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Event: Writing History with Joseph Yannielli & David Blight, April 5, Yale

The Writing History Colloquium invites you to: “How to write the best article in America! or, The Art and Craft of Academic Article Publishing:” a conversation with Joseph Yannielli & David Blight Monday 5 April noon, HGS 204, 320 York Street … 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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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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Challenges of change-ability: New Frontiers of Digital Scholarship

Another seduction is the expanded possibility of “getting it right,” quickly correcting mistakes or responding to suggestions without having to wait for a publisher to issue a second edition. Continue reading

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Writing History Event: a conversation with Jane Kamensky & Jill Lepore

The Writing History Colloquium and Andrews Society invite you to launch the new semester with a special event: “Taking Liberties: Histories, Fictions, and Blind Spots” A conversation with historians Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore Wednesday 21 January, 3 p.m. Yale … Continue reading

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Episode 6, Part 1: Patricia Nelson Limerick

Just for the record, I’d like you to know that I danced plenty in high school, thank you very much. With that off my chest, I do hope that you’ll take a moment to tune in to Patty’s reading of … Continue reading

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Writing History event: March 25, 2008 at Yale

Please join Yale’s Writing History group for the unique opportunity to discuss “Shaping the Past: How Free Can We Be?” with Jonathan Spence on Tuesday, March 25, 5 p.m. in HGS 204. Practically anything written by Professor Spence can offer … Continue reading

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Episode 4, Part 2: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

In this second half of her podcast interview, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich offers some favorite slogans besides Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History as she gives advice to aspiring historians. In discussing the challenges of research she advises that “serendipity seldom strikes … Continue reading

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Episode 3, Part 2: Jeff Wasserstrom

This MHP episode offers an informal interview with China historian Jeff Wasserstrom, where he discusses a variety of topics about writing history. He gives advice on publishing book reviews, overcoming writer’s block, and names some of his favorite history books. … Continue reading

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