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Reflecting on “Why Study History?” Chapter 4

Hi friends, Before Monday Night Football started, I wanted to finish another chapter of Why Study History?.  I’m glad I did.  I got to dive into the section on Providential History.  I found Fea’s argument against pursuing providential history to be

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In Defense of History (And Humanities In General)

So today in my teaching history class, we spent the day discussing the importance of history.  For those of you who don’t know, the National Endowment for the Humanities has just taken a big cut in federal funding.  As a

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Reflecting on Why Study History? Chapter 3

Hi friends, I finally got around to continuing to read Why Study History?, and finished chapter 3.  John Fea dives right into the process of historical thinking.  Since my Historical Methods course, I have been fascinated with the way that historians think,

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“Study History, Save Your Marriage”

Ok I couldn’t resist. Today in my Teaching History class, my professor, Dr. John Fea discussed how he wrote a column a little while back about how studying history can save your marriage.  So obviously. . .  I had to find

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Reflecting on and Reacting to Why Study History’s Chapter 1

@JohnFea1 look what I got today. #WhyStudyHistory pic.twitter.com/yjUrQATyn0 — Phillip Strunk (@PhilStrunk) September 13, 2013 Ok, so I tried doing a video for this chapter.  Please forgive the poor video quality (#CollegeLiving), and  be prepared to see my overall gooberness.

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“Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past”

Hello friends! I’m very excited to announce that starting next week I will be doing a series on a new book Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past.  As someone who is studying the past from a Christian

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“We Need to Hear the Voices of Humanities Majors”

Over at The Way of Improvement Leads Home, Dr. John Fea discusses the versatility of the history major, and how important it is for these people who major in the humanities to speak up and discuss the benefits of their

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See A Reckless Historian In Action

Hi friends, Over on The Way of Improvement Leads Home, Dr. John Fea has posted a special, on the road, edition of his Virtual Office Hours.  He is currently out in the field doing some research, and Reckless Historians’ own Megan is

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Historians As Networkers?

Through The Way of Improvement Leads Home I came across this great article from Uncommonplace Book about Historians as networkers.  While many view historians as boring, monotone people, historians hold valuable skills needed to interact with people.  Believe it or not, historians

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