Professional Life

  • Gains and Losses

    Olivia M. Hagedorn | Apr 30, 2019

    Conversations about pursuing nonacademic careers often center on what is lost. But what if we shift the focus on what is gained?
  • Advocacy Briefs

    Devon Reich | Apr 15, 2019

    Since February, the Association has urged attention and action on a number of issues affecting historians.
  • The Purpose-Driven PhD

    James Grossman and Emily Swafford | Apr 15, 2019

    Articulating the purpose of a PhD program is imperative for our discipline.
  • The Fate of the “AHA Interview”

    John R. McNeill | Apr 15, 2019

    Should the AHA get out of the business of hosting job interviews altogether?
  • 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.
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