January 2016

Perspectives on Culture

Why Is William Bradford Smiling? Ric Burns's The Pilgrims
By Karin Wulf

AHA Activities

Awards, Prizes, and Honors Conferred at the 130th Annual Meeting 

Career Paths

From Academia to ETS: Two Historians Reflect on Transitioning to the Private Sector
By Jeremy Neill and Michael Hill

On the Cover

Cover of January 2016 issue of Perspectives

Scratch a historian, and chances areyou'll find a connoisseur of someform of popular culture. Scratch aconnoisseur of popular culture, andyou just might find someone with apassion for history. As historians thinkabout ways to bring our expertise topublic conversations, we can't afford toignore music, television, video games,and other media that employ history.This month's feature stories and Perspectiveson Culture column refuse tocondescend to popular culture-anapproach we think is worth emulating.Image: D J Shin, via WikimediaCommons, CC-BY-SA-3.0.