Category Historians

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1509 Civil War Historians

In this episode, host Gerald Prokopowicz talks with Beth Parnicza of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Tim Talbot, Director of Education at the Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. This is another terrific discussion. Advertisements

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1508 Military Staff Rides Christopher Stowe

Dr. Christopher Stowe of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College joined host Gerald Prokopowicz for this very good discussion of professional military education and the staff ride process.

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1503: Civil War Cartographer Hal Jespersen

Here’s host Gerald Prokopowicz discussing mapmaking for Civil War books with the noted cartographer Hal Jespersen, whose excellent maps most serious students of the war have seen a number of times. This is a very good discussion.

Are Historians Doing History Wrong?

In this article, adapted from his book, How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories, philosopher Alex Rosenberg tells us “Why Most Narrative History is Wrong.” He tells us, “Cognitive science, evolutionary anthropology, and, most of all, neuroscience are in the process of showing us at least three things about history: (1) […]

An Interview With Peter Carmichael

Peter Carmichael, Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and the Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of History at Gettysburg College, graciously agreed to sit down with me for an interview this past summer. We spoke on Friday, July 13, 2018 in the Civil War Institute’s offices on the Gettysburg College campus. You can […]

Why Read Why Learn History

This article is about Professor Sam Wineburg’s latest book, Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone). I enjoy Professor Wineburg’s take on history education. We learn what “frames” Professor Wineburg’s book: “Many people equate ‘historical knowledge’ with nothing more than facts, names, and dates. So if a five-inch handheld device can tell you faster […]

Civil War Perspectives

Here’s a panel discussion on two books, The New York Times, The Complete Civil War, edited by Dr. Craig Symonds and Harold Holzer, and Andrew Johnson by Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed. It’s moderated by Dr. Joseph Glatthaar and is from the 2011 Annapolis Book Festival held at the Key School in Annapolis, Maryland. The video’s description reads, “Authors […]