On "The Real Academic World"
Letters to the Editor
Jeffrey P. Shepherd and Samuel Brunk | Sep 4, 2018To the editor:We write to comment on “The Real Academic World” (Perspectives, May 2018), which narrates the early career challenges of four recent doc...
Hierarchy and Needs
From the Executive Director
James Grossman | Sep 1, 2018The age of the all-powerful Doktorvater is gone, but his influence still permeates our culture.
Searching for Jobs outside the Academy?
Christina Copland | Jul 30, 2018There’s no one, direct route to getting a nonacademic job.
Teaching Career Diversity through Informational Interviews
Purnima Dhavan | Jul 16, 2018Informational interviews form the core of Purnima Dhavan's graduate professionalization seminar.
Cultivating Mentoring Relationships in Grad School
Sarah Mellors | Jun 14, 2018Students have more agency than they realize when it comes to getting the mentoring they need in grad school.
Making Historians in the Archive
Christina Copland | May 14, 2018Archival research, which often requires visiting depositories around the globe, plays a major role in shaping our identity as historians....
The Geography of History PhDs
Dylan Ruediger | May 7, 2018With information from 161 history PhD programs, the AHA's Where Historians Work illustrates the national landscape of employment for history PhDs.
Townhouse Notes: Feeling Good as Hell with a PhD
Allison Miller | May 1, 2018Many new PhDs skip commencement. But as a ritual, writes Allison Miller, editor of Perspectives, it matters.
The Real Academic World
Nancy Aguirre, Cristóbal A. Borges, John Paul A. Nuño, and Jamie Starling | May 1, 2018Informal discussions with people you appreciate, trust, and value can lead to great insight. At the ...