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.