Friday, June 12, 2009

What do historians study today?

The American Historical Association counted heads.
During a recent spirited online discussion among diplomatic historians prompted by the journal’s proposed name change, Brett Lintott, a first-year Ph.D. student in international relations at the University of Toronto, wrote of feeling a bit like the last woolly mammoth at the end of the Ice Age.
Someone told me a while ago there are no longer any self-identified "Canadianists" in the University of Toronto history department, though it's the field most of their students want to study.

(I don't really follow the New York Times -- but would the Globe & Mail ever do a story like this one I've linked to above?)

Update, June 15: is "collapse of diplomatic history" just a euphemism for "now it includes women"? She says so.
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