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Program of the Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of

the American Historical Association


The following is a preliminary form of the program of “ The English Customs Revenues up to 1275," Norman S. the American Historical Association:

B. Gras, Clark University.

6.30 p. m.-Subscription dinner for women members of THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27.

the American Historical Association, New Century Club, 10.00 a. m.-General session, American history, Clover 124 South Twelfth Street. Room, Bellevue-Stratford.

Topic for discussion, “ The Effect of the War on EducaPaper (subject to be supplied), Herbert N. Bolton, Uni- tion." versity of California.

8.30 p. m.-Presidential address, Historical Society of The Association,” J. Franklin Jameson, Washington, Pennsylvania. D. C.

The Editorial Function in American History," Worth“ The Background of American Federalism," Andrew C. ington C. Ford, Massachusetts Historical Society. McLaughlin, University of Chicago.

9.30 p. m.-Reception and dinner tendered by the His“ The Significance of the North Central States in the Mid- torical Society of Pennsylvania to the members of the dle of the Nineteenth Century,” Frederick J. Turner, American Historical Association, Harvard University.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28. “Influence of Wheat and Cotton on Anglo-American Relations During the Civil War," Louis B. Schmidt, Iowa

Sessions both morning and afternoon at the University State College.

of Pennsylvania. 1.00 p. m.-Joint subscription luncheon by American

10.00 a. m.-Medieval church history, joint conference Historical Association and Political Science Association,

with American Society on Church History, College Hall. Ball Room, Bellevue-Stratford.

Chairman, David S. Schaff, Western Theological Seminary, Address on “A Government Experiment in War Public

Pittsburgh, Pa. ity,” by Guy Stanton Ford.

“ The Council of Constance: Its Fame and Its Failure.” 3.00 p, m.-Conference of archivists, Historical Society of

Presidential address of the American Society on Church Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street. Chairman, Victor Hugo History. Paltsits, New York Public Library.

“ The Conciliar Movement,” Harold J. Laski, Harvard “ The Preservation and Collection of War Records." University.

3.00 p. m.-Ancient history, joint conference of American “The Actual Achievements of the Reformation," PreArchäological Institute and American Philological Society, served Smith, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Engineering Building, University of Pennsylvania. Chair- 10.00 a. m.-American history, Room 200, College Hall. man, James H. Breasted, University of Chicago.

Joint conference with Mississippi Valley Historical AssoThe Cosmopolitanism of the Religion of Tarsus and the ciation. Origin of Mithra,” A. L. Frothingham, Princeton Univer. Chairman, St. George L. Souissat, president of Mississippi sity. Discussion opened by Nathaniel Schmidt, Cornell Valley Historical Association. University.

“To What Extent Was George Rogers Clark in Posses"Oriental Imperialism," A. T. Olmstead, University of sion of the Northwest at the Close of the Revolution ?" Illinois. Discussion opened by Morris Jastrow, University James A. James, Northwestern University. of Pennsylvania.

“ The Spanish Conspiracy in Tennessee,” Archibald Hen“Greek Imperialism,” W. S. Ferguson, Harvard Univer- derson, University of North Carolina. sity. Discussion opened by Clarence P. Bill, Adelbert Col- Stephen F. Austin," Eugene C. Barker, University of lege.

Texas. “Roman Imperialism," G. W. Botsford, Columbia Univer- “Populism in Louisiana in the Nineties,” M. J. White, sity. Discussion opened by S. B. Platner, Western Reserve Tulane University. University.

10.00 a. m.-Military history and war economics, Hous“The Decay of Nationalism Under the Roman Empire,” ton Hall. Chairman, Robert M. Johnston, Harvard UniClifford Moore, Harvard University. Discussion opened by versity. F. F. Abbott, Princeton University.

“ Role de la Section Historique dans un Etat-Major “ The New Humanism," Francis W. Kelsey, University of General,” Lt. Col. Paul - Asan, French Army. Michigan. Discussion opened by W. L. Westerman, Univer- “Notes on American Manufactures During the Civil War,' sity of Wisconsin

Victor S. Clark, Carnegie Institution, Washington, D. C. 3.00 p. m.-English medieval history, Bellevue-Stratford. “ The Reconstruction of the Southern Railroads," Carl R. Chairman, Dana C. Munro, Princeton University.

Fish, University of Wisconsin. "English Medieval Taxation."

“The Work of the Commercial Economy Board,” E. F. “Early Assessment for Papal Taxation of English Cleri- Gay, Harvard University. cal Incomes,” William E. Lunt, Haverford College.

