Professional Resources

  • Why Read Why Learn History

    Elizabeth Elliott | Aug 20, 2018

    What’s the point of studying history if you can look up facts and figures on your smartphone?
  • Searching for Jobs outside the Academy?

    Christina Copland | Jul 30, 2018

    There’s no one, direct route to getting a nonacademic job.
  • Teaching Career Diversity through Informational Interviews

    Purnima Dhavan | Jul 16, 2018

    Informational interviews form the core of Purnima Dhavan's graduate professionalization seminar.
  • Every Historian Counts

    Emily Swafford and Dylan Ruediger | Jul 9, 2018

    We broke down employment trends by gender, field specialization, department, and more. You can too.
  • History Education in Finland

    Darcy R. Fryer | May 17, 2018

    Curious about how history education in Finland, Darcy R. Fryer, a history teacher from the Brearley School, visited some classes...
  • Making Historians in the Archive

    Christina Copland | May 14, 2018

    Archival research, which often requires visiting depositories around the globe, plays a major role in shaping our identity as historians....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • History 101: What It Is and Why We Need It Now

    Paulina L. Alberto and Farina Mir | Apr 2, 2018

    Several years ago, the history department at the University of Michigan—anticipating the effects of ...
  • Letter to a Prospective History Graduate Student

    Christina Copland | Mar 5, 2018

    Christina Copland advises prospective history graduate students to think carefully about what they can do from day one to get...
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