Professional Life

  • How Did You Form Your Network?

    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

    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.
  • 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: FAQs about Where Historians Work

    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.
  • Why Read Why Learn History

    Elizabeth Elliott | Aug 20, 2018

    What’s the point of studying history if you can look up facts and figures on your smartphone?
  • Locked Out

    Becky Nicolaides | Aug 6, 2018

    How can historians turn out first-rate scholarship without access to commercial databases or university libraries?
  • Trash to Treasure

    Chelsea Denault | Aug 2, 2018

    An interest in the history of trash led this graduate student to a job in sustainability. 

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