Absence and Presence
From the President
Jacqueline Jones | Apr 13, 2021Although historians have produced remarkable work while working remotely, AHA president Jacqueline Jones argues that it is dangerous to conclude...
Teaching South African Stories Online
Jacob Ivey | Mar 2, 2021Well-managed digital archives provide students with a focused set of research materials that help build a foundational point of historical inquiry.
Writing Histories of Witchcraft in a Pandemic
Richard Tomczak | Mar 1, 2021Students at Stony Brook University used a digital humanities project about times of crisis to connect their work on the...
Has the Decline in History Majors Hit Bottom?
Robert B. Townsend | Feb 23, 2021Although the total number of students earning BAs in history continues to decline, data from 2018-19 reveal that a slightly...
Why Study You-Know-What?
Jacqueline Jones | Jan 13, 2021Historians have our own reasons for studying the past but must often explain the value of historical thinking to people not in the discipline.
History Enrollment Edges Slightly Lower
Julia Brookins | Dec 22, 2020Undergraduate history enrollment trends continue to range widely, but there have been only small changes to the overall number of...
Core of the Matter
Norm Jones | Dec 21, 2020History courses are in demand but governed by competing understandings of their value and role in general education.
Professional Skills, Historical Thinking
Shannon Bontrager | Dec 1, 2020One historian explains how using Microsoft Teams reduced his grading load and improved student learning.
Turning Inquiry into Action
Caleb Wood Richardson | Nov 18, 2020The University of New Mexico uses communities of practice to evaluate and improve introductory history courses.