Project 4- Should or Shouldn’t Historians be Pundits?

November 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Project 4- Should or Shouldn’t Historians be Pundits?

The question of whether or not historians should be pundits is currently under a lot debate.  Social media, the internet, and the current state of politics in America have created a culture where more people are consuming information about current events than ever before.  Accompanying the increased access to information inevitably is an increase in […]

The Baltic Crusades and Nationalist History

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on The Baltic Crusades and Nationalist History

In her book “Dangerous Games: the Uses and Abuses of History,” Margaret MacMillan warns readers about the threats posed by nationalism to the study and understanding of history. Nationalism, MacMillan argues, has a tendency to force history to fit the narrative of the nation. This argument has a rather sinister underpinning, bringing up thoughts of […]

Response to Temkin

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Response to Temkin

Rebecca Voisich In his New York Times article, Moshik Temkin claims that ‘Historians Shouldn’t be Pundits’. His article exposes historians as stepping outside their sphere, at least in his opinion, by commenting on current events and politics on news channels and media outlets. While I would be remiss to make a comparison that would only […]

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