Authority in Storytelling: Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” Intoxication, and the Historian’s Craft

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from contributing editor Bob Beach, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Albany, SUNY. Today he examines Comedy Central’s popular program Drunk History, and explores the role non-authoritative, even inebriated, history can play in getting students to question accuracy, opinion, and historical perspective.  The first episode of Drunk HistoryContinue reading “Authority in Storytelling: Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” Intoxication, and the Historian’s Craft”

The Points Interview — An Vleugels

Editor’s Note:  An Vleugels graces Points today with a few words about her forthcoming book, Narratives of Drunkenness: Belgium, 1830-1914 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013). An is a lecturer in the history of medicine, mind, and the body at Birkbeck, University of London. 1.  Describe your book in terms your bartender could understand. Narratives of Drunkenness is aboutContinue reading “The Points Interview — An Vleugels”

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