David Greenberg, associate professor of history and journalism & media studies at Rutgers Universty, discusses the state of the presidential history field, and the value of the dialog that the "Recasting Presidential History" conference -- held Oct. 26-27 at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, has opened between historians and political scientists.
The next conference, he suggests, should also include the dreaded "presidential biographers" who have been the subject of much criticism over the weekend.
Cathie Jo Martin, professor of political science at Boston University, talks with HNN editor David Austin Walsh about her research into European regulatory states and her surprising conclusion: there's actually LESS regulation in Europe than there is in the United States.
So how have the Europeans managed to create some of the "most egalitarian societies in the world" without activist regulation? It goes back to the structural development of the relationship between business, agriculture, and labor at the beginning of the 20th century...
History News Network (http://hnn.us) editor David Austin Walsh speaks with professor and historian Brian Balogh at "Recasting Presidential History," a conference at the University of Virginia's Miller Center, on October 26, 2012.
Professor Balogh is one of the organizers of the conference, a faculty member at the University of Virginia and the Miller Center, and the founder of the Center's National Fellowship program.
Here, he offers advice for aspiring young presidential historians.