Publication Date

October 11, 2012

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities

The September 2012 issue of Perspectives Online is now available to AHA members and non-members alike. We welcome readers who may have missed these articles when they were first posted on September 1. These newly-available articles include:

Strangelove for the Classroom: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Retirement
By Robert Brent Toplin

“As a historian with years of teaching activity, I felt a longing for the classroom experience after packing my books and turning in the office keys. Lacking a better term, I’ll call this phenomenon Empty Classroom Syndrome (ECS).” Read more…

Viewpoints: Does Size Matter?
By Sarah Maza

“I was trained and began my career in the ‘long 1970s,’ back before monographs were nearly extinct, when great beasts still roamed the land. It was the Age of Big Books.” Read more…

News: Underpaid and Underappreciated: A Portrait of Part-Time Faculty
By Robert Townsend

“The obvious importance of contingent faculty to the functioning of our institutions of higher education is not signified by commensurate levels of support from their institutions.” Read more…

News: Landmark Decision on Electronic Reserves for Courses
By Michael Les Benedict

What do historians need to know about Cambridge University Press v. Becker? What is likely to come next? Read more…

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