Why Study History?: Revisited
Peter N. Stearns | Sep 18, 2020
Two decades after writing a powerful response to the question "why study history," Peter Stearns revisits his answer.
China as Equal: Putting China as Rival into Historical Context
John Delury | Sep 17, 2020
For the first time in centuries, Americans are looking upon China as an equal; and for the first time ever, the parity presents itself as a threat to the interests and security of the United States.
The Tudors Are Trending: An English Dynasty Continues to Dominate Popular Culture
Perspectives on Culture
Jessica L. Keene and Amanda E. Herbert | Sep 16, 2020
Though the Tudors have long been popular, new projects for TV, film, the stage, and social media have kept them relevant in the 21st century.
Our Colleagues: Contingent Faculty in the Age of COVID-19
From the President
Mary Lindemann | Sep 15, 2020
Departments and their tenure-track faculty should work to ameliorate the difficulties contingent faculty experience, especially during COVID-19.
Remote Reflections: Twice the Work and Half the Fun
Walter L. Buenger | Sep 14, 2020
For faculty teaching online for the first time, spring 2020 could be a frustrating learning experience.
Grant of the Week: Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
Karen Lou | Sep 11, 2020
The Cherry Award program at Baylor University is now accepting applications for its 2022 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
Are You Better Off than You Were Four Years Ago?
Margaret O’Mara | Sep 10, 2020
How we define and discuss "the economy" reveals political priorities and imperatives of historical moments, including our own.
Norms, Facts, and the Law
James Grossman | Sep 9, 2020
During a season of abnormal political spectacle, historians should hold fast to our commitment to the integrity of the historical record.
Ashley E. Bowen | Sep 8, 2020
Perspectives is making a new effort to represent the diversity of the historical discipline.