Religious History

  • Teacher, Mentor, Coach

    AHA Activities

    Laura Ansley | Dec 14, 2021

    James H. Sweet, the AHA’s 138th president, shares his goals for his presidential term and reflects how his mentor Colin Palmer shaped his career.
  • Grant of the Week: NEH Scholar in Residence at the Center for Jewish History

    Perspectives Daily

    Alana Venable | Dec 1, 2021

    The Center for Jewish History invites applications for an NEH Scholar in Residence.
  • Sylvia R. Frey (1935–2021)

    In Memoriam

    Emily Clark | Nov 30, 2021

    Sylvia R. Frey, historian of the American Revolution and the Black Atlantic and professor emerita at Tulane University, died on...
  • Mechal Sobel (1933–2021)

    Sharon Halevi | Sep 30, 2021

    Mechal Sobel, historian of early American life and culture and African American history, died on March 24, 2021, in Haifa, Israel.

Most Recent

  • Linda Hunter Rowe (1945–2020)

    Cathleene B. Hellier | Jul 19, 2021

    Linda Hunter Rowe, a historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation who retired in 2017 after 50 years of service, died on October 23, 2020.
  • Robert Middlekauff (1929–2021)

    Richard R. Johnson | Jul 19, 2021

    Robert Middlekauff, a dedicated teacher and leading scholar of early American history, died peacefully on March 10, 2021, in Pleasanton,...
  • Sharon Gillerman (1960–2020)

    Ann Goldberg | Apr 28, 2021

    Sharon Gillerman, a scholar of modern German and Jewish history, died on November 20, 2020.
  • A Tale of Two Catholic Presidents

    Francine Uenuma | Apr 2, 2021

    Whereas JFK faced voters skeptical of him for merely being Catholic, Joe Biden must confront concerns about what kind of Catholic he is.
  • Paul S. Seaver (1932–2020)

    David Como | Feb 26, 2021

    Paul Seaver, professor emeritus of early modern British history at Stanford University, died on August 2, 2020.

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