A healthy society spends most of its energies trained on the present and the future. But a healthy society also devotes some of its energies to remembering and understanding the past. The historian's job is to tell or remind people today about the lives of others in the past. That's it.
I still remember the view from the lectern as I stood before the audience and presented my paper at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel [2008 LMMI Conference]. Despite my Japanese accent, the audience members and fellow presenters were very kind to me.
Much of Montgomery scholarship that examines “vision” does so from the perspective of what in the author’s surroundings or imagination inspired her to render characters and objects within domestic interiors and landscapes so vividly and evocatively.
See what is going on today: