The committee for the 2015 Conference of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History–Andrew Hartman (Illinois State University), Michael Kimmage (Catholic University), Claire Rydell (Stanford University), and Jonathan Wilson (Syracuse University)—is pleased to announce that the seventh annual S-USIH Conference will […]
The Society for U.S. Intellectual History announces its Annual Book Award for the best book in American intellectual history.The book should be a work of original scholarship. Books eligible for the 2015 award must be published in English in the […]
Opening the 2014 S-USIH on Thursday October 9, is a plenary entitled, The Ideology Problem in Teaching and Scholarship. Among the panelists is a surprise addition, Rick Perlstein, author most recently of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise […]
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I had the pleasure of viewing the film Interstellar this week with a few fellow history graduate students. To say that the film left us with plenty of questions would, well, be an understatement. But today’s post will only make cursory remarks on the ending. Other reviews have talked about the American hero and Interstellar or how gender is an important part of the film. What I’m much more intrigued by is the vision of the United States of America as presented in Interstellar. Suffice to stay, spoilers follow—so you were warned.