Teaching and Learning

  • A Farewell to the Model Minority Myth

    Shuko Tamao | May 6, 2021

    In the wake of recent violence, historian Shuko Tamao reflects on how racism against Asian American and Pacific Islanders impacts students and faculty in academia.
  • Remote Reflections

    Claire C. Arnold | May 4, 2021

    Researching the communication strategies of 19th-century British migrants helped one graduate student make sense of her experience during COVID.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Kent A. McConnell

    Matthew Keough | Apr 30, 2021

    Kent A. McConnell is the History Department chair at Phillips Exeter Academy. He lives in Durham, New Hampshire, and has been a member since 2000.
  • Terminal Does Not Mean Dead

    Lauren Braun-Strumfels and Tim Herbert | Apr 20, 2021

    Historians must focus on terminal MA degree holders as part of the larger work of professional development and advocacy.
  • Absence and Presence

    Jacqueline Jones | Apr 13, 2021

    Although historians have produced remarkable work while working remotely, AHA president Jacqueline Jones argues that it is dangerous to conclude...
  • We Are Only Human

    Jacqueline Jones | Mar 18, 2021

    After an unexpectedly emotional response to her subject, Jacqueline Jones reflected on the place of emotion in the history classroom.
  • Feeling Like an Interloper, But Claiming Space Anyway

    Trishula Patel | Mar 4, 2021

    Minority 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, 2021

    Well-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, 2021

    Students 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, 2021

    Although the total number of students earning BAs in history continues to decline, data from 2018-19 reveal that a slightly...
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