From the President

  • 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.
  • Professor Coach

    James H. Sweet | Apr 6, 2022

    The parallels between coaching a high school football team, teaching a college class, and chairing a history department may not...
  • Finding Our Roots?

    James H. Sweet | Mar 22, 2022

    DNA tests have become popular tools to rediscover lost ties to the past, but the links they forge do not...
  • March Madness

    James H. Sweet | Feb 22, 2022

    Graduate students at most top-ranked universities now have guaranteed funding, and programs have cut cohort sizes. But has the practice...
  • Diffusion as Dilution?

    James H. Sweet | Jan 24, 2022

    How do recent digital evolutions in academic production relate to the tried-and-true scholarly monograph?
  • From Inclusive Public Schools to Divisive Concepts

    James H. Sweet | Dec 15, 2021

    His own experiences in public schools have influenced AHA president James H. Sweet’s views on recent “divisive concepts” debates.

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