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Erik Linstrum @ErikLinstrum Charlottesville, VA

Historian of modern Britain and empire @UVa. Author of Ruling Minds @Harvard_Press. Editor @TCBHJournal. Writing a book about knowledge of colonial violence.

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@priyalalista @katforrester Very cool: I am really looking forward to it and will check out Stewart in the meantime… https://t.co/KwbMa8w5yE @priyalalista Sounds really fascinating. Have you published on this yet? Would love to read about itI hope and expect that a more systematic response from @UVA will be coming soon. But if any @UVA international stud… https://t.co/8byVGf4fen
7/7
2020
@profmarylewis @dr_tgpeterson I hope legal action kills this, or at least delays it long enough that administrators… https://t.co/oOfvKGF52Q @jacylyoung Really enjoyed your contribution, btw ... @philippahether I'm going to go look at the Cornell books when I get to my office to test your hypothesis. I'm sure… https://t.co/aepdmSmUfH @philippahether The one and only thing I like about ebooks is when you can click on the notes and immediately click… https://t.co/WulmPmZ7RP @philippahether No, I meant footnotes as opposed to endnotes. It's all endnotes now, it seems to me @philippahether Agree but do any university presses still do this? I think the answer is no, at least in the US ... ?
7/6
2020
@johnedwinmason Very interesting. One hopes the headlines will mention the rancid race-baiting, the maskless hordes, or both @johnedwinmason Probably true. And I agree photo editors shouldn't have used it. But especially while the pandemic… https://t.co/qzthdJ1cL5 @johnedwinmason I don't think the contrast reflects well on him
7/4
2020
@asociologist Weird and disappointing that it’s US-only, in my view. We will soon be doing more hiring in the “Demo… https://t.co/tG0ZwZoxyE @johnedwinmason I have to think that @presjimryan and our other leaders are starting to reconsider the idea of brin… https://t.co/2Efw1EJ3Ea
7/1
2020
@jamiemartin2 Portugal. Smallish country with a biggish empire, autocracy, revolution
6/30
2020
@RitaFelski It is ... and short, too, so great for teaching @RitaFelski The Spider's Web by Joseph Roth
6/29
2020
@_John_Handel Cezanne maybe?Wholeheartedly support this decision. For me, it's an object lesson in how revolutions in moral sensibilities happe… https://t.co/HmIXv2wENm
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6/28
2020
... and forced us all to confront the question of who really deserves to be placed on a pedestal... outraged by the juxtaposition, or even struck by the cognitive dissonance, I think because I figured that the n… https://t.co/YYWKrHgKXNWholeheartedly support this decision. For me, it's an object lesson in how revolutions in moral sensibilities happe… https://t.co/HmIXv2wENm
6/27
2020
@HmalikH @PrincetonUPress Think I've told you this before but ... what a great cover
6/26
2020
Brexit as (Confederate) Lost Cause was not an analogy I saw coming. @fotoole sharp as usual on the pathologies of h… https://t.co/LSBmwKiuW7 @cwellmon Not to mention, even for university PR-speak, it is clunky, legalistic, and defensive sounding
6/25
2020
@jonewilson @DEHEdgerton @freddyfoks1 @kingshistory @KingsCBH So very much a work in progress still, but stay tuned! @jonewilson @DEHEdgerton @freddyfoks1 @kingshistory @KingsCBH Home Counties suburbia too; Raph Samuel's Stevenage s… https://t.co/m2iaLJZhcJ @jonewilson @DEHEdgerton @freddyfoks1 @kingshistory @KingsCBH But also working-class conservatives, esp. in Lancs/Y… https://t.co/wplMVNn7Sc @jonewilson @DEHEdgerton @freddyfoks1 @kingshistory @KingsCBH I'm working on this now, for a book which I hope will… https://t.co/kWHg07dG6t @DEHEdgerton @freddyfoks1 @jonewilson @kingshistory @KingsCBH Not sure if this qualifies as "thinking" but there's… https://t.co/4tkNJsnHl7 @allofmilov Forget it, Jake, it's Florida
6/24
2020
@allofmilov I didn't say the MAGA answer made sense! @allofmilov PS The Maga answer to your question is: I-95 is for coastal elites @allofmilov How bout Biden/anti-Trump swag? @samwetherell @KateAronoff And did you see this? The story of the unemployment program is kind of amazing, as a ver… https://t.co/kWK5qdom7C @samwetherell @KateAronoff Sadly, you may be right. But I feel fairly confident that, as far as policy substance is… https://t.co/OaClA10AqK @samwetherell @KateAronoff But there is zero evidence that this is happening. McSally's bill is an election-year gi… https://t.co/Qouf93ZN1L
6/23
2020
@lmesseri Terrible. We so, so need a vibrant STS program, whether inside the e-school or (more likely) outside. Th… https://t.co/DbCErJzKIw
6/22
2020
@Laprofmme Ours is not to reason why ... @HistorianHelen Thanks, Helen. You’ve set the bar high but we’ll do our best to keep it there. Ave atque vale!