1.00 p. m.-Luncheon tendered to members of all associa“ The Taxes on the Personal Property of Laymen to tions by the University of Pennsylvania, Weightman Hall. 1272,” Sydney K. Mitchell, Yale University.

2.30 p. m.-Recent Russian history, Houston Hall. “The Assessment of Lay Subsides, 1290-1334," James F. “ The Roll of the Intellectuals in the Liberating MoveWillard, University of Colorado.

ment in Russia," Alexander Petrunkevitch, Yale University.

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“ Factors in the March Revolution of 1917," Samuel N. NATIONAL BOARD FOR HISTORICAL SERVICE. Harper, University of Chicago. “The First Week of the Revolution of March, 1917,"

WAR SUPPLEMENTS. P. Golder, Washington State College.

Commencing with the January issue each number of THE The Jugo-Slav Movement,” Robert J. Kerner, University HISTORY TEACHER'S MAGAZINE will contain a supplement of Missouri.

supplied through the National Board for Historical Ser6.00 p. m.-Supper tendered to members by the University of Pennsylvania.

vice. These supplements will vary in size from four to 8.15 p. m.-General session.

twenty-four pages, and will contain outlines, special bibli“A Generation of American Historiography,” William A.

ographies, maps, and other aids relating to the war and its Dunning, Columbia University.

connection with the teaching of history. The first supple“ The Responsibility of the Historian in the Formation ment, to appear with the January number, will consist of of Public Opinion," James H. Robinson, Columbia Univer- a topical syllabus or outline of the history of the war, by sity.

Prof. Samuel B. Harding, of the University of Indiana. It Paper (subject to be supplied), André Tardieu, of the will be of service to those who wish to make a systematic French High Commission,

study of the war or to present such a study to their classes. “The Psychology of a Constitutional Convention," Albert Other supplements will contain important documentary Bushnell Hart, Harvard University.

material, lists of general and special reading, with descripSATURDAY, DECEMBER 29.

tive and critical comment, maps of the principal military 10.00 a. m.-Conference of historical societies, Historical operations, etc. Society of Pennsylvania. Chairman-Thomas Lynch Mont

DEPARTMENT OF QUERIES AND ANSWERS. gomery, State Librarian of Pennsylvania. Business session; election of officers and committees.

A department of queries and answers under the editor10.45 a. m.-" The Relation of the Hereditary Patriotic

ship of the National Board for Historical Service will be Societies and the Historical Societies, with Especial Refer

inaugurated in the January number of the MAGAZINE. This ence to Co-operation in Publication," Norris S. Barratt, department will be open to all teachers of history, but Philadelphia.

queries must relate to the history of the war, and more The Collection of Local War Material by Historical especially to the teaching of history and the war. Queries Societies,”

may be sent to the editor of the MAGAZINE or to W. G. Discussion by Solon J. Buck, Minnesota Historical So

Leland, 1133 Woodward Building, Washington, D. C. The ciety; Harlow Lindley, Indiana Historical Commission;

services of historical scholars have been secured for this Ralph D. W. Conner, North Carolina Historical Commis

department, and queries will be answered as soon as possision; G. N. Fuller, Michigan Historical Commission. 10.00 a. m.-Conference of teachers of history. Joint ses

ble after their receipt. The most typical or important sion with the Association of History Teachers of the Mid

queries and their answers will be published in The HISTORY dle States and Maryland, Glover Room, Bellevue-Stratford.

TEACHER'S MAGAZINE; other queries will be answered by

letter. Chairman, Marshall S. Brown, New York University.

Report by Committee on the Teaching of History in the
Schools. Chairman, Henry Johnson, Teachers' College.

The United States Bureau of Education Teachers' Leaflet Discussion.

No. 1 on the war and history teaching in the secondary 10.00 a. m.-Conference on Far Eastern history, Bellevue- schools has been distributed to over 20,000 teachers and Stratford. Chairman,

educational officials by the Bureau of Education. Single “ The Mid-Victorian Attitude of Foreigners in China,” copies may be had by teachers of history upon application F. W. Williams, Yale University.

to the Bureau of Education or to the National Board for “American Scholarship in Chinese History," K. S. La- Historical Service. Teachers desiring copies in bulk should tourette, Denison University.

apply to the Superintendent of Public Documents, who has “Twenty Years of Party Politics in Japan, 1897-1917," them for sale at a nominal price. W. W. McLaren, Williams College.

