Author Archives: Elizabeth Elliott

About Elizabeth Elliott

Elizabeth provides support for the program and executive staff at the AHA, including assistance with projects, prizes and fellowships, committees, and ongoing operational work. In addition, Elizabeth produces content for the AHA Today blog, including the AHA Member Spotlight feature. She received a BA in history from Gettysburg College in 2013, with special interests in poetry and Civil War Era studies.

John Nelson shows a donor the Stuckenberg Map Collection in Gettysburg College’s Special Collections.

Past Graduates with a BA in History: Where are They Now?

To help history students adapt to the changing job market, the AHA has begun a new series on searching for jobs and developing careers. In this post, AHA’s Elizabeth Elliott checked in with her fellow Gettysburg College history graduates to see what careers they have pursued.


AHA Members among Newly Named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

On April 22, seven historians were elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the most prestigious American honorary societies. These historians are among a total of 197 new members that include many of the world’s renowned artists, scientists, and scholars.

“Each new member is a leader in his or her field and has made a distinct contribution to the nation and the world,” said Don Randel, chair of the academy’s Board of Directors. “We look forward to engaging them in the intellectual life of this vibrant institution.”

The academy also calls on its members to contribute to publications and independent policy research in order to provide “authoritative and nonpartisan policy advice to decision-makers in government, academia, and the private sector.”

The elected members in the history class include:

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AHA Member Elizabeth Fenn Awarded Pulitzer Prize for History

Elizabeth A. Fenn, associate professor of history at the University of Colorado Boulder, has received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History for her book Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People.

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Reminder: AHA Research Grants Deadline is February 15th!

Applications will be accepted until February 15 for the 2015 AHA Research Grants: the Albert J. Beveridge Grant to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere; the Michael Kraus Grant to support research in colonial American history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations; the Littleton-Griswold Grant to support research in U.S. legal history and the field of law and society; and the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant to support research in the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa.