Teaching and Learning
From the Editor
Allison Miller | May 20, 2019The news is not good for many small liberal arts colleges (SLACs). I’m not talking about the Williamses of the world, or the Swarthmores, or the Amher...
On the Recent Executive Order on “Free Inquiry” in Higher Education
From the Executive Director
James Grossman and Edward Liebow | May 20, 2019Trump’s recent EO is a textbook example of misdirection. Its insistence on “transparency and accountability” points to a pernicious agenda.
Teaching on the “Balkan Express”
Christina Koulouri | May 13, 2019History has the power to heal the wounds of war—but not without steep resistance from nationalists.
Are All Graduate Student Conferences Created Equal?
Paul Braff | May 6, 2019They can be great tools for professionalization, but organizers should play to their own strengths.
Gains and Losses
Olivia M. Hagedorn | Apr 30, 2019Conversations about pursuing nonacademic careers often center on what is lost. But what if we shift the focus on what is gained?
Learning Holocaust History in the 21st Century
Meirah Shedlo | Apr 29, 2019A project helps students use modern technology to incorporate Holocaust survivors’ testimony into the historical record.
Digital Dissertations and the Changing Nature of Doctoral Work
Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe | Apr 23, 2019“Incorporating digital methods, presentation, and tools in an individual sustained research project is still largely uncharted territory. . .”
Shaping the Future of the History Survey
Patrick Leech | Mar 5, 2019Two distinct forces—one pedagogical, the other administrative—are shaping the teaching of introductory courses.
Confronting the Paradox of Expertise
David A. Gerber | Feb 25, 2019Can too much knowledge make you a worse teacher? Some historians feel this way.