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Hello everybody! I have two new podcast episodes to share:
The cultural practice of running as exercise has become ubiquitous, culturally meaningful within modern capitalist societies, with the omnipresence of mediated images, symbols and representations testifying to its cultural significance. It is a complex, contentious practice, as class, race, gender, sexuality, space intimately shape one’s everyday running experiences. It is importantly a gendered practice, with sexualization and street harassment continuing to be a problem for too many female runners.
This episode is about the scholarly obituary and presents two different approaches to the enterprise of reviewing a scholar's life. Tasked with "reviewing" the life of historian and his own mentor, Dr. Raymond A. Mohl, Robert interviews H-War editor David Silbey about his review of distinguished military historian John Keegan. Robert and Yelena then talk about some considerations, like what to include and the issue of objectivity. Links to the obituaries and interviews discussed are below.
In this very first episode of The Art of the Review, listeners meet Robert Cassanello, Associate Professor of History at University of Central Florida and H-Net’s Vice President of Research & Publications; Yelena Kalinsky, Managing Editor of H-Net Reviews and H-Net’s Associate Director for Reviews; and H-Net copyeditors Basia Nowak and Charlotte Weber.