Playing with the Past
Patrick Rael | Oct 13, 2021Board games encourage history students to imagine changing historical outcomes and discuss counterfactuality and contingency, while covering the entire range of Bloom's taxonomy of learning.
Crisis and Opportunity
AHA Activities, From the Executive Director
James Grossman and Dana Schaffer | Oct 5, 2021A recently awarded NEH grant will enable the AHA to support dozens of small history-related organizations.
A Year Characterized by Pivoting and Adapting
Alexandra F. Levy | Sep 21, 2021The 2020 HAC report documents the progress made by the Office of the Historian of the State Department during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Snapshot of the Public’s Views on History
Pete Burkholder and Dana Schaffer | Aug 30, 2021A national survey conducted by the AHA and Fairleigh Dickinson University looked to update our understanding of how Americans understand the past.
From Water and Radicalism to Archival Friendships
Mark Philip Bradley | Aug 25, 2021The September issue of the American Historical Review showcases the chronological, methodological, and spatial reach that has become a hallmark...
Grant of the Week: Turning Points in History Grant
Alana Venable | Aug 6, 2021The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University is now accepting submissions for the Turning Points in History Grant.
What’s Next for Blogging as Public Engagement?
Bobby Cervantes | Jul 28, 2021Bobby Cervantes reflects on the flourishing history blogs that are connecting academic historians to public audiences.
Public History in the Wild
Rebecca S. Wingo and Lindsey Passenger Wieck | Jul 26, 2021When two historians swapped a syllabus over multiple semesters, it improved both the assignments and student experience.
Linda Hunter Rowe (1945–2020)
Cathleene B. Hellier | Jul 19, 2021Linda Hunter Rowe, a historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation who retired in 2017 after 50 years of service, died on October 23, 2020.