SOURCE: Los Angeles Review of Books
California Historians and Writers Remember Mike Davis
Matt Garcia, William Deverell and others share personal reflections on their personal and professional intersections with the mold-breaking historian and activist.
SOURCE: Not Even Past
In Memoriam: Robert Divine, 1929-2021
by H.W. Brands and Mark Atwood Lawrence
Two University of Texas colleagues pay tribute to the scholarly, teaching, and personal contributions of the late Robert Divine to the field of diplimatic history.
The Generosity of James Loewen
by Guy Lancaster
James Loewen didn't put ideals of prestige over his "deadly earnest desire to find and expose manifestations of American racism that had, for so long, gone unnoticed and unexplored by most scholars." His generosity went hand in hand with his widespread impact.
Stephen F. Cohen Helped Us Understand the Russian Revolution and Nikolai Bukharin
by Kevin Murphy
A fellow historian of Russia and the Soviet Union praises Stephen Cohen's scholarship and willingness to question orthodoxies in examining the internal diversity of revolutionary Communism.
SOURCE: Lexington Courier-Journal
Beloved University of Kentucky History Professor Dies from COVID-19 Months into Retirement
Professor Bruce Holle of the University of Kentucky was a "student magnet" during his 45-year career. He passed away due to complications of COVID-19 on November 30.
SOURCE: New York Times
David Hackett, Historian and Holocaust Expert, Dies at 80
Professor Hackett was noted for translating "The Buchenwald Report," made by German-speaking US military officers who described in detail their findings at the liberated concentration camp, preserving a key document for the fight against Holocaust denialism. He died of complications of the coronavirus.
SOURCE: Cornell Chronicle
American History Scholar Richard Polenberg Dies at 83
Colleagues remember Richard "Dick" Polenberg as a generous and compassionate colleague and mentor as well as an inspiring teacher and accomplished scholar of modern American history.
SOURCE: Society for U.S. Intellectual History
The Interdisciplinarity and Influence of Alan Trachtenberg
by Jennifer Giuliano and Lauren Tilton
"The need to interrogate, understand, and even disrupt how we see images is a part of Trachtenberg’s enduring legacy that becomes more important as researchers are distanced from physical archives." The work of Alan Trachtenberg in developing historical methodologies for understanding images is crucial for historians' ability to speak to current affairs.
In Memory of David Graeber, Listen to A BBC Interview on the History of Debt
Anthropologist David Graeber, whose works included the influential book Debt: The First 5,000 Years has recently passed away. This 1996 BBC interview explores the terrain of that book and the significance of debt as a political force.
SOURCE: Legal History Blog
Anne Fleming: Business Historians Remember
Anne Fleming is remembered as an outstanding scholar and generous colleague.
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