If only I could think and write as well as Jill Lepore … sigh. Read this fascinating interview with Lepore at the Harvard Gazette: The writing life of Harvard historian Jill Lepore | Harvard Gazette
The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust & Genocide is making the United Nations’ files on World War II war crimes more accessible by allowing the general public to search an online catalog of the documents for the first time beginning Friday.
People will still have to visit the library in London or the US Holocaust Museum to read the actual files.The move is expected to increase interest in the archives of the United Nations War Crimes Commission, including the names of some 37,000 people identified as war criminals and security suspects. The commission operated in 1943-1949, but access to its records was restricted for political reasons in the early days of the Cold War.
Read the rest of Danica Kirka’s story on this at the Christian Science Monitor: London library makes denying the Holocaust a little harder – CSMonitor.com
Thanks to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch—a self-identified “originalist”—to the Supreme Court, constitutional originalism is yet again at the forefront of American consciousness. Historians would do well to take special notice. Read historian Jonathan Gienapp’s fine analytical account of constitutional originalism ans historians here at the Organization of American Historian’s Process site: Constitutional Originalism and History
Beware! March 15 will live in infamy beyond the murder of Julius Caesar. Here are 10 events that occurred on that date: Top Ten Reasons to Beware the Ides of March | History | Smithsonian
From historian Chris Gehrz of Bethel University, five reasons why Christians should learn to think historically about their past: 5 Reasons Why Christians Should Study History
What becomes of the public when truth becomes just another consumer preference? Historian Daniel T. Rogers offers some sobering analysis and perspective in this fine essay at The Chronicle of Higher Education: When Truth Becomes a Commodity – The Chronicle of Higher Education