From the Archives: Reflections on a PhD in History

What is required of a student pursuing a history PhD? How many history PhDs should universities grant? Once a PhD is obtained, what’s next? Scholars have struggled with these questions since the birth of professional history.  Below, culled from the AHA’s archives, are past articles from scholars who’ve reflected on many of these issues.

And for a more recent view of history PhDs see The Education of Historians for the Twenty-first Century (2004). Find all of the reports above, as well as links to the AHA’s presidential addresses, annual reports, and the GI Roundtable series in the History and Archives section of the AHA web site.

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