Perspectives Summer Columns

  • A Threat from the East?

    Perspectives Daily

    Leah Valtin-Erwin | Oct 29, 2020

    Several complex historical legacies underpin the rush to compare today's pandemic shopping experience to shortages in late communist eastern Europe.
  • Shape the Future . . . of History?

    Perspectives Daily

    Rachel Basinger | Sep 25, 2020

    Future historians could benefit from advocacy now for a longer census.
  • Building Archives, Training Scholars

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    Allison Robinson | Sep 3, 2020

    Working with two digital history projects during her MA studies taught Allison Robinson the value of digital work.
  • Looking Out for Each Other

    Perspectives Daily

    Leah Valtin-Erwin | Sep 2, 2020

    COVID-19 is just the most recent crisis to throw the grocery store employee onto the frontlines of rapid and disorienting change.

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  • Counting on the Census

    Rachel Basinger | Jul 28, 2020

    Summer columnist Rachel Basinger describes how short census questionnaires stunt historical research.
  • Meet the 2020 Perspectives Daily Summer Columnists

    Laura Ansley | Jun 17, 2020

    Introducing the three graduate students who will write about the US Census, digital history and pedagogy, and the history of grocery shopping this summer.
  • Want to Write for the AHA?

    AHA Staff | Mar 27, 2020

    A key skill for historians, whether they work in academia, public history, government, publishing, o...
  • Beyond Content

    Samantha Stearns | Jan 17, 2020

    An eighth grade social studies teacher reflects on how pursuing a master's degree in history has reinvigorated her work in the classroom.
  • Redistributing the Work of Public History

    Acadia Roher | Dec 23, 2019

    The Arkansas People's History Project is developing new models for engaging with and involving the community in public history.
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