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February 13, 2004
What's history, anyhow?

Cliopatria continues its meteoric rise toward the top of my "daily favorites" reading list with this Robert Johnson post on "Intellectual Diversity."

If I were a raging egomaniac I'd be over there talking in at least three of the response threads, but such exalted company awes me.

(But I'm not and actually it doesn't but I can't because I'm theoretically working. I'm on a conference call, in fact. If I could, I'd ask David Lion Salmansonto come to my house and teach me because a teacher like him in high school instead of in my last year of college, when I had someone similarly brave, would very probably have changed my major. But don't tell Salmansonto because the jury is still out on that whole "campus faculty as organized dorkdom" thing based not only on this post which I quoted earlier but on what I learned from a conservative college instructor I dated and who is, quite coincidentally, the 'brave' one referred to above, about the internal politics of campus life.) (You know, I'd completely forgotten about him until just now. Not Salmansonto, because I don't know him, but the other guy. Can't remember his name, though.)

Posted by AnneZook at 12:08 PM



Please, join the conversations. I love Cliopatria (as I should), but it feels an awful lot like we're talking mostly to ourselves and each other, and not so much to the rest of the world. I know my primary mission is not communicating with other blogger historians.....

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at February 13, 2004 03:20 PM

You may be talking amongst yourselves quite a bit, but I assure you the class is listening attentively!

In fact, I've been brooding over the Intellectual Diversity topic all afternoon (in the intervals between being very productive at my paying job, I assure you) and will probably feel compelled to post a few thoughts.

Posted by: Anne at February 13, 2004 04:21 PM