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History as a Rescue Mission: Trying to Stay Ahead of the Fire

By Lydia Simpson, Programs Manager, Center for Historic Preservation

Sometimes the greatest challenge in any kind of work is simply getting out of one’s own way. 686 more words

Climate Change, Farming, Lives, Food

It’s an infinite topic, all the interconnections of climate and weather, food,  tradition and diet,  worries and hopes.  And everyone is going to have specific stories, part of the human story of where we are going as People.   37 more words

Food Sovereignty

Prospectus: Un-earthing Beech Fork

In response to persistent flooding issues and the Flood Control Act of October 23, 1962, the US Army Corps of Engineers, during the 1970’s, reshaped the communities of “Beech Fork”, in Cabell and Wayne County West Virginia, moving residents, earth, and structures to create  688 more words

My Memory versus your (His)tories: Dr. Sucheta Mahajan

The Partition of 1947 was a period of vehement violence, gory conflicts, and unwanted separations. More than the spirit of celebrating independence from colonialism, we are drenched in the cries of those who were coerced to flee the bloodshed and force themselves into a new life and new identity. 555 more words


DMV Jazz, National Arts and Humanities Month, and Humanities Days @ Montgomery College!

October is National Arts and Humanities Month, and you are cordially invited to join me for celebrations in Maryland and Ohio!  I plan to highlight a different project each week, so… 453 more words

History in Song: “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” by U2

“I can’t believe the news today. Oh, I can’t close my eyes and make it go away. How long, how long must we sing this song? 698 more words