Post-Conference Thoughts on “Anti-Intellectualism”

Last weekend, the tenth S-USIH Conference took place in Chicago.  It was wonderful to reconnect with longtime S-USIHites and meet first-time attendees, from brilliant graduate students to very senior faculty members.  I am deeply grateful to Conference Chair – and USIH blogger – Tim Lacy and his committee for putting together such a great program. I often devote my first post after the conference to some post-conference reflections. And I came out of this year’s conference thinking about its theme: Anti-Intellectual Sensibilities…though the word that appeared in many panel titles and that seemed to be on most participants’ lips was Read more

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