Comments on: An artist, a neuroscientist, and a historian walk into a bar. . . http://www.historiann.com/2012/02/24/an-artist-a-neuroscientist-and-a-historian-walk-into-a-bar/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:08:06 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2012/02/24/an-artist-a-neuroscientist-and-a-historian-walk-into-a-bar/comment-page-1/#comment-969590 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 01:11:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18129#comment-969590 P.S. I love teaching the Ekirch article in the AHR. It’s one of those pieces that blows students’ minds.

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By: Feminist Avatar http://www.historiann.com/2012/02/24/an-artist-a-neuroscientist-and-a-historian-walk-into-a-bar/comment-page-1/#comment-969585 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 01:02:31 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18129#comment-969585 I only read the beeb article, not the podcast or book, and this is not a comment on the science at all, but I really hate the way that ‘look people did it in the past’ becomes a euphamism for ‘look it’s natural’, so we must be ‘doing it wrong’. Dude, people in the past were shaped by culture too! Maybe this worked for them at that point; it doesn’t mean we should all jump on the bandwagon. Rant over.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2012/02/24/an-artist-a-neuroscientist-and-a-historian-walk-into-a-bar/comment-page-1/#comment-969545 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 23:40:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18129#comment-969545 @Indyanna, it’s personality, I’m sure. I a “jump around” person, but good friends in my field are definitely deep diggers in more or less one area.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2012/02/24/an-artist-a-neuroscientist-and-a-historian-walk-into-a-bar/comment-page-1/#comment-969473 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 19:12:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18129#comment-969473 As soon as they abandoned the so-called “Presidential Synthesis” as an organizing framework (back in 1952, I think) I said “here we go,” pretty soon we’re going to have a chaos of contesting paradigms; atlantic v. continental history, backcountry v. frontcountry… Now we’re going to see “nocturnality” studies emerging to topple the hegemons of “clear-day thinking” who’ve been lording it over the humanities since the primordial sun came up.

More seriously, if slightly off-topic, Roger Ekirch previously wrote a book, _Poor Carolina_, analyzing politics and society in North Carolina, the probably least prototypically “southern” colony in the eighteenth century North American continental “South,” and doubtless many other things as well. I’ve often wondered what factors determine (if that’s the right word) the emergence of “project personality” in individual scholars. Some researchers continue to mine fairly narrow (of often very significant) veins of subject matter, book after book or in series of essays, while others tend to jump around considerably, with the connection or directionality of change in the “body of work” emerging either belatedly or sometimes fairly artifactually, or not at all. I’m in the “jump around” school myself, but as I say, I’ve often wondered whether it’s connected to temperament, or is grounded in subject matter, or even in discipline or sub-field or what.

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By: scholar1 http://www.historiann.com/2012/02/24/an-artist-a-neuroscientist-and-a-historian-walk-into-a-bar/comment-page-1/#comment-969420 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:43:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18129#comment-969420 At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past.

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By: Perpetua http://www.historiann.com/2012/02/24/an-artist-a-neuroscientist-and-a-historian-walk-into-a-bar/comment-page-1/#comment-969381 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 11:36:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18129#comment-969381 I’m glad to see a professional validation of my new post-kids rhythm. I see every sunset, and go to bed shortly after sunset; more time in the dark during the winter, but pretty close. I don’t know that I feel “better” though!

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2012/02/24/an-artist-a-neuroscientist-and-a-historian-walk-into-a-bar/comment-page-1/#comment-969229 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 03:32:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=18129#comment-969229 HAHAHAH! Russell is a good friend of mine, and I have spent many an evening with him long after sundown, DRIUNNGKING!!!!

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