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Erik Linstrum @ErikLinstrum Charlottesville, VA

Historian of things British, imperial, and global @UVa. Author of Ruling Minds. Writing a history of colonial violence in post-1945 Britain.

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@chalemedia Agreed @chalemedia I don’t think the Blunt scene worked dramatically either. Absurdly over the top
11/20
2019
How can Samuel Selvon's 1956 classic The Lonely Londoners be out of print? This is an especially important time to… https://t.co/40eHuiu6fR
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11/19
2019
@CvillePW OK. Do you know if pickup is today? It seems like they will soon blow all over the place
11/18
2019
@pastpunditry !!!
11/17
2019
After WWII, British police officers who had been sent on missions to ‘hot spots’ across the Empire, drew on this wh… https://t.co/AlXHudhJm8
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11/16
2019
@cszabla @kevinbaker @JakeAnbinder @les_ja Ah, I see. Perhaps I'm revealing my own biases then. But clearly "workma… https://t.co/rW4CnA89EB
11/4
2019
@cszabla @kevinbaker @JakeAnbinder @les_ja It's funny because I would think "workmanlike" = relying on jargon where… https://t.co/2fuAWbFlCbJust signed the petition for @UVA to divest from fossil fuels. @UVA friends, please do the same if you haven't alre… https://t.co/CpTkkau3PC
11/3
2019
@freddyfoks1 Such a great movie
10/31
2019
@chris_lloyd @WSJ @jack I will say this though: it wouldn't take much for Facebook to look more reasonable and resp… https://t.co/9JKsIjNi6l @chris_lloyd @WSJ @jack Ugh don't get me started. @chris_lloyd @WSJ @jack Anyway ... let's continue offline sometime @chris_lloyd @WSJ @jack Also, didn't Facebook just censor Adriel Hampton? https://t.co/DPr1qxq7G9 @chris_lloyd @WSJ @jack Oy. Where do I start? How about this: the New York Times prohibits ads that are "misleading… https://t.co/Fcm6brl2in @chris_lloyd @WSJ He's kinda stuck between a @jack and a hard place now, huh @chris_lloyd @WSJ Anyway, if the company wants to hire a chief ethics officer, I'm available @chris_lloyd @WSJ Well, one alternative comes to mind, at least as far as social media is concerned, and it's Eliza… https://t.co/bfwTisP9nP @chris_lloyd @WSJ And this doesn't even touch on the issue of false, misleading, or hateful posts which get widely shared @chris_lloyd @WSJ Agree that Facebook is not unique: TV, Twitter, Google, etc. should fact-check too. But First Ame… https://t.co/P3MDcDgv8a @chris_lloyd @WSJ Does this mean you haven't signed the petition by Facebook employees? (I'm with them)
10/30
2019
"Sartre’s preface, however, continues to haunt the legacy of Fanon’s thought. While it brought great attention to W… https://t.co/Yw9PwYdJRu
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10/29
2019
Fall idyll alert @UVA https://t.co/3zQ52H8j2l
10/28
2019
@WillHitchUVA Define "our." Anyway, I think Jill Stein provides the closest analogy
10/25
2019
@samuelmoyn 242
10/20
2019
@samhaselby No doubt @samhaselby The Electoral College is pretty darn contingent!
10/18
2019
@cwellmon I only have the bibliography but that is quite a rich education in itself @cwellmon The forthcoming Princeton Companion to the History of Information will have some good stuff on this
10/14
2019
#twitterstorians @uva is launching a new Bridge to the Doctorate program for post-BA students from groups underrepr… https://t.co/16JdLKXUo1
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10/11
2019
@allofmilov Then again, I wasn't related to her @allofmilov Not as bad as what happened when I went to renew my reader's card at the Bodleian after a period of yea… https://t.co/yR6cwHRCWF
10/4
2019
@uvadatascience @waitmanb @ontoligent It would also be good to hire humanists and social scientists who study digit… https://t.co/5ELJyx2Ybj
10/3
2019
@vanessahistory @TehilaSasson @TheNACBS Sorry to miss this @AlexisSchaitkin @Marriott !!
10/1
2019
@samuelmoyn Seems like ... he really doesn't? https://t.co/PVq7erfFKC
9/24
2019
@HistorianHelen Can't resist mentioning Patrick Raddan Keefe's Say Nothing. Only partly about the tapes, and not es… https://t.co/ZJuxMIWYrD
9/19
2019
@ElenaKempf Thank you!
9/14
2019
@ChawlaSwati @UVA_History @scaliger I've spared them! Though hermeneutics did inevitably come up when we talked about Darnton @ChawlaSwati @UVA_History @scaliger Actually this is the undergrad honors (DMP) colloquium. I like the idea of some crowdsourcing though @ChawlaSwati @UVA_History @scaliger Would love to but sort of thought Great Massacre filled the microhistory quota.… https://t.co/hj61BecsS2 @UVA_History Guess I should specify that the titles in the photo are not exhaustive: we're also reading Bill Cronon… https://t.co/br00iW2Sce
9/12
2019
Teaching historiography @UVA_History this term and, I must say, thoroughly enjoying it https://t.co/KkU21mV2lp
9/11
2019
Has there really not been a biography of Cecil Rhodes in 20+ years? Find myself wondering if I should write one
9/10
2019
@zeithistoriker Lots of good suggestions already. For Britain: Brief Encounter, The Servant, Victim. For France, I… https://t.co/xPMVRDsphK
9/7
2019
@safe_as_hauses @LateNightSeth !! You are BLOWING UP in all the right ways
9/6
2019
@Laprofmme Goshdarnit https://t.co/w3Zkfpm1up
8/25
2019
In very good company @heffersbookshop in Cambridge! https://t.co/ynxJtFVV9v @elizabhinton Following in your illustrious footsteps ...
8/22
2019
