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  The United States Mint Historian's Corner
The Historian's Corner strives to preserve our heritage by sharing pieces of our history through a body of primary source material from which the public can find new insight on the relationships among numismatics, art, design, and government—from the birth of our Nation’s coinage to the present day.
Gain access to an information resource that can be used to track the history of coinage in United States and in the future, conduct research on United States Mint programs and operations.
We hope the benefits to the numismatic hobby are numerous, and that the opportunity for research extends from an introductory or casual level of interest to the graduate and even post-graduate level of study.
www.usmint.gov /historianscorner   (381 words)

  Lord Acton on the Historian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What historians required was to be allowed to seek truth for its own sake, to operate freely by their own methods, independent of external authorities and without concern for the effects of their work.
Historians are trained to place actions and events in the context of time and place, considerations that are fatal to an absolute morality that is timeless and universal.
Acton's ideal of the historian as judge, as the upholder of the moral standard, is the most noble ideal ever proposed for the historian; and it is an ideal that has been rejected, perhaps with grudging respect, by all historians, including myself.
www.acton.org /publicat/occasionalpapers/historian.html   (3759 words)

  Historian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although the term can be used to describe amateur and professional historians alike, it is now often reserved for people whose work is recognized in academia, particularly those who have acquired graduate degrees in the discipline.
Many of the historians of the past have been called upon to write histories either to furnish a king or a ruling class with a lineage, thereby offering it legitimacy, or to give a people a cultural heritage and sense of identity.
This meant that the works of these historians openly mixed oratory, poetry and literature in a way which is incompatible with the contemporary concern for impartiality and objectivity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Historian   (927 words)

 List of historians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, (1610–1688), Medieval and Byzantine historian and philologist
Otto Maria Carpeaux, (1900–1978) foremost historian of literature
Detlev Peukert, historian of Alltagsgeschichte (history of everyday life) in the Weimar and Nazi eras.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_historians   (2034 words)

 Ethics for the Town historian
The duties of a town historian are prescribed by law (and it is presumed that any historian is familiar with the requirements of the state law affecting his position), but much freedom is left to the historian as to precisely how and how far these prescribed conditions are carried out.
Primarily, the responsibility of the town historian is to the town and the town's code of ethics.
Historians are probably one of the most generous and helpful groups of people in the world, sharing their know-ledge and problems on all levels.
www.nysm.nysed.gov /services/ethics.html   (1607 words)

 Historian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Historian speaks, teaches, writes and photographs subjects of historical interest, using all media to educate the public.
Likewise, the historian is available to lecture and speak on local history to both civic and student groups.
Often the Historian is asked to act as a consultant with individuals and agencies.
www.orleansny.com /history.htm   (182 words)

 Historian Department
The Historian is appointed annually by the supervisor.
The role of the Historian is to collect, preserve, and disseminate the history of the town.
Some of the ongoing tasks performed by the historian include answering queries related to history, helping students at all levels, assisting researchers with family history, providing research and advice to the Community Development on historic preservation planning, and serving on historic committees as a representative of the town.
www.queensbury.net /Historian/index.htm   (141 words)

 Family Historian Features
Family Historian is the only Windows family tree application we know to support this — and yet it is really an essential feature if you wish to work with pictures.
Family Historian's Property Dialog is designed so that you can see at a glance the sources of each item of data without have to 'drill down' to another level.
Family Historian comes with a large number of pre-defined events for you to select from (birth, death, baptism, marriage, divorce, etc), but you can easily create any new event types that you wish, and use them exactly like standard events.
www.family-historian.co.uk /features/index.htm   (1731 words)

Historians usually study a particular era, country or region, or field, such as social, intellectual, political or diplomatic history.
Historians interested in teaching should possess a knowledge of the methods involved in learning and instruction.
The number of jobs for historians is expected to grow about as fast as the average through 2008.
jobprofiles.monster.com /Content/job_content/JC_LegalServices/JSC_InstructorsAdvisersandCounselors/JOB_Historian/jobzilla_html?jobprofiles=1   (290 words)

 Jakob Burckhardt Renaissance Cultural history
The Dutch historian Johan Huizinga called it, "that transcendent masterpiece." The first three parts of the book are held to be especially good - readable and interesting, profound and philosophical.
Several historians had opportunity to record "striking and terrible" enterprises that were embarked upon because of a "burning desire to do something great and memorable."
They echo the writers and historians of the early Renaissance, of Dante and Petrarch and Alberti, who argued that the Renaissance generation broke with the superstitions of the past, recovered the best of the Classical world, and ushered in a new dawn of modernity.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /history/historian/Jacob_Burckhardt.html   (1130 words)

 Historian of the OPC
The Historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, elected to office by the General Assembly, oversees the denomination's efforts to preserve her history through the collection and organization of historical documents and records.
The Committee for the Historian is pleased to announce the monthly appearance on OPC.ORG of portions from transcribed interviews with Orthodox Presbyterians from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church archives.
It is the Committee for the Historian's intention that the interviews not only educate concerning the history and life of the OPC, but also provide a glimpse regarding the wonderful Christ-centered servants that the Lord has blessed the OPC with since its earliest days.
opc.org /historian.html   (419 words)

 Services - Boston College
The Office of the University Historian functions directly under the Office of the President, and responds to whatever inquiries are made from that office concerning personalities and events in the University's history.
Sometimes, members of the media are directed to the University Historian by the Office of Public Affairs; at other times the media contacts this office directly.
In either case, the Historian served as the spokesperson for the University in terms of the historical record.
www.bc.edu /offices/historian/services   (364 words)

 Literary take on vampires gives 'Historian' bite - The Boston Globe
The Historian, By Elizabeth Kostova, Little, Brown, 642 pp., $25.95 No longer relegated to roaming crumbling castles and crypts, today's vampires seem like hipsters -- brooding sensualists forever torn between a thirst for blood and a love of the world, eternally cool.
Elizabeth Kostova's first novel, ''The Historian," however, looks back to Dracula as the reigning vampire, and instead of setting her labyrinthine novel in a series of gloomy nightclubs, Kostova returns us to ancient monasteries, tombs, and, most important, libraries.
Nevertheless, ''The Historian" is engrossing, and Kostova's depiction of the work of historians is strangely riveting.
www.boston.com /ae/books/articles/2005/06/15/literary_take_on_vampires_gives_historian_bite   (692 words)

 Trend Historian
The Trend Historian is a historian database that is designed for process control, so that it can handle thousands of tags and many thousands of TVQ updates per second.
The historical data retrieved by a client is exactly identical to the data that is sent to the Trend Historian: the exact same timestamp accurate to 100 ns, the exact variant data value and the exact same quality.
Trend Historian has built in facilities to move older data to a secondary archive directory and to delete older obsolete data when it is no longer needed.
www.canarylabs.com /Product/TrendHistorian/overview.html   (2618 words)

 Cascade Historian
The Cascade Historian is an event driven data storage program used to maintain persistent time-sequence data sets derived from process data.
The Cascade Historian is designed to run optimally with the Cascade DataHub, but this is not a requirement for proper operation.
The Cascade Historian can be supplied as a complete package with graphical trend displays and configuration screens to determine log file parameters.
www.cogent.ca /Software/Historian.html   (798 words)

 The Historian - Journal Information
It is the commitment of The Historian to serve as an integrator for the historical profession, bringing together the many strands of historical analysis through the publication of a diverse collection of articles.
The Historian is also committed to promoting a comprehensive understanding of current historiographical debates and the most recent scholarship on contemporary historical concerns.
As part of its commitment to diversity and scholarship, The Historian encourages submissions from all levels of the historical profession and from all regional, temporal and thematic fields of history.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0018-2370   (335 words)

 Greek historians
He became a senator during the reign of Commodus, was made consul by Septimius Severus (204), served as governor in Africa and Pannonia Superior, and had the rare distinction of being made consul for a second time, together with the emperor Severus Alexander (229).
As a historian, Herodian is not the equal of Arrian of Nicomedia, Appian of Alexandria, and Cassius Dio, but he certainly is an entertaining author, whose Roman History offers a nice account of the years 180-238, which more or less coincide with Herodian's life time.
Modern historians have long considered his information unreliable, but today he is regarded as a source of some importance.
www.livius.org /gi-gr/greeks/historians.html   (1013 words)

