The History Major
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...
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...
Evan Faulkenbury | Oct 20, 2020SUNY Cortland decided to require a public history course because of its potential to attract new students, retain majors, and...
Why Study History? Revisited
Peter N. Stearns | Sep 18, 2020Two decades after writing a powerful response to the question "why study history," Peter Stearns revisits his answer.
Rachel Feinmark | Apr 7, 2020From AHA20, here are some tips on marketing the history major.
History Enrollments Hold Steady as Department Efforts Intensify
Julia Brookins and Emily Swafford | Jan 15, 2020The results of the AHA's annual enrollments survey reflect wider efforts to articulate the value of the humanities.
On the Recent Executive Order on “Free Inquiry” in Higher Education
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"
Liam Matthew Brockey | Feb 11, 2019To the Editor:I write in response to “The History BA since the Great Recession,” by Benjamin Schmidt...
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.