Historical Research Methods and Digital History

Historical Research Methods  started Monday. I have my virtual pencils sharpened, Moleskine in hand,  and course books on my shelves. There is a GREAT group of students in the class from a variety of backgrounds and from all over the world. We also have an excellent professor (Barbara Kaplan). [Note to self: buy her books…they […]

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Historical Presentism

I am on the hunt for examples of Historical Presentism, the notion of reading the present into the past. David Hackett Fischer in his work, Historians’ Fallacies, says that “…the fallacy of presentism is a common failing in historical writing by men who have never been trained in the discipline of history.”1  Peter Charles Hoffer, when going back […]

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