“Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don’t.” — Pete Seeger
Ralph Luker shared a piece of his own research, a lovely example of how a simple footnote can be an education if you take it seriously and do it right.
Tim Burke offers a dilemma of historical writing from his own work in You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard (also here), and discusses the dynamics of the end of Apartheid. Finally, in a challenge answered by far too few (I’ll get to it after this carnival is up, really!), he asks about the cleavages and battlefields of our respective subfields.
Finally, Brian Ulrich waxes nostalgic for the “cutting edge” scholars of the past
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
History Carnival #38 with its highlights on the "Scholarly Life":