Professional Life

  • Actions by the AHA Council: June 2020 to January 2021

    AHA Staff | Jan 29, 2021

    The AHA Council has been busy. Find out what it was up to in the second half of 2020. 
  • Diversity Demands Struggle

    David A. Varel | Jan 26, 2021

    Lawrence Reddick, an important figure in Black history during the mid-20th century, fought to center the work and perspectives of Black historians.
  • Please Stop Calling Things Archives

    B. M. Watson | Jan 22, 2021

    What do historians mean when they say "archive"? One archivist makes the case for a more precise use of the word.
  • Reconciling Professional Rifts

    Beth DeBold | Jan 21, 2021

    Historians are rightly quick to note the transferability of a professional historian's skill set, but as with all things, there are limits.
  • The 2021 AHA Jobs Report

    Dylan Ruediger | Jan 20, 2021

    The higher education faculty job market for historians grew a modest 0.9 percent in 2019–20, fueled by a 7 percent rise in tenure-track positions.
  • A Starting Point

    Kevin Boyle and James Grossman | Jan 11, 2021

    The braided relationship between history and civics will make January 6, 2021, a central concern in classrooms and other educational...
  • Welcome to the New Fireside Chat

    Sara Georgini | Jan 6, 2021

    AHA council member Sara Georgini offers a few suggestions for giving virtual book talks.
  • Remote Reflections

    Quincy T. Mills | Jan 5, 2021

    Managing an ambitious research agenda while managing his children's Zoomschooling required Quincy Mills to embrace working alongside them.
  • Perspectives on 2020

    Ashley E. Bowen | Dec 24, 2020

    Perspectives is taking a holiday break. Enjoy this look back at the most popular post of each month in 2020.
  • Advocacy Briefs

    Gabriella Virginia Folsom | Dec 23, 2020

    The AHA is committed to defending practices that allow historians to conduct their research freely and to access records in archives at home and abroad.

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