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Article Responces

The two articles I read were The Social in the Machine: How Historians of Technology Look Beyond the Object by Barbara Hahn and A Slice of American Academic Life, Suzhou-Style by Jan Goldstein. The article by Barbara Hahn was quite fascinating. Quite often we as historians are not taken as seriously by the hard sciences; biology, mathematics and chemistry. In spite of the fact that we work with archaic objects and old books we have the ability to sway the change of technology rather than feel intimidated by it.

As for the article by Jan Goldstein it was pretty interesting. I have always been fascinated with the development of relatively new industrial nations. I am currently going over cultural clashes and spread of revolutionary ideas with my freshman classes at NFA. This article reminded me of the fact that an idea whether cultural or philosophical can take route anywhere and the potential is astounding. Education is one of the most influential careers and it will be very interesting to see how western ideas will intermingle with Chinese ideology.

One response to “ Article Responces ”

  1. Dara says:

    Hi there! I will comment on your digital history website here.
    I like the background photo of the school with the fall colors, but it’s a little overwhelming. Maybe an older photo that isn’t “tiled” would help with that. On the top menu, the Lesson Plans drop down menu is unclickable for me. Not sure if it’s my computer or something else.

    I think that the menu items you have listed will be good for sharing about your school.

    Changing your theme and getting rid of the comments and other blog-like sections of the site will help it to stand out and look cleaner. Fire of ’43 endnotes (the numbers) don’t seem to go anywhere for me. Is that coming later?
    Getting rid of most of the items on the ride side of the screen – calendar, metadata, archives, posts – would help it look more like a website and less like a blog as well. Good luck with your work!

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