Monthly Archives: November 2007


Would you mind taking a moment to help me troubleshoot a few items on this site? Can you try clicking on the ‘subscribe to podcast’ and ‘subscribe to blogfeed’ links in the sidebar and let me know if you encounter … Continue reading

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Academic Blogging

To blog or not to blog? Will it hurt or enhance a career? In what ways can it augment academic book sales and foster community? Adam Kotsko‘s (tongue in cheek) reply: The monograph: dead. The peer-reviewed journal: dead. The classroom: … Continue reading

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"Writing History" Seminar: Studying the craft of historical writing

This quarter I’m taking a seminar called “Writing History” with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, author of China’s Brave New World. The aim of the class (from the syllabus) is to “explore the qualities of historical writing as writing and to see whether … Continue reading

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Episode 1: Using Technology

The first episode of the Making History Podcast is now available. Click here to subscribe to this podcast feed, or subscribe¬† via iTunes. This episode examines 5 different technological tools that can be helpful to History graduate students. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Experimental History with Martha Hodes

A few months ago I heard Martha Hodes speak about her latest book, The Sea Captain’s Wife. Most of the questions from the audience centered on the accessibility of her writing and its appeal to a mainstream audience. During the … Continue reading

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