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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.




  • Academic Twitter's Gender Imbalance

    Female academics have about half the followers of men on Twitter and wield otherwise diminished influence there, according to a new study. The analysis pertains to medicine, but women across fields say the findings ring true.



  • Serhii Plokhii on Ukraine’s Political Frontiers

    Professor Serhii Plokhii, the Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard, discussed Ukranian history, the Trump-Ukraine scandal, and the roles that both Russia and the United States have played in shaping the country’s politics.



  • History Museum Explores Germans’ View of Britain

    by The Associated Press

    As Brexit looms, one of Germany’s main history museums is examining Germans’ views of the British, complete with a countdown clock that may be reset if Britain’s departure from the European Union is delayed.



  • Review of “The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists”

    by Christine Talbot

    “Lisa Pace Vetter’s book, The Political Thought of America’s Founding Feminists, examines the political theories of seven women who were central figures in American political thought, despite their exclusion from the contemporary canon."