Slowing It Down: In the March Issue of the American Historical Review
Alex Lichtenstein | Feb 24, 2021
The March issue of the AHR features the AHA presidential address, five full-length articles, two History Unclassified essays, reviews of video games and films, and a review roundtable on the history of Islam.
Has the Decline in History Majors Hit Bottom? Data from 2018–19 Show Lowest Number since 1980
Robert B. Townsend | Feb 23, 2021
Although the total number of students earning BAs in history continues to decline, data from 2018-19 reveal that a slightly more diverse student body is earning those degrees.
The “Fun” in Fundraising: Visiting Committees Can Boost History Departments’ Work
From the President
Jacqueline Jones | Feb 22, 2021
Raising money for history programs can be rewarding, in several meanings of the word.
Is There Life in Outer Space? The Antaeus Report and Sample Return in the 1970s
Dana Burton | Feb 18, 2021
In the 1970s, NASA explored how to handle the discovery of life in outer space.
AHA Member Spotlight: Rama Mantena
Matthew Keough | Feb 19, 2021
Rama Mantena is an associate chair in the Department of History and an associate professor of history and global Asian studies (affiliate) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, and has been a member since 2002.
Jeffrey Mathias | Feb 17, 2021
One year into the pandemic, what can we learn from mid-20th-century isolation studies?
Confronting a Pandemic
Emily Swafford and Sarah Jones Weicksel | Feb 16, 2021
With funding from an NEH CARES grant, the AHA created virtual programming and online resources to support historians during the pandemic.
AHA Member Spotlight: Susan Kwosek
Matthew Keough | Feb 12, 2021
Susan Kwosek is an assistant professor at South Carolina State University. She lives in Bowman, South Carolina, and has been a member since 2017.
As Many Voices As Possible
Laura Ansley | Feb 11, 2021
In Four Hundred Souls, Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain rallied 90 Black writers to build a sweeping, community history of African America.