November 2016

AHA Activities

Boubakar Barry, Historian of Senegambia, Selected as 2016 Honorary Foreign Member
By Martin Klein

Career Paths

A Tale of Reinvention: The Historian, the Dancer, and the Arts Administrator
By Julia del Palacio

In Memoriam

William H. McNeill: 1917-2016
By John R. McNeill

On the Cover

As more historians take on digital projects, new issues surface regarding methodology, dissemination, even ethics. In this issue, Perspectives explores what it means to do history in the digital age. Illustration by Zoila Torres, after a Farm Security Administration photograph by Jack Delano/Library of Congress. In the image, a young person sells copies of the Chicago Defender, one of the nation’s leading African American newspapers, in 1942.