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Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • UC Berkeley professor emeritus Robert Harlan dies at 84

    Known for both his dry humor and inexplicable love for cats, professor emeritus Robert Harlan, who died peacefully on April 8, left behind a powerful presence on the UC Berkeley School of Information and the Bancroft Library.

  • Jesse Lemisch’s up-from-below history is still strikingly original

    Passionate, strident, scholarly and forensic, the Lemisch paper detailed the ways leading American historians variously claimed political neutrality even as they were deeply engaged as conservatives or as liberals in the politics of post-war USA, with their historical writings part of and reflecting this engagement.

  • Niall Ferguson says our politicians are failing us

    As a historian, academic and entrepreneur, Ferguson wants governments to start communicating clearly with people, urging governments to "Get real and stop talking in a language no one listens to or understands."

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