Teaching and Learning
Feeling Like an Interloper, But Claiming Space Anyway
Trishula Patel | Mar 4, 2021Minority graduate students in history programs often find themselves to be the "only one in the room."
Teaching South African Stories Online
Jacob Ivey | Mar 2, 2021Well-managed digital archives provide students with a focused set of research materials that help build a foundational point of historical inquiry.
Writing Histories of Witchcraft in a Pandemic
Richard Tomczak | Mar 1, 2021Students at Stony Brook University used a digital humanities project about times of crisis to connect their work on the...
Has the Decline in History Majors Hit Bottom?
Robert B. Townsend | Feb 23, 2021Although the total number of students earning BAs in history continues to decline, data from 2018-19 reveal that a slightly...
Choose Your Professional Path
Courtney E. Thompson | Feb 10, 2021A "Choose Your Path" assignment structure encourages graduate students to explore their professional interests while completing historical research.
Graduate School Is a Foreign Country
Susan Ferber | Feb 4, 2021When she decided a history graduate program wasn't for her, Oxford University Press editor Susan Ferber took her love of...
Tiana Wilson | Feb 2, 2021History graduate students working on dissertations during a pandemic must prioritize flexibility, creativity, and collectivity.
Reconciling Professional Rifts
Beth DeBold | Jan 21, 2021Historians are rightly quick to note the transferability of a professional historian's skill set, but as with all things, there are limits.
Why Study You-Know-What?
Jacqueline Jones | Jan 13, 2021Historians have our own reasons for studying the past but must often explain the value of historical thinking to people not in the discipline.