6/20
2020
@benwurgaft That is terrible news
6/15
2020
@pasutht @DavidAstinWalsh Second this
6/11
2020
@ChrisRenwick Generally, you need to search the BFI catalogue to see if they have a recording, and if they do, you… https://t.co/WUiqOo9O1z
6/10
2020
@samhaselby Which is maybe a reason to abandon the term as a scholarly analytic anyway. I'm really not sure. @samhaselby Yup. I get why it's a powerful slogan & I'm not sure it's historians' job to police the usage. But I th… https://t.co/darifmcRjw @samhaselby Not to mention that "decolonization" was itself a self-serving construct of European thinkers with thei… https://t.co/e0nUV6ioW0 @boyd_vandijk Thanks!
6/9
2020
@KarenGive2UVA @UVA_History @AmericanAcademy Thank you! @samuelmoyn Opinion editors and columnists
6/4
2020
@pastpunditry Thank you for listening to these things so I don't have to @Laprofmme @allofmilov I would like Twitter to slap a warning on this exchange @chrismillard83 Serious question: is it the party machinery or the voters? Seems like leftward shifts get penalized… https://t.co/8QWdgrRR7N @HistorianHelen @ArthurAsseraf @ProfDaveAndress @willpooley One of my major problems with the “Theory Revolt” manif… https://t.co/CeXNctBmiR
6/1
2020
@andreapitzer Yes. I wish this history weren't so relevant. https://t.co/rAvMj0p0xB @laurahelmuth @histoftech @sciam The history of tear gas, race, and empire remains horribly relevant, I'm sorry to… https://t.co/jPV8GKiexr @GlobalUva Thank you!
5/29
2020
@Laprofmme @Steenshorne @StevenLJohnson Well, I'm from Connecticut, so it seems about right @StevenLJohnson @Laprofmme Wish I could take credit. An old saw about DC, I believe. Maybe Atlanta too? @Laprofmme @StevenLJohnson I think it depends on the neighborhood. But there's a touch of Southern efficiency and Northern charm @jgo34 @BrianDrohan @stschrader1 That sounds really exciting: I'm looking forward to it. This might be relevant https://t.co/rAvMj0p0xB
5/24
2020
@seefryar @chrismillard83 Ha! Also, lucky you. Coincidentally, she advised my second JP, and it was a wonderful experience. @william_whyte You've driven me to Youtube to see the back-and-forth @seefryar @chrismillard83 ... what good historical prose looks like @seefryar @chrismillard83 For sure. Though I have to say, I still feel haunted by the (friendly) ghosts of my UG pa… https://t.co/HVfIc4EbqJ @seefryar @chrismillard83 Yes, agree. (Guess I should disclose: one of my undergrad mentors.) I was actually thinki… https://t.co/xd9gtgRI6x @itihaasnaama @legalhistory Excellent! @itihaasnaama @legalhistory This is so great. I'm interested in M.M. Kaye because of her two "counterinsurgency nov… https://t.co/7hELNQqKaO @chrismillard83 Linda Colley @johnedwinmason Yes, it does. I might put letters ever so slightly above transcripts though @johnedwinmason John, what do you make of argument that abolishing GREs will lead to greater reliance on prestige o… https://t.co/GaiQvPjH3n
5/22
2020
@freddyfoks1 @cwellmon @katforrester @drjoelisaac I want to say that Bonnie Smith's history of the American histori… https://t.co/W2bZyKBSAx @freddyfoks1 @katforrester @drjoelisaac William Clark's book on academic charisma might have something
5/18
2020
