We are delighted to announce a new collaboration with This is Democracy, a podcast moderated by Dr Jeremi Suri.
The title of Not Even Past reflects our professional and ethical commitment to bringing the work of professional historians into a public conversation that illuminates the importance of the past in shaping our actions, values, and beliefs in the present. In short, we believe that the past is never dead, it’s not even past. With this in mind, we seek always to engage with and illuminate the past in diverse ways. But we believe as well that we can do more to find solutions and ways forwards.
Because of this we are honored to feature podcasts from This is Democracy, a forward-looking podcast developed by Dr Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. As the podcast description notes, the past offers hope for the present and the future, if only we can escape the negativity of our current moment. Each show offers a way to do that. This is Democracy brings together thoughtful voices from different generations to help make sense of current challenges and propose positive steps forward. Its goal is to advance democratic change, one show at a time. For the origin story of This is Democracy, please see our interview with Jeremi and Zachary Suri.
Not Even Past will feature podcasts from This is Democracy alongside 15 Minute History. We will also publish reading recommendations that serve as companions to select pieces. For the first of these, see below: