Professional Life

  • Departmental Service with a Smile . . . Maybe!

    AHA Activities

    Kevin Boyle | Sep 20, 2018

    History department chairs face issues specific to the discipline. The AHA can help.
  • When a Journal Is a Scam


    Debjani Bhattacharyya with Seth Denbo | Sep 17, 2018

    I receive a certain kind of email mostly in the wee hours of the morning. Often, when I open my inbox, the first few are invitations from journals foc...
  • How Did You Form Your Network?

    From the President

    Mary Beth Norton | Sep 14, 2018

    Academics depend on professional networks, but forming them can be a mysterious process.
  • Feeling Your Way toward a Non-Faculty Job

    Perspectives Daily

    Courtney Wiersema | Sep 13, 2018

    The hardest thing about a non-faculty job search may be the need to forge an identity separate from one’s academic self.

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  • Advocacy Briefs

    AHA Staff | Sep 4, 2018

    This past summer, the AHA participated in several efforts to advocate for broad historical research and teaching.
  • Townhouse Notes

    Allison Miller | Sep 4, 2018

    We’ve got answers to your questions about our careers database.
  • The Business of Publishing Concerns Us All

    Michael J. McGandy | Sep 4, 2018

    Scholarly communication is nothing without university presses. Is there room for a broader conversation about that at the annual meeting?
  • Letters of Rec

    Suzanne Marchand | Sep 4, 2018

    Writing (and reading) these formulaic commendations is a task with few rewards.
  • Hierarchy and Needs

    James Grossman | Sep 1, 2018

    The age of the all-powerful Doktorvater is gone, but his influence still permeates our culture.

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