Author Archives: Kritika Agarwal

About Kritika Agarwal

Kritika Agarwal is associate editor, publications, at the AHA.

Delivering History through a Smartphone App: An Interview with Clio’s David Trowbridge

AHA member David Trowbridge, associate professor of history at Marshall University, was recently awarded the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship. Granted by the Whiting Foundation, the fellowship funds a six-month leave for a recently tenured professor in the humanities to work on a “public-facing project.” Trowbridge plans to use the fellowship to work on Clio, a web and mobile app that identifies a user’s geolocation to deliver historical information about the surrounding area through text, images, and video. AHA Today caught up with Trowbridge recently and spoke to him about Clio and his future plans for the app.

Career Diversity for Historians

“Are You on the Job Market?” Reframing Casual Conversations about Careers

“Are you on the job market?”

“No,” I said, pointing to the bold red ribbon imprinted with “AHA Staff” attached to my name badge. “I already have one. I’m the associate editor, publications, at the AHA.”

“Oh, so are you going on the job market in the future?”

Sam Spare on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.

From Carlisle to Normandy: A Student’s Reflections on the National History Day’s Normandy Institute

Editor’s Note: The February issue of Perspectives on History carried an article by Carlisle High School teacher Kevin Wagner, winner of the AHA’s 2015 Beveridge Family Teaching Prize. In the piece, Wagner described traveling with his student, Sam Spare, to Normandy as part of the Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Teacher Institute, created by National History Day. Here are Sam’s reflections on the institute, his relationship with his history teacher, and the process of doing historical research.

2016 AHA Annual Meeting

#AHA16 Day 3 Highlights

With two days already under their belts, many attendees were still going strong on day three:

2016 AHA Annual Meeting

#AHA16 Day 2 Highlights

As day 2 of #AHA16 began, the previous night’s plenary on the Confederacy, its symbols, and the politics of public culture, was still fresh on everyone’s minds.

2016 AHA Annual Meeting

#AHA16 Day 1 Highlights

It was a gorgeous day in Atlanta to kick off the 2016 AHA annual meeting.