Not So Evident: How Experts and Their Facts Created Immigration Restriction
Katherine Benton-Cohen | Mar 25, 2019
How social science experts helped create the idea that immigration was a problem for the federal government to fix.
One Is a Lonely Demographic: Minority Faculty Navigate Institutional Isolation
Laurie Arnold | Mar 26, 2019
An AHA19 panel discussed the unique professional demands faced by faculty of color.
Academic Activists: The Coordinating Council for Women in History at 50
Sasha Turner, Barbara Molony, and Sandra Trudgen Dawson | Mar 11, 2019
The story of historians who came together in 1969 to press for greater inclusion of women in the AHA—and those who carry on their work.
Prosecuting Torture: Walter Jones and the Unintended Consequences of the War Crimes Act of 1996
From the National History Center, Perspectives Daily
W. Fitzhugh Brundage | Mar 20, 2019
Intended to enable the prosecution of torturers, the legislation ended up as sand in the gears of the War on Terror.
Grant of the Week: Fellowships from the Association for Computing Machinery
Zoë Jackson | Mar 22, 2019
The Association for Computing Machinery History Committee is accepting proposals for research fellowships until April 1.
AHA Member Spotlight: Mark R. Jacobson
Matthew Keough | Mar 21, 2019
Mark R. Jacobson is the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy at Amherst College.
Elizabeth Poorman | Mar 11, 2019
The claims, scholars say, muddle the distinctions between ancestry and citizenship.
Starting from Scratch
John R. McNeill | Mar 11, 2019
If you’re asked to prepare a course on an unfamiliar subject, be honest with your students. And start cramming.
Plan S and the Humanities
Seth Denbo | Mar 11, 2019
Plan S is pushing academic journal publishing to an open access model. But is that good for all scholarship?