Professional Life

  • Getting Tenure with Digital History

    LaDale Winling | Apr 8, 2019

    Scholars hired to do “nontraditional” history will be evaluated by traditional criteria.
  • Un/Becoming America

    Rachel Wheeler | Apr 2, 2019

    If we have thrown over exclusionary, nationalist myths, what can we offer in their place?
  • One Is a Lonely Demographic

    Laurie Arnold | Mar 26, 2019

    An AHA19 panel discussed the unique professional demands faced by faculty of color.
  • Townhouse Notes: Meritocracy and the Job Application Arms Race

    Allison Miller | Mar 11, 2019

    What’s behind the exceedingly onerous requirements for materials from academic job applicants?
  • Academic Activists

    Sasha Turner, Barbara Molony, and Sandra Trudgen Dawson | Mar 11, 2019

    The 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

    John R. McNeill | Mar 11, 2019

    If 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, 2019

    Plan 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, 2019

    Can too much knowledge make you a worse teacher? Some historians feel this way.
  • Redefining Success

    Matt Villeneuve | Feb 20, 2019

    Career 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, 2019

    Online courses are no longer a futurist fantasy or a harbinger of doom. But where are they going?
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