When Department Stores Were More than Just Stores in Australia

Australia’s Foy & Gibson department store once dominated Melbourne, with showrooms, factories and warehouses spread over 500,000 square feet, and while it no longer exists, its legacy lives on. Introduction In 1870, an Irish draper named Mark Foy set up a business on Melbourne’s now-hipster Smith Street called Foy’s. What began as a drapery went[…]

Are Historians Still Ambivalent about Getting Published Online?

Cambridge University Digital History Seminar graphic A survey indicates the answer is yes. By Dr. Robert B. Townsend / 04.29.2018 Director American Academy of Arts and Sciences As earlier reports on historians’ use of technology demonstrated, most historians are gathering materials, analyzing their findings, and writing their scholarship in digital form. Curiously, however, a national survey in fall[…]

5 Advantages of Doing an Online Degree Program

There is nothing that feels fun than having the right academic papers at hand. With the proper documents, securing a better job is not much of a challenge, especially in this harsh economy. Unfortunately, not many people can attend a traditional classroom setting. Poverty and busy schedules are to blame for their inability. Thankfully, today,[…]