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.

  • Digital map helps historians get granular with holocaust research

    Waitman Beorn, a lecturer in UVA’s Corcoran Department of History and a consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, was looking for a way to create an interactive map of the Lviv ghetto and the nearby Janowska concentration camp.

  • Historian Keri Leigh Merritt defends activist scholars

    "What I see emerging within the profession – especially over the last few years – has been a sharp divide between the moral relativists and the scholars who believe that history does have a presentist purpose."

  • Historian and grandfather craft 3D school slavery game

    Nelson Mundell created his Minecraft walk-through visualisation of an 18th-century Caribbean plantation with technical help from his 78-year-old grandfather, who had never heard of the game until he was asked for assistance by his grandson.