Author Archives: Guest Blogger


Futures of History: Empowering the Next Generation of Historians through Career Diversity

By Grace Ballor

Recent efforts to professionalize doctoral students in history for careers beyond the professoriate, including initiatives such as the AHA’s Career Diversity for Historians, have faced significant resistance from critics, students, and faculty alike, who worry about the commercialization of the academy. Skeptics express concern that attempts to “repurpose the history PhD” dissuade graduate students from scholarship in favor of other career paths, and deliberately devalue both a doctoral degree in history as well as the pursuit of historical knowledge.

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A-HA Moments in Atlanta

By Jon Middaugh

The AHA received many rave reviews of the 2016 annual meeting in Atlanta, including this poem from attendee Jon Middaugh. The poem will also be published in the February issue of Perspectives on History.


CLGBTH Call for Papers for 2017 Annual Meeting

 By Nicholas Syrett and Amanda Littauer 

The Committee on LGBT History seeks a special slate of panels and roundtables to present to the AHA Program Committee for consideration for the 2017 annual meeting in Denver.