Yesterday, at the age of 89, my friend and mentor, Hayden White, passed. His name will likely survive him forever, connected as it is to the past fifty years of American intellectual history, to the “linguistic turn” in historiography and the humanities, to the rise of “history and theory,” and to “metahistory,” the term he famously coined in an homonymous book in 1973.
Recently, Zapruder World's Editorial Board began partnering with various organizations, movements, and academic journals in a campaign of mutual promotion.
Below is a "Call for Solidarity Actions" in response to the repression of academics, and academic freedoms, in Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's dictatorship-in-formation. Also, see below for additional resources.
The first court hearings start on December 5, 2017, at 9:00 pm in İstanbul Çağlayan Justice Palace
Amnesty International is currently organizing a petition campaign aimed at urging President Barack Obama to grant clemency to Native American political activist Leonard Peltier after nearly 40 years in federal prison.
Last night's earthquake in Italy was a tragic event which affected areas and people close to many of us in the Zapruder (World) community. While we mourn for those who died and attempt to help those who survived, we should also wonder what our institutions could be doing to better prevent these types of avoidable infrastructure-related tragedies.
According to current media reports from Turkey, every day the authorities are threatening and arresting academics of various stripes over their efforts to promote peace and democracy in their country.