Other teachers' leaflets on the war and the teaching of “The History of Naturalization Legislation in the history, civics, and geography in the elementary schools are United States, with Special Reference to Chinese and being prepared under the direction of Prof. J. M. Gambrill, Japanese Immigration,” Sydney L. Gulick, New York City. and will shortly be issued by the Bureau of Education. 10.00 a. m.-Conference on South American history,


2.30 p. m.-Annual business meeting, Bellevue-Stratford. A meeting of the National Board for Historical Service Reports of officers and committees.

was held in Washington on November 9 and 10, at which the Election of officers.

following new members were elected to the Board: Profs. 4.00 p. m. 1.- Visit to Old Time Philadelphia.

A. C. Coolidge, of Harvard University; Dana C. Munro, of 6.00 p. m.-Subscription dinner conference for members Princeton; William E. Lingelbach, of the University of interested in Far Eastern history, Franklin Inn, Camac Pennsylvania; Samuel B. Harding, of the University of and St. James Street,

Indiana; William E. Dodd, of the University of Chicago, 8.15 p. m.-Joint conference with the American Economic and Wallace Notestein, of the University of Minnesota. Association, American Political Science Association, and Prof. Evarts B. Greene, of the University of Illinois, was American Sociological Society, Bellevue-Stratford.

chosen chairman of the Board; Prof. D. C. Munro, vice“ The British Commonwealth," Hon. R. H. Brand, Deputy chairman, in place of Profs. J. T. Shotwell and C. H. Hull, Vice-Chairman of the British War Mission,

who asked to be relieved from duty because of inability to " Pan German Use of History,” Wallace Notestein, Uni- remain in Washington during the coming year. Professor versity of Minnesota.

Munro, the new vice-chairman, has already taken up resi“ Economic Alliances," Edward P. Costigan, United States dence in Washington, and the new chairman, Professor Tariff Commission.

Greene, will do so in the near future.

The Board was further reorganized by the appointment

THE WAR AND SCHOOLS. of committees, as follows: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.--Messrs. Greene, Munro, Jameson,

The officers of the Department of History of Vassar ColLeland, Ford.

lege have planned a series of informal lectures on the ques

tions at issue in the present war and the relation between COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION.-Messrs. Greene, Fish, H.

the past and these present conditions. The topics of the Johnson, J. M. Gambrill, A. E. McKinley.

lectures are as follows: "What Is Modern History?” by COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH.—Messrs. Shotwell, Coolidge, Lucy M. Salmon; “ The Freedom of the Seas,” by Ida CarleDodd, Turner, Jameson, Munro, Wm. E. Lingelbach.

ton Thallon; “ Places in the Sun," by Violet Barbour; COMMITTEE ON BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RECORDS.-Messrs. Le- “Neutral or Ally ?” by C. Mildred Thompson; “Old and land, Hunt, Connor, G. M. Dutcher, Hull.

New Boundary Disputes," by Eloise Ellery; “MacedoniaCOMMITTEE ON CO-OPERATION.—Messrs Ford, Clark, Hard- The Apple of Discord,” by Lucy E. Textor; and “Poland," ing, Hazen, Notestein.

by James Fosdick Baldwin. The Executive Committee was given authority to act in

County superintendents of schools in many parts of the the name of the Board, and its members will reside in

country are issuing appeals and instructions to the teachWashington during the war.

ers under them suggesting the course of action for teachers COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC INFORMATION.

in the present war situation. Dr. Samuel Hamilton,

County Superintendent of Allegheny County, Pa., has urged A word of explanation is due the many teachers who

the continuation of the war garden movement; the use of have applied to the Board or to the Committee on Public

the domestic science equipment in the preservation of food; Information for the pamphlets published by the latter. So

the support by the schools of the Junior Red Cross; the far as possible such requests have been complied with, but boys' working reserve and the soldiers' library fund. Dr. the demand for these pamphlets has been so great (aggre- Hamilton also urges the study in English classes in the gating several million copies) that the Government Print

high school of President Wilson's admirable state papers, ing Office has been unable to keep pace with it, and the which he says are “possibly not surpassed by any English Committee on Public Information has recently made ar- classic now studied in our schools." rangements with a large printing house which will greatly increase the supply of the pamphlets. Before long the

A new national anthem entitled, “ America, My Country," committee hopes to fill all the orders that it has so far

has been issued. The words are by J. K. Grondahl and the received, but in the meantime it bespeaks the indulgence

music by E. F. Maetzold. Words and music can be oband patience of those who ask it for material.

tained from music dealers generally, or from the publishers, An interesting article on the personnel and the work of

the Red Wing Printing Company, Red Wing, Minn. the Committee on Public Information is printed in the . War saving on text-books can be accomplished by order“Review of Reviews” for November, 1917.

ing the year's supply in January instead of June and July,

according to a recent note of the United States Bureau of PRIZE ESSAY CONTESTS.