@stschrader1 Thanks! Let me know what you think. I'm just playing around on your turf, really.Here's my new JMH article, "Domesticating Chemical Weapons: Tear Gas and the Militarization of Policing in the Brit… https://t.co/KsYs44SmAf @BrianDrohan @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn Quite! @BrianDrohan @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn Something like "minimum force." Dyer was treated badly, exemplary force is n… https://t.co/kGexmQPkuZ @KimAtiWagner @BrianDrohan @samuelmoyn You'll be glad to know that Amritsar itself comes up a fair amount in the 19… https://t.co/iOzOBdjzYn @KimAtiWagner @BrianDrohan @samuelmoyn Interesting to note, in my current work, how omnipresent is the language of… https://t.co/LVDhfkNNY4 @BrianDrohan @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn Yes, this is important. I don't think (pace Kim?) that colonial context is t… https://t.co/eoeJDcNcyS @BrianDrohan @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn Agree on this. And I agree with Hull that doctrinal scripts can take on a li… https://t.co/oRrfsxZSmy @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn @BrianDrohan Ah, now we're getting somewhere. That is the big question in Hull, isn't it:… https://t.co/MTBGsMFy4Y @BrianDrohan @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn Very funny @BrianDrohan @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn That makes sense @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn @BrianDrohan Anyway, one of the points I wanted to make is that the historiographical squ… https://t.co/8ZeKh3Oehp @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn Don't really want to play the role of spokesman for a field that's not mine, but Dierk Wa… https://t.co/Z1dSPqpW1k @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn In that case, I'm not totally sure who the baddies are in your view, aside from people li… https://t.co/pyQbsdA2AZ @KimAtiWagner @samuelmoyn Cutting it pretty fine! Doesn't, say, David French work within a "military-history paradigm"? @samuelmoyn How about a preview for your Twitter public? (I make a similar case for "racialization" in my forthcomi… https://t.co/V9AJWEugCA
8/21
2019
Hey look, it's John Carré publishing anti-capitalist doodles in the Michaelmas 1954 edition of OXFORD LEFT (part of… https://t.co/RLKnwi5d9T
8/19
2019
Hello, Oxford https://t.co/3ZcRtIkiIS
8/15
2019
@w_carruthers @philippahether @UVA @cwellmon And in terms of discrediting people who go the business route, I defin… https://t.co/TbQxi6H22X @w_carruthers @philippahether @UVA @cwellmon Fair enough. I think the real issue is that setting up a competition b… https://t.co/Xh1AAkXDih @w_carruthers @philippahether Re: your second question, I definitely *don't* want to argue that studying the humani… https://t.co/sZYHrPGgJP @philippahether I am wary of invoking neoliberalism but ... this is the Scott Walker plan, right? Public resources… https://t.co/YNa3cKTqqR @philippahether Yes, agree. Important not to be snobby but (a) a good liberal education can only help with vocation… https://t.co/5tmhSxjcBE"The business major is for students who want a college degree without a college education." Hard to argue with the… https://t.co/x9rhy84Nvh @chrismillard83 @DrSBonnerjee If you do, let me know how it goes! Really glad to know about Akshi Singh's work, which looks great
8/14
2019
@seefryar Congratulations!
8/5
2019
@chrismillard83 @rebeccaoneal_84 This happens in our house too
7/23
2019
Very cool to see my work on dreams and empire turn up in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung @SZ @harvard_press https://t.co/Wyd0l5DI9Z
7/22
2019
Looks terrific https://t.co/wlCZI8D33N @DavidMotadel @nytimes @lsehistory You too. We're overdue to catch up, whenever I'm in London next! @DavidMotadel @nytimes @lsehistory Excellent piece
7/3
2019
@johnedwinmason Jealous!It's summer! And for early-career researchers in the field of Modern British History that means...time to get worki… https://t.co/8CZpNIGkTv
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7/1
2019
@Laprofmme @KimAtiWagner And thanks Kim for inspiring a terrifically helpful thread @Laprofmme @KimAtiWagner Awesome, thanks! @Laprofmme @KimAtiWagner Would love a reference or two if you think of them!
6/26
2019
@stschrader1 This is so great. @c_t_hamilton
6/25
2019
@BrianDrohan Would you send me a PDF whenever you get the chance? We don't have e-access to recent years for some reason @BrianDrohan Looking it up now
6/13
2019
@theresonly1geno Very kind, thanks. Look forward to reading some of yours! @theresonly1geno Yes, I totally agree, especially on tear gas. (In fact my article has more to say about Northern I… https://t.co/WVVndksgBR @stschrader1 Thanks. Following a trail you have blazed for the US case!For more on tear gas, though, check out my forthcoming (September) article in the Journal of Modern History, "Domes… https://t.co/IdakudjpK5There is a story to be told about how the last bastions of empire (HK, S Rhodesia, and of course South Africa) beca… https://t.co/WgaaSA9rsTHong Kong was a key site for experiments with militarized policing -- tear gas, rubber bullets, riots shield -- und… https://t.co/ycKjta5eoL
6/12
2019
@jamiemartin2 @AsheeshKSi @UMassHistory Congrats!
6/11
2019
@cwellmon Looked a little neater when I worked there. No thanks to me, though
6/7
2019
@EmilyWebz New to me and it looks fascinating! Thanks. @EmilyWebz What is it that you’re reading?
6/6
2019
@amynw !!!!!!!!
6/1
2019
@FinucaneCentre @dr_jehrlich @Harvard_History @AsheeshKSi @museumofbc I'm in. Let's talk!
5/23
2019

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