Findings reported in a new paper co-authored by Northeastern Distinguished Professor David Lazer challenge conventional wisdom that politics is all about targeting your base and tiptoeing around the opposition.. . .
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M.A., 1967, Military, Media and History, Modern Cultural Europe, Science and Technology
Gerald H. Herman is a professor of History at Northeastern University. He teaches undergraduate courses in cultural history, histories of Science and technology (with a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering), the history of modern warfare, and history and film. On the graduate level, he teaches a seminar on the Holocaust, a course on World War I, and a media and history production course in the department’s Public History program. He was a founding member both of the Historians Film Committee and of the National Council on Public History. His recent publications include From the Protocols of Zion to Holocaust Denial Trials: Challenging the Media, the Law and the Academy (co-edited with Deborah R. Kaufman, David Phillips, and James R. Ross) Oxford; Valentine Mitchell Publishers, 2007), “Creating the Twenty-first Century ‘Historian For All Seasons’” (The Public Historian, Summer, 2003), Critical Thinking Skills Using Primary Sources in World History (2004: J. Weston Walch), Critical Thinking Skills Using Primary Sources in U. S. History (2000), and new editions of U. S. History on the Screen: Teacher’s Resource Book on film and Video (2002) and World History on the Screen: Teachers Resource Book on film and Video (2003). He has written and produced award winning television, radio, and CD ROM based historical programs. Since 1988, he has served as Film and Electronic Media Reviews Editor for The Public Historian.
Critical Thinking Using Primary Sources in World History (2004)*
Critical Thinking Skills Using Primary Sources in U. S. History (2000)*
World History on the Screen (1995/2003)*
American History on the Screen (1994/2002)*
*all with co-author Wendy S. Wilson
The Pivotal Conflict: A Comprehensive Chronology of the First World War (1992).
He is co-editor (with Deborah R. Kaufman, David Phillips, and James R. Ross) of From the Protocols of Zion to Holocaust Denial Trials: Challenging the Media, the Law and the Academy (2006).
He has also contributed chapters to books including Hollywood’s World War I: Motion Picture Images, edited by Peter C. Rollins and John O’Connor (1997), and The Craft of Public History (1983)
Excellence in Teaching Award