Resources for Undergraduates
History, Economics, and Food
Rachel Snyder | Nov 21, 2016
Humanizing Data: Making Sense of Research on Tuberculosis
Guest Blogger | Nov 14, 2016By Courtney Howell, Victoria Irvine, Luis Villavicencio, Ian CrimanIntroductionOver the course of the summer, our team of eight undergraduate researchers...
Who Died of Consumption? Race and Disease in the United States
Guest Blogger | Sep 12, 2016Rachel Snyder, Sarah Tran, Scott Saunders, and Jay PandyaIn summer 2015, a project team of eight students from Virginia Tech,...
Survey Finds Fewer Students Enrolling in College History Courses
Julia Brookins | Sep 1, 2016News
Thinking Like a Historian in Scrubs: How I Use My BA in History
Guest Blogger | Aug 30, 2016By David GlennTwenty seven years ago, I was a newly declared sophomore history major. I’d fallen hard for labor history....
Changing Course: The Flexibility of a History Degree
Guest Blogger | Jul 11, 2016By Kamarin Takahara“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Because I spent most of my time surrounded...
What I Learned from Visiting a Historical Site: An Undergraduate’s Experience at Gettysburg
Ryan Baldwin | May 17, 2016A recent report from Humanities Indicators, a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, showed that less than...
How About Some Optimism? Changing the Conversation around Career Prospects for Future Historians
Guest Blogger | Apr 27, 2016By Jason SteinhauerIn February I had the privilege of visiting a public university in the Midwest and meeting with students...
How A Major in History Gives You the Intangible Edge
Guest Blogger | Mar 28, 2016By Jacob AnbinderIt’s no secret that many departments use job prospects to lure undergraduates trying to pick a major. History...
From Carlisle to Normandy: A Student’s Reflections on the National History Day’s Normandy Institute
Kritika Agarwal | Feb 17, 2016Editor’s Note: The February issue of Perspectives on History carried an article by Carlisle High School teacher Kevin Wagner, winner...