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.




  • Calling Academe's Bluff

    Erin Bartram’s “quit lit” essay asks readers to consider what’s lost -- personally but especially in terms of disciplinary knowledge -- with so many scholars leaving a broken system behind.


  • Good news for history majors

    by Robert Townsend

    As of 2015, the median earnings for history majors in the workforce with just a bachelor’s degree were $53,000, while those who had gone on to earn an advanced degree (which could be in any discipline) had median earning of $80,000.