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.

  • History Relevance Campaign meets at the Smithsonian

    by Tim Grove and John Dichtl

    The History Relevance Campaign, a three-year old effort in the history field to raise the profile of history in American society, joined forces with the Smithsonian Institution on May 24 for a day-long meeting.

  • Bernard Lewis Turns 100

    by Reuel Marc Gerecht

    "When you look back to when you were young, when you'd started studying Islam, what drove your curiosity?" Lewis's opening surprised me: "My profound sense of inferiority."

  • Fredrik Logevall on Obama's Legacy

    by Paul Richard Huard

    "I think Barack Obama is skeptical of the utility of grand strategy. Nevertheless, he has continued to adhere to what seems to be the underlying grand strategy that the United States has followed internationally since the end of the Cold War."

  • Yuval Noah Harari turns to fiction

    In the novel, "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,” the historian warns that Artificial Intelligence will lead to a future class of useless humans.

  • Iowa historian makes independent bid for US Senate

    Luick-Thrams received his Ph.D. in modern European history in Berlin. Since then he has written or edited 15 books about Midwest cultural history and launched the TRACES Center for History and Culture, a nonprofit that documents Iowa’s connections to Nazi Germany.