Indigenous History with Erstwhile

This Thanksgiving, look back on some of the pieces on Native America that Erstwhile has published over the years.  The list starts with the oldest posts first. Erstwhile sat down with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and CU Boulder professor Dr. Elizabeth Fenn to discuss her latest book, Encounters at the Heart of the World:  A History of the…

Happy Halloween from Erstwhile!

Welcome to the Halloween edition of the monthly links round up! Curated by Erstwhile editor Caroline Grego, these links are bound by theme: Halloween. Why Sasquatch and other crypto-beasts haunt our imaginations by Ed Simon From Florida to Indonesia to the Himalayas to Cascadia, humans persist in seeing that which is not there: the Sasquatch.…

October Links Round-Up

Erstwhile editor Sam Bock compiles and comments on a short list of links related to history and working in academia. From Toledo to Standing Rock: The recent decision to call up the National Guard at Standing Rock conjured up images of Guard–led repression throughout US history by Bradley J. Sommer Following up on our very own…

August Links Round-Up and Welcome Back!

Erstwhile editor Caroline Grego assembles and interprets history-related news links from roughly the past month. With this post, we also welcome our readers to a new school year! Erstwhile will now be posting weekly until May. Teaching Trump to College Students by Jason Blakely As the fall semester starts, those of us in history departments…

March Links Round-Up

Erstwhile editor Graeme Pente compiles a list of history-related news links from the past month. With the election cycle in full swing, the intersection of politics and history is particularly fruitful at the moment, as old phenomena re-emerge and what appears new in fact has a long pedigree.  How the 2016 election undermines Fukuyama’s “end…

February(ish) Links Round-Up

Erstwhile blogger Caroline Grego compiles a short list of history-related news links from the past month.  The Academy’s Dirty Secret by Joel Warner and Aaron Clauset The gloomy news from the academy is nearly farcical in its pervasion and consistency, but such is the world that corporatizing universities have made. A recent study published in…

January Links Round-Up

  Erstwhile blogger Caroline Grego compiles a short list of history-related news links from the past month. She admits that this month’s links round-up is even more grab-bag than usual, opening with dispatches from academia, and ending with two (hopefully useful) online resources. Academics Get Real by Colleen Flaherty During the last two weeks of…

July Erstwhile Eight Pack

Summertime means it’s time to kick back with what we like to call the Erstwhile Eight Pack, our idiosyncratic feature on the most intriguing American history news from around the interwebs. In the days, months, years, and decades following the Civil War, freedmen and freedwomen struggled to find the family members that slavery forcibly took…