Author Archives: Elisabeth Grant

Perspectives on History – May 2012

The online version of the May 2012 issue of Perspectives on History is now available, and features articles on the importance of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a recent report on history salaries, Brazilian film as a cultural lens, and more. It also contains a forum on the “Possibilities of Pedagogy,” which explores the current state of history education and thought-provoking ideas for the classroom. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

What’s on Your History Summer Reading List?

Often, summer is a time to slow down and catch up on reading you don’t have time for the rest of the year. What are you reading this summer? Article By: Elisabeth Grant

Debating “Professional Boredom” in History

In his article ”Professional Boredom” in the March 2012 issue of Perspectives on History, AHA President William Cronon discussed what it means to be a “professional historian” and advocated for history writing that’s engaging and accessible to a broad audience. His article generated numerous insightful responses and discussions online, and today we highlight a few. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

National Park Service’s New Civil War Website

Last Wednesday, the National Park Service announced the launch of its new Civil War website, and the stories, timelines, featured places, and educational resources now available there. We noted the new site in last week’s “What We’re Reading” post, and today we take a closer look at all it offers. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

Perspectives on History—April 2012

The online version of the April 2012 issue of Perspectives on History is now available, and features articles on amateur historians’ love for history, the complexities of the History Tuning Project, using Wikipedia and blogs in the classroom, and much more. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

Bancroft Prize Winners – 2012

Congratulations to the 2012 winners of Columbia University’s prestigious Bancroft Prize. The three historians, all AHA members, are Anne F. Hyde (AHA Council member and professor at Colorado College), Daniel T. Rodgers (Princeton University), and Tomiko Brown-Nagin (University of Virginia). Article By: Elisabeth Grant