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Following up on @EADHistory's thread we want to share our work in Marketing the History Major from #AHA20 #s279. From 2013 to 2016 we had a 27% decline in major numbers; since 2016 we are up 12% for majors and up 20% when you include minors with majors. 1/19
We currently have the most juniors we've had since 2013. From 2013 to 2016 there were 39% fewer HIST majors reaching junior standing @UofOklahoma. Since 2016, there are 42% more HIST majors reaching junior standing. We're adding (avg) 2+ HIST grads, 9 majors every spring 2/19
Our work in reversing this decline has 3 aspects: curricular changes; supporting professional advising; and targeted data outreach.
Curricular: in 2009 we added 2 majors-only courses to help create community among our students + bolster their skills. 3/19
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So I'm still processing my thoughts about The #CurrentWar.

My immediate reaction upon leaving the theater: This film is custom-made for a crossover between @SocHistTech and History at the Movies (#HATM).

(@HerbertHistory-If this comes to pass, let me know!)

#histSTM (1/17)
A few additional thoughts: The movie makes it very clear that the #CurrentWar was between Edison & Westinghouse.

Yes, Tesla is there too (more on him in a moment), but the system-builders (cf. Hughes) are front and center.

I was also pleasantly surprised to see Mary Stillwell Edison and Marguerite Erskine Walker Westinghouse featured prominently in the film. The latter is actually referred to as George's wife & business partner.

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I will start by saying that I am in favor of opening up all barriers to literature (whatever that means) and history—particularly when it comes to anything having to do with the Early Medieval and Early Modern. #HATM
However, I sit here, astounded, that a film can simultaneously attempt to make 14th century history and the 16th century play (I assume it is just the Shakespeare one) that could be both insultingly basic and exclusionary.
This version of Henry V (with a strange few minutes dedicated to 1 Henry 4) is truly indicative of the Trump era and Brexit.
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Does anyone have recommendations for a student-friendly English-language movie on the Industrial Revolution?
“Peterloo” seems the favorite
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So I always try to promote other folks' work when I can. For tonight's #HATM I encourage you to go give @irishacw a follow. He's an Irish Historian who studies the Irish diaspora and the American Civil War. He's written a book on the subject 1/
And also runs a blog. Here's his entry on *this* particular movie and its depiction of the Irish recruits in the CW.…
His blog is really cool because it's always well cited, reflecting scholarship, and also has cool stuff. Like he's got a mapping project with Irish pensioners going.
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I’ll start my #HATM thread tonight with one of my favorite quotes, said by Murrow.
In the DVD commentary for this film, George Clooney loves to mock the fact he was once voted People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”. #HATM
This movie is bookended with Murrow’s @RTDNA (then-RTNDA) 1958 speech - words all of us journalist must hold close to our hearts. #HATM…
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Reminds me that Forrest Gump's mother named him after Nathan Bedford Forrest, because "sometimes we all do things that, well, just don't make no sense." It's quite a tenacious myth that racist KKK terrorism was just some "wacky thing" that white people "used to do."
I was reminded of this tidbit by this excellent conversation with @williamrblack on the @NostalgiaTrap podcast.…
@williamrblack @NostalgiaTrap Another fascinating thing I learned from that conversation is that none other than Pat Buchanan loved Forrest Gump because he thought it was a deeply conservative film. I remember vaguely having that sense when I saw it on the big screen in 1994.
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Hi @NetflixFilm, I'm Jason Herbert. I'm a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Minnesota and I'm the creator of Historians At The Movies. Every weekend, we (historians and the general public) tune into @netflix to watch and live tweet a film together. #HATM 1/
If you'll check your viewing records, you'll see a bump on either Sunday nights at 8 since last July or Saturday nights at 9 since May. If you search the hashtag #HATM you'll see we've made quite the impression. 2/
We've had a few articles written about us, notably here:…
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1) #NativeTwitter As someone who is Native and close to being done with a PhD in history, can we have a conversation about the damage historians have done to Native communities? #HATM #twitterstorians
2) As Noenoe Silva points out in Aloha Betrayed, it’s possible to get a PhD focusing on Native history without interacting with ACTUAL Native people.
3) My first day in the program, a fellow student studying Native history told me he was excited to meet me because I was the first actual Native he met. It never occurred to him that maybe he should interact with the actual people he was studying.
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1. This is the film that predicted Trump. I’m only sorta kidding. Watch the trailer. via @YouTube
2. Chauncey Gardner can not read or write, but he likes to watch TV. He speaks in simplistic sound bites. White people, especially rich ones, love him.
3. The only person who accurately sees what’s happening is a black woman. But no one listens to her.
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Indiana Jones kept showing up on my Twitter feed over the last week thanks to #HATM and @SUEtheTrex

I’m here to offer a spirited archaeological defense of the original Indiana Jones movies in a short thread with five clear points (no I'm not willing to die on this hill)
1: The movies are fun. They’re nostalgic for many of us. I doubt many will argue with this point, but it’s really important. The fun aspect of the movies draws people into archaeology. If all we do is bash them, then we turn people away from our field.
2a: Archaeologists whine that Indy is a terrible archaeologist. But they’re using modern archaeological methods as a yardstick: save all cultural material, pay attn to context, etc

These movies were made in the ‘80s and were set in the ‘30s. We need to judge by those standards
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