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By Neville Morley | Published: December 8, 2016
The claim that Thucydides’ account of the past is useful is often extended to historiography in general, rather than just to his specific – and idiosyncratic – approach. And that, suggests Neville Morley, may be the real trap of Thucydides.
By Robert Dingwall | Published: October 23, 2016
In what he describes as the obverse of the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, Robert Dingwall argues that the secular sainthood conferred on Mary Seacole steps on historical scholarship and ignores more genuine exemplars.
By Paula Michaels | Published: March 31, 2014
One of the benefits of ostensibly narrow academic pursuits is how their resulting scholarship can inform the work of more widely lauded popularizers and public intellectuals.
By Social Science Space | Published: March 19, 2014
Ira Katznelson’s examination of the racial politics surrounding the passage of much of the Depression era New Deal, has received a Bancroft Prize—one of the nation’s top honors for a history book—for 2014. His winning book, Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time, traces the United States from a Progressive Era […]
By John Gallucci | Published: August 13, 2013
Do the Humanities not have an intellectual basis as legitimate and rigorous as that of the natural and social sciences? And are not the Humanities in fact an essential part of higher education? Try considering the Humanities as a form of Human Relations.
By The Emory Wheel | Published: February 21, 2013
Emory’s recent decision to shut down or suspend various academic departments and programs has rightly generated campus-wide and national attention.
By Christopher Taylor | Published: February 18, 2013
Why we need to pay closer attention to the President of Emory's shocking comparison of University budget cuts with the three-fifths compromise, and what it says about America now, not then.
By MZurn | Published: October 15, 2012
50 years on, the Cuban Missile Crisis may still prove to be one of the most important events in understanding modern International diplomacy.
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 1, 2012
“Everybody lives in a society...They want to know what it is they’re living in” An exploration of the nature of the social sciences. How do they differ from the physical sciences? What challenges do they face? What is their value?
By Richard Grayson | Published: January 10, 2011
Statements such as ‘knowing about history helps us to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past’ are commonplace. There is no doubt that this can be the case, and often has been, but a knowledge of history doesn’t stop us making new mistakes. Arguably the greatest disaster of post-war British foreign policy was the Suez […]