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Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • AHA Publishes 2020 Jobs Report

    by Dylan Ruediger

    New History PhDs Awarded Continue to Decline as Academic Job Market Remains Flat



  • Longtime University of Iowa Jeff Cox, 72, championed candidates and his kids

    In addition to his longtime position as tenured professor of British social, imperial and religious history at the University of Iowa — where he also served in leadership positions including chair of the History Department and president of the Faculty Senate — Cox was widely involved in the community.



  • Black Perspectives Hosts Online Forum on HBO’s Watchmen This Week

    by Ahmad Greene-Hayes

    The forum will offer pieces from scholars in African American religious studies who think critically about the show and its engagement with politics, performance, and African American religions in the early twentieth-century South, specifically in Tulsa, after the 1921 massacre.



  • Historian Carol Anderson On Voter Suppression

    “This kind of silent, quiet bureaucratic violence, where policies are wiping out the voting rights of millions of Americans, that's the piece that is absolutely stunning for my students,” she explained.