Quote of the Day

Published:August 22, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe

From a blog post by the historian Brooks D. Simpson on the subject of whether non-historians write worthwhile history:

Once more, the problem is that the best way to talk about historical scholarship is to look at the work that is done instead of worrying so much about the person who is doing it.

IMAGE: C. E. W. Bean working on official files in his Victoria Barracks office during the writing of the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918