Midway through discussing the American National Biography at the 2016 annual meeting, general editor Susan Ware asked her audience to imagine having “a ‘Fitbit’ to track Susan B. Anthony’s jaunts.” If we could map Anthony’s 1883 trip through England, Ireland, and France, for instance, we might be able to bring the transnational dimensions of the 19th-century women’s suffrage movement into sharper focus. The Globe, Swanage, England. Photochrom Print Collection, Library of Congress Ware then reached back a little further, to 1840, when seven delegates who’d journeyed from the United States to London to participate in the World Anti-Slavery Convention were denied entry on account of their gender and forced to watch the proceedings from a balcony in the conference hall. The post Gearing up for AHA17: From Global Migrations to Historical Scale appeared first on American Historical Association. … Learn More >
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 >
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History/ Mexican American History Professor | San Joaquin Delta Community College District - added Feb 9
US - CA - Stockton, History/Mexican American History Professor San Joaquin Delta Community College District Open Date/Time: Thu. 01/21/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2016 Salary: …
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US - LA - New Orleans, The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is currently seeking a Senior Historian. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Education and Access with access to t…
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