Talk:Simon Schama

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Untitled[edit]

At one point the article says A History of Britain had 15 episodes, but at another point it says 18. I don't know which is correct, but hopefully another user does.

It's definitely 18, I've amended the article accordingly. 81.110.86.44

Also, it is highly unusual for a historian of Schama's stature not to have a Ph.D. How his academic career got started despite his lack of a Ph.D. seems like something the article should address.

Judiasm? Are you serious?[edit]

Alright, it seems perfectly reasonable to list him within one or more of those "lists of Jewish people" that wikipedia has, but since his career is entirely centered around scholarly pursuits (mosted related to European and American history/culture), I think it is inappropriate to place him in the "Judiasm" categories. Sweetfreek (talk) 02:53, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

As he has just presented a five part BBC television series on The Story of the Jews, in which he declared himself to be Jewish and a Zionist, I think placing him in the "Judaism" category is entirely appropriate. Headhitter (talk) 00:04, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Different photo?[edit]

I'd like to offer this as an alternative photograph to the one I put up on the main page. I'll let the people who care about this page decide which to use.

The one on the main page is better, IMO. — Matt Crypto 23:57, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

WPBiography Start Class[edit]

This article has sufficient information, sources, notes, etc. to qualify it as "start class." VirginiaProp 15:13, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Donations[edit]

If Simon Schama made donations to presidential campaigns, does that mean he now holds American citizenship? Or could he legally do so with some other immigration status? Marbruk (talk) 12:30, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

U.S. politics[edit]

He has made donations to the Democratic National Committee as well as John Kerry's and Barack Obama's campaigns.[1]

This section has been removed because it is not verifiable by the single link to the Huffington Post. It needs more discussion and reference to donations regarding John Kerry before it is included within the article itself in accordance with [Wikipedia's Living Person Biography Guidelines] Zach Beauvais (talk) 00:16, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php/neighbors.php? type=loc&addr=421+Hardscrabble+Rd&zip=10510&older=yes

Schama the American[edit]

In an American future Schama says that he is an American immigrant and mentions being from a small town in upstate NY. What does it all mean?PonileExpress (talk) 22:09, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't know, but he refers to himself as an American repeatedly in this recent discussion [1] which although doesn't preclude his also being a Brit, is something that we may need to keep an eye on for categorisation purposes. I mean he's lived in America since 1980 [[2]] so it's fair enough that he'd consider himself an American. I'd be interested to know if he still refers to himself as British or English elsewhere though. Farrtj (talk) 04:52, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

POV[edit]

This article seems to include an awful lot of POV comments about how important his books etc are. 93.96.236.8 (talk) 11:38, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Added a {{cn}} request to one egregious example: let's how that does to start with. --Old Moonraker (talk) 13:57, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
User:Wetman has fixed that, and added a {{refimprove}} tag for the whole piece—thanks. --Old Moonraker (talk) 16:15, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

Poetry programme[edit]

Simon Schama presented a programme on BBC Two on John Donne, as part of the BBC "Poetry Season" on May 26, 2009. Perhaps this could be added to the article. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 21:24, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Pronunciation of the name Schama[edit]

Can anyone add how the name Schama is pronounced? Engelsman (talk) 07:55, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Criticism[edit]

I removed un-encyclopaedic and unnecessary long citations from anonymous organisations. Their protests has never caught any attention of the public media (expect from one article in the Jewish chronicle). The place for this criticism should be in the organisations article, no here. It seems to me unthinkable that every organisation who will want to have their opinion on any public figure written in their article - all they should do is to publish some criticism on their website. --ג'יס (talk) 02:26, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Ethnicity[edit]

Jewish is not an ethnicity, it's a religious grouping. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.246.137.249 (talk) 23:36, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

It is both. InflatableSupertrooper (talk) 09:08, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

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