The History Major
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.
On "The History BA since the Great Recession"
Letters to the Editor
Liam Matthew Brockey | Feb 11, 2019To the Editor:I write in response to “The History BA since the Great Recession,” by Benjamin Schmidt (December 2018). As a historian and a father of t...
History Enrollments Stable in 2017–18
Julia Brookins | Jan 11, 2019The number of undergraduates taking history courses last year changed little from the year before.
The History BA since the Great Recession
Benjamin M. Schmidt | Nov 26, 2018The long-term patterns revealed by the most recent data might point the way forward.
How Departments Are Tackling Lower Enrollments
Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt | Mar 9, 2018The AHA Teaching Division staged what might be termed a productive takeover of the Department Chairs...
Brian Domitrovic | Nov 1, 2017How can history departments win majors and influence parents?
Declining Enrollments in History Courses
Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt | Oct 1, 2017Is your department suffering declining enrollments in history courses? The AHA Teaching Division is listening.
Decline in History Majors Continues, Departments Respond
Robert B. Townsend | Sep 1, 2017Since the 2008 economic recession, history department faculty and chairs have noted declines in the ...
On "History is Not a Useless Major"
Robert E. Wright | Sep 1, 2017To the editor:Paul B. Sturtevant correctly argues that history isn’t a useless major (“History Is No...