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.




  • History Jobs Drop

    Openings are down and the number of new Ph.D.s in the field far outpaces available positions, report finds.



  • Why we need Black History Month more than ever

    by Denise Oliver Velez

    Until we have significantly abolished systemic racism in education, we will continue to need Black History Month and other months which focus on our communities of color.



  • Reagan Historian Craig Shirley Thinks Trump, or Cruz Could Beat Hillary

    Shirley said that he thinks Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) could likely reassemble the old so-called Reagan coalition to beat Hillary, while adding that Trump’s “developing” conservatism, which he termed “Trumpism” could likely also beat her and perhaps even more handily.