William Cronon at the AHA 2013: Historians must be “storytellers”

A really good presidential address. I was at AHA this past weekend; I wish I had attended this one. Much better lecture than the one I did attend. Anyway, the good thing is what Prof. Cronon says — that historians need to stop talking to themselves and engage the public…for historians to become “storytellers.”

The sad thing is that he actually had to say it.

2013 Annual Meeting: William Cronon’s Presidential Address – YouTube.

Author: Paul Lockhart

History professor at Wright State, historian of pre-modern Scandinavia and of European warfare.

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