Auf Wiedersehen, Mein Freund

Over the weekend my friend and colleague Peter Haber passed away after an extended illness. I was only fortunate enough to know Peter for the past four years, but I benefitted greatly from his friendship, his collegiality, his ideas, and his good humor. Like my former colleague Roy Rosenzweig, Peter was a “connector” — one of […]

The Digital Past as Seen From Switzerland

My friend and colleague Peter Haber of the historical seminar at the University of Basel (and co-editor with Jan Hodel of the excellent blog Hist.net) has just published an excellent book that everyone who can read German needs to read: Digital Past: Geschichtswissenschaft im digitalen Zeitalter. The book provides an excellent overview of the history […]