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By Kenneth Pomeranz & James Grossman
At a time when many people are wondering, “What jobs does a history degree prepare a student for?” almost everyone would agree that one such job is K–12 teaching. So this article from a Columbia history major who feels that she and her peers are being steered away from teaching should concern us as historians—even if it didn’t also concern us as citizens. Read more...
By Vanessa Varin
As finals approach and our anxiety levels reach an all-time high, it may be worth having a space for historians and history lovers to grouse and commiserate. I asked a few of my colleagues over social media to sound off on some of the unique (and funny) history problems we face on a daily basis. These are their complaints… Read more...
Writing Tips for Summer Break
By Jennifer Reut
A few weeks ago, I ran into a senior colleague who mentioned she was off to Yaddo for seven weeks to finish her book. I was delighted to hear that she’d successfully made the case to Yaddo that historians belong at a writer’s colony, traditionally the dominion of poets, playwrights, and fiction writers. Writing history is both an intensely intellectual and profoundly creative endeavor, but this claim often draws quizzical looks from playwrights and other “traditional” creative writers. Read more...
This Directory provides links to peer-reviewed English-language journals that publish in all fields of history, as an aid to authors seeking a place to publish their research.
Careers at the AHA
January 2–5, 2014
Theme for the 128th Annual Meeting: Disagreement, Debate, Discussion
The AHA's Archives Wiki is a clearinghouse of information about archival resources throughout the world. And the wiki format allows all historians to contribute.
This resource offers a profile of history doctoral programs in the U.S. and Canada, advice for applicants to PhD programs, and a searchable database on dissertations in progress and completed in those programs.