April 2015

Volume 53, Number 4
Contents of the online edition

Interim Editor: Shatha Almutawa
Editorial Assistant: Jacob Ingram

From the President

The Pursuit of a PhD
By Vicki L. Ruiz

From the Executive Director

Career Diversity Is Not New, But Let's Get It Right This Time
By James Grossman


"So Much to Remember": Exploring the Rosa Parks Papers at the Library of Congress
By Stephanie Kingsley

AHA Activities

2015 AHA Nominations
Compiled by Liz Townsend

AHA Welcomes New Staff Member

"Let's Put History Everywhere": A Career Diversity for Historians Interview
By Emily Swafford and Virginia Scharff

Digital Dispatches

Data Storytelling and Historical Knowledge
By Seth Denbo


The 2014 Research Excellence Framework
By Robert C. Ritchie


Strengthening the Intellectual Framework of a National Museum
By John L. Gray

Letters to the Editor

On Assessment
By Christopher L. Doyle

Teaching and Researching Roe v. Wade
By Domenico Camplisson

In Memoriam

Mohammad Ebrahim Bastani-Parizi
By Rudi Mathee


History as a Book Discipline

An Introduction
By Seth Denbo

The Opportunity Costs of Remaining a Book Discipline
By Lara Putnam

Is Digital Publishing Killing Books?
By Claire Bond Potter

Dissertations Are Not Books
By Fredrika J. Teute

The Changing Forms of History
By Timothy J. Gilfoyle


A Social Historian Retools and Reframes
By Beverly Bunch-Lyons


Digitizing the Fletcher Papers
By David Hamilton Golland