Podcast: Hysterically Inaccurate

My colleague Steve Marti recently came up with the idea to do a history podcast here at Western. He has based it on the BBC Radio 4 series “The Unbelievable Truth.” His version, “Hysterically Inaccurate,” follows the same basic parameters: each presenter gives a short talk which is entirely fictitious save for five true facts. The other…

Who is a detective?: A Lesson in Keyword Searching

One of the difficult things about studying detectives is that they can be difficult to define. What is a detective? Is it someone who does what we in the 21st century would call ‘detective work’? Is it someone who self-identifies as a one? Or is it someone who is officially labelled a detective? As I…