Historista

Examining the surprising, cool, and weird ways that people engage with history in everyday life
Edvard Munch--The Scream (1893)
Let’s imagine that you wake up one morning after many years of writing and speaking and teaching in your academic specialty. You have tenure, you have written a lot of books and articles and book reviews, and colleagues across the profession (and sometimes, complete strangers) know who you are. But you wake up one...
IndianaJonesUniversity
It is a truth universally acknowledged that historians are not particularly fashion-forward. The sartorial stereotypes persist: the tweed jacket with elbow patches for men, the flowy linen ensembles for women. Glasses. Sensible shoes. A fine layer of chalk dust covering all. While I haven’t seen many elbow patches lately, it is true that at conferences–our...