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September 11, 2011

Presentations w/Elevate’s Daniel Erlacher


Just finished a Skype presentation with Daniel Erlacher in Graz, Austria. Daniel runs the annual Elevate Festival in that lovely town, and is a huge HC supporter. I spoke for about 15 minutes on HC in general and our 9/11 coverage in specific. Kevin Fenton also did a presentation a bit earlier. I’ll let him discuss that.

What I’d really like to see is a more “international” presence for HC. We are very US-oriented, with the vast majority of our coverage focusing on events that primarily impact the US in one sense or another. (Two exceptions that come to mind are the Kosovar Albanian and European Football projects.)

We need more international coverage. I’d also like to see a version of HC in, say, German, either using our information in a translated form, and/or a version incorporating German-language original research.

Cross-posted at the History Commons blog.

May 1, 2011

New Project at the History Commons


Hi all,

Recently we added something quite different to the History Commons, a project titled European Football and Politics. It doesn’t attempt to cover results, won-lost records, and so forth, but examines the economics, politics and maneuvering behind the scenes of the sport. It’s a creation of site admin Kevin, who’s been writing entries for months and placing them in Miscellaneous, where many users couldn’t get to them. The other day we decided to go for it and create a separate project for it. We announced it in an emailer. I’ve been curious as to what, if any, response we might get.

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