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 See also BELOW and to your LEFT (don't miss Geoffrey Parker's Knickerbocker Rule!).

2017-2018 interviews with guest speakers

Lynn HUNT (UCLS), author of Writing History in the Global Era (2014) talks about the New Cultural History and other scholarly matters: Hunt interview

Jane Kamensky (Harvard University), author of A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley (2016) discusses the transformation in interdisciplinary work, questions of civic enagement and power, as well as other matters pertaining to historical research: Kamensky interview

2016-2017 speakers' interviews:

Giancarlo CASALE (University of Minnesota), author of The Ottoman Age of Exploration (2010) comments on 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 being 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,  comments 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