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AHA in the News


AHA Award and Prize Winners

Lifting the veil: ASU historian receives national recognition, ASU News, December 31, 2015

UW-L Professor Honored with National Equity Award, La Crosse Tribune, October 16, 2015

Grad School, Looney Recognized for Helping Underrepresented Students Succeed, Duke Graduate School News blog, October 9, 2015

Confederate Flag Debate

Emma Brown, 150 Years Later, Schools are Still a Battlefield for Interpreting Civil War, Washington Post, July 5, 2015

Wesley Pruden, The Civil War that Never Ends, The Washington Times, July 6, 2015

Lisa Suhay, Confederate Monuments Targeted by Vandals: Time to Rethink Memorials?, Christian Science Monitor, June 23, 2015

Jim Grossman speaking on the Jimmy Barrett Show (WVRA Radio), July 7, 2015

Tenure in Wisconsin

Andy Thomason, 21 Scholarly Groups Denounce Cutting of Tenure Protections in WisconsinThe Chronicle of Higher Education, June 11, 2015.

Karen Herzog, Vos Stands by Budget Provision on Tenure, Shared Governance, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 12, 2015.

Kimberly Hefling, Scott Walker's Latest Target: College Professors,, June 18, 2015.

Kathryn Lynch, Cutting the Liberal Arts Undermines Our Cultural Traditions, Washington Post, June 19, 2015.

Annual Meeting

Jen Guiliano, ACH at the American Historical Association's 2015 Conference, The Association for Computers in the Humanities. January 27, 2015.

Peter Cajka, Recap: 2015 Annual Meeting in NYC, American Catholic Historical Association, January 27, 2015.

Nation's Historians Warn the Past Is Expanding at Alarming Rate, The Onion, January 22, 2015.

Heather Munro Prescott, Thoughts on #AHA2015 #s69, Doing More with Less: The Promise and Pitfalls of Short-form Scholarship in the Digital History Age, Knitting Clio, January 21, 2015.

Claire Potter, The Rules Were Not Suspended: What Happened at the AHA Business Meeting, Tenured Radical, January 5, 2015.

Jennifer Howard, Historians Decline to Take Up Resolutions Criticizing Israel, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 5, 2015.

Rick Shenkman, Historians Decide NOT to Debate Resolutions Critical of IsraelHistory News Network, January 4, 2015.

Jennifer Schuessler, Scholars' Effort to Condemn Israel Fails, The New York Times, January 5, 2015.

Yair Rosenberg, American Historical Association Shelves Anti-Israel Resolutions, Tablet Magazine, January 5, 2015.

Colleen Flaherty, Historians Discuss Ways to Engage Students on Ferguson Protests, Inside Higher Ed, January 6, 2015.


Academic Job Market

Ministers, Not MBAs, Inside Higher Ed

History Jobs Dip for a Second Consecutive Year, Chronicle of Higher Education

Job Listings Fall 7.3% for History PhDs, Association Reports, Chronicle of Higher Education

The PhDs Guide to a Nonfaculty Job Search, Chronicle of Higher Education

Your Third Year in a PhD Program, Chronicle of Higher Education

American Historical Review

Born Digital, Projects Need Attention to Survive, Chronicle of Higher Education

Annual Meeting

Historians Grapple with How to Get to the 'Malleable PhD,' Chronicle of Higher Education

APUSH Debate

History Is a Process, Not a Pile of FlashcardsThe Conversation

American Historical Association Sends Support Letter to Colorado Students, Education World

Changes in AP History Trigger a Culture Clash in Colorado, Washington Post

Controversy over History Curriculum Goes National, MSNBC

The New History Wars, New York Times

Digital Humanities

Sustaining Open Access, Inside Higher Ed


Academic Job Market

Scholarly Groups Chip Away at Taboo of Nonacademic Careers, Chronicle of Higher Education

Humanities Jobs Decline, Inside Higher Ed

Employed But..., Inside Higher Ed

Most History PhDs Have Jobs, Chronicle of Higher Education

A Move to Bring Staff Scholars Out of the Shadows, Chronicle of Higher Education

The Jobs We Want?, Inside Higher Ed

Career Diversity

$1.6 Million Grant Will Better Prepare History PhDs for Range of Careers, Chronicle of Higher Education

A Broader History PhD, Inside Higher Ed

Association Aims to Widen the Playing Field for History PhDs, Associations Now

Social Science History 2: Electric Boogaloo, Digital Campus

After Administration, Chronicle of Higher Education

AHA Statement on Digital Dissertation Publication

Embargoes for Dissertations? Inside Higher Ed

Open-Access Movement Makes Inroads Beyond Science, Chronicle of Higher Education

Historical Association Promotes Policy to Protect PhDs, Associations Now

Embargo or Perish, Inside Higher Ed

Historians Seek a Delay in Posting Dissertations, New York Times

Embargoes Can Go Only So Far to Help New PhDs Get Published, Experts Say, Chronicle of Higher Education

Scholars' Dissertation (Letter to the Editor), New York Times

Harvard Criticizes Historians' Statement on Dissertation Embargoes, Inside Higher Ed

Another Push for Embargoes, Inside Higher Ed

American Historical Review

The Inevitable Climate Catastrophe, Chronicle of Higher Education

Annual Meeting

7 Ways to Make Your Next Conference Great, Associations Now

Saying 'Thank You', Inside Higher Ed

A Religious Legacy, With Its Leftward Tilt, Is Reconsidered, New York Times

Banish the Thought, New York Times

Digital Humanities

Digital-History Expert to Lead New Media Center, Chronicle of Higher Education

Graduate Education

More Humanities PhDs, Inside Higher Ed

How We Reached This Point, Part 2, Chronicle of Higher Education

The Part-Time PhD Student, Chronicle of Higher Education.

Training Historians and the Dual Degree, Chronicle of Higher Education

'4 Years Is Enough' and Other Reforms, Chronicle of Higher Education

More Than One Possible Future, Chronicle of Higher Education

Higher Education

Disappointed, Not Surprised, Inside Higher Ed

Staying Relevant, Inside Higher Ed

Disrupting the Disruptors, Inside Higher Ed


Does History Matter?, Inside Higher Ed

Historians Criticize Mitch Daniels, Inside Higher Ed

Historians Defend Howard Zinn Against a Former Governor's Critique, New York Times

The End of History? Inside Higher Ed

Historians to Congress: Include US in Creating National Women's History Museum, Associations Now

Humanities and/or Social Sciences

Making the Case for Liberal Arts, Inside Higher Ed

A New Humanities Report Card, Inside Higher Ed

Humanities Scholars Grapple With Their Pitch to the Public, Chronicle of Higher Education

The Humanities in Dubious Battle, Chronicle of Higher Education

Scholars as 'Foreign Agents', Inside Higher Ed


Educators Point to a 'Crisis of Mediocre Teaching', Chronicle of Higher Education

11 Problems Created by the Standardized Testing Obsession, Washington Post


Recommendations for Letters, Inside Higher Ed

New Scam Targets Scholars, Inside Higher Ed

An MLA History, Minus the Nostalgia, Chronicle of Higher Education

The New Academic Celebrity, Chronicle of Higher Education

Open Libraries and Open Syllabi, Digital Campus