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 ...
The Gallery and the Gridiron
Matthew Reeves | Apr 16, 2018An 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, 2018Success 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.
On the December 2017 Townhouse Notes and Writing
Caroline Bynum | Mar 9, 2018To the editor:Thank you for your thoughtful piece on copyediting and writing (“Townhouse Notes: Writ...
On the December 2017 Townhouse Notes and Grad School
Ty Geltmaker | Mar 9, 2018To the editor:“Writing, Copyediting, and Your First Book” reminded me of a bizarre grad school incid...
Letter to a Prospective History Graduate Student
Christina Copland | Mar 5, 2018Christina Copland advises prospective history graduate students to think carefully about what they can do from day one to get...