Historista

Examining the surprising, cool, and weird ways that people engage with history in everyday life
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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...
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Last week on Historista I urged my academic colleagues to call attention to the best historians writing today (or the most inspiring works, or however else they would like to categorize such matters), in response to James McPherson’s list of old white dudes in his New York Times interview. In response, Kevin Levin  pointed out that...