Ari and I are again teaching the core graduate seminar in history this fall. Below is our reading list, by topic, for your delectation.

Our thing.

Peter Novick, That Noble Dream.

History, imagination, and causation.

Niall Ferguson, ed., Virtual History.

The professionals.

Thomas S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

Thomas L. Haskell, The Emergence of Professional Social Science.

Small histories.

Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre.

Carlo Ginzburg, The Cheese and the Worms.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale.

Big histories.

Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel.

Ronald Findlay and Kevin H. O’Rourke, Power and Plenty.

Kenneth Pomeranz, The Great Divergence.

Scandal, vice, and virtue.

The editors of Lingua Franca, The Sokal Hoax.

Richard J. Evans, In Defense of History.

Getting more out of sources.

Inga Clendinnen, Ambivalent Conquests.

John Demos, The Unredeemed Captive.

Simon Schama, Dead Certainties.

Beyond the pale.

Richard J. Evans, Telling Lies about Hitler.

Charles Maier, The Unmasterable Past.

Craft and practice.

Marc Bloch, The Historian’s Craft.

John Tosh, The Pursuit of History.