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Erik Loomis

Historians, Historical Knowledge, and Acknowledgments

I’m dragging an ongoing Twitter discussion, begun by Gabriel Rosenberg, right onto the blog—real time, as if WordPress and Twitter are compatible desktop applications. That conversation started with this provocation from Rosenberg: “I want someone to write a #USIH post on the history of academic acknowledgments, or the use of acknowledgments sections as sources.” Here are a few select replies and comments, from me and others* (in chronological order): Read more