Humans put an odd emphasis on years, decades, centuries, and millennia, not to mention seconds, minutes, hours, days, and weeks. The long process of industrialism has only exacerbated the (“evil”?) necessity of such socially constructed measurements. Our lives are controlled,… Read More ›
historiography and philosophy of history
Quick thoughts related to our societal-wide problem, crossing all political ideologies, when it comes to exactly what History should be remembered. Statues continue to be a battleground for these conversations.
At the outset, of course, this is an ethnocentric question and even a human-centric question given definitions and connotations associated with “society” and “evolved.” But, this is an important question… From one perspective, the form of life currently in existence that… Read More ›
Historians en masse say that History is the study of the past and change over time. This is misguided. While I have previously written about this topic (History, intertextuality, and how Barack Obama has influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,… Read More ›
Articulating various responses to “What is Texas History” with my students continues to fascinate me, as does teaching and learning more and more Texas History, and I wanted to share a few things in particular that have been on my… Read More ›
Just a quick blog post today. My blogging activity, as much as I love blogging, will be less the next month or two as I (finally, but it really has not been that long!) finish my dissertation and prepare for… Read More ›