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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.

  • Historian Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham wins National Humanities Medal

    The National Humanities Medal honors Professor Higginbotham "for illuminating the African-American journey. In her writings and edited volumes, Dr. Higginbotham has traced the course of African-American progress, and deepened our understanding of the American story."

  • A history professor explains why Americans are so prone to conspiracy theories

    Historically, conspiracy theories have often focused on orchestrated wrongdoings supposedly perpetrated by big business or government on ordinary citizens. But recent conspiracy theories have focused on the victims and their loved ones as key players in the manipulation of the public. What has changed?

  • Report: Russian studies in crisis

    by Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

    Fewer grad students in history and the social sciences are taking an interest in Russia.

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