Nick Sarantakes has a blog titled “In the Service of Clio.” The point of it is clear by the subtitle, “Essays on Career Management in the Historical Profession.” He has a series entitled “Eight Questions,” in which he poses the same eight questions to different people from different subfields of history. He contacted me a few weeks ago to give some advice from the perspective of an early career person in Intellectual History. I was surprised to be chosen, but pleased to offer a few of the things I’ve noticed having traveled thus far through the profession. Several of the things I noted came from my experience writing for and reading this blog. I’d be curious to hear your thoughts. Here‘s my column.
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Robert Greene II
December 3, 2017
The Continuing Mission of Black Intellectuals: Stamped From the Beginning and African American HistorySomething that caught my eye when reading Ibram Kendi’s excellent Stamped From the Beginning was his admonition early in the book about for whom he was writing. Kendi insisted that Read more
May 22, 2014
Cultivating New Audiences: Aristotle—and Adler—for EverybodyThis is an 1800 word piece cut from my book’s 1980s chapter, “‘The Poobah of Popularizers’: Paideia, Pluralism, and the Culture Wars, 1978-1988.” In this section, removed during the last Read more
September 28, 2011