Mark Stoneman

Independent Historian / Freelance Editor and Translator

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  • In a blog post earlier this month, “From Cultural History to the History of Knowledge”, Johan Östling and David Larsson Heidenblad examine the attraction and potential utility of the history of knowledge as an historiographical approach. Particularly helpful is their attempt to tease out its relationship to cultural history.

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  • Long quotation by Jeremy Adelman.

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  • Neil Gregor on the Holocaust’s place in history.

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  • Link to Mark Grimsley, “Why Military History Sucked,” Blogging Them out of the Stone Age, June 2, 2016 (originally 1996). My two bits: This is an older critique, and I agree there has been much improvement. Still, negative examples abound, making this short piece as worthwhile as ever.

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  • One of the new research focuses at the GHI since our director, Simone Lässig, began her tenure last October is the history of knowledge.1 The study of knowledge in its societal context (as opposed to thought experiments about truth in the discipline of philosophy) has some tradition in sociology and…

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  • Quotation: Jo Guldi and David Armitage on the problematic distance between professional historians and the general public

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  • I have had to withdraw from an interesting handbook project because of excessive overlap with two other chapters. My topic was on the matrix of gender, war, and nation in European wars in the 1850s through the 1870s. Given the limited historiography, I chose a thematic approach, but that produces…

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  • I recently noticed that the English translation of Der Schlieffenplan: Analysen und Dokumente, edited by Hans Ehlert, Michael Epkenhans, and Gerhard P. Groß, is now available from the University Press of Kentucky under the title The Schlieffen Plan: International Perspectives on the German Strategy for World War I. Interestingly, Terence…

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    Terence Zuber, Military History, and Culture