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  • Writing Histories of Witchcraft in a Pandemic

    Richard Tomczak | Mar 1, 2021

    Students at Stony Brook University used a digital humanities project about times of crisis to connect their work on the...
  • Nancy Fitch (1946–2020)

    Gayle Brunelle and Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall | Feb 26, 2021

    Nancy Fitch, a specialist in French history and a pioneer in world history pedagogy and in digital history, died on November 15, 2020.
  • 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.
  • The Perpetual Newness of Black History

    Ben Vinson III | Feb 26, 2021

    Although being new can be exciting, and can legitimately advance scholarly conversations, there are real dangers in perpetual disciplinary novelty.
  • Howard P. Segal (1948–2020)

    Alan I Marcus | Feb 26, 2021

    Howard P. Segal, a professor of history at the University of Maine, died on November 9, 2020, in Orono, Maine.
  • The Fateh Al-Khayr

    Fahad Ahmad Bishara | Feb 25, 2021

    The transnational history of the Fateh Al-Khayr, a pre-oil-era dhow, is in tension with its future as a symbol of Kuwait's national past. 
  • Slowing It Down

    Alex Lichtenstein | Feb 24, 2021

    The March issue of the AHR features the AHA presidential address, five full-length articles, two History Unclassified essays, reviews of video games...
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Rama Mantena

    Matthew Keough | Feb 19, 2021

    Rama Mantena is an associate chair in the Department of History and an associate professor of history and global Asian...
  • Is There Life in Outer Space?

    Dana Burton | Feb 18, 2021

    In the 1970s, NASA explored how to handle the discovery of life in outer space. 
  • American Solitude

    Jeffrey Mathias | Feb 17, 2021

    One year into the pandemic, what can we learn from mid-20th-century isolation studies?
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