A month of history podcasts: May 2017

The past month for me has involved trying out a few new history-related podcasts, some better than others, some more Trump-focused than others. I salute the efforts by historians to attempt to integrate the current seismic shift in American diplomacy, policy & the presidency by drawing historical parallels (and contrasts) - but I must admit …

A month of history podcasts: April 2017

This is the first of what I hope will be a regular post with links to history-related podcasts I've listened to over the past month. Some podcast series are well-established and not hard to find—such as Ben Franklin's World or Stuff You Missed in History Class  but in a more recent trend, academic conferences and seminars are often …

Caribbean Histories: A New Blog!

Over the summer, I 'launched' a new blog: Caribbean Histories. That sounds rather formal, but I wanted somewhere to share all the links and book notes I've kept over the past couple of years related to Caribbean history. I've discovered to my surprise that Caribbean history is somewhat under-appreciated. It's dispersed between accounts from various perspectives …

One of my favourite blogs of 2016 – the Australian Women’s History Network

VIDA blog Managing Editors Ana Stevenson and Alana Piper reflect on the year and share VIDA’s Top 10 posts for 2016. 2016 in review As we come to the end of the year, we at VIDA wanted to reflect on the … Continue reading → The post Top 10 for 2016 appeared first on Australian Women's… …

History isn’t a ‘useless’ major

The argument for history (and the humanities in general) as a sound basis for an undergraduate education is well-known amongst historians,  but I sometimes wonder if the wider non-history-loving public ever hears it and ever gives it any thought. James Grossman, the executive director of the American Historical Association published this OpEd in the LA Times, …

Let’s find out if historians can talk!

I'm convinced that there is enough material in Australia to support a weekly conversation with an historian - I guess the question is whether there is the listener/subscriber base. So I was delighted to hear this week that James Valentine, a radio host with ABC702 in Sydney kicked off just such a conversation with Associate Professor Clare Wright from LaTrobe University.