Publication Date

June 29, 2011

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

AHA LinkedIn page discussionsWhen we started the AHA’s LinkedIn group we hoped it would be a place for history professionals and enthusiasts to “interact, connect, and discuss matters of the history profession.” We’re pleased to see that this is in fact taking place. Members of the AHA’s LinkedIn page are reaching out to each other, seeking advice, and forming a community. Below, see highlights from some recent discussions, then make your way to the LinkedIn page to answer today’s question: “What career advice would you give new historians?”

Discussions Started by Members
One of the best features of the LinkedIn group is that members can start their own discussions. Some people have introduced themselves, looking for members with similar interests, while others have asked specific questions.

Discussions Started by the AHA
Staff at the AHA have also begun discussions, and plan to continue these on a weekly basis from now on. A few months ago we were interested in finding out how people use AHA pamphlets, Perspectives on History articles, web pages, and blog posts. We asked the question below and got a number of responses.

  • How Do You Use AHA Resources?
    We asked how you use AHA resources and received responses like “I use my copies of the American Historical Review to find the very latest books written by academic historians” and “I used AHA electronically to search for articles on the integration of technology in the classroom.”

Today’s Discussion
Add your two cents to today’s question: “What career advice would you give new historians?”

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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