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Catchy Phrase For Historians

October 2, 2007

“Excavating the Past to Expose the Present”

I saw a version of this in an H-Net CFP the other day.

I like it.

Poststructuralists will recognize the Foucauldian air (read: archaeology), but I like the worker connotation. Of course, per the title of this weblog, I also appreciate the connection to today. Historians are working hard to help us understand what’s alive and around us. That’s the point of this site and—I hope—all of my work in history. – TL

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