“The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life.”
-Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Historians are in the business of studying the human experience. We are inspired by the ideologies, behaviors, and words that cause progression and regression throughout each generation. The purpose of The Future of the Past is to share scholarly musings about the times in which we live by connecting them to our evolving knowledge of what was. In so doing, we hope to make cogent insights and predictions about the possibilities of the future.
The articles for the blog originate from graduate students and PhD candidates within the William P. Clements Department of History, and the articles are generally related to the professional interests of their authors. The subject matter of this online publication varies each month. Political matters, foreign affairs, sports news, visual culture, and student life are all a part of the blog’s repertoire. And that repertoire is continuously growing.
From 2017-2019, PhD Candidate Kyle Carpenter lent his extraordinary expertise as the blog’s Senior Editor. Their combined vision and hard work are responsible for the existing content on the blog. Our hope is to build on their legacy of scholarly excellence and personal passion.
With the incomparable skill and devotion of our newest Managing Editor, Brittany Morgan, we undoubtedly will have success towards that end.
PhD Candidate and Senior Editor