AHA in the News
AHA in the News
Jennifer Schuessler, "Lessons Taught: Obama’s Legacy as a Historians," New York Times, January 18, 2017
Jim Grossman is quoted by the New York Times discussing President Obama as a historian in terms of his mindset and his approach to policy.
"10 Historians on What Will be Said About President Obama’s Legacy," Time Magazine, January 18, 2017
AHA executive director Jim Grossman is one of ten historical experts who offer an assessment of the Obama presidency form a historical perspective.
Lily Rothman, "The Historical Problem With Talking About a President’s First 100 Days," Time Magazine, January 23, 2017
An interview with Margaret O’Mara, about the history of public focus on the "first hundred days" as a significant milestone in a president’s administration.
Vimal Patel, "Helping History Ph.D.s Expand Their Job Options," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 29, 2017
An interview with AHA executive director Jim Grossman about the evolution of the AHA’s "Career Diversity for Historians" initiative from its original focus on employment beyond the professoriate to exploring how preparation for a wide range of careers also trains graduate students for the changing landscape of higher education in the 21st century.
Vimal Patel, "Opening Doors for the Ph.D.," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 29, 2017
This article on the changes in graduate education features two of the AHA’s Career Diversity pilot sites, which are pioneering new practices that ready historians for roles outside academe, as well as equip them with the skills needed to succeed as professors.
2017 Annual Meeting
Colleen Flaherty, "Energizing the History Survey," Inside Higher Ed, January 12, 2017
Coverage of a panel at the 2017 AHA annual meeting in which faculty discussed new approaches to help students in survey courses start to think like historians.
Colleen Flaherty, "Historians Reject Anti-Israel Petition," Inside Higher Ed, January 12, 2017
Coverage of the 2017 business meeting, including the discussion of two petitions delivered to the AHA Council.
Colleen Flaherty, "Oral History No Longer Subject to IRB Approval," Inside Higher Ed, January 20, 2017
This coverage of new federal guidance for Institutional Review Boards references the statement the AHA issued in 2015 to support the now-accepted policy revisions.
Colleen Flaherty, "History Jobs Flat," Inside Higher Ed, January 12, 2017
Coverage of the AHA’s 2017 jobs report, showing that teaching jobs for historians are down, but that data also suggests opportunities are increasing beyond the academy.
Texas Mexican-American Textbook
Colleen Flaherty, "Historians Urge Texas Education Board to Reject 'Racist' Textbook," Inside Higher Ed, September 21, 2016
Mary Tuma, "SBOE Member Wants to "Deny Hispanics" Vote on Racist Mexican-American Textbooks," The Austin Chronicle, September 21, 2016
Rachel Glaser, "Proposed textbook 'dripping in racism,' state board member says," KXAN, September 6, 2016
Career Diversity for Historians
Cristie Collins Judd, "Revitalizing Graduate Education," Mellon Foundation, September 20, 2016
Vimal Patel, "Grants Seek to Foster a Culture Change in Humanities Graduate Education," The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 9, 2016
Mark Peters, "Social science researchers partner with Illinois town on civic challenge," UChicago News, June 15, 2016
Aaron Hilf, "Historical reenactment opens doors to movies and TV," UMN Newsroom, March 24, 2016
Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong, "When the Job Search Seems Hopeless," The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 22, 2016
Conshandra Dillard, "Slocum Massacre historical marker unveiled," Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jan 16, 2016
Alfreda James, "From Linguistic Judo to Hustle," Inside Higher Ed, Jan 18, 2016
Scott Jaschik, "History Enrollments Drop," Inside Higher Ed, September 6, 2016
Katherine Mangan, "As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor," The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 22, 2016
Christine Gross-Loh, "A Better Way to Teach History," The Atlantic, February 8, 2016
Jon Marcus, "The Unexpected Schools Championing the Liberal Arts," The Atlantic, October 15, 2015
Scott Jaschik, "History Jobs Drop," Inside Higher Ed, February 5, 2016
Scott Jaschik, "The Shrinking Ph.D. Job Market," Inside Higher Ed, April 4, 2016
2016 Business Meeting
Colleen Flaherty, "Historians Reject Measure Criticizing Israel," Inside Higher Ed, Jan 11, 2016
Ernie Smith, "Historians Again Reject Israel Rebuke at Annual Meeting," Associations Now, Jan 11, 2015
Jennifer Schuessler, "Historian Group Rejects a Resolution Condemning Israel," New York Times ArtsBeat Blog, Jan 9, 2016
2016 Annual Meeting Plenary
Monica Hesse, "The South's Confederate-monument problem is not going away," The Washington Post, May 8, 2016
Phillip Tutor, "Memory or History," The Anniston Star (Alabama), Jan 17, 2016
Colleen Flaherty, "Confronting the Past," Inside Higher Ed, Jan 8, 2016
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 Wisconsin, The 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, Politico.com, June 18, 2015.
Kathryn Lynch, Cutting the Liberal Arts Undermines Our Cultural Traditions, Washington Post, June 19, 2015.
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 Israel, History 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.
Press Policy for the AHA Annual Meeting
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