From the President

  • The United States Needs Historians

    From the President

    Edward Muir | Apr 5, 2023

    What can a fictional historian tell us about our discipline?
  • Journalists and Historians

    From the President

    Edward Muir | Mar 14, 2023

    Historians cannot ignore the impact of journalism on their craft.
  • When Ghosts Come Knocking

    From the President

    Edward Muir | Feb 14, 2023

    Whether making noises in the night or starting a world war, ghosts have a habit of causing problems.
  • The History of Them, the History of Us

    From the President

    Edward Muir | Jan 17, 2023

    A question of identity is at the core of the struggle over integrity in history.

Most Recent

  • Hope and Despair

    Edward Muir | Dec 14, 2022

    In his first column, president Edward Muir examines the place of hope in history.
  • Remembering Aidan

    James H. Sweet | Nov 17, 2022

    How does grief intersect with the study and practice of history?
  • Our Letter-Writing Culture

    James H. Sweet | Sep 21, 2022

    Some time ago, I received a familiar message from the department chair of Distinguished University: ...
  • Responses to “Is History History?”

    Malcolm Foley and Priya Satia | Sep 7, 2022

    Perspectives invites two historians to respond to James H. Sweet’s September column.
  • Is History History?

    James H. Sweet | Aug 17, 2022

    When historians concede to discuss the past with the terms of the present, they abandon the skill set that makes them historians.

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