Categoriearchief: Cultural memory

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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#2014ASA

These photos refer to the two highlights of last week. 1) I was at the American Studies Association’s conference in LA (the picture is te view from my AirBnB appartment) and 2) Simultaneously in Baltimore the Mid-Altantic Popular American Culture … Lees verder

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Foucault after 1984 and Jonathan Culler on Bad Writing

Yesterday I attended day 1 of a two-day conference at Yale titled Foucault After 1984. Michel Foucault is a very influential philosopher of the second half of the 20th century. To cut a long story way too short some of … Lees verder

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Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts, An Intimate History

One event I had been looking forward to for a long time was the broadcasting of Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary The Roosevelts, An Intimate History (PBS). It was on national television throughout last week, 2 hours per evening, starting at … Lees verder

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New York!

We’ve been way too busy to discuss all of last week, so I’ll limit myself to the 24 hours from Saturday night until Sunday evening. On Saturday night we had dinner with Jay Winter, my faculty sponsor (i.e. the person … Lees verder

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Ariella Azoulay and the Roles in Photography

Next to blogging about my adventures in New Haven and what field I am in, I would like to blog weekly about one of the things that have inspired me in my research this week. It’s already nearly two weeks … Lees verder

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Why I am not a historian

Most people believe history is my discipline. I think this may be a result of my elevator pitch, which usually includes “Franklin Roosevelt”, who is obviously a historical figure. The one time I was on tv I had a really … Lees verder

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Mary Todd Lincoln

In previous blogposts I have discussed the two Franklin Roosevelt films that came out in 2012 (Hyde Park on Hudson and FDR American Badass!), but that year also saw two Abraham Lincoln movies: the Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day … Lees verder

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The Eleanor Roosevelt Show

This Thursday I went to the Roosevelt Study Center in MiddelburgI spent a lot of time picking postgrad Dario Fazzi’s mind about Eleanor Roosevelt, and particularly, how she helped shape FDR’s image, during his presidency and after. One thing he … Lees verder

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Eleanor Roosevelt’s function (for FDR)

For the purposes of my PhD research, I tend to think of Eleanor Roosevelt as one of Franklin Roosevelt’s central attributes. Not a very feminist perspective. Eleanor Roosevelt was a great woman and politician in her own right. Especially after … Lees verder

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