Top Ten Eyewear Looks for the AHA and MLA 2017

Given that the two major academic conferences are convening this week in Denver (American Historical Association) and Philadelphia (Modern Language Association), I present my annual fashion post: this year, a list of recommended looks for that accessory almost all academics sport: glasses. Sure, there are probably academics out there with perfect vision. But even those folks likely have a pair with … Continue reading Top Ten Eyewear Looks for the AHA and MLA 2017

Street Style at The Southern

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 profession's … Continue reading Street Style at The Southern