This episode, which we are calling The Living Review, takes as its point of departure the idea of looking back to a review after some years or decades. Robert and Yelena discuss an interview Robert did with James Struthers, professor of Canadian Studies at Trent University in Ontario. Prof. Struthers looks back at a review he wrote in 1994 for the now defunct H-State list. He speaks about the early days of reviewing on H-Net, comparative history, and the historiographical fate of the book he reviewed. Listeners should note that the sound quality on this interview is somewhat compromised. We've tried to make up for it by introducing each segment.
The review we discussed was:
- James Struthers. Review of Pedersen, Susan, Family, Dependence, and the Origins of the Welfare State: Britain and France, 1914-1945. H-State, H-Net Reviews. August, 1994.
- Link to a pdf of the review.
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The Art of the Review is produced by Robert Cassanello and Yelena Kalinsky, and sponsored by H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online and the University of Central Florida's Center for Humanities & Digital Research.