At my school, “interdisciplinary” was that hardy educational perennial, a “buzz word” that came back again and again during my nearly four decades on the faculty. We actually had a couple of so-called “interdisciplinary courses,” though I did not teach them. Instead, I usually got my interdisciplinary “jollies” by answering the requests of others looking for some historical insight into a topic that might not be strictly “historical” in content. Here are some examples:
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- The Uses of History in Stoppard’s “Arcadia”–August 1, 2012.
- Echoes of the Scopes Trial, 1925-2000–October 1, 2012.
- Denying the Holocaust–February 1, 2013.
- The Book that Changed My Life–February 26, 2013.
- Peace of Bread, Bread of Peace–March 14, 2013
- Growing Up in Colonial New England–June 15, 2014.
- American Witch-Hunters: Salem & McCarthy–August 15, 2014.
- Is Wolf Hatred Really “Wolfism”?–October 24, 2014.
- American Republicanism, Part I–April 1, 2015.
- American Republicanism, Part II–May 1, 2015.
- American Republicanism, Part III–June 1, 2015.
- American Republicanism, Part IV–July 15, 2015.
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For those interested in reading more of my reflections on history, here are links to several books on the subject: