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History Profession



  • Attack on the AHA Couldn’t Be More Wrong

    by Joy Connolly

    "As interim President of a large public graduate school, I believe passionately in providing education that empowers students to make the most of their lives, whether or not they pursue careers in the academy."



  • Max Boot’s Screed Against Historians

    by John Fea

    Boot is the latest public intellectual to chide academic historians for failing to speak to public audiences. 



  • Why History is Important Today

    by Luis Martínez-Fernández

    "The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”



  • Is Email Making Professors Stupid?

    by Cal Newport

    It used to simplify crucial tasks. Now it's strangling scholars' ability to think.



  • The Letters Can Wait

    American Historical Association says hiring committees shouldn't ask for letters of recommendation until candidates pass a first look.