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  • Colin Palmer, Historian of the African Diaspora, Is Dead at 75

    Colin A. Palmer, a historian who broadened the understanding of the African diaspora, showing that the American slave trade was only one part of a phenomenon that spanned centuries and influenced cultures worldwide, died on June 20 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 75.



  • Her Book in Limbo, Naomi Wolf Fights Back

    After her American publisher delayed her new book, “Outrages,” over accuracy concerns, she is responding with a strategy mixing scholarly peer review and damage control.


  • Who Says Historians Can’t Travel Back in Time?

    by Erik Moshe

    “Both astrophysicists and historians can travel back in time, but only historians can do anything about the past.” An interview with Carnegie Mellon University historian Ricky Law.


  • The Perfect Mentor: Alan Brinkley

    by Yanek Mieczkowski

    Beyond his impeccable scholarship and insightful lectures, Alan Brinkley was a mentor to dozens of doctoral students. In that role, he was perfect, providing profound lessons that will last through many careers, and likely, many lifetimes. 



  • Remembering Prof. Sadao Asada

    by Peter Mauch

    Sadao Asada, Professor Emeritus of Doshisha University, died in Kyoto on February 4, 2019. He was 83 years old.