Education. Winter ordering of books would make possible Attention is here called to the fact that the Prize Essay the establishment of uniform hours of work and rates of Contest, in all states in which this competition has been pay in the school book business. It would save machinery organized, will close January 1, 1918. To allow for delays and conserve human energy by establishing a uniform proof mail delivery, this rule will be interpreted to admit to

duction and shipping of books throughout the year. the contests all essays which bear the postmark of Decem- A weekly news letter of the University of North Carober 31. The contests are confined to the teachers in the lina began with its issue of October 31, 1917, a series of public elementary and secondary schools of California, articles upon the aims, purposes and ideals of the United Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, States in the war. The first installment contains a stateNew Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, ment as to “Why We Fight Germany,” part of which is Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the city of Cin

taken from Secretary Lane's speech entitled, “ This Is Our

War." cinnati. Essays submitted to these fourteen state contests should be sent to W. G. Leland, secretary, 1133 Woodward Secretary McAdoo's address delivered at the High School Building, Washington, D. C.; those entered in the Cincin

in Madison, Wis., October 3, 1917, has been published by nati contest should be addressed to Frank P. Goodwin,

the Government Printing Office. It is a stirring appeal to Denton Building, Cincinnati, 0. Essays should not be young America to support the cause of the country. signed, but each essay should be accompanied by a slip containing the name, address, and teaching position of the

Pledges seem to be the order of the day. Many different writer. This last is important in order that each essay

forms have been issued by national and local organizations

to further the thrift habit, to conserve food, to expand the may be considered in its proper group. The names of the writers will not be communicated to the committees of

farming area, to protect the supply of labor and for many award until after the decisions are made. The members of

other purposes. The following pledge has been adopted by

the National Education Association, and has been disthese committees of award in each state will be persons

tributed among students and teachers in many parts of the competent to judge historical papers and well-known to most of the teachers of the state. As has been before an

country. nounced, the essays which secure the first prizes in each

“As a non-combatant I propose to render service to my contest will be considered for the additional prizes of $75

country and to her allies in the following way: each to be awarded to the best essay in each group.

“1. I will keep myself so well posted on the causes and A special contest for Missouri teachers has been organ- progress of the world war that I may be a source of inized under the auspices of the Missouri Committee for His- formation and influence to others. torical Service. Information respecting this contest may “2. I appreciate so thoroughly the danger of internal be obtained from Prof. Jonas Viles, University of Missouri, enemies that I will report to the proper authorities the Columbia, Mo.

name and location of every native or alien citizen whose

“ IIe has established a military system whose avowed purpose is conquest;

“He has waged war by barbarous and inhuman methods, the principal sufferers of which have been helpless men and women and children;

“ He has encouraged a course of instruction by which the youth of his nation have been educated to believe in force and conquest;

“ He has repudiated treaties;

“He has violated all the principles of humanity and international law in his treatment of the conquered Belgians;

“ He has conspired against our country while at peace

with us;

conduct or utterances indicate enmity to our country or lack of sympathy with our aims.

"3. I will do all in my power to encourage increased production of food materials, both animal and vegetable.

“ 4. I will cheerfully change my habits of eating so as to help conserve wheat, meat, animal fats, dairy products and sugar.

“5. I will assist in every possible way to make all succeeding liberty loans a success.

“6. I will practice economy and deny myself luxuries so that I may contribute large sums to the various necessary war philanthropies.

“7. I will help to stabilize public opinion by showing the reasonableness and necessity of the government's demands and the baselessness of the unfounded rumors relating to the war.

“8. I will be a friend and comforter to the families of soldiers and minister to their needs in every possible way.

“9. I will try to meet all the varied events of the war with patience, calmness and optimism.

“ 10. I will work harder and more earnestly so that I may contribute my part to make up the loss due to the withdrawals from industry of large numbers of men for the army."

The following civic creed, read by Mr. Hatch at the close of his talk at the Tufts College Teachers' Conference on October 27, was indicative of his attitude toward the purpose of the teaching of American history:

I believe in America, the land of all nations but of one nationality.

