Ten Top Trivia Tips about Historiann! Native Americans never actually ate Historiann; killing such a timid prey was thought to indicate laziness! Historiann can usually be found in nests built in the webs of large spiders. The only Englishman to become Historiann was Nicholas Breakspear, who was Historiann from 1154 to 1159. When provoked, Historiann … Continue reading Try this on Jeopardy, baby
Edward Linenthal, the editor of the Journal of American History and Professor of History at Indiana University, is visiting Potterville, Colorado this week as the Hewit Distinguished Professor of History this year at the University of Northern Colorado. Yesterday he gave an informal talk to the History faculty there over lunch on the subject of “How to Get … Continue reading Ed(itor) Linenthal dishes on the details of the Journal of American History
Internationally known A-list blogger William K. Wolfrum (who also blogs at Shakesville) has tagged humble Historiann for Blogroll Amnesty Day. This means that I have to send $100 to the name at the top of the list, then add my name to the bottom and then send 5 copies to other blogs, and then wait for … Continue reading Blogroll Amnesty Day: chain, chain, chain of fools edition
UPDATED BELOW First day musings [from the American Historical Association’s annual meeting 2009]…[ed. note: Eat your heart out, Rate Your Students–my correspondents have reported first!] I think the Friday start is a bit disorienting for folks. (That, and the crush of New Year’s vacationers leaving as the frumpy historians arrived gave the Hilton a sense … Continue reading Hotshot Harry from Tucumcari's first dispatch from AHA HQ
What’s going on in your neck of the woods, edge of the holler, or side of the crick? I’ll be posting updates through the day about what I see and hear in Potterville, Colorado (if anyone cares!) I voted last Thursday, and the traffic at the early vote center was steady and strong. I prefer to observe the ritual … Continue reading Election Day open thread
Historiann.com commenter and special correspondent ej was at the Obama rally at Baa Ram U. this afternoon, and sent in this exclusive report: I’ve been flattered by all the attention the presidential candidates were paying to Colorado, especially the Democrats, who haven’t had much cause to come here of late. The turnout at the rally for … Continue reading Eyewitness to History: ej on the ground at the Obama rally at Colorado State
Historiann commenter ej attended the Democratic rally today at Moo Moo U., and sent in a special report: So today I drove in to Potterville with my husband and 1-year-old daughter to hear Joe Biden speak at Moo Moo U. Although doors opened at 10:30 (for an estimated 1 p.m. speech) we did not arrive on campus … Continue reading Exclusive report: Joe rocked the rally at Moo Moo U.
UPDATED BELOW Well, I have some good news and some, well, annoying news to report: Signs of the times update: The yard sign battle in my neighborhood, which was once so lopsided, is now being won decisively by Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates. The week after I wrote my original post, all sorts of Dem yard … Continue reading Swing state election news and notes
Famille Historiann is off on a working mini-break to Tucson, for the annual meeting of the Front Range Early American Consortium at the University of Arizona. (Teh Srsly Awesumm Greatest Depression Evah may mean that this is our last trip for a while–so let up, OK?) The FREAC as it is affectionately known is one of those … Continue reading FREACout in the Desert: No Depression!
Well, imagine my surprise when I returned from my recent short vacation to find this little invitation in the mail from the University of Colorado. (While I live in Colorado and work at a university, CU is not my employer–I work at the old aggie school I affectionately refer to as Baa Ram U.) My … Continue reading Saturday morning funnies