25 episodes

This is a weekly podcast hosted by two early career PhDs - Hilary and Geoff. Join them as they discuss and debate contemporary and historical events and seek to provide context. The two cover history and historical memory as well as public history and the unique challenges facing history educators in the 21st century.

An Incomplete History Geoffrey West and Hilary Coulson

    • History
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

This is a weekly podcast hosted by two early career PhDs - Hilary and Geoff. Join them as they discuss and debate contemporary and historical events and seek to provide context. The two cover history and historical memory as well as public history and the unique challenges facing history educators in the 21st century.

    Episode 58 - The Fourteenth Amendment

    Episode 58 - The Fourteenth Amendment

    We are back!
    Here is our 58 episode. We promise to get new epsiodes out at least every other week.
    This week we're discussing the 14th Amendement. It has been in the news lately and we felt everyone could benefit from a bit of context.

    • 58 min
    Episode 57 - The Supreme Court After 1898

    Episode 57 - The Supreme Court After 1898

    Brown v Board of Education, Roe v Wade, Loving v Virginia - Supreme Court decisions in the 20th century have affected the lives of Americans in a myriad of ways. There were repudiations of prior decisions and expansions of how Constitutional protections were understood. There were unanimous decisions and ones more fraught with dissension in the court. Join us for this episode as we touch on a few of the most important decisions.  

    • 59 min
    Episode 56 - The US Supreme Court from Taney to Plessy v Ferguson

    Episode 56 - The US Supreme Court from Taney to Plessy v Ferguson

    Welcome to part two of our three-part series on the history of the U.S. Supreme Court. In this episode we discuss the Taney court (1836-1864) through the Fuller court (1888-1910). We break down two of the most landmark decisions of these courts with a discussion of Dred Scott vs. Sandford (1857) and Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896). Join us for a discussion of judicial overreach, precursors to Civil War, and the codification of racial segregation in the Jim Crow era.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 55 - The US Supreme Court - Jay to Marshall

    Episode 55 - The US Supreme Court - Jay to Marshall

    The justices that sit on the US Supreme Court may be nine of the most powerful unelected officials in the world. Join us for the first of a multi-part deep dive into the story of the US Supreme. We'll cover that origins of the court as well as critical people and cases that fundamentally shaped the contemporary legal, political, economic, and social landscape of America.
    This week we discuss the origin of the court and the tenures of John Jay, the first Chief Justice, and John Marshall, arguably the most importandt Chief Justice in the history of the court.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 54 - Presentism

    Episode 54 - Presentism

    Join us as we kick off An Incomplete History season 3 with a discussion of presentism. This week, we do a deep dive into the divisive debate happening within the field of history as the result of the American Historical Association’s president who wrote an opinion piece regarding our role as historians. The piece received extreme backlash leading to the AHA having to lock their Twitter account and many members canceling their memberships to the association. This week we talk about the concept of presentism, why the accusation was offensive to many historians, and what we could or should be doing to promote respectful debate and an open sharing of ideas in such a politically charged moment.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 53 - A Brief History of NATO

    Episode 53 - A Brief History of NATO

    The current conflict in Ukraine has raised a lot of questions about Post-World War II Europe, the creation of strategic alliances in the second-half of the twentieth century, and the collpase of the Soviet Union in the 1990s and the effect it had on those relationships. At the center of many of these discussions sits NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Join us for this episode as we discuss, in rather broad terms, the rise of NATO and its reimagining after 1989. 

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

klstaup ,

History

Funny and educational. Hilary and Geoff make learning fun!

Fdghwes ,

Y’all are great!

Love getting a taste of true scholarship!

EM Skinner ,

Excellent

I like this podcast. I’ve learned so much that should be taught in public schools (K-12). I look forward to future episodes. May I suggest including Medgar Evers in another podcast?

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