Graduate Education

  • Hierarchy and Needs

    James Grossman | Sep 1, 2018

    The 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, 2018

    There’s no one, direct route to getting a nonacademic job.
  • Teaching Career Diversity through Informational Interviews

    Purnima Dhavan | Jul 16, 2018

    Informational interviews form the core of Purnima Dhavan's graduate professionalization seminar.
  • Cultivating Mentoring Relationships in Grad School

    Sarah Mellors | Jun 14, 2018

    Students 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, 2018

    Archival 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, 2018

    With 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, 2018

    Many 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, 2018

    Informal discussions with people you appreciate, trust, and value can lead to great insight. At the ...
  • The Gallery and the Gridiron

    Matthew Reeves | Apr 16, 2018

    An internship with an NFL club showed Matthew Reeves that his doctoral training in history has equipped him with a...
  • Spring Cleaning Tip #1

    Christina Copland | Apr 9, 2018

    Success in academia, writes Christina Copland, is often unrelated to the merits of one's scholarship. Yet, the meritocracy myth encourages graduate students to think otherwise.
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