The 2021 AHA Jobs Report: 2019–20 Data Show Relative Stability in the Year before COVID
January 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
January 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
January 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: Remote Research, Curation, and Design in The Land Speaks
January 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? Our Reasons for Doing What We Do
January 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: Misunderstood Historical Imagery at the January 6 Capitol Insurrection
January 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: Teaching the January 6 Insurrection
January 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?
Townhouse Notes: Finding My People at the Annual Meeting
January 7, 2021
Virtual AHA provides the chance to connect with other historians, share our work, and build community in a year when meeting in person is impossible.
Welcome to the New Fireside Chat: How to Give a Virtual Book Talk
January 6, 2021
AHA council member Sara Georgini offers a few suggestions for giving virtual book talks.
Remote Reflections: On Being Present, as Parent and Historian
January 5, 2021
Managing an ambitious research agenda while managing his children's Zoomschooling required Quincy Mills to embrace working alongside them.