Interviews with Historians

Videos of CCHS speakers talking informally about their work as historians and authors  These interviews take place before or after the public lectures of Center guests. They are available on the CCHS YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxi4w-jvxcYJqI7OS89l9DA. See also below and to your left. Don't miss Geoffrey Parker's Knickerbocker Rule!

2016-2017 speakers' interviews:

Giancarlo CASALE (University of Minnesota), author of The Ottoman Age of Exploration (2010) talks about becoming a historian by accident: Casale interview

Louis HYMAN (Cornell U), author of Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink (2011), talks about how he became a historian of labor and capitalism: Hyman interview

Paul JASKOT (Depaul University), author of The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right (2012) discusses his career as a historian of architecture: Jaskot interview

Cynthia RADDING (UNC), author of Landscapes of Power and Identity: Comparative Histories in the Sonoran Deseert andt he Forests of Amazonia from Colony to Republic (2005), speaks about learning to love the desert, what it takes to be a historian of Latin America, and ethnohistory: Radding interview

Anand YANG (U of Washington), author of Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State in Bihar, 1765-1947,  talks about making sense of the global by looking at the local and about world history vs. imperial history, etc.: Anand interview

Tara ZAHRA (U of Chicago), author of The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families after World War II (2011) and The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the free World (2016), speaks on her career and how she writes, as well as on the current European migrant crisis: Zahra interview