Oct 27, 2015
This episode expands on our Easter Island subject guide, and critiques how most textbooks deal with its history. This remote locale is famous for its mysterious moai, the massive stone heads which have become iconic for the hubris of its inhabitants. Flenley and Bahn, along with Jared Diamond, suggest the island was...
Oct 16, 2015
In this episode Matt and I do our first-ever interview with Andrew Behrendt, a University of Pittsburgh grad student and soon-to-be-minted PhD in Eastern European history. We discuss the transition from area studies to world history, the Fordham University History Sourcebooks including the response of Pope Nicholas I to...
Oct 1, 2015
In this episode Matt and I
debate whether to prioritize content or skills in the world history
classroom. We also reference Lendol Calder’s famous “Uncoverage”
article from 2006 while discussing a possible ‘signature pedagogy’
for world historians. Book recommendations are:
Dave – Levesque, Thinking...