…and this is what we said. Mine is the second one down.
…were already coalescing as the ball dropped in Times Square on New Year’s Eve 2008.” Sorry to end the year on a spirit of impending doom, but there you go: I tell it like it is, baby. I was one of the 23 historians in a Politico roundup (December 27 2019) imagining how the 2010s … More “The partisanship, and the populisms, that came to characterize the 2010s…
What I love about Jill Lepore’s These Truths? Her argument that nations are built on both ideals and ugly contradictions – and that historians have an obligation to both: read it here. Read other commentaries by David Hollinger and Malinda Maynor Lowery: tomorrow, Lepore responds.
Last week I was surprised and pleased to learn that an article I wrote years ago, “Queer Hoover: Sex, Lies and Political History” (2006) had been featured in an essay by Mathew Wills at the JSTOR Daily. You can read it, with a link to the original article, here. I am really very flattered by this, … More Queer Hoover: The Long Life of an Article
This post was originally published by Eurozine on January 26, 2018 as part of an international forum on the #MeToo movement. Back in the 1970s, radical feminists in the United States like Susan Brownmiller, Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon, women who theorized rape and sexual harassment, had a valuable message: it wasn’t about sex, but about power. … More A lot of things are broken
Don’t worry: I’m not going to blog the whole book. If I did I would never finish it. Or at least, I wouldn’t be able to finish it and also finish season 6 of Game of Thrones. On the other hand, as academic bloggers know, the discipline of blogging is good for keeping our minds … More Why Blog A Book? An Invitation to Play
In addition to getting this blog up and running, I’ve been posting at The New School Digital Humanities Initiative site, where I put up my own posts. As Director of the DHI, I also wrangle an excellent stable of student blogger/hackers who review apps academics might want to try out. Why not go on over and check … More Digital Humanities Blogging
This essay is adapted from a talk I was invited to give at the Wesleyan University Library on the occasion of historian William Manchester’s archive becoming officially open to the public. On June 1, 2004, when William Manchester died, I went to a shelf in my home where I keep some books from my late father’s … More William Manchester and the Art of Popular History