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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.




  • The Pulitzer Prize in history and biography go to ...

    Elizabeth A. Fenn for "Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People" and David I. Kertzer for "The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe."


  • The View from the Inside ... The OAH's Courageous Stand Against Racism in 2000

    by Darlene Clark Hine

    In this interview, Darlene Clark Hine speaks about a subject she has long tried to forget: The painful decision the OAH made in 2000 to stand up to the racist practices of the Adam’s Mark Hotel. The controversy broke just as Professor Hine was preparing to take-over as the new president of the OAH.


  • The War on Drugs

    by Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

    In this interview, Julilly Kohler-Hausmann speaks about the ways historians are rewriting the history of the war on drugs.

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