It’s been a big week for history (and counterfactual history) in the media and around the web!
Matt Guariglia, the editor of The Metropole‘s Disciplining the City series, published an historical look at surveillance data collection in the Washington Post’s new Made By History vertical. A notable anti-surveillance advocate re-tweeted.
Surveillance scholar @mguariglia on the long road to today’s dragnet, and how it unintentionally risks US lives: https://t.co/NLsrIwjv9I
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) July 18, 2017
The Global Urban History blog featured a conversation with UHA member Nancy Kwak on the increasingly intertwining fields of urban and global history.
Mae Ngai in the New York Times on the cruel history of how U.S. immigration law has manipulated the definitions of family.
Keisha N. Blain and Ibram X. Kendi argue in History News Network that we should all be writing for a broader public.
The dates have been released for this year’s Chicago Urban History Seminar.
And for those of you who need a little pick-me-up:
I’m contacting an author whose manuscript was due in 1987. A full 30 years ago. The rest of you can feel better now for being a little late.
— David W. Congdon (@dwcongdon) July 20, 2017