Erstwhile editors share a small selection from their summer reading lists.
Contributing Editor Kerri Clement reflects on living through a pandemic as a historian of disease.
Alex Langer (Ph.D., CU Boulder, 2020) examines the long legacy of white supremacy in US foreign policy. Last month on Erstwhile, Sarah Luginbill examined the long history of misinformation, bad history, and blatant lies that have led racists and white supremacists to embrace the Middle Ages as an Anglo-Saxon utopia. This week, I want to…
Having listened to the forty-odd studio albums comprising Neil Young’s catalogue this spring, Erstwhile editor Graeme Pente traces the thread of the Canadian-American musician’s environmentalism back to the first Earth Day fifty years ago. In the hallways of the ages, on the road to history What we do now will always be with us. It’s a…
Erstwhile contributing editor Anna Kramer spoke with Cody Ferguson, then Legislative Director for the Northern Plains Resource Council, about having a history PhD and working outside the academy.
White supremacists are co-opting and twisting medieval European history, ignoring the reality of a diverse medieval past while capitalizing on the problems within medieval studies itself.
Kyle Robinson highlights opportunities for collaborating with undergraduates and teaching history beyond the walls of the classroom. Robinson received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Rochester in 2018 and is currently Assistant Professor of European History at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. “Are you eating a whole chicken?” I looked in…
This week, Erstwhile editor Kerri Clement spoke with Dr. Brianna Theobold about her recent book, “Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century.”
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.
In this post, editor Kerri Clement briefly reviews the origin(s) of the National Western Stock Show, which is held in Denver every January.