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.




  • Historians defend scholar who studies Poland and Holocaust

    Dozens of international historians have come to the defense of a Holocaust scholar who is accused of slandering Poland’s reputation with research that focuses on the participation of some Poles in the killing of Jews during World War II.



  • Historians called on to write books that impact the public

    by Keisha N. Blain and Ibram X. Kendi

    The public appears to be experiencing a vacuum of expertise. Perhaps people will now bestow more trust on the expertise of America’s notoriously and proudly independent academics.



  • Is E.P. Thompson still relevant?

    The latest book by Christos Efstathiou  –  in E.P. Thompson: A Twentieth-Century Romantic  –  makes the case he is.



  • History professor to run for Congress

    Western Michigan University (WMU) history professor David Benac, of Kalamazoo, has announced he will seek the Michigan 6th Congressional District seat, currently held by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph.



  • On his tours, art historian reveals ‘Gay Secrets’

    “I had done tours for 15 summers during college and grad school, so I knew the tour industry pretty well, and I decided to try to put together tours focused on the kind of gay history issues I work on as a scholar.” – Andrew Lear