Categoriearchief: Autofabrication

Wheelchairs and prosthetic memory

The third proposition to my thesis is probably the hardest to defend, but it’s also one of my favorites. FDR was wheelchair-bound, as most people nowadays are aware. This is not something US members of the public would have known … Lees verder

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FDR as a Public Historian

Public history is a phrase that came up in the 1970s, to refer to the work of historians outside of academia – in museums, archives, the government, the media etc. Presenting history to the public, and perhaps even more prominently, … Lees verder

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Fall in New Haven

I am starting to receive admonishing messages saying that I didn’t even have to take off from blogging for this long when I had Ilias, so why don’t I keep it up now? So really quickly: I’m well and – … Lees verder

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Eleanor? Roosevelt? Eleanor Roosevelt? ER?

I am currently working on a chapter treating Eleanor Roosevelt as an element in FDR’s autofabrication and in his public image as it has developed since. One problem that keeps cropping up is what to call her. I often tell … Lees verder

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Authenticity and the Tree of Knowledge

Yesterday I saw this new Dove advertisement and was entirely taken in. Against my better judgement – this is after all commercial advertising, intended to sell a product. Still, call me sentimental, but I find this a beautiful and relatable … Lees verder

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Fabricating Authenticity

Happy new year! Recently I’ve been following (and somewhat half-heartedly participating in) a discussion on Twitter about authenticity. Half-heartedly because it quickly proved impossible for me to say anything meaningful in 140 characters about it. There are provocative nuggets of … Lees verder

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FDR Footage in the News

The above is the newly discovered clip of FDR being driven in his wheelchair. The news is spectacular in the sense that no such material was available before. Roosevelt was keen not to be filmed or photographed in his wheelchair … Lees verder

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My Week of Abstracts, Proposals and Feedback

This week was unsuccessful in really furthering the thesis chapter I am working on. At the very least, I had hoped to write out and develop the thoughts that my supervisor suggested when we discussed it last week, but even … Lees verder

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FDR Library Re-Dedication

Last Sunday, June 30th, saw the Re-dedication of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 72 years after Roosevelt’s own dedication of the library to the American public. The site of the FDR Library at Hyde Park, New York … Lees verder

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Autofabrication Through Philately

First of all: sorry about the long absence! I was not even busy with work, but on holiday high up in the Alps, where there are very few wireless internet waves in the air (nor quite enough oxygen). It won’t … Lees verder

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