What History Could Have Been: A Symposium

On May 21, a handful of historically-minded people will gather at Princeton to participate in an experiment in “conjectural historiography”: imagining and memorializing historians who never existed, but should have. It will be fabulous, it will be the beginning of something, it will be an experiment, and anyone who is in the area is warmly invited to join us. I’ll be sharing some reflections on a group of four women, all named Elizabeth, all inspired by medical cases from The Casebooks Project, and all devoted to histories of and with basic material stuff.

Starting tomorrow, every day on Twitter (#elizabeths) I’ll share a little bit from “The Elizabeths: Elemental Historians.” Stay tuned!