I believe in a knowledge of my country's history and a respect for her traditions, that they may continue ever to be “stepping stones unto others," as was the purpose and prayer of the Fathers.

I acknowledge my personal responsibility as a citizen of this great commonwealth, and I dedicate myself to a life of service and usefulness in the community.

I believe in America's future, as an inspired leader of democracy, and I look forward to the brotherhood of all mankind.

The Manual Arts Department of the Hughes High School, Cincinnati, O., has printed 3,000 copies of a 36-page booklet to be used as a text-book in the English and civics courses in the Cincinnati high schools. The pamphlet contains President Wilson's address to the Senate approving the League to Enforce Peace, January 22, 1917; the message to Congress of April 2, 1917; the President's Flag Day Note, Cincinnati speech, June 14, 1917; the reply to the Pope's peace proposals, August 29, 1917; the letter to the soldiers of the National Army, September 4, 1917.

The following pledge has been adopted by the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and has been widely distributed and reprinted:

“In this time of national crisis, I pledge myself to support the military, financial and economic policies of my country.

"I do this, first, because the United States stands for democracy; for the right of the people to a voice in their government. Under this government I have received a good education; I have been protected in my life and property, and I have had an opportunity to enter any activity in life for which I am fitted.

"I make this pledge, secondly, because I believe democracy, not only in the United States, but also throughout the world, is threatened by the ambitions of the German Kaiser and his advisers.

“He has sought to embroil us in war with other coun: tries;

“He has based his policy toward other nations upon falsehood and deceit.

“For these reasons I accept the judgment of the President that no man and no nation can depend upon the word or treaty of the present German government.

“For these reasons I pledge myself and my property to the cause of my country, and I will accept whatever service I am able and fitted to undertake.”

The instructors in the Pasadena (California) High School are preparing a war citizenship course, including something upon the cause of the war and about twenty lessons on the war problems of the government and the schools. Copies of the outline of the course can be obtained from Mrs. W. C. Wood, Commissioner of Secondary Education, Sacramento, Cal.

Dr. Henry Reed Burch and Mr. H. W. Hoagland, of the West Philadelphia High School for Boys, report an interesting experience in an elective course in the study of the World War. This course was announced last September to meet after school hours from 2.15 to 3 o'clock four days a week. The instructors were surprised when over sixty students applied for the course. It was necessary to cut down the number to forty. The work has been organized under the following topics: Review of Modern Europe; Map Studies; Geographical Background of the War; Ethnological Background of the War; the Government of the Central Powers; the Danger Signs Since 1871; Europe from June to August, 1914; America's Relation to the War; and the American Entrance into the War.

Persons who read Prof. D. C. Munro's article in the September number of the MAGAZINE suggesting the value of Constantinople as a viewpoint for the history of Europe will be interested in learning that the same idea was adopted by Prof. F. J. C. Hearnshaw in a series of lectures given at King's College, University of London, during the session of 1916-17. The topics of Prof. Hearnshaw's lectures may be of use to Americans who wish to put Constantinople in its proper perspective. They are as follows:

Introductory: The Empire Before 313.
Constantine and the Conversion of the Empire.
The Schism of the Empire.
The Incursions of the Barbarians.
Justinian and the Revival of Imperial Power.
The Relapse after Justinian.
The Saracen Onslaught.
Slavonic and Bulgarian Incursions.
Leo III and the Siege of Constantinople.
The Iconoclast Controversy and Its Sequel.
The Revolt of the Papacy.
The Period of Transition, 802-867.
The Basilian Revival.
The Beginnings of Final Decline.

The Coming of the Seljuk Turks.
The Era of the Crusades.
The Latin Capture of Constantinople.
The Greek Restoration.
The Coming of the Ottoman Turks.

The Fall of Constantinople and the End of the Roman Empire.

The United States Employment Service of the Department of Labor calls attention to the extreme shortage of teachers which exists in the United States. Many schools have not been opened this fall owing to a lack of teachers, while other schools have been opened, but are inadequately manned. All who are interested in educational success are advised to urge competent persons to apply for school positions.

“ How to Teach the World War” is discussed by Prof. Bessie Leach Priddy, of the Michigan State Normal College, in “ The American Schoolmaster » for October 15, 1917 (Ypsilanti, Mich.). Prof. Priddy not only gives de. tailed suggestions upon class work, but also gives a brief bibliography of the war.

