8/30/13 – SHRA’s Engagement with Boise State University

SHRA’s Dr. Jennifer Stevens has been invited back as an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University.  She will teach courses in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. This session, she is teaching an upper division course in North American Environmental History for the Department of History in the College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs. In the… Read the Rest »

8/23/13 – Boise’s Historic F.O.E Building

Editor’s Note:  Today’s blog post was researched and written by our summer intern, Sadi Mosko. Sadi graduated from Boise High School in May, where she was an active member of the Boise Architecture Project. She left Boise just this week to begin her new adventures at Columbia University in New York City. She showed a great… Read the Rest »

6/7/13 – Talking History

At SHRA, we specialize in putting history to work.  For us, this most frequently means combing archives and weaving narratives from a variety of written or photographic records.  However, SHRA is also proud to be a part of the growing trend of oral history projects that are occurring across the country. Currently, the oral history… Read the Rest »

5/24/13 – Celebrating 150 Years of History in Boise, Idaho

Providing environmental litigation support keeps SHRA busy with clients across the United States. Our historians love digging into primary source documents on topics relating to historical mining, land use, irrigation practices, and other issues. We also take great pride in working in general public history and jump at any opportunity to get involved with projects… Read the Rest »

3/22/13: The U.S. Government Helps the Hat Industry

My favorite research projects are those that lead me to new collections and new records that are unfamiliar to me. I have spent many hours – and probably years – of my life poring over records of the Bureau of Reclamation, the General Land Office, and the Bureau of Mines. But a recent project has… Read the Rest »

2/22/13: Book Review – “Call the Midwife” Trilogy

Today’s blog post is courtesy of SHRA’s resident non-historian, our office manager Jill Johnson, who is reviewing a series of memoirs about the lives of London midwives and their service to the working class in the post-World War II world.   Last Autumn, PBS ran the BBC series Call the Midwife. It recounted the stories… Read the Rest »

2/15/13: SHRA on Social Media

By now, you’re familiar with our website and this blog, but did you know that we are also on Facebook and Twitter?  We love the more informal and interactive platforms that social media offers us, and we’d love for you to join the conversations.  Click through and like the SHRA Facebook page, and follow us… Read the Rest »

2/1/13: The Business of History, Part 2

Last week, we shared the AHA’s summary of “The Entrepreneurial Historian” panel from the organization’s 2013 conference. This week, we invite you to read a guest post from SHRA’s Jennifer Stevens on the History@Work blog. Dr. Stevens was invited by the National Council on Public History to blog about her own impressions at the AHA… Read the Rest »

1/25/13: The Business of History, Part 1

Earlier this month, SHRA’s Jennifer Stevens participated in the “The Entrepreneurial Historian” panel discussion at the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in New Orleans, LA.  The panel included professionals that spoke to alternatives to academia for historians. The AHA posted a summary of the session on their blog, where you can read… Read the Rest »

1/4/13: SHRA Sponsors Scholarship for Local Historian

This past fall, SHRA had the opportunity to support a scholarship for a deserving historian to attend the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2012 Historic Preservation Conference in Spokane, Washington. Collaborating with Preservation Idaho to fund the scholarship, SHRA’s contribution allowed the recipient not only to travel, but also to participate in the conference’s orientation,… Read the Rest »

1 12 13 14 15 16