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  • The Past in the Present: Why I Became a Civil War Historian

    December 1, 1998

    Editor's Note: With thanks to the Lincoln and Soldiers' Institute at Gettysburg College, we continue our tradition of bringing the thoughts of eminent practitioners of history to our readers. The foll...

  • 1998 Nominations for Elective Office

    April 1, 1998

    The Nominating Committee for 1998--99, chaired by Lillie Johnson Edwards (Drew Univ.), met in Washington, D.C., January 31--February 2, 1998, and offers the following candidates for offices of the Ass...

  • The Kunz Tenure Decision at Yale: "Utterly Inexplicable"

    January 1, 1998

    Eminent diplomatic historian Diane Kunz's two-year battle for tenure at Yale University came to an end in October, when a humanities Senior Appointments Committee rejected her appeal with a vote of ei...

  • Moral Fables and Cautionary Tales from the Job Market

    April 1, 1998

    One of the responsibilities of the AHA's Professional Division is to monitor the market for jobs in history. A few years ago, issues such as plagiarism and allegations of unprofessional conduct compri...

  • Asian Studies Scholars Meet in the Netherlands

    October 1, 1998

    The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), which met June 25–28, 1998, at the Leeuwenhorst Congress Centrum, Noordwijkerhout just outside of Leiden in the Netherlands, was the first Asian s...

  • Room(s) for the Future

    December 1, 1998

    Over the summer and fall, historians—in departments, in the press, and in AHA committee meetings—have passionately debated the contributions made by scholarly societies to the field. Occasioned partic...

  • Historians Protest Impeachment Inquiry

    December 1, 1998

    Declaring that they "deplore the present drive to impeach" President Bill Clinton, more than 400 historians signed a letter objecting to current impeachment proceedings that they fear will have "the m...

  • Pedagogy for the PhD Student?

    October 1, 1998

    Peter Stearns's proposal that one PhD oral exam focus on pedagogy is an excellent idea. However, in the short term, some changes in the graduate curriculum are necessary if it is to work. In the long ...

  • 1997 Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Documentation to the US Department of State

    January 1, 1998

    Editor's Note: We reprint here the full text of the recent, much-discussed report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Documentation to the U.S. Department of State. Warren F. Kimball (Rutgers Univ...

  • Should We All Become Public Historians? Some Responses

    January 1, 1998

    Editor's Note: The March 1997 President's Desk column, "Should We All Become Public Historians?" by Joyce Appleby elicited several responses. Here we publish a selection. Dear Professor Appleby: Your ...