A Dot Matrix
Charles S. Young | Jan 12, 2018Napoleon admired the dangerous chances soldiers took for bits of ribbon. I get students to take risk...
Are We Giving Students Something Worthwhile to Talk About?
David A. Gerber | Jan 12, 2018I struggled for years to stimulate classroom discussion in undergraduate courses, and mostly was uns...
Writing on the Wall
Antoinette Burton | Jan 6, 2018If you have any doubts about the vibrancy of historical curiosity among our undergraduate majors nat...
Discussion and Debate: What Works in Undergraduate Teaching
Mary Beth Norton | Jan 1, 2018My first presidential column is a contribution to this month’s examination of undergraduate teaching...
The “Third Resource”: Managing Mental Illness in Academe
Mark Grimsley | Nov 1, 2017About one in five Americans has some form of mental illness, and this sobering figure includes acade...
A Mind of One’s Own: Promoting Mental Health among Grad Students
Lauren N. Haslem and Jennifer L. Foray | Nov 1, 2017Recent years have seen the proliferation of detailed and often pained first-person accounts of gradu...
Brian Domitrovic | Nov 1, 2017How can history departments win majors and influence parents?
Elizabeth Elliott | Nov 1, 2017The opening of classified Soviet archives following the demise of the USSR in 1991 resulted in an av...
One Short Week in Denver
Blanca Drapeau | Oct 19, 2017There we were. A small group of Californian undergrads, winter layers piled over our business casual...
Historians and the Technologies of Research
Robert B. Townsend | Oct 1, 2017Editor's Note: This article is the first of a two-part series analyzing historians’ use of digital t...