The WAWH is coming to Denver! (Or, let’s see if we can advertise this conference for less than $5 million.)

The Western Association of Women Historians is coming to Denver in just a few short weeks, May 12-14.  We’ve got a fantastic program with a LOT of star power–if you’re in the area, stop by for just a day, or stay for the whole conference!  If you’re flying in from out of state, you can … Continue reading The WAWH is coming to Denver! (Or, let’s see if we can advertise this conference for less than $5 million.)

Local Yokels: Affirmative Action, Republican-style

Who says Republicans don’t like Affirmative Action–not the real kind, where you have to consider all qualified applicants, but Republican-style, where they don’t have to have any academic qualifications at all?  They’ve been highly successful at assuming the top jobs in Colorado universities with thinner C.V.’s than even our lowliest adjuncts.  The sole finalist to lead the … Continue reading Local Yokels: Affirmative Action, Republican-style

Brisk winds from the archives, or, a publicly engaged historian at work on Roe, Brown, and the Christian right

Drop whatever you’re doing now and go read Randall Balmer’s excellent article on “The Real Origins of the Religious Right.”  Subtitle:  “They’ll tell you it was abortion.  Sorry, the historical record is clear:  it was segregation.”  Balmer, who has just published Redeemer:  The Life of Jimmy Carter, recounts what he found in the archives while … Continue reading Brisk winds from the archives, or, a publicly engaged historian at work on Roe, Brown, and the Christian right

Sunday roundup: unicorns, meritocracies, and humanities grants edition

I’m waaaaaayyyyyy behind on a number of projects whose deadlines are already in my rear-view mirror. I really shouldn’t blog at all, but I can’t resist letting you see what’s going on on the few blogs I’ve been able to check into this week. So here’s something for you all to click, read, and discuss … Continue reading Sunday roundup: unicorns, meritocracies, and humanities grants edition