Perspectives Summer Columns
A Glimpse Behind the Curtain
Hayley R. Bowman | Jul 29, 2021Podcasts offer an innovative pedagogical tool, capable of collapsing space and time in a way that reading, writing, and even attending a lecture cannot.
What’s Next for Blogging as Public Engagement?
Bobby Cervantes | Jul 28, 2021Bobby Cervantes reflects on the flourishing history blogs that are connecting academic historians to public audiences.
Can Plants Help Us to Understand COVID-19?
Matthew Plishka | Jul 12, 2021Many of the same mistakes and oversights that we see in human disease control today were made in the early 20th-century fight against Panama Disease.
What Story Do You Want to Tell?
Hayley R. Bowman | Jul 8, 2021Shifting from "Who will care?" to "What's the story?" helped one graduate student center storytelling in her work.
You Are Only as Good as Your Sources
Bobby Cervantes | Jul 6, 2021Journalists and historians share a fixation on sources, but how and when they use a source differs in important ways.
Meet the 2021 Perspectives Daily Summer Columnists
Laura Ansley | Jun 7, 2021Introducing the three graduate students who will write about narrative and podcasts, the relationship between history and journalism, and the history of plant disease.
Want to Write for the AHA?
AHA Staff | Mar 22, 2021The deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.A key skill for historians—...
Narratives and Counternarratives
Allison Robinson | Dec 3, 2020Allison Robinson designed a project to help develop students' digital history skills.
A Threat from the East?
Leah Valtin-Erwin | Oct 29, 2020Several complex historical legacies underpin the rush to compare today's pandemic shopping experience to shortages in late communist eastern Europe.
Shape the Future . . . of History?
Rachel Basinger | Sep 25, 2020Future historians could benefit from advocacy now for a longer census.