On the Recent Executive Order on “Free Inquiry” in Higher Education
From the Executive Director
James Grossman and Edward Liebow | May 20, 2019
Trump’s recent EO is a textbook example of misdirection. Its insistence on “transparency and accountability” points to a pernicious agenda.
Communication Revolution: ARPANET and the Development of the Internet, 50 Years Later
Zoë Jackson | May 14, 2019
On the 50th anniversary of the first computer-to-computer message, scholars say there’s more to internet history than ARPANET.
Teaching on the “Balkan Express”: A Collaborative Attempt to Write History for Reconciliation
Christina Koulouri | May 13, 2019
History has the power to heal the wounds of war—but not without steep resistance from nationalists.
Data Overload: Web Archives and the Challenges of Scale
Seth Denbo | May 7, 2019
Web archives often contain so much data that historians must develop new technical skills and knowledge in order to use them.
Jargon in History Writing Shuts Out the Public
John R. McNeill | May 20, 2019
Our society needs real history more than ever. We need to invite the curious, in true democratic fashion.
Grant of the Week: Kluge Fellowships
Elyse Martin | May 16, 2019
Apply for the John W. Kluge Center's 12 fellowships before July 15, 2019.
AHA Member Spotlight: Jason Dyck
Matthew Keough | May 15, 2019
Jason Dyck is a sessional lecturer at Trent University Durham. He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario, and has been a member since 2009.
Are All Graduate Student Conferences Created Equal?
Paul Braff | May 6, 2019
They can be great tools for professionalization, but organizers should play to their own strengths.
Learning Holocaust History in the 21st Century
Meirah Shedlo | Apr 29, 2019
A project helps students use modern technology to incorporate Holocaust survivors’ testimony into the historical record.