" The Battle Line of Democracy,” issued by the Committee on Public Information (price, 15 cents), is a collection of prose and poetry relating to the world war. The selections are chosen for the use of schools and are dedicated to the children of America. The collection was begun by Secretary Franklin K. Lane, of the Interior Department. Later the editorial supervision was taken over by Prof. Guy Stanton Ford, of the Committee on Public Information. Suggestions were obtained from the National Board for Historical Service, and assistance was given by Miss Frances Davenport and Miss Elizabeth Donnan. Publishers and authors cordially granted the right to use extracts from their works. The quotations are arranged under seven headings, as follows: “ The Call,” “ America,” “ Belgium,” “France," “ Britain,” “Russia,” and “Italy.”

Notes from the Historical Field

Leaflet No. 44 of the (English) Historical Association for September, 1917, contains a bibliography of medieval history, 400 to 1500 A.D., prepared by Miss Beatrice A. Lees. The bibliography is divided into several sections, including bibliographies, auxiliary studies, sources, general works of references and text-books. A chronological division is also made in which are detailed reference to sources, general works of reference, text-books and special studies are given. Three periods are given, as follows: 400 to 918 A.D.; 918 to 1273; and 1273 to 1500.

An announcement has been made by the publishing firm of Doubleday, Page & Company that they contemplate entering the field of educational publications. In their introductory statement they say that the three years of war. have made radical changes in the life of all nations, and that text-books on economics, history, geography and science will have to be written along new lines. They will welcome suggestions and manuscripts from authors engaged in the educational fields.

The California High School Teachers' Association has appointed a European History Commission,” the purpose of which is to investigate the status of the teaching of European history throughout the State. It is believed that there is relatively a large percentage of students who can give but one year to the study. The commission has issued a brief questionnaire requesting information upon this point from high school authorities. After obtaining this information the commission hopes to be able to make a report upon the scope and nature of such a one-year course in European history. The commission is composed of Miss Jane E. Harnett, chairman, Long Beach High School; Dr. N. A. N. Cleven, secretary, San Diego High School; Prof. Alexis F. Lange, University of California; Mr. Will C. Wood, Commissioner of Secondary Education; Prof. William A. Morris, University of California; Mr. E. J. Berringer, Sacramento Junior College; Mr. John R. Sutton, Oakland High School; Miss Sarah L. Dole, Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles; Mr. John G. Iliff, Stockton High School; Prof. Albert B. Show, Leland Stanford University; Miss Ruth E. McGrew, Sacramento High School; and Miss Anna Stewart, Los Angeles High School.

Prof. Walter L. Fleming has resigned his position in Louisiana State University to accept a professorship in Vanderbilt University left vacant by Prof. Sioussat's transfer to Brown.

Teachers preparing students for entrance to American colleges will be interested in looking over the entrance requirements for English colleges, universities and the Eng. lish civil service which are printed in Leaflet No. 3, revised, of the (English) Historical Association. Copies can be obtained from the secretary of the association, Miss M. B. Curran, 22 Russell Square, W. C., London.

On Tuesday, October 23, the teachers of history in the Houston (Texas) Iligh Schools met at the Central High School and organized the Houston History Teachers' Association. Fifteen persons were present, and T. H. Rogers, head of the history department of the Central High School, was elected president and A. G. Mallison secretary. The association plans to meet once a month to discuss problems of interest to the members.

The Johns Hopkins University announces the establishment of a new publication entitled, “ The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Education," which will be edited by



LISTED BY W. L. HALL, NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY. Craven, Bruce.—“Denatured History.” Journal of Education (Boston), LXXXVI (October 11, 1917), 354.

Hawley, Hattie L.-Correlated lessons for the rural school III. A history lesson; the first Thanksgiving feast. “ Popular Educator,” XXXV (October, 1917), 83.

Johnson, Evelyn.-History study. “Atlantic Educational Journal,” XIII (October, 1917), 94-96.

Kendall, Calvin N.-The schools and the war. “Atlantic Educational Journal,” XIII (October, 1917), 65-67.

Priddy, Bessie Leach.—Teaching the world war. “ The American Schoolmaster," X (October 15, 1917), 354-361.

Roberts, Effie M.—The problem method in history teaching. “Popular Educator," XXXV (November, 1917), 132133.

Prof. A. V. Dicey writes on "Ireland as a Dominion” in the October “Nineteenth Century.” He urges that no steps be taken until the present war is well over.

Henri Dacremont's Raspoutine, Lea Magie et les Cours d'Europe,” in the “Nouvelle Revue” for September, is an inquiry into the influence of this strange priest, and a comparison of his position with that of other court favorites.


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