Commentary, Not Punditry: Historians, Politics, and the Media

AHA Session 104
Friday, January 5, 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Thurgood Marshall West (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)
James Grossman, American Historical Association
Nicole Hemmer, University of Virginia
Heather Richardson, Boston College
Moshik Temkin, Harvard University
Ibram X. Kendi, American University

Session Abstract

Op ed pieces by historians on major political issues have inspired mainstream media reflections on the roles of historians as political commentators. This roundtable will consider different perspectives on what history and historians bring to the table of national political debate.
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