Why Did We Stop Teaching Political History?

29 Aug

Two historians offer some reflections here that are worth considering: Why Did We Stop Teaching Political History? – The New York Times

William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos

27 Aug

William Henry Jackson is a “big name” in the history of photography of the American West. He “colorized” some of his black-and-white photographs for cabinet cards, and the High Country News has made some of them available here in connection with an exhibit at the FAD Gallery, Mancos, CO: William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos — High Country News

History, Empathy, and Race in America

25 Aug

At the Anxious Bench, historian Kristin Du Mez (who did her undergraduate work down the road a short way from here) cogently discusses a case of how history fosters empathy, and why Christians in America need more of both.

Source: History, Empathy, and Race in America

Noted Native American genealogist donates collection

21 Aug

MACY, Neb. | Terre Haute, Indiana, native Paul Brill has a collection of Native American genealogical data fit to rival anybody’s, and he’s giving it all to the Nebraska Indian Community College: Noted Native American genealogist donates collection | People | siouxcityjournal.com

History is in vogue in the media even as college majors decline

18 Aug

In the midst of a traumatic and turmoil-filled year, people seem to be crying out for historical perspective, writes Jason Steinhauer. But can that help save the profession? Read his reflections here: History is in vogue in the media even as college majors decline (essay)

On Christian Intellectuals

16 Aug

As the fall semester nears, here’s a provocative essay in the September Harper’s Magazine by Alan Jacobs on Christian intellectuals:

But I have felt for my entire career the difficulties of deciding where to speak and how. About a decade into my professional life it suddenly dawned on me that, unlike the people I went to graduate school with and the professors I saw as my mentors and models, I was never going to have a single audience. It would be necessary for me at times to speak to the church; at other times to believers from other religious traditions; at other times to my fellow academics; and at yet other times to the American public at large. This meant that I would not be able to formulate a single writerly voice, a single mode of articulation, a single rhetoric that I could deploy in any and all situations. Rather I would have to strive to be, as the Apostle Paul said, all things to all people, however disorienting and puzzling that obligation might be.

Source: The Watchmen, by Alan Jacobs | Harper’s Magazine

The ‘new’ Nixon library’s challenge: Fairly depicting a ‘failed presidency’

16 Aug

Christine Mai-Due of the Los Angeles Times provides a fascinating look at the redo of the Nixon Library: The ‘new’ Nixon library’s challenge: Fairly depicting a ‘failed presidency’ – LA Times

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