Historians and the Public
Why I Am a Historian
Lillian Guerra | Jul 2, 2018Confronting ignorance and racism pushed me into my career.
“Our Biggest Mistake Is That We Trusted You Too Much”
AHA Today, From the National History Center
Jeffrey A. Engel | May 10, 2018Jeffrey Engel, founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, explains how Russian President Vladimir Putin...
An Embarrassment of Witches
From the President
Mary Beth Norton | May 1, 2018WITCH HUNT!”That’s how President Donald Trump’s tweets tend to refer to the investigation led by Robert Mueller into possible collusion between his pr...
Jenny Barker-Devine | May 1, 2018Civic engagement isn't only for the tenured or the daring.
Experiments in Writing History
Elizabeth Elliott | Apr 26, 2018Laura Kamoie still receives periodic royalty statements for a book she published over a decade ago—a...
When the AHA Takes a Public Stance
Mary Beth Norton | Mar 9, 2018During my year as president-elect, I became involved in the AHA’s taking public positions three time...
Humanities Funding and the Proposed Federal Budget
James Grossman | Mar 9, 2018Last month President Donald Trump released his Presidential Budget Request for federal fiscal year (...
James Grossman | Feb 16, 2018As I walk to work in the morning, the first thing I see as I head toward the AHA office is the US Ca...
A Difficult Past: Interpreting Slavery at Presidential Plantations
Zoë Jackson | Feb 16, 2018In 2016, excavations at Highland—the Charlottesville, Virginia, home of President James Monroe—led t...