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.
Consider the Student View
Monique Dufour | Nov 17, 2020How often do we think about our classes from the viewpoint of our students? Such a shift could radically change our approach.
Collaborating on the Intro Course
Trevor R. Getz and Steven M. Harris | Nov 10, 2020In collaboration, historians are creating global history modules to share with other teachers with the History for the 21st Century Project.
Shane Markowitz | Nov 2, 2020A high school world history teacher uses Star Trek: Voyager to introduce his students to historiography.