@cap_and_gown Thanks so much, Tamson @_John_Handel Terrible. I fear Virginia will be no better. @cwellmon @AmericanAcademy Vielen Dank, Chad. Have to say I’m mostly worried about getting there. Hope it will be O… https://t.co/1zK6mqs8XDLate to this but I'm grateful to @ACLS1919 for supporting me and so many other terrific scholars, especially at thi… https://t.co/WXpHobNTy0 @samhaselby @AmericanAcademy Thanks, SamThank you @AmericanAcademy. What an honor to be part of this group. https://t.co/E3wYzgaXwS
5/15
2020
@FrankGerits @UtrechtUni Wonderful. Congratulations!
5/14
2020
My short piece on "The Case History in the Colonies" is out. It's part of a stellar special issue of History of the… https://t.co/PgxtycwjKF
5/11
2020
@BrianDrohan @marjoriegalelli @jen_warb @pj_klinger Thanks for the plug! I think my top pick for a trade book about… https://t.co/1qqUHbGCu8
5/7
2020
@galecengage @britishlibrary Any plans to make resources like the Daily Telegraph Historical Archive more accessibl… https://t.co/1cfroxEwlI
5/6
2020
On May 4, 1970, fifteen hundred students at the University of Virginia assembled near the Rotunda to protest the br… https://t.co/3FQ2VKlJbI
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5/5
2020
@felicitycallard Yes, thanks, healthy and hunkered down. Not always easy with a toddler but it could be much worse. Take care. @felicitycallard So sorry to hear this. I hope you'll be feeling better before too long. I know it can take a while… https://t.co/hbs4Dy6u0H @freddyfoks1 You are kind!
5/4
2020
@HistorianHelen I have good news: research shows that history is a field where intellectual breakthroughs come in l… https://t.co/5s29iB1ljQ
5/3
2020
@DavidAstinWalsh Yeah, no kidding. Hoping for clarity soon. @DavidAstinWalsh Congrats and welcome! Look forward to meeting you here
4/24
2020
@DrDuncanBell Looking forward to this!
4/15
2020
@freddyfoks1 @tntwining @echomikeromeo Might be interesting to take a look at Edward Shils, another American social… https://t.co/epfcoPaNB1 @freddyfoks1 @tntwining @echomikeromeo Oh yes, that's really good, of course! @freddyfoks1 @tntwining This doesn't surprise me, but it is really interesting and hasn't been explored much to my… https://t.co/ttX42ShuyY @freddyfoks1 @tntwining It is US-centric but what about the Cold War human sciences literature on "modernization"?… https://t.co/5yOkQ3G0Rn
4/6
2020
@Laprofmme We took an Italian route here https://t.co/HzeZqijmyg
3/31
2020
@maxedelson Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Paddington Bear, Madeleine ... Did I mention that we are stuck at home with a two-year old?
3/22
2020
@philippahether This doesn’t negate your point but testing there also seems quite widespread. Of course, so is everywhere, compared to US.
3/18
2020
@Big_Kells Unreal. cc: @jamiemartin2
3/16
2020
@Laprofmme @RichardEvans36 Oh, I just noticed your chronological specification. Was going to mention David Arnold's… https://t.co/w4uWFXjJe8 @Laprofmme Death in Hamburg by @RichardEvans36 at the top of the list. The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson great for st… https://t.co/JkJ1neLgMx
3/15
2020

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