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Jennifer Burns

Introducing: S-USIH 2016 Conference Headliner Fred Turner

This is a missive from your 2016 S-USIH Conference Chair, Jennifer Burns. – TL ————————————————- You find intellectual historians in the darndest of places. Fred Turner, one of our 2016 conference headliners, embraces his identity as an intellectual historian even though he hasn’t spent any time in a history department. After nearly a decade as a journalist, Turner returned to academia, receiving a Ph.D. in communications from UC San Diego. He then took up a professorship in Stanford’s Department of Communication, where he’s demonstrated the importance of humanistic and historical approaches even in a discipline tending ever more quantitative. Widely Read more