This month, in Perspectives on History, available now online and in the mail to AHA members:
What happens to research deferred? Kenneth Pomeranz looks into the contents of “Three Old Boxes,” and finds insights into the careers and thinking of historians in the paths not taken.
What’s it like to leave history behind? Nell Painter compares her career as a historian to her new career as an artist.
How transnational are historians? Luke Clossey and Nicholas Guyatt survey the research interests of US, UK, and Canadian historians, and conclude that historians are primarily interested in the places they live.
What can a journal do? Hong-Ming Liang describes his efforts to create a journal that serves scholarship, the liberal arts, and the community.
Does the discipline have a center? Should it? James Herbert reviews three books on the historical discipline—Being a Historian by James Banner, History Hunting by James W. Cortada, and History in Practice by Ludmilla Jordanova.
What does the AHA’s Professional Division do? Jacqueline Jones discusses some of the requests for help received by the Professional Division, and how it responds.
More questions and answers in many more articles: The mysteries of AHA prizes by James Grossman, the AHA’s online journey, the economic impact of national parks, the NARA preservation expo, teaching history graduate students about teaching, a report on two-year college faculty, civility online, early American Jewish history, and more.
Perspectives on History will follow its usual practice of not publishing print issues over the summer months, but watch the AHA Today blog and our social media for announcements of special features in Perspectives Online.