In the middle of the 19th century, European scholars believed that “The Buddha was born in history, not in myth.
Each week we scour the web for interesting and historic documents that catch our eye, make us think or simply make us laugh.
The Smithsonian plays a central role in historical research and the presence of history and historical thinking in American culture. We are pleased that the Smithsonian has selected David J. Skorton, President of Cornell University, as its new secretary.
The January issue of Perspectives on History is now available online, and copies will be arriving in members’ mailboxes soon.
Today’s guest post comes from Stephen Aron, UCLA and Autry National Center.