Taika Waititi’s (Māori) Jojo Rabbit (2019) is a film that simultaneously reminds audiences of the beauty of youthful innocence and the pernicious toxicity of Nazism—two things that moviegoers of all ages in this moment of xenophobia and nationalism could stand to be reminded of. Note: spoilers ahead.
Guest contributor and friend of the blog Evan Willford places Blizzard Entertainment’s recent censorship scandal in the context of a longer history of the company’s accommodation of the Chinese government. Since this summer, hundreds of thousands of protestors have packed the streets of Hong Kong, demonstrating against Chinese encroachment on Hong Kong’s special status under…
Erstwhile contributing editor Anna Kramer talks with Garrit Voggesser, the Director of Tribal Partnerships for the National Wildlife Federation, about having a history PhD and working outside of the academy.
Erstwhile contributing editors Kerri Clement and Anna Kramer write about their experiences at the 59th annual conference of the Western History Association.
From steins of beer to David Hasselhoff, Erstwhile Contributing Editor @Katie_Randall2 recently enjoyed a weekend of celebration in honor of German Unity Day.
Erstwhile contributing editor Anna Kramer discusses the historical roots of today’s #vanlife movement and how van dwelling has served as a means to play at being homeless while people experiencing homelessness are increasingly under attack.
Erstwhile editor Katie Randall reflects on her experiences as a person of color while researching in German archives.
The members of Erstwhile’s editorial board share their summer reading plans. As in the past, those of us at Erstwhile are wrapping up the school year of weekly posts before our summer hiatus with an offering: two recently published books that we’re really excited to read over the break. This year, all of our choices are nonfiction,…