The way we teach history, and what we choose to emphasize in it, has a profound effect on the people to whom it is taught.
A book by John Fea about why the study of history is relevant is a clarion call for our times, where appreciation of the value of the past is declining.
My second year of teaching a class on the history of climate change has made certain truths about our planet even more vivid and personal to me.
A consortium of environmental historians enjoyed my article on the Thanksgiving storm of 1983.
The passing of the great Italian author, thinker and semiotician leaves a huge hole in the worlds of literature and academia that will never be filled.
Some things may be changing on this blog--but hopefully not too much.
I'm on hiatus! Regular postings will resume sometime after August 30, 2015.
Instead of just talking about climate change, I have finally done something about it.
It seems strange to have to defend the relevance of history, but sometimes we must do exactly that...especially when people say things like, "Why should [...]
Why should we care about the past, anyway? What relevance does it have to us?