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Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • Mass Exodus of Germans From Eastern Europe: The Last Nazi War Crime

    by Eva Hahnova

    Czech historian Eva Hahnova has challenged attempts to rewrite the history of the Second World War, including the story of the mass exodus of Germans from Eastern Europe at the end of the war, which she calls the last massive crime committed by the Nazi regime.

  • Jewish Art Historian Takes the Reins at Met Museum

    Dr. Daniel Weiss, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new president, is an MBA-toting medieval art historian who links his relentless curiosity and academic passions to his Jewish background.

  • March is National Women’s History Month

    The 2015 (NWHM) Honorees were chosen for their pioneering leadership and accomplishments in researching and sharing the details of women's lives.

  • Yale historian David Brion Davis wins National Book Critics Circle Award

    The culmination of more than 50 years of research, Davis’ award-winning work is the third volume in his “Problem of Slavery” trilogy, which includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture” (1966) and “The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770–1823” (1975).

  • U.S. naval historian's grandson pleads guilty to stealing records

    Former Navy intelligence analyst Samuel L. Morison, who received a presidential pardon in 2001 after being convicted of passing secret ship photos to a British publication, pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing records related to his naval historian grandfather.

  • The art historian bodybuilder

    Feminist art history professor discusses book on how she came to study and participate in a form of bodybuilding called "figure girl" competitions.

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