also will … Read more of Spring 2013: Historic Interpretation

How I Spent My Summer “Vacation” (and Spring Semester Research Leave)

I’ve been adding new content to The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. I have been working with NYU Press on production of my next book, Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations, which will be published in 2013. I have been doing research on the Cooper Street Historic District, including the history … Read more of How I Spent My Summer “Vacation” (and Spring Semester Research Leave)

Course offerings for 2012-13

I’m looking forward to offering some new courses in the year ahead. In the fall, I will teach the Perspectives in History course for history majors.  We’ll put a civic engagement spin on the course by getting involved with local historical societies in the process of learning about historical research methods, historiography, and citizenship in … Read more of Course offerings for 2012-13