Feb 9, 2016 - Futures of History: Empowering the Next Generation of Historians through Career Diversity
By Grace Ballor Recent efforts to professionalize doctoral students in history for careers beyond the professoriate, including initiatives such as the AHA’s Career Diversity for Historians, have faced significant resistance from critics, students, and faculty alike, who worry about the commercialization of the academy. Skeptics express concern that attempts to “repurpose the history PhD” dissuade graduate students from scholarship in favor of other career paths, and deliberately devalue both a doctoral degree in history as well as the pursuit of historical knowledge. The post Futures of History: Empowering the Next Generation of Historians through Career Diversity appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
AHA president Patrick Manning sent a letter urging President Erdogan of Turkey to respect the academic freedom and freedom of expression of historians and other scholars in his country. This statement comes in light of reports that Turkish academics face dismissal, detention, and criminal investigation for signing a petition critical of the Turkish government. These actions, if true, violate the principles of scholarly integrity that are at the heart of the AHA’s mission. The AHA letter echoes the concerns of over 20 other scholarly associations part of the Scholars at Risk network, which also issued a joint letter in January. The post Letter of Concern Regarding Reports of Punitive Measures against Turkish Academics appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. Phillips Fund for Native American Research End: March 1, 2016 Contact: LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org More Info: https://amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips Scope The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The post Grant of the Week: Phillips Fund for Native American Research appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
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