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FDR on the Ground in the US American Landscape

I guess that every politician, and very many others, think about and plan for how they will be remembered. Augustus did so by issuing coins with his portrait, Louis XIV had many statues and paintings of himself disseminated in seventeenth … Lees verder

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#Tweetprop

For months now, I have been looking for ways to use this blog, now that it is no longer a place to write-think about parts of my dissertation. Then suddenly Rolf Hut (@rolfhut) suggested to me – by way of … Lees verder

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Save the date: December 8th, 2015

My PhD dissertation, “This is Roosevelt’s World” – Franklin D. Roosevelt as a Cultural Icon in American Memory, has been formally approved by the committee. The public defence is scheduled for December 8th, 2015, at 4:15 pm (sharp). All followers … Lees verder

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Ferguson and the Humanities

A while ago, when we just got here, I wrote something on my blog about how welcome we were made in New Haven’s Yale-affiliated community, and how there is also another New Haven that exists in the same space, but … Lees verder

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Beveiligd: Digital Lightning Short: FDR in American Memory

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Footage of Roosevelt on Foot

It is almost a year ago that I was surprised that eight seconds of footage of Roosevelt in a wheelchair made it into the world news. You couldn’t even really see the wheelchair – but perhaps it was mainly an … Lees verder

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If You Ask Me

Some advertizing to start: have you already read my news about Yale? And have you seen the house in which we may live there? But the real thing I wanted to write about is this: Eleanor Roosevelt’s newspaper and magazine … Lees verder

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A Lengthy Disclaimer

My previous post was whimsical and must not be taken too seriously. I never did take it very seriously, although I still believe it remains important to understand what this photo can be made to mean in the present, and … Lees verder

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NCPH Monterey (finally)

When the secretary of my institute asked me to write something for its April newsletter, I realized that I hadn’t properly blogged about my NCPH experience yet. In short: it was really great. Long and nuanced: I realize that for … Lees verder

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Getting to Monterey (post for people back home)

So this is Ilias on the plane from Amsterdam to SAN Francisco. We had a great flightduring which we did many things (read/eat the paper, talk to/dribble on the retired Scandinavian Studies professor sitting next to us etc) except sleeping. … Lees verder

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