Soundtracks of Sisterhood: Historicizing the Women’s Music Movement
October 14, 2020
As we approach the 50-year anniversary of women's music, the archivist of Olivia Records reflects on the movement.
Townhouse Notes: New Angles on Digital History
October 13, 2020
Should we be drawing a finer distinction between digital distribution and digital investigation in history?
#WeWantMoreHistory: A National Day of Action
October 9, 2020
Civil War historians took to the streets, parks, and visitor centers to demand better, more nuanced history during the first #WeWantMoreHistory day of action.
Middle Schoolers Take on Columbus: A Lesson on Contextualizing History
October 8, 2020
Teacher Alex Pinelli shares how he teaches about Christopher Columbus in a private Christian middle school.
Accuracy and Authenticity in a Digital City: Slave Streets, Free Streets and the Landscape of Early Baltimore
October 7, 2020
Building a digital world raises questions about privileging the accuracy of small details at the expense of portraying larger historical themes.
Research-Led Digitization: Inverting the Usual Way of Thinking about Digitization
October 6, 2020
"Money and Exchange in West Africa" used a research-led digitization process to expand access to both museum objects and academic research.
Who Is in Control? Hospitalized Presidents Who Don’t Enact the 25th Amendment
October 5, 2020
The White House was unprepared for the chaos in the chain of command created by the near assassination of President Reagan in 1981.
Fearing a Fear of Germs: How Did the Surgical Mask Transform from a Sign of Bigotry to a Sign of Care?
October 2, 2020
During the HIV/AIDS epidemic the surgical mask was a sign of homophobia; COVID-19 may transform it into a gesture of communal solidarity.
Graduate Worker Organizing: Fifty Years after the University of Wisconsin’s TAA Strike
October 1, 2020
The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Teaching Assistant Association established a precedent for graduate worker organizing that remains vibrant 50 years on.
New Faces at the AHA: Meet Our Research Staff
September 30, 2020
The AHA welcomes five new staff members.