Empires, Families, and Engaged History
Mark Philip Bradley | Apr 28, 2022Questions of empire, race, family, and knowledge production weave throughout the articles in the latest AHR issue.
Maya K. Peterson (1980–2021)
Brendan Karch | Mar 31, 2022Maya K. Peterson, a pioneering environmental historian of central Asia and associate professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz,...
Jonathan Spence (1936–2021)
Kenneth Pomeranz | Mar 31, 2022Jonathan Spence, a pathbreaking historian of China and former AHA president, died on December 25, 2021.
AHA Member Spotlight: Andrew Preston
Matthew Keough | Mar 18, 2022Andrew Preston is a professor of American history at Cambridge University. He lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and has been a member since 2000.
Paula R. Curtis | Feb 24, 2022Large cast bells like the one found in Kyoto’s Tōji temple were a crucial part of everyday life in premodern Japan.
New Year, Fresh Look
Mark Philip Bradley, Manuel Martinez Alvarenga, Marlena Boswell, Isti Bhattacharya, Miguel Cruz-Díaz, Justin Hawkins, Brian Quinn, and Thomas Stephens | Feb 23, 2022The latest issue of the journal has been completely redesigned and introduces the AHR History Lab.
Alexandra F. Levy | Feb 14, 2022Academics who speak out publicly to keep the historical record straight are often belittled, harassed, and threatened, but silence cedes...
AHA Member Spotlight: Eugenia Lean
Matthew Keough | Feb 1, 2022Eugenia Lean is a professor of history at Columbia University. She lives in New York, New York, and has been a member since 2000.
James Z. Gao (1948–2021)
Jeffrey Herf | Dec 29, 2021James Z. Gao, professor of modern Chinese history at the University of Maryland, College Park, died on October 26, 2021, at the age of 73.