Viewpoints

  • WEIRD Science

    Brian Connolly, Hans Hummer, and Sara McDougall | May 6, 2020

    An argument for including historians on interdisciplinary research teams.
  • If You Charge Facts with Bias, Historians Are Guilty

    John Broich | Apr 13, 2020

    A historian reflects on the political backlash he faced after an op-ed was picked up by the right-wing media.
  • History by Text and Thing

    ShawnaKim Lowey-Ball | Feb 26, 2020

    Are we doing research wrong? ShawnaKim Lowey-Ball wonders if we should ask so much from our students and ourselves before we get into the archives.
  • The Job of the Academic Market

    Rebecca S. Wingo | Jan 14, 2020

    How much time does the academic job market take for the applicant? One historian adds up the hours.
  • Are All Graduate Student Conferences Created Equal?

    Paul Braff | May 6, 2019

    They can be great tools for professionalization, but organizers should play to their own strengths.
  • Not So Evident

    Katherine Benton-Cohen | Mar 25, 2019

    How social science experts helped create the idea that immigration was a problem for the federal government to fix.
  • See No Evil

    Ann McGrath | Mar 4, 2019

    An Australian archive removed “Aboriginal” from its records to avoid offense. What are we to make of this erasure?
  • Writing the History of Sexual Assault in the Age of #MeToo

    Amy Stanley | Sep 24, 2018

    What would happen if we just believed the women in our sources?
  • Why I Am a Historian

    Lillian Guerra | Jul 2, 2018

    Confronting ignorance and racism pushed me into my career.
  • Reframing Indigeneity

    Sargon George Donabed and Daniel Joseph Tower | Jan 1, 2018

    Media coverage of ISIS's destruction in Northern Iraq focused on Arabs and Kurds. But one group was mostly ignored. Why?
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