Category Archives: History in the Media

Ken Burns Defends the Humanities

Historical filmmaker Ken Burns delivered the Jefferson Lecture at the National Endowment for the Humanities on 9 May 2016. Inside Higher Ed reports that “Ken Burns, the documentary maker who brought the Civil War, the histories of baseball and jazz, … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural History, Digital Humanities, Historical Film, History in the Media, Humanities Education, Museums and Historical Memory, The Past Alive: Teaching History, War and Society, War in Film, War, Culture, and Society | Leave a comment

President Obama to Visit Hiroshima

The Washington Post reports that President Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan. This would be a historic visit, since Obama would be the first United States President to visit Hiroshima during his administration. “President Obama will make a historic trip this … Continue reading

Posted in Empires and Imperialism, History in the Media, Museums and Historical Memory, Strategy and International Politics, War and Society, War, Culture, and Society | Leave a comment

Révoltes et révolutions à l’écran

I am happy to announce that a new edited volume has been published on Révoltes et révolutions à l’écran. Europe moderne, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015). My chapter, entitled “Les révoltes nobiliaires et les histoires confessionnelles : représentations … Continue reading

Posted in Current Research, Early Modern Europe, Early Modern World, French History, French Revolution and Napoleon, French Wars of Religion, Historical Film, History in the Media, History of Violence, Political Culture, Revolts and Revolutions, War in Film, War, Culture, and Society, Warfare in the Early Modern World | Leave a comment

Digital Humanities and ConverStations

A conference on Digital Humanities Experiments was recently  held in Paris on 11-12 June 2015 at the Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (DHIP), or Instistut Historique Allemand. The conference was jointly sponsored by the European Science Foundation – Scientific Review Group … Continue reading

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History Wars Continue

In the 1990s, one theater of the “Culture Wars” became dubbed the “History Wars,” as politicians and political interest groups attempted to influence or control the presentation of historical events and developments in high school textbooks, college curricula, and museum … Continue reading

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War Diaries and Digital Humanities

The growing pace of archival digitization is creating tensions in communities of researchers and archivists. Digital Humanities projects hold great promise, but also substantial risks for today’s researchers and for future generations of scholars. Andrew Hoskins (Interdisciplinary Research Professor at … Continue reading

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On Brutality and Executions

Lynchings of African-Americans have been in the news over the past week, since President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast (see my previous post) produced a sustained media discussion of brutality and executions. Now, the New York Times reports … Continue reading

Posted in Atrocities, Civilians and Refugees in War, History in the Media, History of Violence, Human Rights, Museums and Historical Memory, Political Culture, Religious Politics, Religious Violence, Terrorism, War, Culture, and Society | Leave a comment