Career Diversity for Historians
Gains and Losses
Olivia M. Hagedorn | Apr 30, 2019Conversations about pursuing nonacademic careers often center on what is lost. But what if we shift the focus on what is gained?
The Purpose-Driven PhD
From the Executive Director
James Grossman and Emily Swafford | Apr 15, 2019Articulating the purpose of a PhD program is imperative for our discipline.
Matt Villeneuve | Feb 20, 2019Career diversity is not about seeking alternatives to the professoriate; it’s about helping students find success in diverse careers.
The Way Forward on Graduate Advising
Amanda Bosworth | Jan 5, 2019Faculty-centered advising is often more concerned with legacy-building than on training students. Change is needed.
On "Every Historian Counts"
Philip Benedict | Dec 3, 2018To the editor:Speaking of surprise, as a longtime reader of Perspectives I was surprised when I read...
Feeling Your Way toward a Non-Faculty Job
Courtney Wiersema | Sep 13, 2018The hardest thing about a non-faculty job search may be the need to forge an identity separate from one’s academic self.
Townhouse Notes: FAQs about Where Historians Work
Allison Miller | Sep 4, 2018We’ve got answers to your questions about our careers database.
Hierarchy and Needs
James Grossman | Sep 1, 2018The age of the all-powerful Doktorvater is gone, but his influence still permeates our culture.
Trash to Treasure
Chelsea Denault | Aug 2, 2018An interest in the history of trash led this graduate student to a job in sustainability.