The Ends of Love

“All of the qualities one learns in graduate school shape both the history that one writes and the relationships one develops with colleagues in the discipline. Yet many of these habits should be set aside in favor of the deeper purpose of historical knowledge — one not found on any seminar syllabus — which is to serve the ends of love.”

-Beth Barton Schweiger, “Seeing Things: Knowledge and Love in History,” in Confessing History Fea, Green, and Miller, p. 73.

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One Comment on “The Ends of Love”

  1. quinnlovescali Says:

    I noted this exact quote when I read Confessing History–it’s a radical reorientation of the historian’s pursuit. I love it.


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