A Student of History

October 17, 2007

Short Quiz

Filed under: The Academy,What is History? — John Maass @ 8:10 am

OK, here’s a short quiz that I use to show how academic historians are learning more and more about less and less, and gradually fading into irrelevancy.  Which of the following paper topics is NOT one that was presented at the AHA meeting in Atlanta in January 2007?


Orthodoxy and the National Soul: Crainic, Staniloae, and the Politics of Theological Rhetoric 

Geographies of the Self: Rethinking the Public Work of an Underground Nationalist in Communist Hungary, 1948—56 

The Yellow-Skinned Population is Strongly Given to Homosexuality: Envisioning China before the Cold War 

The Coca-Cola Campaign in India: Asserting Human Rights and Environmental Justice


Home on the Range: Gay Cowboys, Celibate Friars, and the Spanish Colonial Frontier, 1608-1729.  

“So, Your Daughter Is a Sportsman”: Gender Anxiety and Nationalism in the Golden Age of Sports 

Creating the Neighborhood Butcher Shop: Technology and Meat Shopping in the American City, 1850 — 1950 

Dichotomies of Uzbek Childhood: Gender and Education after Stalin Anticlericalism and Masculine Crisis: Satire, Sex, and Clerical Celibacy in Wilhelmine Germany 

Asylum of Disgrace: Sanitizing and Disciplining the Prostitute Body in Havana’s Hygiene Hospital, 1870 — 1900

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