One of the standard skills in a university education is the reading of a historical text. Traditionally this learning objective is explained in terms of two competencies--the engagement of primary sources and the use of secondary sources to assist in the interpretation of those primary sources. In fact, the very design of historical curricula is … Continue reading You’re a historian; Get the Memo?
Live Event—The University of Oklahoma
This week, I'm headed to the University of Oklahoma to discuss my research and pedagogy. Come check out my public lecture, "Scriptural Roots: How Alex Haley Read 'America Great Again.'"
Scriptures and Roots in Postscripts
Over in Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds, I have an article that has gone to press. It's called "Reading Alex Haley's Roots: Toward an Anthropology of Scriptures."