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X-post: Michael Kramer Reflects On The Third Annual USIH Conference

[First posted at Michael Kramer’s weblog, Culture Rover, on Oct. 28, 2010, this essay reflects on the overall meaning of the Third Annual USIH Conference. Michael attended and presented a paper, and has subsequently contributed to the thread below on the event’s final plenary. Michael works at Northwestern University.]———————————————- Instituting Intellectual History: the ins and outs of academic intellectual history. [Christopher Lasch] No ideas but in things. — William Carlos Williams ———————————————- At the closing panel of the third annual U.S. Intellectual History conference, whose theme was “Intellectuals and Their Publics,” the ghost of Christopher Lasch very much haunted the Read more