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Past Tense podcast with Adam Arenson, part 2

This episode of the Making History podcast is the second half of Adam Arenson’s talk at the Past Tense seminar, “This is Not How My Book Starts: Looking Back at Writing and Framing.” Adam is the author of The Great … Continue reading

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PDP Podcast: Jacqueline Goldsby

This podcast is an audio recording of the February 19, 2010 Colloquium with Jacqueline Goldsby (University of Chicago), at the opening session of The Past’s Digital Presence conference.  Goldsby discusses her work with Mapping the Stacks: A Guide to Black … Continue reading

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Making my (collaborative) butter sculptures of history

I recently came across Jennifer Gardy’s blog article “Feeling the elephant, or how scientists collaborate,” and it provoked several lines of thought. First, Gardy suggests that there are two types of scientists in this world: those live, eat, and breathe … Continue reading

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Episode 2, Part 2: Martha Hodes

This episode offers a candid discussion with Martha Hodes about the background for her latest book, her daily writing practices, her teaching of experimental history in the classroom, and some advice to graduate students about ‘finding the story’ in their … 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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