Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Poseur alert: profs resent journalists again

A Salon article headlined "America's Worst Historians" sounds like grist for our mill.  But it turns out it's really one of those turf-protection screeds -- two history profs complaining about journalists who write about history and get all the fame and glory that the profs are supposed to be provided with as a perk like tenure or something.

Update: But for scholars doing what they oughta, look at Tom Peace and Christopher Dummitt debating the words historians use when they talk about the past.  I have both Active History and Everyday History on my list at left at my other left at right, but this week they are both particularly worth a look
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