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Additional Past Tense seminar date: May 4th with Tom Mullaney

We’re excited to announce that Tom Mullaney joined our lineup of Past Tense seminar speakers to discuss his research on Chinese typewriters. If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we can reserve a box lunch for you. All Past … Continue reading

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Past Tense Seminar: 2011-12 Dates and 2010-11 Podcasts

The 2011-2012 schedule for the Past Tense seminar is in the works; we have dates, listed below, and we are discussing logistics with our speakers. Our new time is Fridays at noon, so we can have lunch and discuss our … Continue reading

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Past Tense April 21: The Journalist as Historian

Please join us for our last event of the academic year on Thursday, April 21, 7:00pm, in the Huntington Library’s  Overseers’ Room, for: “The Journalist as Historian” Miriam Pawel spent twenty-five years working for Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. She … Continue reading

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Event: Saul Cornell, Yale University, March 24th

Thursday March 24 at 4 p.m. in HGS 217A, Yale University (co-sponsored with YEAH): ”Will the Real Founding Fathers Please Stand Up: Or Why Do Historians Dislike Constitutional Originalism So Much?” A talk by and conversation with legal historian Saul Cornell, Paul … Continue reading

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Past Tense at the Huntington Library: Fall and Winter Schedule

In collaboration with the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute and the USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West, we are happy to announce the fall and winter schedule for the Past Tense seminar. These gatherings focus on the craft of … Continue reading

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"Letters to a Tenured Historian" now available

My Writing of History class is now reading exemplary histories. In historiography-driven courses, so often the new trumps all. But when a course focuses on history writing, there is a fruitful dialogue between new books and old, often with a different … Continue reading

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Stephen Pyne’s How-To of History: Thinking, Choosing, Writing

(Apologies to those of you who dutifully waited up Wednesday for this post; it’s that time of semester. But my book manuscript did get finalized as you waited, so it’s a step closer to store shelves!) I was quite impressed … Continue reading

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Event: "Writing the West" with Bill Deverell & John Mack Faragher, Feb 24 at Yale

The Writing History Colloquium invites you to Writing the West: Bill Deverell & John Mack Faragher Wednesday 24 February 2010 co-hosted with the Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders 12:30 p.m., Lamar Center, 53 Wall Street (Whitney … Continue reading

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Writing History Event: Elisa New, March 22 at Yale

The Writing History colloquium invites you to save the date for a discussion of history, memory, and family stories: Elisa New Professor of English, Harvard University “Jacob’s Cane: A Jewish Family’s Journey from the Four Lands of Lithuania to the … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities & more

Are you as excited as I am about Zotero’s latest release? Version 1.5 is now available. What’s most exciting about this is that the next time I do a Zotero workshop I won’t have to preface every statement with “when … Continue reading

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