AHA Member Spotlight: Matthew Spady

Matthew Spady is an independent historian and director of the Audubon Park Alliance, a community organization focused on preserving and promoting the neighborhood’s architecture, history, and culture. When he is not pursuing his avocation, he works as a production director/project manager for a global consulting firm. He lives in New York City and has been […]

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February 21, 2018

2018 Humanities Advocacy Day: Building on Last Year’s Wins

By Beatrice Gurwitz Over the course of February and March, advocacy organizations of all stripes host “fly-in” days, where advocates from around the country come to Capitol Hill to make the case for federal funding priorities. These events are concentrated in February and March to align with the beginning of the congressional appropriations cycle. After […]

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February 20, 2018

Research-Oriented: Translating a History PhD into a Successful Career at a Think Tank

By Ashton Merck Think tanks, also known as research institutes, advocacy organizations, and policy centers, are often described as “universities without students.” These organizations run the gamut of political orientations, thematic focus, size, and scope, but most share a common emphasis on research and writing—two core features of doctoral programs in history. Thus, working at […]

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February 8, 2018