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Tropics of Meta: Historiography for the Masses

The Tropics of Meta is an interdisciplinary blog that "aims to offer a fresh perspective on history, current events, popular culture, and issues in the academic world." Launched in 2010, Tropics of Meta is authored by a team of scholars and writers and is currently edited by three history scholars: Alex Sayf Cummings, a professor at Georgia State University; Romeo Guzman, a professor at California State University; and Joel Suarez, a doctoral candidate at Princeton University. The website contains two sections aimed specifically at historians and history graduate students: Videri (a historiography wiki launched in 2004 at Columbia University) and Career Resources. However, the rest of Tropics of Meta consists of essays that may more broadly appeal to anyone interested in the historical roots of contemporary issues. For instance, in one recent post, Guzman interviews historian Josh Nadel (author of Futbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America) along with his uncle, Manuel Guzman. Visitors can browse previous posts by topic, including music, foreign policy, and military history.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-06-22
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