The 2021 AHA Jobs Report: 2019–20 Data Show Relative Stability in the Year before COVID
Dylan Ruediger | Jan 20, 2021
The higher education faculty job market for historians grew a modest 0.9 percent in 2019-20, fueled by a 7 percent rise in tenure-track positions.
Why is Charles Curtis’s Legacy So Complicated? The United States’ First Indigenous Vice President in Context
Kiara M. Vigil | Jan 19, 2021
Charles Curtis, a member of the Kaw Nation and the first person of color to serve as vice president, is best known for authoring a federal law that extended the federal government's intervention into the lives of Native people.
The Story Doesn’t Fit in a Grid: Remote Research, Curation, and Design in The Land Speaks
Scott Fralin and Jessica Taylor | Jan 14, 2021
"Pivoting to digital" during COVID-19 was one of the most fraught and trying experiences for the organizers of The Land Speaks; it was also a small source of comfort because this was one thing that was not canceled.
Why Study You-Know-What? Our Reasons for Doing What We Do
From the President
Jacqueline Jones | Jan 13, 2021
Historians have our own reasons for studying the past but must often explain the value of historical thinking to people not in the discipline.
AHA Member Spotlight: Keisha A. Brown
Matthew Keough | Jan 15, 2021
Keisha A. Brown is an assistant professor at Tennessee State University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been a member since 2014.
Vikings, Crusaders, Confederates
Matthew Gabriele | Jan 12, 2021
Why was there so much medieval imagery at the assault on the US Capitol? Historian Matthew Gabriele explains the Far Right embrace of the Vikings and Crusaders.
A Starting Point
Kevin Boyle and James Grossman | Jan 11, 2021
The braided relationship between history and civics will make January 6, 2021, a central concern in classrooms and other educational venues across the country. What stories might we tell to show that even unprecedented events have a history?
Ashley E. Bowen | Jan 7, 2021
Virtual AHA provides the chance to connect with other historians, share our work, and build community in a year when meeting in person is impossible.
Welcome to the New Fireside Chat
Sara Georgini | Jan 6, 2021
AHA council member Sara Georgini offers a few suggestions for giving virtual book talks.