 USATODAY.com - Social critic, historian Daniel Boorstin dies at 89   (Site not responding. Last check: )
WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel J. Boorstin, the bow-tied, million-selling historian and social critic who coined the phrase "pseudo-event" and immersed himself in subjects both grand and obscure, died Saturday.
He also won several historians' honors and was a two-time nominee for the National Book Award.
Boorstin never identified with academic historians, but he did teach for 25 years at the University of Chicago and lectured all over the world.
www.usatoday.com /life/books/news/2004-02-29-boorstin_x.htm   (787 words)

 Social scientists, other
Anthropologists and archaeologists will experience average growth, but slower-than-average employment growth is expected for geographers, historians, political scientists, and sociologists because they enjoy fewer opportunities outside of government and academic settings.
Historians usually specialize in a country or region, a particular period, or a particular field, such as social, intellectual, cultural, political, or diplomatic history.
Historians may find opportunities with historic preservation societies as public interest in preserving and restoring historical sites increases.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos054.htm   (2568 words)

 Process Historian Data Source Connector - Licensed DSC by CIMNET
The Historian Data Source Connector is a licensed DSC by CIMNET for the various historians in the marketplace.
A process historian is a tool utilized to store and retrieve mass amounts of process data, alarms, sequence of events and some operator actions.
For those companies that have implemented a historian for data collection, the Factelligence IP suite can be used to view and report on that stored data.
www.cimnetinc.com /factelligence_historian.htm   (159 words)

Profile of historian Carter G. Woodson, creator of Black History Month, celebrated each year in February to highlight and present the achievements of African Americans.
You might consider yourself a history buff, an avocational historian, or something else; but when you set out to learn something about history, you become a student of history.
Linda Colley is among the greatest living historians in the field of Modern Britain.
www.suite101.com /reference/historian   (1287 words)

 You Be the Historian   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Historians study the everyday lives of people who lived in the past by looking at clues: the objects and documents that people left behind and that have somehow survived.
Someday future historians interested in the history of the late 20th century may study your family!
At the same time discover what historians in the next century could learn about you if they found your house exactly the way it is today.
americanhistory.si.edu /kids/springer   (102 words)

 In Conversation: with Historian Thomas D. Clark
Born in 1903, Clark is perhaps the oldest member of the AHA and probably also holds the record for being the member with the longest standing.
The second I think is that not all historians can write with grace but historians should write something [that] the public can read and understand.
And then I think a historian is duty-bound to play an active part in his institution and the associations.
www.historians.org /Perspectives/Issues/2004/0402/0402con1.cfm   (3064 words)

 Publications: Why Become a Historian?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And since our memories tend to be selective—remembering mostly what serves our purposes—the burden of the historian is to restore and retain that memory until it is as true and complete as we can make it.
Being a historian, and especially one who teaches, has helped me to enjoy life (both at home and when I travel) and to realize who I am.
Perhaps you'll be able to see a little bit of yourself among the words of those who have contributed to this pamphlet.
www.historians.org /pubs/Free/why/blackeyintro.htm   (522 words)

 Town of Milton, New York
The Town of Milton Historian’s Office is dedicated to the motto "Preserving the Past—Collecting for the Future." Its primary concern is with the people of Milton and their pursuits and activities from earliest times through the present.
While most of the Historian’s Office activity involves preserving and sharing the past, the Office is equally interested in collecting recent and current information and materials to be available for the future.
The Office is very much interested in collecting any information and pictures that would update and extend current records or establish new records that will be available to our younger generation/s as they seek to learn about family and Milton history in the years to come.
www.townofmiltonny.org /milton-services-historian.asp   (216 words)

 Town Of Perinton : Historian
The town historian is responsible for keeping the historical record, for researching the past, and preserving records for the future.
The historian is responsible for educating the public about Perinton and its heritage through talks, slide presentations, walking tours, and newspaper articles.
The historian works with community boards such as Planning and Historic Architecture on issues of preservation of historic sites and buildings.
www.perinton.org /Departments/hist   (1029 words)

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