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One Book

Posted on December 2, 2016 under book review

Like many of my friends and colleagues, I have started an occasional newsletter. It is called One Book and, as it says on the tin, discusses one book per newsletter. Some books may be relevant to history and museum practice, but (so far) none have been.

On Relevance and Snow-Storm in August

Posted on July 6, 2012 under book review | 4 Comments

History doesn’t have to have a news peg. Our historical work can be important, compelling, moving, and relevant without making thumpingly explicit connections to today’s news cycle.  Both historical characters and events and our contemporary readers are ill-served by extravagant pleading for relevance.  I’m not saying, of course, that journalists shouldn’t be writing history; on […]