Perspectives Summer Columns

  • A Glimpse Behind the Curtain

    Hayley R. Bowman | Jul 29, 2021

    Podcasts 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, 2021

    Bobby 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, 2021

    Many 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, 2021

    Shifting 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, 2021

    Journalists 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, 2021

    Introducing 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, 2021

    The 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, 2020

    Allison Robinson designed a project to help develop students' digital history skills.
  • A Threat from the East?

    Leah Valtin-Erwin | Oct 29, 2020

    Several 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, 2020

    Future historians could benefit from advocacy now for a longer census.

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