Please Stop Calling Things Archives: An Archivist’s Plea
B. M. Watson | Jan 22, 2021
What do historians mean when they say "archive"? One archivist makes the case for a more precise use of the word.
Reconciling Professional Rifts: Can Historians and Archivists Understand One Another Better?
Beth DeBold | Jan 21, 2021
Historians are rightly quick to note the transferability of a professional historian's skill set, but as with all things, there are limits.
The 2021 AHA Jobs Report: 2019–20 Data Show Relative Stability in the Year before COVID
Dylan Ruediger | Jan 20, 2021
The higher education faculty job market for historians grew a modest 0.9 percent in 2019–20, fueled by a 7 percent rise in tenure-track positions.
Why is Charles Curtis’s Legacy So Complicated? The United States’ First Indigenous Vice President in Context
Kiara M. Vigil | Jan 19, 2021
Charles Curtis, a member of the Kaw Nation and the first person of color to serve as vice president, is best known for authoring a federal law that extended the federal government's intervention into the lives of Native people.
AHA Member Spotlight: Keisha A. Brown
Matthew Keough | Jan 15, 2021
Keisha A. Brown is an assistant professor at Tennessee State University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been a member since 2014.
The Story Doesn’t Fit in a Grid
Scott Fralin and Jessica Taylor | Jan 14, 2021
"Pivoting to digital" during COVID-19 was one of the most fraught and trying experiences for the organizers of The Land Speaks; it was also a small source of comfort because this was one thing that was not canceled.
Why Study You-Know-What?
Jacqueline Jones | Jan 13, 2021
Historians have our own reasons for studying the past but must often explain the value of historical thinking to people not in the discipline.
Vikings, Crusaders, Confederates
Matthew Gabriele | Jan 12, 2021
Why was there so much medieval imagery at the assault on the US Capitol? Historian Matthew Gabriele explains the Far Right embrace of the Vikings and Crusaders.
A Starting Point
Kevin Boyle and James Grossman | Jan 11, 2021
The braided relationship between history and civics will make January 6, 2021, a central concern in classrooms and other educational venues across the country. What stories might we tell to show that even unprecedented events have a history?