Teaching and Learning
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...
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.
A Starting Point
Kevin Boyle and James Grossman | Jan 11, 2021The braided relationship between history and civics will make January 6, 2021, a central concern in classrooms and other educational...
Perspectives on 2020
Ashley E. Bowen | Dec 24, 2020Perspectives is taking a holiday break. Enjoy this look back at the most popular post of each month in 2020.
History Enrollment Edges Slightly Lower
Julia Brookins | Dec 22, 2020Undergraduate history enrollment trends continue to range widely, but there have been only small changes to the overall number of...
Core of the Matter
Norm Jones | Dec 21, 2020History courses are in demand but governed by competing understandings of their value and role in general education.
Laura Ansley | Dec 14, 2020History graduate programs had to make quick decisions this fall about whether to proceed with admitting students in 2021.
Narratives and Counternarratives
Allison Robinson | Dec 3, 2020Allison Robinson designed a project to help develop students' digital history skills.
Professional Skills, Historical Thinking
Shannon Bontrager | Dec 1, 2020One historian explains how using Microsoft Teams reduced his grading load and improved student learning.