Professional Life

  • Mysteries of the AHA Annual Meeting

    James Grossman | May 1, 2018

    Why does the AHA hold its annual meeting when and where we do? Why don’t we have more “coffee breaks...
  • An Embarrassment of Witches

    Mary Beth Norton | May 1, 2018

    WITCH HUNT!”That’s how President Donald Trump’s tweets tend to refer to the investigation led by Rob...
  • The Real Academic World

    Nancy Aguirre, Cristóbal A. Borges, John Paul A. Nuño, and Jamie Starling | May 1, 2018

    Informal discussions with people you appreciate, trust, and value can lead to great insight. At the ...
  • The Story of the Multigraph Collective

    Allison Miller | May 1, 2018

    The Multigraph Collective, a group of 22 scholars, is behind Interacting with Print, a new book about print culture and...
  • Reimagining the History Survey Course

    Steven Mintz | Apr 23, 2018

    Faculty members at universities across the country are experimenting with new models for history survey courses and different approaches to...
  • The Gallery and the Gridiron

    Matthew Reeves | Apr 16, 2018

    An internship with an NFL club showed Matthew Reeves that his doctoral training in history has equipped him with a...
  • Spring Cleaning Tip #1

    Christina Copland | Apr 9, 2018

    Success in academia, writes Christina Copland, is often unrelated to the merits of one's scholarship. Yet, the meritocracy myth encourages graduate students to think otherwise.
  • Advocacy Briefs: AHA Condemns Polish Law Criminalizing Public Discussion of Polish Complicity in Nazi War Crimes

    AHA Staff | Apr 2, 2018

    On February 9, 2018, the American Historical Association issued the following statement condemning a...
  • Access to Digital Resources

    James Grossman | Apr 2, 2018

    Historians don’t need laboratories. For years, this truism was one way we distinguished ourselves fr...
  • Why Are You a Historian?

    Mary Beth Norton | Apr 2, 2018

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the shape and future of the historical profession, especially in lig...

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