Ankersmit ii

Historian Simon Schama on his arrival in Oxford, in today’s Observer:

After I was hired at Oxford, I discovered all the historians in the college had voted against me. I once got up at a faculty meeting and proposed a course on family history and it was as though I’d farted. It was pretty much impossible to teach your enthusiasms.


[x]#1475 fan zondag 16 oktober 2005 @ 12:53:29


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