Interrogating the Project of Military History

September 22 - Yesterday I received an email from my friend Jeffrey Grey in Australia:

G'day,

as they say in these parts.

you just had a long good break, or has the blog gone west (as they say in your
parts)?

Well, the blog hasn't "gone west"--and actually I think that expression is more British than American.  However, it was on hiatus for the summer, principally because I did almost nothing blog-worthy.  Mostly I filled my working summer with administrative and quasi-administrative stuff such as manuscript reviews for various journals and duty as a panelist reviewing research grants for the National Endowment for the Humanities.  I also worked on my book for Oxford University Press.

But Autumn quarter begins today, and with it resumes the blog.

I'm teaching two courses this quarter:  History 380, The History of War; and History 873A, Seminar in U.S. Military History.  For the moment, my focus is mainly on the latter, if for no other reason than that I have never conducted a research seminar before.  The seminar meets this afternoon at 1:30.  It'll be mostly a get-acquainted session; I'll report on it in tomorrow's entry.  In the meantime, you'll find the syllabus here.

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