Townhouse Notes: Meritocracy and the Job Application Arms Race
From the Editor
Allison Miller | Mar 11, 2019What’s behind the exceedingly onerous requirements for materials from academic job applicants?
Sasha Turner, Barbara Molony, and Sandra Trudgen Dawson | Mar 11, 2019The story of historians who came together in 1969 to press for greater inclusion of women in the AHA—and those who carry on their work.
Starting from Scratch
From the President
John R. McNeill | Mar 11, 2019If you’re asked to prepare a course on an unfamiliar subject, be honest with your students. And start cramming.
Plan S and the Humanities
Seth Denbo | Mar 11, 2019Plan S is pushing academic journal publishing to an open access model. But is that good for all scholarship?
Confronting the Paradox of Expertise
David A. Gerber | Feb 25, 2019Can too much knowledge make you a worse teacher? Some historians feel this way.
Matt Villeneuve | Feb 20, 2019Career diversity is not about seeking alternatives to the professoriate; it’s about helping students find success in diverse careers.
Online Education 2.0
Zoë Jackson | Feb 11, 2019Online courses are no longer a futurist fantasy or a harbinger of doom. But where are they going?
The Making of the Graduate Working Class
Jeff Schuhrke | Jan 29, 2019An AHA19 panel brought together graduate activists for a discussion on challenges to unionization in universities.
The 2019 AHA Jobs Report
Dylan Ruediger | Jan 28, 2019The number of academic job listings changed little from last year. But that’s just scratching the surface.